5 Extraordinary Homes for Sale: Featuring Bill Koch’s $100 Million Elk Mountain Ranch

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Our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com have rounded up a sweet mix of multimillion-dollar homes currently up for grabs.

Read on for our top five picks of the bunch, from late French songstress Édith Piaf's darling home in the South of France, to Bill Koch's jaw-dropping $100 million ranch in Aspen.

#1: Édith Piaf's Les Pirettes

Sited on the Braque River near Nice, French cabaret singer Édith Piaf's beautiful retreat has been quietly placed on the market for an undisclosed price.

Edith Piaf

Known as "Les Pirettes," the residence—where the international star passed away in 1963—features seven bedrooms and six baths, with Provencal-style interiors. Presently being used as a site for weddings and other large events, the estate—25 minutes away from Nice International Airport—has a large swimming pool along with numerous terraces and lush gardens.

For more information regarding the celebrity property, contact Maria Mclean via TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

#2: Lake Michigan Blair House

Heralded as one of the most significant residences built in Chicago during the 1950s, the Blair House—now priced at $9.995 million—rests on 27 acres of land, 16 of which are held in a conservation easement with Lake Forest open lands.

Lake Michigan Keck Estate

The home's first level houses a two-bedroom, two-bath suite, sitting room, living room, two-story conservatory, library, powder room, gallery, kitchen, and formal dining area, plus a three-room staff's apartment and four-car attached garage. Upstairs houses the home's master suite, which features a large dressing room and guest bedroom and bath.

#3: Peter Lik's Hawaiian Home

Perched on a 6.5-acre conservation-zoned bluff overlooking Honolua Bay and Mokule'ia Bay in Kapalua, acclaimed landscape photographer Peter Lik's beach hut-style Maui home is now on the market for $19.8 million.

Photographer's Hawaiian Home

Designed by Tom Kundig, the residence is comprised of three separate huts, each private yet still connected: a main living space and media room, a guest wing, and a master suite with a den. The home features rammed earth walls and cement floors. One of the abode's coolest features is the 80 feet of steel-framed, hydraulic-controlled glass doors that can open to expand its living space.

#4: Malibu Mountain Views

Sited on 16 acres of lush lawns along Mulholland Highway in Malibu, this 7,000-square-foot steel-and-glass residence—priced at $8.95 million—features four bedrooms and five baths, and a separate office/gym with a bath and sauna, plus 22-foot stainless steel ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a detached guesthouse.

Malibu with Helipad

The home's gourmet kitchen showcases a black diamond fireplace and opens to an expansive terrace with an outdoor kitchen and pool. A private helipad also lies on the property's grounds.

#5: Bill Koch's $100 Million Elk Mountain Ranch

Made up of four parcels spanning 82.6 acres, billionaire businessman Bill Koch's Aspen ski ranch—now asking $100 million—houses 13 buildings including a 14,987-square-foot main lodge and three cabins, totaling 28 bedrooms and 30 baths.

Bill Koch's Aspen Ranch

Apart from a full-sized basketball court and ginormous gym, the property boasts a theater room, walk-in wine room, several hot tubs, and a number of trout-stocked ponds. With the exception of Koch's extensive art collection, all furnishings will be included in the grand sale.

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Photos courtesy of toptenrealestatedeals.com

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