Castles® Luxury Real Estate Index 2015

Here are the top 19 most expensive properties in the world on sale in 2017. After compiling this list, we found the index to be 115.725.

1.9505 Lania Lane
Beverly Hills, California
$149,000,000 USD

The prestigious residence, with its perfectly-conceived architecture, represents both majesty and family. Outstanding amenities include: privacy and security up a mile driveway, guard house, private drivers quarters, guest house, state-of-the-art theatre, discotheque, bowling alley, wine cellar, wine producing vineyard, pool, spa, formal gardens, tennis court and city to ocean views. With all the lush beauty of the Mediterranean, and all the cosmopolitan grandeur of a Beverly Hills address, Palazzo di Amore is indisputably without rival.

2.2000 South Ocean Boulevard
Manalpan, Florida
$195,000,000 USD

The property includes the 12-bedroom Mediterranean-style main residence, a seven-bedroom guesthouse, a pair of seaside guest cottages and a manager’s house. Taken together, the buildings offer nearly 85,000 square feet of living space, inside and out, with 33 bedrooms, 34 bathrooms and 13 powder rooms. The main house, designed in the 1940s by noted society architect Marion Sims Wyeth, has about 62,220 square feet, including a basement level measuring more than 17,950 square feet. An extensive renovation took place in 2003.


3. 499 Indian Field Road
Greenwich, Connecticut
$190,000,000 USD


4. 90 Briar Patch Road
East Hampton, New York
$140,000,000 USD

With 1,156 feet of waterfront along the shore of fabled Georgica Pond, Briar Patch enjoys stunning panoramic views across the pond and towards the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. The prevailing onshore ocean breezes convey cool air throughout the summer and the southern exposure creates magical light in every season. Beautifully sited in 1931 by its original architect, Arthur C. Jackson, Briar Patch is perched on a knoll, which provides views and the sound of the ocean without the risk of being swept away by it. During the Hurricanes of 1938 and Sandy in 2012, Briar Patch stood safely above the sea’s surge.

Century-old sycamores, beeches and lindens tower over the grounds. A private pond, woodlands and vast expanses of elevated lawns not only provide the ultimate in privacy and security, but a sanctuary for abundant birdlife, such as swans, egrets, ospreys, and the occasional eagle.


5. 935 Hillsboro Mile
Hillsboro Beach, Florida
$139,000,000 USD

This palatial residence includes marble finishings, hand-molded plaster, a $2,000,000 grand staircase, twenty-two karat gold leaf finishes, custom security, a music production-level audio system, and complete soundproofing.

The property sits on 465 acres of beach front and 492 feet on intracoastal to dock a large yacht. There are six water features, a twenty-six foot three-tier fountain, a plunge pool, a putting green, and a thirty-car garage.


6. 1011 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, California
$135,000,000 USD

Former residence of William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies and famed Honeymoon Hideaway of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, Beverly House may be most famous for its use in the “Godfather” and “The Bodyguard”. One of the city’s longest private driveways leads to a three acre compound with absolute privacy. Grand state public rooms and entertaining facilities include a theater, an art-deco night club and a commercial kitchen. Two separate guest houses and two bedroom apartments plus a tennis court.


7. 2500 East Valley Road
Montecito, California
$125,000,000 USD

The magnificent Rancho San Carlos, an approximately 237-acre estate, has been in the ownership of one family for nearly 100 years. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property of unprecedented scale, exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance. The sprawling hilltop Monterey Colonial manor was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931 with an approximately 29,483-square foot main residence comprised of over 30 rooms.

Infused with an atmosphere of sophistication and refinement, the grand home is astutely sited on two natural terraces, and by planning the formal living rooms around a central courtyard and placing the master and family bedroom wings on the upper terrace, Johnson effectively created a spatial separation that affords exceptional views. Additional features include ten residential cottages, an office, thriving orchards, and extensive equestrian facilities.


8. 834 Fifth Ave.
New York, New York
$125,000,000 USD

This palatial residence, known as the Fleur De Lys Estate is ornately decorated with walls of Italian marble, French limestone floors, gold-leaf crown moldings, a majestic ballroom and a fifty-seat screening room.

This extravagant mansion was dubbed the second most expensive available U.S. property in the year 2007 and is currently owned by renowned philanthropist, Suzanne Saperstein.


9. Penthouse at the Pierre Hotel
New York, New York
$125,00,000 USD

This luxurious residence spans sixteen rooms. The infamous living room is considered the most magnificent privately-owned room in the world. This lavish space includes the original Pierre hotel ballroom, four terraces, five master bedrooms, six full baths, three half-baths, five working fireplaces, separate guest suits and staff accommodations.

Located off of the main entrance are the penthouse’s secondary interior stairs, private elevator, main kitchen and staff bedroom with bath. Additional features include an interior elevator and two designated staff members to provide maid services.


10. 10 West Street
New York, New York
$118,500,000 USD

The three penthouses on the top two floors of the Ritz-Carlton are available for purchase. Together, this stunning space totals 15,434 square feet. Incomparable on their own, combined these apartments would produce a penthouse unlike any other in the world with the potential for twelve or more bedrooms, fifteen or more bathrooms, twenty foot ceilings, at least three kitchens and numerous living and recreational spaces. This collaboration strikes the perfect balance of hosting space and private-living.

This is a rare opportunity to create a bespoke home unrivaled by any other. Combining these three Penthouse homes will create one of the largest single family residences on the island of Manhattan. With breathtakingly beautiful, sprawling 360 degree views this would be a jewel atop New York City. The building itself is nestled between the iconic Statue of Liberty and the new World Trade Center – the most highly anticipated retail and commercial center in the United States.


11. Beverly Hills, California
$115,000,000 USD

This magnificent estate is luxury at its finest. Enter into a fifty-foot entrance hall with twenty-two foot arched ceilings. The famed library exhibits hand-carved woodwork and a staircase leading to a second-story wrap around balcony.

Amenities include a formal dining room, a breakfast room and family room with an outdoor terrace accommodating up to four hundred.


12. 150 West 56th Street Penthouse
New York, New York
$100,000,000 USD

This breathtaking penthouse is on the seventy-third floor if the City Spire. The elevator opens into a gracious, formal foyer, adorned with inlaid marble floors and elegant columns. A palatial chestnut floor compliments the ornate crown moldings and coffered ceilings. Generous closets and guided powder rooms are just some of the luxurious amenities this penthouse has to offer.

The City Spire condominium, designed by Helmut Jahn, rests in the beating heart of New York City. This full-service building includes a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a fitness center with a fifty-foot pool, a play room, conference room, and a garage. Neighbor to Carnegie Hall, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, everything the city has to offer is right outside your door.


13. 1116 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida
$100,000,000 USD

This grand house has ten bedrooms, elegantly furnished and swathed in lavish decor. The hand-painted walls and frescoed ceilings are reminiscent of old italian villas. A fifty-four-foot mosaic tiled in twenty-four karat gold line the pool in the exquisite courtyard. This world-class property includes its own observatory and several museum-quality art pieces.


14. 5222 Figueroa Mountain Road
Los Olivos, California
$100,000,000 USD

TFamously known as Michael Jackson’s Neverland home and ranch, this property is now being marketed as the Sycamore Valley Ranch, located five miles north of Los Olives, CA.


15. 10000 Holloway Road
Dallas, Texas
$100,000,000 USD

The original Crespi Estate was built in 1938 and fully renovated from 2000 to 2003 by John Sebastian and architect Peter Marino. The estate includes a palatial main house, a recreational center, a business guest house and more. Spanning over twenty-five acres, the exquisite grounds are perfect for events.


16. 1949 Glenbrook Road
Glenbrook, Nevada
$98,000,000 USD

This immense house features seventeen guests cabins, twenty-four bedrooms, twenty-seven bedrooms, thirteen kitchens and several garages. Amenities include a five-thousand square foot entertainment barn – built in 1873 and restored by the current owners it is outfitted with a gourmet kitchen and wine room.


17. 4 East Street
New York, New York
$90,000,000 USD

The entryway opens into a sun-drenched drawing room spanning thirty-five feet with an elegant fireplace s complemented by three floor-to-ceiling windows. The sweeping ceilings in each room reach over fourteen feet and include skylights. The dining room, which offers ample seating room for at least fifty-guests, is warmed by a grand fireplace. The rear solarium doubles as a morning room.


18. 51 Halsey Lane
Water Mill, New York
$85,000,000 USD

Built in the early 20th century at the height of America’s Gilded Age, this palatial waterfront estate, Villa Maria, is a private, gated compound overlooking Mecox Bay. Villa Maria has been returned to its former turn-of the century splendor with state-of-the-art technology the 21st century has to offer.


19. 331 Greer Road
Woodside, California
$85,000,000 USD

Easily accessible from the Punta Cana airport, this property provides convenient luxury. Intended for commercial use, this beach entices with beautiful weather and crystal waters.


The index for luxury properties for sale in 2015 was 115.725.