Out of the 4 homes pictured above, which one would YOU rather live in? Each have their own very unique style and are located in different parts of the country. They are all great, but it depends on what your tastes are. If you want quaint and secluded, then #1 would be perfect for you. If you want grand and an entertainer’s paradise, then I would go with #4. I’m a sucker for spectacular ocean views and lush landscaping, so I would have to go with #2!!

Home #1 – MOUNTAINTOP CONTEMPORARY – It is located at 458 Thunderbowl Lane in Aspen, CO and boasts 9,310 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

Home #2 – OCEANFRONT MEDITERRANEAN – It is located at 820 S Ocean Blvd in Manalapan, FL and boasts 29,152 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms.

Home #3 – VICTORIAN SHINGLE – It is located in Greenwich, CT and boasts 14,967 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms.

Home #4- SANTA BARBARA/TUSCAN- It is located at 5636 E Mockingbird Lane in Paradise Valley, AZ and boasts 25,000 square feet with 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

  • CincyRob

    #2 For the WIN!




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  • Iemand

    Notting bad with anyone of these, but I don’t like #4.
    If I had to choose I would be #2; I’m also a sucker for ocean views; would love spending time there, having fun with a jetski, swimming, sun etcetera.

    But #1 could be mine too though; looks very very nice, also good location.
    #3 is also nice, but I can’t put my finger on it why I don’t really like it.

    Can I pick 2 homes? You know, one for the summer, one for the winter? 😛




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  • Nalin

    OCEANFRONT MEDITERRANEAN for sure




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  • Daniel

    Well *obviosuly* I would go for two, but #3 would be great too, even though my comments on it weren’t really glorifying.

    #2 is still for sale at $29.95 million, BUT they have built a huge guest house, 2nd pool and service driveway where the open grass is between the tennis court and main house.

    From the listing: “Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, the new luxurious guest house offers separate living quarters – complete with 2 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths, gymnasium, sauna, steam room, lounge, massage room, yoga room, manicure room, whirlpool and 2nd pool.”

    You can see it in the recently updated aerial on Google Maps. They have also re-done a lot of the landscaping. I find it odd that they made such a huge addition while having it listed for sale for the past couple years or so.

    Listing: http://www.premierestateproperties.com/luxury_real_estate/florida/palm_beach/manalapan_beach/R3162370.aspx




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  • Jon

    2 hands down




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  • Mak

    I don’t care about these houses. They are nothing compared to Chiltern. If I was given one of these houses, I would sell them in a NY minute, and head off to Hillsborough.

    ITS CHILTERN OR NOTHING I TELL YOU! NOTHING!

    besides…none of these have koi ponds…and you know how the fich rolk like their koi ponds…




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    • Daniel

      #2 is on the ocean and intracoastal. I’m sure the fish you would catch would rival those of any kept in a smelly, moldy koi pond 😀




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      • anonymous

        what is this Chiltern that I have so often heard you refer to.




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      • Mak

        Who’s catchin’ em? Koi are petting fish! You keep them by your house for good luck and to impress the hell out of the folks that come around from the neighborhood. Sure, they probably are rich and have koi ponds of their own, but thats the point. You and your rich neighbors compare fish, and the biggest koi wins. It takes a big koi pond to grow a big koi, so the person with the biggest pond (and by default, the richest person) wins the prize. Its a rather more genteel way of comparing net worth, without all the ugliness of actually showing your balance sheet.




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        • Daniel

          The only koi ponds I have seen are in Chinese buffets. I don’t see the allure of them.




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          • Iemand

            LOL




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          • Mak

            If you were rich you would. 😉




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    • rob

      Mak you are not playing the game right. You MUST choose one of these. We are all starting to worry about you. I expect to read any day now about some crazy person being caught living in the bushes around Chiltern.




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  • BB

    aspen




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  • Grrrowler

    I would pick #1 out of all of these, although I’m not a huge fan of Aspen. I would definitely want another house on the sea somewhere, possibly in the South of France.




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  • mattc.

    #2 and then fly to #1 for the long weekends.
    Greenwich and Arizona can’t compare to the other two.
    As to the folks promoting Chiltern, an impressive house indeed and among the finest displays of the architectural style posted on HOTR.
    Unfortunately there is nothing warm and homey about it…great to entertain or as a museum, but not to live in.
    Reminds me of “Stately Wayne Manor” in the Batman series !




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  • rob

    I would take three and move it to one’s location.




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  • chanch

    #2 i watched built from the ground up. I toured the home 4 times. I thought my family would grow old there. Other plan came our way, I love this site….




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  • Jayson

    Why decided between the four. There are four homes + in four distinctive temperate zones + four seasons during a year = A HOME FOR EACH SEASON.

    Spring in the mountains during the thaw, great waterfalls no bugs yet.
    Summer at the beach (duh).
    Autumn in Connecticut, during the New England fall foliage.
    Winter in the desert, where the days are warm and the nights are cold.

    But, If I had to choose one, I would go with the home in Ct.




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  • Hugh

    LOVE Manalapan. Great house, one of the best locations in the USA in my opinion.




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