$3.95 Million For NYC Hotelier’s Oyster Bay Cove Estate

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A property quaint enough to be cast in television’s “Martha Stewart Living,” the Holly Court Estate in Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y., is a colonial-style complex that comes with a tennis court and two onsite cottages. The 5-bed/9.5-bath high-ceilinged home is owned by hotelier Paul Stallings, proprietor of New York’s luxe Hotel on Rivington. Stallings is trying to unload the 10-acre property,...

$4.25 Million Pinecrest Home Manages What Miami Can’t

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Inland and only a few miles southwest of Miami, this $4.25 million estate in Pinecrest has an abundance of what waterfront properties lack — actual land. With almost one-and-a-quarter acres of landscaped Florida real estate, the 8,700-square-foot home has plenty of room to spread out into a four-car garage and a large outdoor swimming pool. The 7-bed/9-bath home has his-and-hers master...

$13.4 Million Vanderbilt-sized Waterfront Austin Home

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A enormous Austin home inspired by turn-of-the-century cottage-styled mansions in Newport, R.I, this waterfront estate was designed to honor the Vanderbilt’s iconic New England “Breakers” compound with historically accurate architecture elements and handcrafted detailing. The meticulous $13.4 million, 9-bed/10.5-bath home has roughly 15,900 square-feet on a 10-acre lot surrounded by...

Virginia Mega-mansion Inflates Amidst Sagging Housing Bubble

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Contrary to the downward arc traced by much of the country’s real estate market right now, the 16,000-square-foot estate on Basil road in McLean, Va., looks likely to fetch slightly less than double what it sold for just four years ago. The house was purchased for $8,727,327 in 2005, then the most expensive non-waterfront property in the area, and recently reemerged on the market for...

$3.9 Million Georgian-style Chicago Home

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Built on a large lot facing Lake Michigan, this $3.9 million Georgian-style Chicago home has been carefully renovated and restored to bring out its historic warmth. Built in 1930, the 6,100-square-foot home has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and is surrounded by professionally landscaped lawn and gardens. The two-story home has a 16-foot by 17-foot master suite with a steam bath and...

Boston's Ames-Webster Mansion Expected To Sell For $18-25 Million

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An impressive and historic 50-room home built in 1872, the Ames-Webster Mansion is one of Boston's biggest properties and when bids wrap in mid-December, is expected to fetch between $18 and $25 million. Designed by Peabody & Stearns and built for industrialist Frederick Ames, the five-story mansion has 26,000 square-feet filled with 28 fireplaces, a carved oak staircase, 18-foot ceilings, a...

Brand New $5.7 Million Home In East Hampton, N.Y.

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Just blocks from the beach and Cedar Point County Park in picturesque East Hampton, N.Y., this new $5.7 million home will offer contemporary and subtle luxury when its completed later this year. Sims-like renderings of the 8,000-square-foot home reveal a white and open home that hugs a central courtyard outfitted with a pool and outdoor fireplace. The 6-bed/8.5-bath stucco home is laid out on a...

New Spanish-style L.A. Home For $8.29 Million

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This Spanish-style Los Angeles home is brand new and has views of the ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains. The 6,200-square-foot home is on a half-acre lot nestled between Brentwood and Bel Air, outfitted with an outdook kitchen, a fenced-off pool and a guesthouse with its own laundry room. The main house has six bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths, a kitchen stocked with Wolf and Sub-Zero...

$6.85 Million Mediterranean-style Hollywood Hills Home

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Despite a few attempts in recent years, talk show host Leeza Gibbons has yet to find a buyer for her 11,100-square-foot compound on an acre-plus plot in Hollywood Hills. The celeb is trying again, this time discounting the 7-bed/5-bath to $6.85 million from its $8.75 million high point in 2005. The Mediterranean-style home was built in 1926, was once owned by Joan Crawford, and has been...

$39.5 Million Equestrian Estate Takes The Reins In Greenwich

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Billed as the “ultimate equestrian estate,” this $39.5 million complex in Greenwich, Conn., embodies the uppermost New England aesthetic. A maple-lined drive ends at fountain and courtyard in front of the massive Palladian-inspired mansion designed architect Robert Lamb Hart. Roughly 20,000 square-feet are spread throughout the 33-room Oilfield Farm, which sits on more than 18 acres of...

South Beach Estate A Private Peninsula And Palace

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Waterfront isn’t an accurate description of this $24.9 million home on Key Biscayne, Fla. The 11,500-square-foot home is practically a private peninsula basking on more than a half-acre surrounded on three sides by the azure Atlantic. Built in 1981, the 6-bed/8.5-bath home is surrounded by a manicured yard that highlights a private dock with a boat host and a swimming pool. Marble, tile and...

$7.8 Million Resort-like San Diego Estate

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Spacious and stylish with views of the San Diego Bay, this $7.8 million home is basically a private resort that soaks up contemporary cool under the California sun. The 7,500-square-foot home is on a one-third acre lot that has a separate guest house, outdoor spa and swimming pool. The interior of the house is decked in stone and hardwood floors and has wood-burning fireplaces in the master...

NBA Star Dwight Howard Selling Magic Manse For $2.49 Million

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Orlando Magic power forward Dwight Howard is selling his Windemere estate, a nearly 8,000-square-foot mansion in the exclusive Lake Butler Sound neighborhood recently listed for $2.49 million. The house starts with carved doors that open up into a double-height entryway befitting a 6-foot, 11-inch NBA All-Star, and lead into a palace similarly sized to scale. Built in 2005, the 4-bed/5.5-bath...

Massive $2.5 Million Estate in Rural North Carolina

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Nestled deep in the North Carolina woods, this Asheville house is substantial and grounded with big accents and large luxury. Built in 2005 on more than an acre surrounded by an English stone wall, the $2.5 million estate uses copper for the gutters and seams on the slate roof and quarter-sawn limestone for much of the 4-bed/6.5-bath home’s flooring. Custom made iron fixtures are controlled by...

$6.9 Million Buys Plush Atlanta Home, Fake Fish And Veggies

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A $6.9 million buy in swanky Tuxedo Park, this brick and limestone home might better fit an English village than its Atlanta neighborhood. Three covered terraces, an outdoor fireplace and a pool with a cabana and wet bar are notable exterior highlights, while rich wood paneling, vaulted ceilings, granite countertops and detailed trim work mark the inside of the 6-bed/10-bath home. The home has a...

Historic Boston Home Bedekced With Dark Wood, White Walls

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Built within a historic brick building laid in 1869, this Beacon Hill home has antique Boston charm and a classic appeal that’s urban without being industrial. The $7.65 million home has 5,700 square feet and wood flooring throughout. The walls are white and the five bedrooms are trimmed in dark wood and built with multiple windows, airing the rooms with abundant light. The master bedroom has...

$12.95 Million Casino-sized Las Vegas Home

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Far removed from the neon and noise, but with a hillside sightline of the sparkling Las Vegas strip, this massive desert home is a high roller among local real estate. The $12.95 million home has 13,300 square feet, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Built in 2008 on more than an acre, the home has a high-tech computerized home control and lighting system and a master suite that occupies an...

$5.7 Million Contemporary Chicago Townhome

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An airy glass and steel Chicago contemporary, this Lincoln Park townhome is a veritable gallery space well suited for art collectors or entertainers. A column of light is brought to the core of the three-story residence via a 42-foot center atrium. The $5.7 million home has 12 generously proportioned rooms and three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, including a cozy office/library with...

Luxurious $11 Million Atlanta Mansion Nears Completion

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Slated for completion next month, this $11 million estate in the “Beverly Hills of the South” is impeccably designed with an attention to detailed craftsmanship and an eye on luxurious convenience. The 7-bed/11-bath home has three stories and every imaginable combination of modern living, including a computerized lighting, audio and security and a geothermal system to tame the climate and...

$17.9 Million Maurice Fatio Remodel In Palm Beach

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It’s an illustrative word, but most realtors unfortunately shy away from describing property as a “compound” in their listings. But if one had to hole up in seclusion, this $17.9 million Palm Beach estate has everything for a luxury escape. The recently remodeled 12,700 square-foot mansion was originally designed by famed architect Maurice Fatio in1940. Finished in polished oak and French...