The time leading up to and including the holiday season is typically slower for real estate sales, but the luxury market has its own set of rules. And, this year, all the rules are pretty much out the window, anyway.
The high end of the market continues to be extremely hot, with buyers eyeing properties with more space, inside and out, in locations that allow them both privacy and access. Whether the goal is finding the ultimate full-time estate, the perfect vacation bubble, or a corporate retreat, there are plenty of ideal options across the country in the $7 million range.
5 Baths and 4 partials
5,708 Square feet
This one-of-a-kind, 75-acre mountain retreat is bordered on two sides by the Perins Peak Wildlife Area, affording some of the best trails in Southwest Colorado. With its mountaintop setting, this property also features some of its best views.
Enjoy 360 degrees of rugged beauty with unmatched privacy in a restricted wildlife area and adjacent to tens of thousands of acres of National Forest that seemingly extend your property as far as you can see. All this, and you’re just 15 minutes to downtown Durango.
In the main residence, impeccable timber-frame construction boasts 34,000 board feet of oak and more wood beams than you can count. The master suite is located on the main level, along with some truly distinctive features in the main living space, such as: a massive, 24-foot rock fireplace; a stone cowboy bar with wine storage; and floor-to-ceiling trapezoidal windows and doors. This property also features a home theatre and multiple teak decks from which to enjoy the scenery.
6 Baths and 4 partials
11,218 Square feet
Bucolic, bountiful and beauteous, this upstate New York property is a one-of-a-kind compound in the Helderberg Mountains, 20 miles outside of Albany. It’s all the space you could ever want, inside and out, with several structures set on the rambling 350 acres and remarkable views spanning Vermont, Massachusetts, and the Catskills from the 1,900-foot elevation—the highest point in Albany County.
The 8,800-square-foot main house, built in the 1890s and carefully renovated to suit modern lifestyles without losing its original charm, features a massive gourmet kitchen with dual islands and a butler’s pantry, a full bar room, three stone wood-burning fireplaces, an indoor wood room, a wine cellar, and a full finished bluestone basement.
A second home on the property accommodates guests with 2,500 square feet and four bedrooms, and the massive barn has eight Nelson heated self-watering horse stalls; heated waterers and a hot-water wash stall; a large heated Tack room; a lounge with full bath, kitchenette, and laundry room; and a 1,700-bale hay loft. There is also an indoor arena large enough to be used as an aircraft hanger. Outside, enjoy all manner of outdoor recreation, from swimming and fishing the stocked pond to hiking, horseback riding, and snowmobiling on the trails.
This property is listed for $7,500,000 by Anne Stuto of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Slingerlands, NY.
6 Baths and 1 partial
6,109 Square feet
In Boca Raton, around $7million buys you 6,109 square feet of contemporary luxury on a quiet cul-de-sac comprised of just six homes in the tony Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club. This newly completed estate backs onto the golf course, with serene views of the green, the sparkling water feature, and lush palms and oaks.
Enjoy it all from the pristine living space through massive expanses of glass and a sitting room that opens directly to the outdoors via bifold doors. Or, envelop yourself in the resort-style yard, with a night-lit pool, sun shelf, spa, water features and firepit, as well as a large, covered and air-conditioned loggia.
The gorgeous white marble chef’s kitchen reveals a huge center island and professional appliances, and this home also offers a first-floor owner’s suite with his-and-her baths, a home office, an elevator, and unique luxury materials including sparkling light fixtures, exotic stone and tile feature walls, and marble flooring.
This property is listed for $7,295,000 by Marie Caradonna of Coldwell Banker Realty in Sarasota, FL.
5 Baths and 1 partial
7,673 Square feet
This incredible wine country estate is located in Calistoga’s Diamond Mountain AVA, with easy access to area vineyards and its own vineyard potential. The residence was thoughtfully remodeled in 2018, and showcases limestone patios, European oak floors, open-beamed ceilings, gracious entertainment rooms highlighted by a chef’s kitchen that opens to the spacious family room, and luxe private spaces including a grand master suite with balcony. With the 5,000-bottle wine cellar, you’ll have plenty of room to store the wine you purchase—or make.
Enjoy peaceful views of Diamond Mountain’s hillside vineyards and the valley beyond and explore along the hiking trails. Despite the private, pastoral setting, this property is just minutes from downtown Calistoga and offers easy access to Santa Rosa airport. The grounds also include a pool, lush landscaping, and numerous outdoor dining and lounging areas.
This property is listed for $6,995,000 by Cyd Greer of Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley in Saint Helena, CA.
7 Baths and 2 partials
11,803 Square feet
Welcome to the pinnacle of luxury ski property. Whish right down the double blue Jordanelle ski run at Deer Valley, rated the No.1 ski resort in North America by Ski magazine for four consecutive years, right onto the property. This massive mountain estate is also perfectly positioned to enjoy expansive views of Jordanelle Lake and snow-covered mountain peaks, while remaining just minutes from Park City’s historic Main Street.
Ideal for multi-generational families or corporate retreats, the home features six en-suite bedrooms and generous entertainment zones. On the main level, a gourmet, double-island kitchen opens onto the expansive living room centered around a soaring stone fireplace—one of many found throughout the home.
Gaze out at the majestic vistas from huge windows that span nearly the entire back of the home. You even have mountain views from the laundry room. Gather around the fire pit on one of the many terrace spaces that drink in those breathtaking sightlines or head down a level to experience the theatre room, exercise room including steam shower/sauna, and large ski locker room.
This property is listed for $6,995,000 by Brad Jensen of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Park City, UT.