Real Estate Porn: Carole King’s Idaho Ranch and Cliffside Luxury in SoCal

Blair Pfander
Real Estate Porn: Carole King’s Idaho Ranch and Cliffside Luxury in SoCal
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Whether or not you’re a captain of industry, few pleasures in life are as uncomplicated as clicking through impossibly luxe (and ridiculously expensive) real estate listings.
This week, we’re donning our best cowgirl ensemble for an outing at Carole King’s impressive Idaho ranch, which features its own village of private guest cottages.
We’re also contemplating a spray tan to match the mega-mansion (complete with “outdoor oasis”) that Gavin Maloof—billionaire brother to “Real Housewife,” Adrienne—is heaving on the Las Vegas market.
Which new listings have you drooling this week? Tell us in the comments below!

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HEAD OF THE HARBOR, NEW YORK: This massive family farm looms atop a bright green hilltop. Behind the white-painted stone walls you'll find high roller necessities like indoor and outdoor swimming pools, marble terraces, roof decks, and a lighthouse turret. $26,500,000 at East Farm Estate

BELVEDERE, CALIFORNIA: This epic, 15,000 square foot California mansion hangs over the side of a cliff. Precarious, yes, but what the home lacks in safety it makes up for in opulence thanks to a temperature controlled wine cellar, 6,000 square feet of terraces, and marble bath tubs with bay views. $35,880,000 at Sothebys.

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BUCK'S COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: Mid-century architect Paul Rudolph conceived of this sleek, glass-walled mini mansion, which is nestled inside thirty acres of Buck County forest. Some of the furnishings may be in need of a "refresh," but the floor-to-ceiling glass along the front—which looks over the surrounding mountains—is tough to beat. $2,795,000 at Zillow.

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IDAHO: Diva Carole King is unloading her Sawtooth Mountain Ranch—an impressive 128 acre property that features a central log compound, an airy greenhouse, and a series of "guest cottages" that feel like their own small village. $9,900,000 at Hall Hall.

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INDIANA: This conceptual Indiana house was designed by buzzy Chicago firm Wheeler Kearns, and comes complete with four bedrooms, glass walls, and carefully manicured gardens that lead to the surrounding farmland. $1,100,000 at Estately.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Gavin Maloof—billionaire brother to Real Housewife Adrienne Maloof—is heaving his massive Las Vegas mega-mansion on the market. Inside, Maloof-y details like an "outdoor oasis" (basically a blue-lit pool surrounded by rocks), limestone floors, and a movie theater add authentic Vegas glitz. $12,000,000 at Zillow.

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: We're swooning for this Tom Kundig property on the outskirts of Seattle. Fashioned from repurposed green materials, the sleek two-story structure exudes a museum-like vibe, with geometric planes of glass and a wrap-around terrace. $4,995,000 at Estately.

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AMAGANSETT, NEW YORK: Formal and casual dining rooms? Check. Screened-in outdoor entertaining area? Check. Five fireplaces, a Hollywood-size theatre, and "staff apartments?" Double check. This is Amagansett, after all—do you really need to ask? $20,000,000 at Saunders.

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TUCSON, ARIZONA: This architectural gem is situated on 3.5 acres in the Arizona desert, and features 360 views of the surrounding red rocks. Better yet, all of the furnishings—hand-picked by the designer, Rick Joy—are included in the price tag. $5,595,000 at Sothebys.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA: Rich widow Maria Kluge, wife to media mogul Kohn Kluge, is selling her rustic, 100-acre Virginia mansion, which comes loaded with custom iron and woodwork along with a private pond, yoga studio, and artist loft. $3,875,000 at Frank Hardy.

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