Five years ago, the mansion known as Palazzo di Amore was priced at $195 million, which made it the most expensive home in the United States.
Now, the 25-acre compound in Beverly Hills, CA, is back on the market for $129 million (again!), and its regal return created a whole lot of clicks. The massive mansion took the title of this weeks most popular home on realtor.com.
Lottery lovers must be filling out their 2020 vision boards with photos of this herculean homestead, because with a nine-digit price tag, its the kind of place only billionaires can truly afford.
Will this renewed interest finally attract a buyer? For the richest 1% in need of 50,000 square feet of living space, it feels like its finally time to fall in love with Amore.
Besides Beverly Hills luxury, you also clicked on a dreamy, 25,000-square-foot desert mountain retreat in Arizona, a cute and quirky shipping container house designed for lakeside fun, and the Arkansas mansion of the recently fired Razorbacks football coach Chad Morris.
We wont ask you to scrounge up $129 million, but we would like you to take a look at this weeks most popular homes
Why its here: Sitting on more than 17.5 acres, this large country property was once owned by Henry Morgenthau Jr.the secretary of the Treasury under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The nine-bedroom main house could easily be converted into a bed and breakfast or kept as a single-family residence. Surrounded by an additional 240 acres of protected forest, the home could also make a wonderful equestrian property. Theres even a an old 2,100-square-foot barn, with stalls, a hayloft, and a two-bedroom apartment.
Why its here: This ultraprivate desert mountain retreat sits at the edge of more than a million acres of protected land. Located behind a guard gate, the secluded mansion is only minutes away from shopping and dining in the desert. The seven-bedroom, 25,000-square-foot home is known as Campbell Cliffs, and includes luxe amenities like a two-story gym, tennis court, and pool.
Why its here: Our recent look at shipping container homes yielded this striking placea lake house with three separate units that all share a pool. They can be rented out for additional income or used as a retreat for a large group. Dubbed the Villa de Shipping Containers, this one-of-a-kind residence is close to Lake Travis and offers multiple patios where you can soak in the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country.
Why its here: This charming and historic Arts and Crafts bungalow was built in 1904. Original features of the three-bedroom home, like the hardwood floors, woodwork, and chandeliers, have been preserved. Updates like the rehabbed wraparound porch and new kitchen have helped make this a place for a 21st-century buyer.
Why its here: Currently known as the Hickory Haven Inn at Balsam Mountain, this 6,000-square-foot residence was built in 1912. Tucked among tall trees in a private, secluded forest, it can be used as a rental on Airbnb or a single-family home. Sitting on over 3 acres, with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the home boasts two full kitchens, a game room, several dining rooms, three fireplaces, and a whole-house generator.
Why its here: This historic Federal-style brick home was built in 1871 by Judge Richard Seal on a hill overlooking this town along the Mississippi River. The four-bedroom home still has its original pine floors and chandeliers, but has been extensively updated and renovated, making it a move-in ready choice.
Why its here: College footballs annual coaching carousel has already started spinning! This custom home is being sold by fired Arkansas Razorbacks football coach Chad Morris. Built in 2010, the 3-acre estate has a seven-bedroom main house and a one-bedroom guesthouse. Theres also plenty of room for outdoor entertaining, with patios, pool and spa, fire pit, and heated sport court. Morris put it on the market less than a month after getting the ax, and his quick action seems to have paid offthe homes now pending sale.
Why its here: Billed as a sportsmans paradise, this spread was designed for hunting and fishing. Theres a six-bedroom home on the property, but the true highlights are for folks who know their way around a firearm. The 468-acre property features a rifle range, numerous deer stands, and some of the largest whitetail bucks in the continental U.S. And if its not deer season, theres also a 10-acre private lake stocked with a variety of fish.
Why its here: Sitting in the citys Fairview Historic District, this classic home from 1909 is known as the Wey mansion. Its a riotous neoclassical revival acknowledged by the Kansas Heritage Grant Foundation as an exceptional example of its style and period. The property includes a two-story main house and a carriage house, the latter currently being used as a garage.
Why its here: Once the most expensive listing in the country, this 25-acre compound in 90210 was built on a scale most resorts would envy. Dubbed Palazzo di Amore, the Mediterranean-style retreat includes 50,000 square feet of living space, a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, Turkish-style spa, and an entertainment complex complete with bowling alley, theater ballroomand, perhaps needless to say, a disco. It also includes a guesthouse, tennis court, formal gardens, pool, and 12-car garage.