Most expensive homes in America

Spelling Manor

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Current owner Candy Spelling (widow to late TV producer Aaron Spelling and mother to actress-turned-reality TV star Tori Spelling) purchased the property from legendary entertainer Bing Crosby. The French-chateau-style estate sits on 4.7 acres and illuminates luxury at every turn. Unique features of the three-story, 56-500-sq ft home include a 17,000-sq ft attic with a barbershop and salon, rooftop garden, two-lane bowling alley, service wing with staff quarters, China room, gift-wrapping room, and wine tasting room. According to a recent interview, the 63-year-old Spelling is downsizing from “The Manor” to a two-story Los Angeles condo she purchased for $47 million last year.

$100 Million Los Altos Mansion

Russian investor Yuri Milner bought this 25,500-square-foot French chateau-style mansion in Los Altos, Calif., in March 2011. It is the highest known price paid for a single-family home in the U.S.

Woolworth estate:

There’s the glamorous Woolworth Estate situated on New York City’s famed Upper East Side. Retail magnate Frank Woolworth hired famed architect Charles Pierpont Henry Gilbert to build three adjacent townhomes on the Manhattans Upper East Side for his daughters—you can own the middle one for $90 million. Completed in 1916, the 5-story neo-French Renaissance home contains a whopping 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms—clearly not your average Manhattan sardine can. A grand entry hall and staircase, 14-foot ceilings and 50-seat formal dining room punctuate the estate’s nearly 20,000 square feet.

A mansion in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles sold for $40 million
Goldman Sachs managing director Gene ‘Tiger’ Sykes reportedly paid $40 million in cash for this Bel Air estate in June.

The 35,000 square foot mansion was built for Iris Cantor, a philanthropist, by her late husband Bernard Gerald Cantor (who founded Cantor Fitzgerald).

The home was first put on the market in 2009 for $53 million. Amenities include a media room, three kitchens, a staff wing, a billiards room, tennis court, beauty salon, a wine cellar, a gym, a pool, and eight bedrooms and 21 bathrooms.