In this month's Great Spaces, we explore some of the most stunning urban homes currently making moves on the market.
Zsa Zsa Gabor's Legendary Bel Air Estate
The extremely opulent estate of the late Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor has hit the market at an asking price of $23,450,000, listed by Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury. Aside from Gabor, a lavish socialite who purchased the property in 1974, the six-bedroom estate was home to Elvis Presley, and was originally built in 1955 for reclusive business magnate, pilot and film director Howard Hughes.
The home's rich past doesn't stop there. In addition to being the setting of extravagant parties and social events reportedly frequented by Queen Elizabeth II, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra, the estate was also featured in HBO's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" (2013) and in the Oscar-winning film "Argo" (2012).
The posh, gated Bel Air pad is a stone's throw from the city, with stunning 360-degree views of Downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. The current estate contains much of its original style and grace, but upon its reintroduction to the market (it was last listed in 2013), it now includes completed, approved permits and plans to construct a new 24,020-square-foot, two-story, seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom residence.
The current property offers high ceilings, formal living and dining rooms, a chef's kitchen with a butler's pantry and a master suite with a two-room closet. Outside, the second-story terrace includes a red-carpeted staircase that leads down to the patio and pool, which overlook the spectacular cityscape.
Listed by: Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
Listed for: $23,450,000
Photos by: Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
Two-Story Chicago Penthouse Offers Epic Views
How much would you shell out for a two-story condo in Chicago's third-tallest building? This recently sold 10,640-square-foot space in the Windy City's prestigious Vista Tower was listed for a price as stunning as the space itself: $18.5 million.
The penthouse is part of Vista Tower's Sky 360 Residences, full-floor customizable residential spaces featuring 360-degree panoramic views of the city and lakefront. This particular penthouse spreads out over the 71st and 72nd floors, with floor-to-ceiling windows, 11-foot ceilings and a private 8,000-square-foot outdoor terrace overlooking the entire lakefront.
Elegant Park Avenue Property With Private Terrace
New Yorkers, this one's for you! This six-room, sunny Park Avenue apartment with a private terrace is currently listed for just shy of $6 million.
Located at 1095 Park Avenue, the charming two-bedroom, three-bathroom unit has a grand terrace with double access from both the living and dining room, a wood-burning fireplace, a dining room complete with a wet bar and a decked-out chef's kitchen. From the master bedroom, open your own set of French doors and step onto a Juliet balcony overlooking Park Avenue.
Listed by: Harriet Kaufman, Warburg Realty Partnership, Ltd.
Listed for: $5,895,000
Photos by: Warburg Realty
Miami's Three-Story Penthouse Renaissance Mansion
Nothing says "Welcome to Miami" quite like a three-story Italian Renaissance Mansion. This intricate penthouse, located at 600 Coral Way PH 15, sits in the posh Segovia Tower in Coral Gables. Stretching out over 8,492 square feet, the space has eight bedrooms, 11 baths, and a string of balconies overlooking Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove.
Dripping with opulence, the home features stained glass windows, marble and cherry wood floors, crystal chandeliers, Venetian stucco walls and two-story Brazilian mahogany carved ceilings. Want more? You can also explore not one, but two kitchens, a wine cellar, a library and billiard room, Jacuzzi spa and pool, as well as a media room. And you can even curl up beside a 30-foot fireplace.
Listed by: Maggie Munoz, ONE Sotheby's International Realty
Listed for: $7,500,000
Photos by: ONE Sotheby's