Our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com have rounded up a hot handful of luxury residences for sale, from a seriously cool grotto home in Austin, Texas, to the most photographed house in the state of Nevada.
#1: Tommy Lee Jones’ Florida Polo Ranch
An Oscar-winning American actor, director, writer and producer hailing from San Saba, Texas, Tommy Lee Jones is no stranger to the hot Southern sun. The star, a championship polo player, owns two ranches in Texas, one in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a fourth ranch, that has been listed for sale, in Wellington, Florida. Named the “San Sabra Polo Ranch,” this 55-acre property, located just outside of Palm Beach, is in the heart of Florida’s upscale polo community.
The ranch, which Jones purchased in 2002, is a polo-lover’s dream—it comes fully equipped with 48 horse stalls, a regulation size irrigated polo field, an exercise track, seven tack rooms, laundry, wash racks, and a separate equipment room. Also attractive to those who love the scenic outdoors, the four-bedroom, two-bath home is surrounded by a lake that features a waterfall. It also boasts five acres of nature preserved land and extensive trails. Offering endless possibilities, the property is currently listed at $19.9 million, recently reduced from its original asking price of $26.5 million.
#2: Luxurious French St. Martin Estate
Enjoy resort-style living in this spectacular Terres Basses, French St. Martin estate. Villa Mes Amis is located on seven acres of rocky coastline and has unobstructed views of the ocean, surrounding coast, and Anguilla.
Between the estate’s main villa and guest villa, the property offers 11 bedrooms, each with its own luxurious en-suite bath, some also with outdoor showers. An impressive grand entrance showcases an infinity-edged pool, spacious terrace, and cliff-edge spa. Among the properties other amenities are a poolside bar, gourmet chef’s kitchen, security system, safe, WiFi, outdoor kitchen, and full gym. The owner can also take advantage of an on-hand chef, maid service, and gardener. This $17.5 million investment can conveniently provide an additional source of revenue—it leases for between $30,000 to $50,000 a week during the peak season, and $70,000 a week during Christmas and New Years.
#3: 900-Acre Rustic Lakefront Property in Washington
This rustic mansion retreat is the perfect marriage of elegance and fun, family-style living.
Located on 918 acres of beautiful Washington terrain, this $11 million lakefront property offers everything you could imagine and more. The northeastern area of the state is home to extensive woodland, wildlife, and mountains for outdoor enjoyment—all with convenient access to the Near Pend Oreille River and the Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort.
The 12,017-square-foot log mansion, with four bedrooms and five baths, is the property’s main house. It sits on the edge of a 150-acre lake and has its own dock and boat fleet. Attached to the main home is an 8,000-square-foot building that features glass walls and high ceilings, home to an indoor swimming pool and spa, changing room, sauna and tiled steam room. Amenities are extensive in this private getaway—multiple other furnished homes dot the property, including a staff building. Additionally, there is an equestrian barn, numerous open pastures and paddocks, rifle range, workshop, and a fleet of recreational and maintenance vehicles.
#4: Batey & Mack’s Famous Nevada Home
The famous Stremmel House is well known by those in the architecture field and by other passionate enthusiasts of the industry. The residence, now asking $5.5 million, was designed by Mark Mack of Batey & Mack architectural firm—based in Venice, California. The most photographed home in Nevada and has been chosen as the “House of the Year” by Architectural Record and as one of the top ten buildings in the world by Architectural Digest.
The acclaimed design took a year to complete, and after eighteen months of construction, the homeowner’s were able to move into their new space in 2005. The 6,515-square-foot architectural feat rests on over nine acres of exquisite land, providing 360-degree views of Reno’s bright city lights and the Sierra Mountains. Among the home’s most intriguing assets are its indoor aviary, open loft-style library overlooking the main living areas, polished concrete floors, smooth plaster walls, and vaulted ceilings. In addition to five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the home boasts a separate bar, gym, steam shower, wood-burning fireplace, heated lap pool, an indoor/outdoor dog kennel, and a private guest suite. The currently asking price for this beauty is $5.48 million.
#5: Lush Austin Grotto Dome Home
Step inside this magical Austin, Texas home and experience its impressive architecture, which effortlessly integrates the outdoor surroundings with its interior design.
John Watson, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, was the mastermind behind this $1.9 million domed creation. He aspired to break traditional boundaries and give this 2,506-square-foot home on Spillar Lake a unique twist. The sound of falling water, the surrounding green expanse, and an ancient rock outcrop that now reflects off the home’s glass walls are all sources of inspiration visible through the unique structure of the two-bedroom home, which also includes features such as an updated kitchen, hidden billiards room, infinity pool, and free-standing fireplace. Enjoy the beautiful expanse on one of the home’s numerous decks and balconies.
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