#19 – Tranquility – Lake Tahoe, NV ($48 Million)
Tranquility is a beautiful estate that was once owned by Tommy Hilfiger co-founder Joel Horowitz. In 2013, Horowitz sold the home to an unknown buyer for $48 million. The home is filled with replicas of some of the most iconic places, including; a cigar lounge that is identical to the one in St. Regis Hotel, a staircase straight from the Titanic, and a library that looks just like New York City Public Library.
With Tranquility, you also get 210 acres, a private lake, an art studio, and even a par three golf course to use on your own. No more setting up a tee time or waiting for old ladies to let you and your group play when you live here. The staff that work on the property even get their own home and use of the gym.
#18 – Hala Ranch – Aspen, CO ($49 Million)
Aspen, Colorado is one of the ski capitals of the world, and it is home to our next mind bogglingly expensive home. Hala Ranch was listed for $135 million but sold for $49 million to John Paulson. Paulson made his billions in hedge funds but only had to pay a chunk of his net worth for the ranch.
The main house on the ranch is 56,000 square feet and has 15 bedrooms. Unless you have over a dozen kids, there’s not really a need for that many bedrooms, but guests can come visit whenever they want. The 16 bathrooms have gold sinks and the courtyard outside of the guest house has a waterfall/pool. The rest of us are lucky to get an above-ground pool.