July 11, 2007

More Expensive U.S. Homes

Jeff Bezos' (Amazon.com Founder) Beverly Hills Estate - Rolling lawn, formal garden, long gated drive, sunken tennis court, soaring beam ceilings, extraordinary tile detail, fabulous master with pvt veranda and city lights beyond. Huge pool, sensational kitchen, media room, separate guest house, 6-car garage, wonderful patio for outdoor entertaining, huge motor court, most prestigious north of Sunset location, terrific privacy and pristine condition = $30mm+

The Hala Ranch is a 95-acre estate in Aspen, Colorado, originally purchased and given its name by Prince Bandar bin Sultan. The estate has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the most expensive home in the American West, listed at $135mm. The estate has its own wastewater treatment plant and a mechanical shop with its own gasoline pumps and carwash. Cross-country ski trails are maintained throughout the property. The centerpiece lodge of the estate is larger than the White House. It is built in a rustic style, with massive timber beams and stone columns, and contains 15 bedrooms, all with patios, and 16 bathrooms. There is also an interior elevator.

The William Randolph Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA = $165mm (29 bedrooms, three pools, movie theatre, six separate private residences and private nightclub)

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