Cabin Fever Cured With Log-xurious Lakefront Estate

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Despite its small-town Michigan charm, East Jordan is large on luxury and a big deal among homeowners eager for swaths of dense forests and expansive water views. The most expensive home for sale in the town, located near the mouth of the Jordan River on the southern extension of Lake Charlevoix, is a log cabin retreat complete with charming rural embellishments like a barn, pastures, boathouse...

6,000 Sq. Ft. Chicago Penthouse on Sale for $10M

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An Art Deco-styled home built with carved stone fixtures, handcrafted metalwork and detailed moldings and millwork, this Chicago residence was designed by well-known architect I. W. Colburn and in 2000, underwent and extensive multimillion-dollar renovation. The $9.9 million 3-bed/5-bath home has 6,000 square-feet of living space, a two-car garage and northern windows that overlook the...

Daryl Hall’s $16 Million Mansion A Home For Music

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A passing glance at this Colonial-styled estate in eastern New York does little to reveal the arena-sized pedigree of its owner. But the Flint Hill site does more than house songwriting, chart-topping phenom Daryl Hall, it has become a regular performance home to well-known singers and performers like The Bacon Brothers, KT Tunstall, Finger Eleven and recently, electro-indie synth-poppers,...

$4.4 Million Portland Home Is More Than Mountainous

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An expansive Portland complex, this $4.4 million home on Brugger Road would make a perfect ranch retreat for a horse enthusiast eager for tree-lined trails. Built in 2004, the 15,500 square-foot stone home sits on almost 12 rocky acres and is outfitted with an infinity-edge pool, basketball court and a barn big enough for a livestock auction or country music concert. Inside, the 6-bed/7-bath...

Mountain Tops: $58 Million Aspen Ski Chalet

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With 67 mountain-crammed acres a snowball’s throw from renowned ski slopes, this 20,000 square-foot chalet is a private winter wonderland. Horse trails crisscross through pine trees surrounding Elk Song Ranch, situated near both Snowmass and Aspen’s swanky city center. The $58 million retreat would be spectacular no matter the season, but the mega-estate is the warmest when covered in snow....

Hot Tropics: $24.5 Million Coral Gables Contemporary Estate

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A brand new, tropically themed manor just southwest of Miami, this Coral Gables mega-estate is more resort than mere residence. Water is the main attraction to the 16,400 square-foot home, which is oceanfront and surrounded by swimming pools, chlorinated lagoons and splashing water features. Construction on the 7-bed/7-bath home was completed this year, outfitted with Asian-themed and open beam...

Money Magazine: Best Places to Live 2009

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Tired of that creepy neighbor leering out you from down the hall? Or the stench of greasy Chinese food from Chow Lee's wafting in your bedroom window at 3 in the morning? Escape the pressures of the city and step up to a better reality in a quiet small town. Money Magazine just came out with its 2009 list of the top 100 small towns to live in the US. See if your dream destination makes the...

Mill Valley Home By Jerry Klerd for $3.3 Million

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A Marin County estate that could easily find a home in the Hollywood Hills, this new $3.3 million Mill Valley home is nestled between the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. A row of eucalyptus trees reveals the 5,500 square-foot contemporary home, which was designed by Jerry Kler, a well-known Sausalito architect. The 4-bed/4.5-bath home has a guesthouse, 3-car garage, a tiled pool and hot...

$31.9 Million Mediterranean Mansion In Brentwood

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A tile-roofed Mediterranean-style home in Los Angeles’ exclusive Brentwood district, this home on Chalon Road is an estate befitting a big-time producer or media mogul keen on entertainment and opulence. The $31.9 million house has 10 bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms spread throughout the 19,900 square-foot mansion. Wood and stone floors flourish alongside views of the ocean and city skyline. The...

Villa Shamballa: A $54 Million Mediterranean Mansion

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A contemporary estate completed last year, Villa Shamballa is an immaculate luxury getaway in Cap-d’Ail, a seaside resort in southeastern France. The 9,300 square-foot home has 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a pair of terraces, two pools, a stone guest house and a “wine cave.” The $54.4 million home was put up for sale by real-estate developer Jean-Claude Rahan and his wife, Ursula...

Okto Villa Island Estate By Touzet Studio For Sale In Miami

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Built to replicate a 1920s Mediterranean-style estate once owned by their client, architects at Florida’s Touzet Studio designed the Okto Villa with strict limitations on placement and layout. The 20,000 square-foot estate is situated on private La Gorce Island in Miami Beach, and has unmatched views and access to the neighboring Biscayne Bay. The 16,000 square-foot main house has two stories...

Brand New $32 Million Mercer Island Home

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Final touches are being added to a new Mercer Island home, which expected to be finished in 2010. The enormous Washington estate — a stone’s throw from Seattle — will be a staggering 13,600 square-foot behemoth complete with seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The $32 million home is being built on a 1.7-acre waterfront lot on Lake Washington, the likely source of much of the home’s appeal...

Sprawling 28,900 Square-Foot Tampa Estate On Sale For $25 Million

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At just under 29,000 square-feet, this Tampa estate isn’t a home-- it’s a palace. With 10 bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms, the Florida residence lives amid 5.9 acres that overlooks a pond and the green links of the neighboring Avila Golf and Country Club. The home’s $25 million price tag nets miles of marble, gobs of imported granite, epic columns and custom carved moldings and mantels...

'Apes' Estate: Estella Warren's $1.95 Million Home For Sale

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Model-turned-“Planet of the Apes” remake actress Estella Warren recently put her Beverly Hills home on the market for a price so reasonable, celebrity real estate blogs have started questioning her urgency. Built in 1959, the “Regency style,” single-story home is small by Hollywood standards — only 2,250 square-feet — and at $1.95 million, doesn’t come with many of the glitzy...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, Seen in Blade Runner, On Sale Now

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Frank Lloyd Wright Ennis House for Sale - Fixer upper types looking for a potentially huge payoff should consider Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, which still looks great from the outside considering its dilapidated condition. Wright used pre-cast concrete blocks to build the home in Los Feliz, Calif., giving it the feel of a Mayan temple. The Ennis House took earthquake...

Hidden Valley Home: 5-Bed, 5-Bath On 5 Acres For $16.5 Million

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If you feel like punishing actress Nicole Kidman for playing a part the recent “Australia” disaster, pony up $16.5 million and outbid her and hubby Keith Urban on this Beverly Hills home they reportedly made an offer on last week. Behind guarded gates, down a 1/4 mile-long private drive, the five-bedroom/five-bath home rests on five forested acres, which come with twin infinity-edge pools...

Luxury Property: Tiger Woods Hawaii Home?

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Is this the famed Tiger Woods Home in Hawaii?  Nope. The rumors are swirling, but Tiger actually does not have a home in Hawaii.  As the rumor-busters at Snopes pointed out years ago, the stunning Maui beachfront property you see here doesn't belong to the golfing great. While Tiger Woods certainly could afford this place, it's not for sale. Wealthy vacationers can instead rent it for $6,750...

San Francisco Dream House Raffle

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For a $150 raffle ticket, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco will enter you in the race for this attractive $2.4 million dream house. Newly built in 2008 and located in Inner Sunset just steps from Golden Gate Park, the three-stories 4,200 sqm building features a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath main home and a self-contained 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house in the back. Although a bit...

For Sale: The Most Expensive Home In America

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When famed film and TV producer Aaron Spelling died in 2006, his 15,700 square-foot Holmby Hills estate went to his widow, Candy, who recently put the sprawling home on the market. Neighbored by the Los Angeles County Country Club and down the street from The Playboy Mansion, the Spelling Manor is the largest residence in L.A. County and with its $150 million price tag is the most expensive...

Seinfeld's Former L.A. Home For Sale

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With a home like this, you’d almost welcome Kramer for a neighbor. The former residence of Jerry Seinfeld, this $6.3 million Sierra Mar home boasts direct views of both downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. Behind walls of glass lie three bedrooms and five bathrooms, a 4-car garage and a screening room. The home was built on a lot in Doheny Hills, which has room for expansion in case...