There have been some truly eye-popping luxury real estate sales in the last few months, with price tags up over $100 million. But you don’t need to spend nine figures to score an incredible pad. Today, we’re exploring a hillside Mediterranean in the coveted enclave that both Oprah and Ellen call home, a waterfront spread just 30 minutes from NYC, and three other high-end homes for sale you can buy in the $5 million range.
This is why people move to Montecito. From the California cool of the Mediterranean-influenced architecture, with its red tile roof, Saltillo tile floors, and multiple French doors inviting indoor-outdoor living, to the incredible view that tumbles out over treetops, before melting into the ocean, this private oasis is a dream. This six-acre property also includes multiple terraces, a pool and spa, and a poolside guest cottage.
5 Baths and 1 partial
8,228 Square feet
From the elegant, curved, custom iron staircase to the luxe wallpaper, to the detailed moldings and paneling and rich hardwoods, the alluring details in this mid-country manse go on and on. Enjoy the open floorplan that’s equally inviting for everyday living and entertaining, and indulge in spaces including a huge formal dining room, an impressive game room, a home gym, a secret poker room accessed by a trick door, and a library with French doors opening to a covered verandah overlooking 2.06 lush acres with a pool and outdoor kitchen.
This property is listed for sale for $5,350,000 by Tamar Lurie and Jen Danzi of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greenwich, Conn.
5 Baths and 2 partials
7,067 Square feet
It looks like it’s been plucked out of a storybook, this historic Victorian Italianate manse, and was the recipient of an Historic Preservation Award. But thoughtful and tasteful renovations and preservation have made this Chicago-area home ideal for today’s buyers. Behind privacy gates and ensconced in mature landscaping with specimen trees and colorful cutting gardens, this stately residence features a modernized kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances for the ultimate chef while still imparting classic charm with rich wood cabinetry and a fireplace opposite the large island. It’s just one of the estate’s many fireplaces boasting antique fireplace mantels. Additional details include African mahogany, ash, and walnut hardwood flooring, a 7,200-bottle wine storage and tasting room, and a 1.3-acre subdivided lot with a Victorian circle garden and pool with fountain.
This property is listed for sale for $5,555,000 by Marcia Rowley of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Lake Forest, IL.
4 Baths and 1 partial
It’s hard to know where to look in this modern beachfront property in the sky. The sea view is all around you, thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass panels encompassing the living space—and in front of you, with more than 400 linear feet of direct beachfront afforded to this luxury building. The stylized interior is equally enticing, especially the gourmet kitchen with modern waterfall island. And just outside is 1,800 square feet of terrace space with a plunge pool. Auberge is Ft. Lauderdale’s premier luxury tower, featuring five-star amenities including Michelin-starred dining, state-of-the-art fitness center, wine cellar room, spa, simulated golf room, club room, and multiple pools.
This property is listed for sale for $5,725,000 by Maritza Meza Giusti and Gianpierre Giusti of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
7 Baths and 1 partial
9,995 Square feet
The traditional elegance. The custom touches. The resort-style amenities. And that incredible setting. This custom, gated property on the Long Island Sound waterfront has it all. Enjoy brunch in the eat-in kitchen surrounded by windows overlooking the sea. Or, move outside to enjoy the picture-perfect views from the 1.2-acre stretch with pool, extensive patio and gathering space, lush lawn, fountain, and private dock. The perspective from the water onto the exquisite stone colonial estate is equally remarkable.
This property is listed for sale for $5,950,000 by Michele Flood of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Rye, NY.