Americans love summer and some drink it in in grand style. Coast to coast and beyond, to the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, life is good and the summer homes are better. Feast your eyes on these extraordinary Mega American Summer Homes.
New England is the classic summer play ground for some of the wealthiest families in America. The entire upper east coast is dotted with shingle style, turn of the century and early to mid-century, cottages and estates. Uniquely American designs have adorned northeastern waterfronts since the late 1800’s. A huge hub for sailing and water sports, with endless lakes, rivers, and beaches. The entire area from Portland to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, are all a buzz with summer fun at the first hint of warm weather. From Southampton to the Jersey shores even more magnificent summer retreats await. This 31,000 SF, Gatsby worthy estate, can be yours for just under $13,000,000.
People flock from all over the globe to vacation in California. The weather is exceptional and and the real estate climate is sizzling. No details were overlooked in this gentleman’s work of art. It is strikingly Californian. It would make contemporary masters, such as Alden B Dow and Frank Lloyd Wright, uber proud of it’s bold design. It is situated high in the hills of Los Angeles, with awe inspiring views, from the mountains to the ocean. Loud and proud, modern styled mega mansions, are an unmistakable hallmark of the west coast. If you want to play among the beautiful people you will need great toys. This enviable owner has all the right stuff, including a roof top helicopter and a grand collection of cars, valued at more than $30,000,000. Enjoy some of the most amazing sunsets on the planet from 17,000 SF of outdoor entertaining, or from the carefully engineered, unobstructed views of 38,000 SF of glorious interior. Live the good life in this southern California dream for a cool $250,000,000.
The US Virgin Islands are Heaven on Earth! Three magnificent islands with white sand beaches and crystal blue water in the heart of the Caribbean Ocean. Their history and splendor, dating back to the 17th and 18th century, are evident in the architecture of St Croix, St Thomas, and St John. Carnival, Quelbe music, and exotic aromas fill the air. Kick back, charter a yacht, enjoy world class scuba diving, snorkling, sailing, windsurfing, kite boarding, or wake boarding, to name just a few of the activities on the islands. Influenced by the Moorish and oriental architecture, with 360-degree views, this 102-acre hilltop estate, is available for $15,000,000.
In search of the perfect summer home for your family? Call an RSPS, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist like Christine Banks. (210) 570-9530. Realtor since 1990. Credentials include CRS, Certified Residential Specialist, SRS, Seller Representation Specialist, and RSPS, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist.