Tycoon drops price of two of America’s Priciest Homes

BradburyEstate2HRTycoon drops price of two of America’s Priciest Homes

When Real Estate Tycoon Donald Abbey listed two of America’s priciest homes early last year he made headlines.  One is in the affluent Bradbury area of California, and the other is on a private island in Montana.  Both properties were listed at $78 million, and listing agent Bob Hurwitz, says they intentionally included 8’s because it represents good luck for potential buyers.  The largest of the two is called ‘Shelter Island’ and is said to be the largest private home in Montana.  The 50,000 square foot compound is the product of 10 years of planning and building.  It features a shooting range, built-in boathouse, and a 4,500 square foot guest quarters.  The private island was originally listed at $105 million before being relisted for $78 million.  It’s new asking price is $68 million.

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Donald’s other listing in Bradbury, California measures in at just over 47,000 square feet with 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.  No expense was sparred creating this show home which is covered in French limestone, Venetian plaster, leather and oak paneling.  Yahoo Homes reports that the marble fireplace alone cost $1 million.  This expansive mansion sits on 8 acres and took 8 years to construct.  It features a grand entry, a 2-storey library, infinity pool, 15-person jacuzzi, a 3D theatre, and a 10-car garage.  The new asking price is $68.8 million.

To see full details & pictures for The Bradbury Estate click here.

To see full details & pictures for Shelter Island click here.

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