8. Fifth Avenue Duplex – $120M
Where: New York
The stunning duplex on 834 Fifth Avenue is nothing less than resplendent and is now on sale as its recent owner financier John Gutfreund passed away earlier this year. The gorgeous house juxtaposed to the Central Park has 20 rooms spread out over 12,000 square feet, and boasts of influential ex-owners such as Rupert Murdoch and Elizabeth Arden.
7. Rancho San Carlos
Where: Montecito, California
The 237-acre Rancho San Carlos estate that is situated in the plush neighborhood of Montecito is up on sale by owner Jim Jackson, grandson of property investor Charles H. Jackson. Sprawling over 30,000 square feet, one of the largest residential properties in the area is being let go because “It is hard to keep”. The place with 30 rooms and 12 bedrooms has amenities such as a hidden underground bar and a badminton court.
6. Former Danny Thomas Estate
Where: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
The decadent 18,000 square-foot home that looks something right out of a European dream belonged to the late comedian Danny Thomas. Spanning across 2.5 acres, the estate offers unparalleled, 360-degree views of the entire Los Angeles basin. The palatial estate with 8 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms screams of opulent décor, exquisite interiors and an opportunity for its takers to enjoy the grandeur of living in the exclusive Trousdale Estates.
5. Briar Patch
Where: East Hampton, New York
Touted as one of the most beautiful properties in the Hamptons, the Briar Patch is a magnificent waterfront estate that is owned by just three families in its 80-year history. No wonder it is on the National Register of Historic Places. With stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and soothing lush greens, the 11.2 acre property boasts of 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The main residence, the Shepard Krech House which was renovated in 1990, houses six bedrooms, a three-storey living room, a library, gourmet kitchen and a gym.