These Are the Most Expensive Homes on the Market in Each Western State
Real estate site Zillow shared its roundup of expensive homes on the market across the West, and these sprawling properties are taking luxury to a whole new level
February 23, 2017
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Price: $3.9 million
While “beach house” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Alaska, that’s exactly what this oceanside paradise is. While the water may be way too cold for swimming, you can sit back and watch whales and sea lions through the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Located on the property is a 1897 historic gold mine, with some equipment still present onsite. Own a private plane? No problem—you can fly it easily from the Anchor Point Airpark nearby and leave it conveniently at your own lot across the street.
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Price: $20 million
Step into this five-acre estate and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a Mediterranean getaway. Nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley at the base of Mummy Mountain, this manor is perfectly positioned to take in the spectacular valley views. This estate is truly luxurious and features a guesthouse, 1,800-square-foot fitness facility, a tennis court, and a private movie theater with tiered seating. With a hot tub, sauna, and jetted tub, this retreat offers countless ways to unwind. For the music lover, practice in the comfort of your own home with an ultra-modern music studio and a custom-designed instrument showroom. And there’s no need to worry about communicating across the 25,000-square-foot house—just use the built-in intercom.
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Price: $125 million
For nearly 100 years the historical Rancho San Carlos was owned and inhabited by one family, but now it can be yours—for the small price tag of $125 million dollars. The exquisite estate was designed by Reginald Davis Johnson, the architect behind a number of churches and schools in Pasadena, California. Located in beautiful Santa Barbara, this sophisticated 12-bedroom home features a central courtyard. The master and family bedrooms are situated on two natural terraces, providing exceptional views of the surrounding mountains. Also located on the property are 10 residential cottages with charming terra cotta roofs, orchards, and extensive equestrian facilities including numerous pastures and a covered paddock.
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Price: $80 million
This enormous lodge will redefine your definition of “log cabin.” Nestled in the mountains near downtown Aspen, this 82-acre home is perfect for a seasonal extended family getaway or year-round use as a group retreat space. With 26 bedrooms and 31 bathrooms, it’s definitely roomy enough for even the largest of families. The interior is classically rustic with dark wood accents, warm chandelier lighting, and large stone fireplaces. Venture into the surrounding mountains for winter activities and spend the summer nights outside, hanging by the fire and swimming in the pool. Also located on the property are three additional single-family homes, perfect for guest use.
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Price: $31 million
This modern estate was built with the intention of fusing contemporary and historical Hawaiian style. The low-profile home complements the surrounding natural elements, encourages fluid movement between outdoors and indoors, and allows for the natural beauty of the area to shine through. Through wraparound windows you can look at the coastal bluff of Kauai’s shore, plus the mountains and reef nearby. With six bedrooms and eight bathrooms that are broken up into 14 “pods,” the architecture gives the feeling of intimacy while still being large enough for extended family and a number of guests.
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Price: $20 million
Nestled near the mountains and lush national forest in central Idaho sits this 15,00-square-foot home. The stone exterior gives the house a traditional look, but the interior is an incredibly modern work of architecture. Cathedral ceilings and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows on the sides and back of house flood the living spaces with natural light, allowing residents to look out on surrounding greenery. Contemporary chandeliers and light fixtures throughout the house give the feeling of luxury while remaining visually unique. A number of fireplaces on the property are the perfect locations to gather with friends and family, including a covered outdoor fireplace for chilly summer evenings. Other luxury amenities include a home movie theater, spa with massage table, fitness center, and outdoor pool with hot tub.
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Price: $29 million
Nestled on 22 acres of private island surrounded by one of the cleanest lakes in the world, Flathead Lake, this estate boasts a location like no other. This three-story house was built to maximize the natural surroundings of the home, including 45-foot ceilings, a glass-walled observatory, and full balconies. Inside, a commercial-grade kitchen, complete with a full dining area and a wine cellar, make this the perfect location for entertaining guests. You’ll also find an indoor shooting range and a heated boat stall with a rail system that makes it easy to bring your boat in and out of the water. The detached two-bedroom guesthouse also has its own boat storage, and was designed with the same handsome hardwood detailing as the main house.
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Price: $59 million
Far, far away from the bright lights of Las Vegas sits this beachfront Lake Tahoe estate. The stone exterior looks beautiful against the lush green lawn and the bright blue lake. In addition to countless bedrooms inside the house, you’ll find a game room, home movie theater, sauna, gourmet kitchen with a large butler’s pantry, wine room, and two home offices. Relax outside during the warmer months on the patio or porch, both with sweeping views of Tahoe and the surrounding neighborhood. The property also hosts two outbuildings and a 15-stall equestrian barn, as well as chicken coops, paddocks, and meadows. Another benefit of the location: unmatched lakefront access, which includes a private boat dock.
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Price: $13.65 million
Located just outside the busy center of Santa Fe, this charming home is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The classic, earthy architecture of the house, featuring antique Jerusalem stone, compliments the natural coloring of the surrounding hills and foliage. Large covered patios make movement between the inside and outside fluid, and large windows and glass doors allow for a spectacular view of the area. The house boasts 13 handcrafted fireplace mantels from a third-generation German stonemason, who also worked on other details in the home. Also located on the property is a two-bedroom guesthouse that offers privacy from the main house and its residents.
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Price: $24 million
This 500-plus acre compound is perfectly situated to take in all of the dramatic beauty Oregon has to offer. The stone and dark wood exterior blends seamlessly with the natural woods on the property, and the interior finishings are equally as impressive and elegant. In the main house you’ll find eight bedrooms including the master suite, which has its own private gym attached. There is also a theater room, a wine room, and four guest suites—each with their own kitchenettes. There’s also a detached five-bedroom guest home. The property includes various farm buildings, too, including an indoor arena with a viewing room, a saloon, 12 equine stalls, and a vet room. A recreation barn houses a half basketball court, pool table, bathroom, and kitchenette.
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Price: $25 million
This exquisite home is known as “Cascade,” due to the one-of-a-kind layered stone roof and the masterful indoor architecture. Drive up the driveway and straight below the house to the concealed garage. Inside, Italian stone slabs keep the look natural by blending the property in with the surrounding landscape, and sleek, custom-made furniture pieces all fit with the look. The massive glass walls open the space up to the sweeping views of the nearby mountains. Outside, a large stone patio complete with a firepit perches on the side of the structure with expansive views of the property and the mountains, perfect for a quiet night alone or a party with friends.
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Price: $28 million
This property, known as Misty Isle Farms, is a one-of-a-kind horticultural paradise, featuring 525 acres of over 3,000 trees, hundreds of shrubs and flowers, private lakes, waterfalls, and creeks and bridges built to encourage exploration throughout the Arboretum. The buildings on the property include the main house and seven other guest residences (ideal for visitors or grounds workers to tend the horse and cattle pastures), and a 12,000-square-foot showroom for vintage cars and carriage. For aviation enthusiasts, the property features a landing strip for airplanes and a roll-away helicopter pad next to the primary residence for convenient use.
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Price: $33.9 million
This expansive 330-acre ranch in Western Wyoming is known as the “Cakebread Ranch,” named for the owners Steve and Jill Cakebread, relatives of the family behind Napa Valley winery Cakebread Cellars. While the house has just three bedrooms (not much for the hefty price tag), the real draw is the vast land. Included on the property is a day lodge with a private restaurant complete with a commercial kitchen, hickory flooring and three gorgeous stone fireplaces. An old flyshop cabin from the 1800s sits along the Salt River, fully furnished with equipment for the fly fishing fanatic. Also included are tennis courts, a massive outdoor firepit, and a five-acre working organic farm.