While The Hamptons and Star Island near Miami may be some of the first locales that spring to mind when you think of mega mansions for sale, there are countless more breathtakingly beautiful (and often far more expansive/expensive) offerings in America’s West.
Here are three of our favorite mega mansion finds:
1. The Beverly House: 1011 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
While not the largest piece of property on our list (this parcel tops out at a mere 6 acres), The Beverly House does sit on one of the most storied pieces of land in the world atop its very own knoll overlooking nearby Sunset Boulevard. Commissioned by banking magnate Milton Getz and designed by Gordon Kaufmann, The Beverly House was purchased in 1946 by William Randolph Hearst, who lived there for the rest of his days and even served as the location of John and Jacqueline Kennedy’s honeymoon. Built of terra-cotta stucco, the H-shaped mega mansion is a beautiful balance of Spanish and Italian building, with ornately carved ceilings, stunning paneled walls, French doors, multiple balconies, arched ceilings, herringbone parquet floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows which overlook the famous cascading waterfalls to the pool and Venetian columns beyond. There’s a garden level with an art-deco nightclub, wine cellar, and one of two projection rooms – in keeping with its Los Angeles locale. Another level features a spa, there are two master suites, staff accommodations and guest suites galore, lighted tennis court with indoor bar, another guesthouse above the eight-car garage, and so much more. This mega mansion for sale is listed for $135,000,000 and you may even recognize it as a key backdrop in movies like “
The Godfather” and “The Bodyguard”.
2. Serenity Ridge: 10687 Evans Ridge Road, Parker, CO
Nestled along the Colorado Front Range just south of Denver in the prestigious suburb of Parker, this mega mansion for sale is perfect for an active Hollywood A-lister, Media Mogul or CEO. Not only does the estate feature more than 50,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space, it’s also a great place to work, entertain and play thanks to its two conference rooms, two adjoining apartment suites, four kitchens, full entertainment wing with a game room, two-lane bowling alley, concert stage, dance hall, home theater, and full-service 4-star restaurant quality bar. From silk carpeting, Brazilian slate and granite, Italian glass tile lining the indoor pool, to the French limestone ceiling in the wine cellar and onyx in the master bathroom, only the finest finishes have been hand selected throughout the residence. Then, of course, there’s its 70 vast and private acres that are perfect for cross country skiing, horseback riding, fly-fishing, hiking – and are of course mere miles from world class downhill skiing. Currently, Serenity Ridge is not being sold at any price point. In fact, this private estate is being sold on September 27th, 2014, offered at no-reserve absolute auction.
To learn more about the luxury real estate auction of Serenity Ridge and to qualify as a bidder on this beautiful mega mansion for sale, contact Supreme Auctions at 866-929-2243 or request information via email.
3. “Bellalago At Shoreland”: Shoreland Drive, Bellevue, WA
Being offered for the first time at a list price of nearly $33 million, this multi-generational mega mansion for sale rests on just 2.5 acres, but that acreage runs along beautiful Lake Washington with the Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountains on the other side. Made of stone with a stunning custom tiled roof, Bellalago spans 11,520 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 4 fireplaces, a dining rooms, wine cellar, large walk-in pantry, and is wrapped in a veranda for sightseeing along its 265 feet of private beachfront. With its jetted tub, double pane storm windows, radiant floor heating and high tech cabling, even the most brutally cold and wet Northwestern winter can’t put a damper on the opulent European style lifestyle begging to be lived