Our friends at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com have rounded up a hot handful of luxury residences for sale, from a mathematician's unbelievable concert hall home in Canada to a lavish 18th century-style mansion off Fifth Avenue.
#1: Luxurious Kauai Island Home
On July 2, this 4,888-square-foot oceanfront residence, previously listed at $18 million, will be put up for sale in a no reserve auction. The Anini Beach property is 1.25 acres with 400 feet of pristine beach frontage.
It’s interior features four spacious bedrooms complete with ensuite bathrooms and spectacular ocean views. Chocolate Brazilian teak flooring runs throughout, enhancing the open floor plan and perfectly marrying the laidback Hawaiian lifestyle with well-sought-after luxury. A chef’s kitchen, three additional bathrooms, and several outdoor entertaining areas make this home the perfect tropical escape.
#2: $23 Million Concert Hall Home in Toronto
“The Integral Home” is a 17,000-square-foot masterpiece commissioned by mathematician and musician James Stuart and designed by Shim-Sutcliff Architects.
Perhaps its most impressive feature is the achievement of perfect acoustics in its concert hall, which boasts main level seating for 200 and upper galleries that provide views for another 100 guests. Completed in 2009, this four bedroom, eight bathroom home wed Stuart’s desire to both entertain guests and provide an intimate, private space for his own family. The five-story home features curvilinear glass walls that provide expansive views of the scenic woods that surround the .39-acre property. Other spectacular amenities include an elevator, ground-level heath center with lap pool, integrated spa, gym, and walls that recede to open the pool to the outdoors during warm weather. The residence is environmentally friendly, has three wood burning fireplaces, a three-car garage, art gallery, den, and home office. Currently priced at $22,775,338 USD.
#3: Frank Sinatra’s 'Villa Maggio'
Custom-built for Frank Sinatra in 1967, “Villa Maggio”—now asking $3.95 million—was the actor and singer’s personal retreat for twelve years.
The ten-acre, three-building compound, with expansive views overlooking Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, famously hosted other members of the Rat Pack during the late '60s and '70s.
The home’s two kitchens, dining and living rooms, and den, as well as its five bedrooms and six bathrooms are rustic in style. Warm woods, local stonework, and seven fireplaces made the retreat the welcoming escape Sinatra needed. The 6,428-square-foot residence has its own generator, water tower, and well that also power the impressive detached guest and pool houses. A tennis court, private helipad, and 25-car parking, round off this spectacular villa as an extravagant Palm Desert oasis.
#4: NYC McKim, Mead & White Mansion
In 1896, James J. Goodwin, cousin to J. Pierpont Morgan, hired esteemed architecture firm McKim, Mead & White to design a 24,000-square-foot mansion—part of which to be inhabited by his own family, the other half to be rented for additional income.
The elegant residence was created in homage to traditional 18th century, colonial-style architecture, with features like small iron balconies, splayed lintels, and paneled keystones. A total of 33 rooms, the five-story home includes eleven bedrooms, ten baths, and an additional sixth floor with 13-foot ceilings that provides endless opportunities for expansion. The $65 million residence is located just off Fifth Avenue.
#5: Stunning Dallas Conversion
Located in Dallas’ popular Design District, this 1948 industrial property turned contemporary loft, was originally home to the Viking Freight Company. An artistic buyer, and her visionary architect of a husband, transformed the space into a stunning modern residence.
Complete with five bedrooms and seven baths, the home maintains many of its original features including the factory’s exposed steel beams and concrete floors—the latter of which have since been polished. Upgrades such as a stainless steel kitchen and gas fireplace complement the home’s sleek design. Other features of the home—now listed at $2.495 million—include a two-car garage and additional parking for 50 vehicles, consistent with the property’s zoning permits which allow it to be used for both business and residential purposes.
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