The 3 most expensive homes for sale in the U.S. right now

Real estate in 2016 was bananas, and 2017 looks to be more of the same. Early in the year, we saw a new most expensive listing in the country: a bonkers $250M spec house in Bel Air, Los Angeles with a “curated lifestyle” built in (think a luxury car gallery, paid-for house staff, and much, much more.) But alas, its title would be stripped well before the end of summer, by the simply flabbergasting $350M listing for the Chartwell Estate in Bel Air.

In this latest iteration of our list of the 3 priciest houses for sale, over-the-top L.A. mansions continue to reign supreme, along with a number of classic Hamptons estates and spectacular ranches. The properties here all have to be on the open market with a public price tag, and come with a main building of some sort.

For those interested in the most expensive listings in specific cities and regions, here they are:

Atlanta • Austin • Boston • Chicago • Detroit • Hamptons • Los Angeles • Miami • New Orleans • New York City • Philadelphia • San Francisco • Seattle • Washington, D.C.

1. The Chartwell Estate


On the market for the first time in 30 years, the 10-acre Chartwell Estate in LA’s Bel Air is owned by late TV exec Jerry Perenchio, who passed away in May. The main house, with a limestone facade made famous on The Beverly Hillbillies, was designed by architect Sumner Spauling and shows off grand 18th-century French Neoclassical style over 25,000 square feet. Interior highlights include a ballroom, formal salon, and paneled dining room.

2. Bel Air Spec House


Masterminded by luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, this 38,000-square-foot megamansion is the most expensive home ever listed in the country. Inside its outer shell of glass, pools, turf, and white walls, you’ll find endless amenities, including a huge glass candy wall, James Bond-themed home theater, four-lane bowling alley, and more.

3. The Manor in Holmby Hills


Originally built in 1988 for late TV producer Aaron Spelling and his wife, Candy, this 56,500-square-foot (!) French chateau-style mansion went through a modern update in 2011. It offers 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, and all in all 123 rooms for anything you can imagine (Mrs. Spelling famously used one for her doll collection.)

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