*Unless otherwise noted, all prices in US dollars.
Florida is famous for its luxury abodes, but this one takes it a step further. Frank McKinney, the famous real estate artist, built this 15,000 sq ft eco-mansion after being inspired by trips to Fiji and Tahiti. Its features include an army of solar panels, a water system that fills the pool with runoff rain water, and enough reclaimed wood to save roughly 10 acres of rainforest. Not to mention the 2,000 gallon aquarium wet bar and glass wine room.
Price tag: $26.5 million
As the home of the Royal Family in Scotland, Balmoral Castle is just a small part of the Queen’s extensive portfolio of properties. With the foundation of the existing castle being built in 1853 under the order of Queen Victoria, the current castle was completed in 1856. It’s so big that it comes with managed herds of deer, cattle, and ponies, and in the Spring guests, can register for a guided safari through the grounds.
Price tag: $140 million
Fair Field Mansion
Built by Ira Rennert in Sagaponack, this massive mansion is 62,000 sq ft on 63 acres of Hamptons beachfront property. Like any true mansion, the splendor doesn’t stop in the main house, instead extending to a play house (with a bowling alley and basketball court) and two pool houses along with a 164-seat theater. This house is so big the garage can hold 100 cars!
Price tag: $248 million
Elena Franchuck Villa
This Victorian villa is a five story, 10 bedroom house in London that blends British class with Old World styling. The former prep-school has an underground swimming pool, sauna, gym, panic room, and millions of dollars in upgrades.
Price tag: $127 million
This New Zealand retreat overlooking a river is more of a compound then a single mansion but is just as great. The compound has a gym, pool room, 10,000 bottle wine cellar, Olympic-standard clay target shooting range, fly fishing, and a private airstrip. This home away from home has everything you need to enjoy New Zealand.
Price tag: $23.5 million