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Martha Stewart

Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Value: Unavailable, but see below comment regarding purchase price
Bedrooms / Baths: unavailable
Square Footage: 35,000

It’s well known around Seal Harbor that Martha Stewart has been a summer resident for more than a decade. Her getaway home on 63 acres, Skylands, was originally built for automobile tycoon Edsel Ford in 1925, with grounds designed by Jens Jensen. Martha is only the third owner, and told The New York Times, “I won't even say the price, but you can say it was one of the best purchases of property since the Louisiana Purchase.”

That bargain included the cars and original furniture. Even the refrigerators are original, and in the same article Stewart reports they are working just fine: “You can put a whole cow in them. They're fabulous.” We could tell you more about the property here, or you can see every detail and photo one superfan blogger has managed to gather.

The following Skylands detail is unsubstantiated Internet fodder, but entertaining nonetheless: One unflattering account of Stewart's wrath on trespassers mentions that the stones on Skylands’ pink granite drive are annually removed, washed, and then replaced.

Photo: Marthastewart.com