Estate Opulence: Welcome to the $100 million club!

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If you were under the impression that the global fiscal meltdown has resulted in drop in price tag of every real estate property across the globe and hence you could shave a few million dollars off of every lavish and luxury-filled home you wished to own, then we introduce you to the elite club of estates that never lose their value… even in the hardest of times. These grand epitomes of architectural brilliance, elegant richness and grand heritage are still well worth over $ 100 million a piece.

On top of the pile is Tranquility; a $ 100 million + estate that is nestled in the mountains of Northern Europe. The largest private landholding at Lake Tahoe, Tranquility holds inside its vast expanse a underground passageway which leads to the conservatory and an indoor glass mosaic swimming pool that overlooks the lake, a guest residence, an art studio, a boathouse, a gymnasium with a full basketball court, a 19-seat home theater, a 3,200-bottle wine cellar, 11 fireplaces, 16 garages and its own two-hole golf course. And yeah, it also has a staircase that is an exact replica of the one in the now-legendary ‘SS Titanic’.

Then there is the Albemarle House in Charlottesville that was designed by David Easton Virginia and the 300-acre prime asset nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountain region houses three ponds, a variety of cottages and its own greenhouse. With impeccable art work on the inside and glorious modern facilities such as a personal home theater coming along, its value set at $ 100 million seems to be an understatement.

The Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California is next, but it falls short of the $100 million mark by a good $ 25 million. Even then, the $ 75 million modest price could soon be a lot more due to its location in California. While other homes also come close to the mark of $ 75 million, when it comes to the elite and the exclusive Tranquility and Albemarle House well and truly alone… Any takers?

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