Broken O Ranch in Montana
When the Broken O Ranch sold in November, 2012, it was the most expensive land sale in America. Stan Kroenke, owner of the Denver Nuggets and husband of Wal-Mart heiress Ann Walton purchased the 124,000 acre spread located along 22 miles of the Sun River in Montana. The sale included a 10,000 square foot mansion complete with indoor pool, horse stables, and over 4,000 head of cattle.
Estate in East Hampton, Connecticut
An 18 acre estate in East Hampton, Connecticut belonging to the late Andrew Gordon and Christopher H. Browne sold for $147 million dollars. Gordon?s family completed the sale without using a broker, so details are amazingly scant. The property contains a large pond along with formal gardens.
Copper Beech Ranch in Connecticut
Copper Beech Ranch in Greenwich, Connecticut, is another mind-blowing expensive home sold in the United States. This property containing 50 acres includes a 12-room mansion, carriage house with a clock tower, and conjoined heptagonal pools. Timber magnate John Rudey originally developed the property that sold for $120 million dollars to Conservation Institute Limited.
Nine Acres in Woodside, California
In November, 2012, an 8,900 square foot neoclassical manor owned by private equity titan Tully Friedman sold to an undisclosed individual for $117.5 million. The mansion sits on nine-acres of classical elliptical gardens and a 1,117 square foot colonnade pool. The home?s architect Allan Greenberg says that it is one of the favorite properties that he ever designed.
Fleur de Lys in Los Angeles, California
Fleur de Lys in Los Angeles, California, sold for $102 million dollars making it one of the priciest pieces of real estate in Los Angeles. The 100 room mansion contains 35,000 square feet of marbled walls, a 50 seat screening room, and a 3,000 square foot wine cellar. Junk bond king Michael Milken paid $88.3 million dollars for the home and $13.7 million for the home?s antiques.
Mansion in Los Altos, California
Proving that people can make money on the Internet, Yuri Milner paid $100 million for a 30,000 square foot mansion designed in the 18th century French chateau style. Originally constructed for Fred and Annie Chan the home features indoor tennis courts, and indoor and outdoor pools. Even though, Milner owns the home, he has no plans to live in it.
Maison De L’Amite in Palm Beach, Florida
Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and his wife Elena sold their Palm Beach, Florida, mansion for $95 million in 2008 as the result of a bloody divorce. Donald Trump once owned a 69,000 square foot home with an attached 50-car garage. The property has 475 feet of frontage on the Atlantic Ocean.
Casa Encantada in Bel Air, California
Glass Heiress Hilda Boldt Weber had Casa Enctada in Bel Air, California, constructed. When she committed suicide, Conrad Hilton bought the 28,725 square foot home containing seven bedrooms and 20 bathrooms. Hilton sold the property to David Murdoch, who sold into Gary Winnick the CEO of Pacific Capital Group for $94 million dollars. If you have $250 million, Winnick will sell.
Central Park Penthouse in New York City, New York
Living in the Big Apple can be mighty expensive, especially if you pay $48 million for a 5,610-square-foot apartment spanning two floors and containing four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and dedicated staff room. The penthouse has unobstructed views of Central Park that can be viewed through 19 glass doors. Dmitry Rybolovlev?s daughter is selling this apartment because of her parent?s divorce.
Candyland in Los Angeles, California
Built in 1991, Candyland, the largest property in Los Angeles, California, was built for Aaron Spelling?s widow Candy Spelling. The 56,500 square foot home contains a bowling alley, a flower-cutting room, and a dedicated silver storage room sold for $85 million.
Mansion in Malibu Beach, Florida
The 300 foot ocean front estate of Howard Mark sold in January 2013 for $75 million dollars to undisclosed Russian billionaires. The 20,000 square foot home features eight bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, along with a standalone gym. It is one of the largest properties in pricey Malibu Beach.
Dwight Schar founder of NVR Incorporated purchased Casa Apava from Elen Barkin and Ron Perelman following their nasty divorce for $70 million. The large home constructed in 1918 contains 18 baths and seven bedrooms. Mr. and Mrs. Bolton, who both served in the United States Congress, had the house constructed.