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A Photo Gallery of the Most EXPENSIVE Homes in the U.S. via [msn]

America‘s most expensive homes

By Francesca Levy of Forbes

$150 million

The Manor

Holmby Hills, Calif.

America's most expensive homes (© Coldwell Banker/Hilton &  <br/>Hyland)

The home that Candy Spelling, widow of television producer Aaron, put
on the market in 2008 outprices every other property in the U.S. The
56,500-square-foot English-style mansion has a bowling alley, wine
cellar, rooms for gift-wrapping and silver and china display, a library,
gym and media room. Its 4.6 acres include pools, a spa,
landscaped gardens, a waterfall and parking for more than 100 cars. Jeff
Hyland of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate and Sally Forster Jones of
Coldwell Banker Previews International have the listing.

$125 million

Fleur de Lys

Beverly Hills, Calif.

Fleur de Lys (© Coldwell Banker/Hilton & Hyland)
This 35,000-square-foot home, listed in 2007, is said to be modeled
after Versailles, and the mansion makes no attempt at understatement.
Its 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, 50-seat screening room, Italian marble
and gold-embossed leather walls ooze wealth. Owner Suzanne Saperstein
hasn’t compromised on the price in three years. After all, it’s a
relative bargain compared with the manor, just a few blocks away. Shari
Chase of Chase International has the listing.

$100 million

Tranquility Estate

Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Tranquility Estate (© Luxury Portfolio)
Tommy Hilfiger co-founder Joel Horowitz’s 210-acre spread features
the third-highest price tag in America. The 20,000-square-foot main
house has extras like a cigar lounge, art studio and sports gym, while
its grounds feature a golf course, boathouse and views of Lake Tahoe. A
staircase in the home replicates the stairs of the S.S. Titanic. The
home has been on the market for almost four years. Shari Chase of Chase
International has the listing.

$80 million

Kaiser Estate

Honolulu

Kaiser Estate (© Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.)
Separately, the three coastal parcels that comprise the former estate
of industrialist Henry J. Kaiser wouldn’t make this year’s list, but
together, the 5.5-acre property becomes one of the country’s most
expensive. The island getaway offers coastal views and a sleek,
midcentury-style 15,000-square-foot home, extensively landscaped
tropical grounds and a 12,000-square-foot boathouse and marina. Tech
tycoon Fred Chan and his wife, Annie, put the home on the market in
January 2009. Mary Worell of Sotheby’s International Realty has the
listing.

$75 million

Humming Bird Nest Ranch

Simi Valley, Calif.

Humming Bird Nest Ranch (© Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.)
Though it’s named after the tiniest of birds, this property spans 123
acres. In addition to a 17,000-square-foot Spanish-Revival-style main
house, six guest homes and 10 town houses grace the estate, as do a
fully equipped equestrian center and parking for 200 vehicles. If
driving doesn’t suit you, there’s also a helicopter pad. It has been on
the market since late 2007; Joyce Rey of Sotheby’s International Realty
has the listing.



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