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America's most expensive homes



These are the year's most expensive homes on the market as provided by Trulia.com. They're not necessarily massive; some of them are spacious New York penthouses without enough square footage to even qualify as a mansion.

We'll start with the number 10 home, a penthouse priced at $60 million, and work up to the most expensive mansion of the year. What features are included in such dearly priced homes? One of them has a 24 karat-gold-lined swimming pool. Another is on 90 acres of untouched California land. One was designed by an award-winning architect; another employed master craftsmen to install custom features.

Read ahead to see them all.


Fleur De Lys

Price: $125 million
Location: Los Angeles
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 15
Square footage: 35,046

Coming in at the No. 1 is the mansion called Fleur de Lys in the Holmbly Hills section of Bel-Air. The enormous mansion built by David Saperstein, and now belonging to his ex-wife, Suzanne, has been on and off the market since 2007. The pair divorced soon after the mansion was completed, so this estate has hardly even been lived in. Listed among the estate's possible interested buyers was Petra Ecclestone, but it was off the market until the day she bought the Spelling Manor in the same neighborhood, after which Fleur de Lys relisted. The house takes normal mansion amenities and supersizes them, so the garage houses nine cars and the screening room seats 50.




Ocean Drive Mansion

Price: $100 million
Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 11
Square footage: 23,462

Following a $25 million price drop, this Ocean Drive mansion is practically a bargain. Well—except that it still costs $100 million. Built in 1930, this house is replete with hand-painted frescoes and an observatory. It would be difficult to find a more over-the-top feature, though than the courtyard's 54-foot mosaic-tiled 24-karat gold lined pool.





City Spire Penthouse

Price: $100 million
Location: New York
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 9
Square footage: 8,000

This Midtown penthouse sits more than 70 stories up atop the City Spire condominium, with views of Central Park and the rivers. It was designed by Juan Pablo Molyneux, a member of Architectural Digest's AD100. Visitors to this three-story property enter through a formal foyer with an inlaid marble floor, columns, closets and a powder room. A mahogany staircase connects the first and second floors. There's also a private internal elevator serving each floor. The grand master bedroom suite features green marble and mahogany in the bath, as well as a steam shower. Wrap around terraces bring the total indoor-outdoor square footage to 11,000. A staff or guest apartment has a private entrance, which shares the floor with a wine cellar.





Sherry Netherland Penthouse

Price: $95 million
Location: New York
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square footage: N/A

This is a full-floor, 15-room residence in the circa-1927 Midtown skyscraper Sherry Netherland, a luxury hotel. Five rooms and an approximately 600-square-foot western terrace overlook Central Park, and there are terraces looking south and north. As part of the Sherry Netherland, residents of this apartment will enjoy daily housekeeping and turndown service, as well as access to the fitness center, concierge staff, valet parking and room service provided by Harry Cipriani Restaurant.





Old Growth Acreage

Price: $85 million
Location: Woodside, Calif.
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 8 full, 1 partial
Square footage: 9,000

The hefty price tag on this estate, which has never before hit the market, may be less attributable to the circa-1941 house itself and more owing to the three parcels of land making up 91 acres of beautiful property. Old growth oaks, open meadows, and bordered by Huddart Park, the painting-like grounds also include a gate house, a caretaker's cottage and a school.