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  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

Most expensive house (we could get into): Santa Barbara, Calif.

Posted By: Valerie Patriarca

This 1918 hilltop estate in Santa Barbara, California, was originally built for one of the founding fathers of Ford Motor.

When you arrive at the estate, you can walk past an 18th century fountain and right through the pair of 16th century carved Italian doors into 12,000 square feet of living space packed with history. The long halls of this Spanish revival offer a hundred feet of gallery space and are lined with antiques like 1920s gilt bronze and crystal chandeliers.

Several terraces overlook the Santa Barbara Harbor as well as the famous estate of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark. If that's not enough to keep your attention, take a stroll through the three-level garden amphitheater.

And since the estate is located in the heart of wine country, you won't have to worry about where to store your collection. There are two wrought-iron and glass-clad wine cellars that hold a total of 4,400 bottles.

For $25 million, this 8 acres of Santa Barbara hilltop could be yours. But wait there's more—if you have an extra $11 million in your pocket, there's a 4-acre lot for sale right next door, which would make you the king of the hill.

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  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

Most expensive house (we could get into): Brentwood, Calif

Posted By: Valerie Patriarca

This hilltop megamansion is hidden away in the hills of Brentwood, California.

Listed at $18 million, this 13,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, a guest house, and tons of custom features, including an app developed to control the home's lights, shades and more with the touch of a finger.

On the lower level, there is not one, but two movie theaters. The "summer" theater features a wall that can be lowered to an outdoor heated space.

And if you just happen to run out of vino while you're watching the latest movie, no need to press pause, the movie is already playing downstairs in your cigar room and wine cellar on a state-of-the-art projector screen.

Or step away from the movie and enjoy the home's oversized infinity pool, which has views of the Pacific Ocean.

To find out more about the listing, click here. To see more, watch the video.

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  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

Most expensive hotel room (we could get into): NYC

Posted By: Heather Schnepf

At $45,000 per night, the Four Seasons Ty Warner Penthouse suite is the king of all hotel rooms in New York City.

A private elevator soars 800 feet above the Big Apple to the 52nd floor revealing impressive 360-degree views of Manhattan from 25-foot-tall bronze-clad windows.

The megasuite features one bedroom, one-and-a-half bathrooms, a baby grand piano, four outdoor terraces, a Zen meditation room and a private spa.

Every detail—from the 700-square-foot library to the semi-precious stones from China inlaid in the walls—was hand-picked by Ty Warner—the hotel's owner and the creator of Beanie Babies. (That explains the Beanie Babies store in the hotel's lobby, in case you were wondering.)

With the price of the suite, the hotel throws in unlimited Cristal Champagne, caviar and massages, plus a 24/7 personal butler and a chauffeur to whisk you around town in a $475,000 black Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The hotel bill may be steep, but this video tour is free. Check out the most expensive hotel room (we could get into) in New York City.

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  Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

Most expensive house (we could get into): Stonington, Conn.

Posted By: Heather Schnepf

Secluded on its own private peninsula, Salt Acres Ocean Estate is the ultimate New England manor.

This gorgeous oceanfront home is nestled upon 11 acres of spectacular grounds and features 600 feet of beautiful sandy beach, a jetty with a dock and two moorings, two guest houses, a saltwater pool and a koi pond.

The main house covers more than 7,500 square feet, and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. With views of the ocean from almost every room, you'll take one step inside this manor and want to move right in.

Beyond the main house are carefully cultivated English gardens as well as a three-bedroom guesthouse, which has its own wraparound slate patio, and a two-bedroom caretaker's cottage. Other outbuildings include two three-car garages, a heated greenhouse and a workshop.

Watch the video to see more or take a look at the listing here.

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By CNBC's Sophie Bakoledis and Heather Schnepf.

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  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

$3.6M mansion: Your own 'field of dreams' included

A short drive from the heart of downtown Atlanta, is an Alpharetta, Georgia, estate that has been called "the field of dreams."

The nickname is fitting given that one of its key features is a well-manicured, full-sized baseball field, with a batting cage, in case you need to work on your hitting. If baseball's not your thing, there are other amenities designed to put a smile on your face, including two in-ground trampolines and a putting green.

Drained by all that physical activity? The sights and sounds of a soothing waterfall cascading into the property's saltwater swimming pool creates a perfect place to relax. There's also a custom-built jacuzzi surrounded by fireplaces.

Indoors, there's a 10-seat movie theater, a home spa and gym, and a wine cellar for storing and sipping vino.

The 10,474-square-foot mansion, which is listed at $3.59 million, includes five bedrooms and six full-sized bathrooms.

Want a personal tour? Of course you do! Watch the video. To read the property's full listing, click here.

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  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

Most expensive house (we could get into): Greenwich Village

Posted By: Jamie Corsi

At $50 million, the cost of this spa-like palace may take your breath away, but remember that the air in this place is super-purified.

This penthouse stunner in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood makes sure its owners are healthy as well as wealthy. Marketed as "wellness real estate," this duplex is in a building that features not only high-end finishes, but perks aimed at boosting one's health like vitamin C-infused showers, purified water, posture-support flooring and circadian lighting.

The purchase of this megahome also grants you access to sleep, stress management and nutrition programs through the Cleveland Clinic and access to a wellness concierge. And you'll want to get to know your neighbors—health guru Deepak Chopra and actor Leonardo DiCaprio have purchased apartments in the building.


And the duplex looks good too. A hand-crafted metal staircase joins its two stories of living space with 2,200 feet of outdoor space. There are four bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and more than 7,600 square feet of interior space.

The chef's kitchen includes a herbarium, while the master suite features a whirlpool with chromatherapy, which, according to the building's website "utilizes colored light to harmonize with the body's natural energy meridians."

Take a peek inside the most expensive house we were able to get into by watching the video. To read the property's full listing, click here.

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  Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

Most expensive house (we could get into): Nashville

Posted By: Valerie Patriarca

Built in a Greek-revival style, this Nashville estate is a true Southern belle.

It's easy to image relaxing for hours on one of the many rocking chairs you'll find on the veranda. There you can look out over the estate's more than 5 acres of land.

Once through the French doors, you may recognize the three-story elliptical staircase in the foyer. It appeared on the ABC-TV series "Nashville."

The 22,000-square-foot house, which is listed at $16.3 million, has 22 rooms with wonderful details, including nine fireplaces and six bedroom suites.

For the wine connoisseur, there's not only a climate-controlled wine storage room, but also an entire wine tasting room outfitted with exhaust fans specifically for those who want to also enjoy a cigar with their vino.

Take a peek inside the most expensive house we could get into in Nashville by watching the video and if you want more details, you can read the full listing here.

Y'all will never want to leave.

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  Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

Most expensive house (we could get into): Atlanta

Posted By: Valerie Patriarca

Looking for a Southern estate? This 17,000-square-foot mansion, set on more than 18 manicured acres in Atlanta, might be just what you want to call "home sweet home."

The estate, listed at $48 million, is being offered fully furnished, and a walk inside reveals a collector's dream. The museum-like setting is decorated with artwork by Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others. The venetian plaster ceilings are modeled after the Braccio Nuovo at the Vatican Museum. There are also 19th century French neoclassical bronze doors and Baccarat crystal from floor to ceiling.

Inside the 2,400-square-foot master suite, a Baccarat crystal and gilt bronze Louis XV chandelier, circa 1900, is on display. Step into the master bathroom, and you will see an onyx bathtub. The details don't end there. Surrounding the shower and water closet are custom art nouveau-inspired carved and deeply etched art glass panels as well as two-sided, custom 18-karat gold door pulls.

And for the wine connoisseur, a pair of antique Parisian bronze mausoleum doors lead to mahogany wine racks that hold more than 1,000 bottles.

The 2,500-square-foot limestone terrace, imported from Jerusalem (with actual fossils inside), offers expansive views of the sprawling estate. Also on the grounds, is a one bedroom, one bathroom pool house with a full kitchen and wet bar, which makes relaxing by the saline swimming pool easier.

To see more of the most expensive house (we could get into) in Atlanta, watch the video. To see the full listing, click here.

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—By CNBC's Valerie Patriarca

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  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

Most expensive house (we could get into): Beverly Hills, Calif.

Posted By: Jamie Corsi

This midcentury modern megahome was built by famed California architect A. Quincy Jones in 1955, and has been updated while remaining true to the architectʼs original aesthetic.

Located in luxurious Beverly Hills, California, the property sits on a secluded 1.2 acres, and offers a private backyard oasis—complete with a tennis court and pool.

The home, listed at $16.5 million, features five bedrooms, 6.5 baths and large living areas. This is the ultimate party house, with an expansive open-floor plan and walls of glass. This striking modern gem is true California living.

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—By CNBC's Jamie Corsi

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  Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

Most expensive house (we could get into): Englewood, NJ

Posted By: Heather Schnepf

This Mediterranean-style palace may seem like you're a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. But, this ultra-private estate is only a mere 10 miles away from the Big Apple in Englewood, New Jersey.

Originally built by European royalty, this house has hosted the likes of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Paris Hilton. It also boasts another sort of guest: imported South African cranes that live in its backyard bird sanctuary.

This 24,000-square-foot estate is listed at $25 million, and it includes eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms and an elevator that goes to all four floors. And if that's not enough, there is a custom-made grotto, a movie theater designed from the Vanderbilt theater molds and an infinity pool.

Want to throw a party? There's a bar that was built during the Prohibition era by the Kennedy family. It even had a secret entrance!

The house and property were the setting for Woody Allen's film "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion."

Intrigued? Watch the video to take a longer look at what's inside. To see the full listing, click here.

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—By CNBC's Heather Schnepf

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