TopTenRealEstateDeals.com’s Top 5 Picks of the Week: Featuring Don Johnson’s French Country Farmhouse

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TopTenRealEstateDeals.com offers fresh real estate news for luxury and celebrity listings across the United States. Here’s a taste of this week’s Top Ten list:

Don Johnson’s French Country Farmhouse

American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter Don Johnson has put his sprawling French Country farmhouse in Montecito up for sale for $14.9 million.

Don Johnson

Tucked within a cul-de-sac, the heartthrob’s gated residence has four bedrooms and eight baths, along with numerous terraces with doors opening from most of the rooms, overlooking ocean views. Referred to as “Shack des Chênes” by the Johnsons, the property contains a two-story main house, an outside wood-burning fireplace, a large swimming pool, a basketball court, an in-ground trampoline, a play area, a dog run, and a kennel.

Donna Karan’s Island Sanctuary

Fashion designer Donna Karan has put a large slice of her Turks and Caicos compound in Parrot Cay on the market for $36 million. Tucked within the exclusive Parrot Cay Resort, the home neighbors a slew of other celebrity villas, including those owned by Bruce Willis, Keith Richards, and Christie Brinkley.

Donna Karan Island Sanctuary

The beachfront estate spans a total of 10 acres; however, Karan has decided to keep three acres, including a house, a spa, and a few swimming pools. The seven-acre portion that is up for sale consists of two luxury four-bedroom, each showcasing a second-floor master bedroom with spectacular ocean views; three bedroom suites; and an infinity-edge pool. Designed by Cheong Yew Kuan, the residences’ interiors tout cedar and coral walls, teak furnishings, and eccentric artwork from around the world. A screened-in guest pavilion lies next to the homes’ wooded terraces. Other notable features include a chef’s kitchen and a yoga studio.

Idaho’s Thunder Ranch

Situated on a swath unspoiled by the heavy tourist traffic that plagues most resort areas, Thunder Ranch—a 48-acre compound, currently asking $36 million—lies on a cliff overlooking Lake Pend Oreille.

Thunder Ranch

Comprised of six structures totaling 17,000 square feet of living space, the property boasts nine bedrooms (including a bunk room with enough space to sleep eight), and fourteen baths. Made with reclaimed barn wood and logs and natural stone, the buildings boast hand-rubbed beams, custom-designed tiles, hand-finished copper and nickel, custom cabinetry, and seven large stone fireplaces, as well as a rare collection of local artifacts. Outside, there’s a grand infinity pool and spa with views of the lake, outdoor fireplaces, sprawling decks, and picturesque pastures, along with a stable, an orchard, gardens, and three beautiful Black Angus bull sculptures.

Glass House Above Sunset Strip

Arguably one of the most significant examples of contemporary architecture built in the last decade, Skyline Residence—designed by Frank Gehry protégé, Hagy Belzberg—is presently touting an $8.499 million price tag.

Glass House

Once lived in by the famed architect himself, the award-winning, 1.5-acre Hollywood Hills home has five bedrooms and six baths. The recipient of numerous architectural awards, the glass abode boasts a bevy of noteworthy attributes, including a distinctive, single-folded plate roof, terrazzo flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, a chef’s kitchen, maids’ quarters, a detached guesthouse, an infinity pool, and an outdoor theater.

Orlando Palace of the Eagles

Named after a bald eagle’s nest that once long occupied the grounds on which it lies, the Palazzo delle Aquile estate (Italian for “Palace of the Eagles”) houses the home of acclaimed interior decorators Marc Thee and Michael J. Abbott. Located in Winter Haven, Florida, the lakefront property is currently up for grabs for $7.85 million.

Orlando Palace of the Eagles

Sporting Venetian and Gothic-inspired architecture, the two-story residence—poised just a short walk away from the Winter Park shopping district, five miles from downtown Orlando—offers 10,307 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms, six baths, two living rooms (one casual, one formal), two dining rooms, a family room, a gourmet eat-in kitchen, and large walk-in closets. Other highlights include vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, views of Lake Osceola, and a four-car garage.

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