Luxury real estate in LA, London and New York

Mod cons include a tennis court, pool, spa, gym, media room, gourmet kitchen and fire pit. It comes with four bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Indoor-outdoor living at its finest.

Indoor-outdoor living at its finest.Credit:Zillow

LA, California

Prefer the bright lights of city living? But still with plenty of space?

This palatial Los Angeles home, known as The Manor, is the ultimate entertainer’s residence, asking $US165 million ($221 million).

It last traded for $US119.75 million in 2019, an LA record, and the block was once owned by singer Bing Crosby before the house was knocked down and rebuilt for late producer Aaron Spelling, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Manor has a string of famous past owners.

The Manor has a string of famous past owners.Credit:Zillow

It’s in Holmby Hills, near the Los Angeles Country Club and that Playboy Mansion.

With 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms, there’s plenty of room for house guests, and they won’t get bored between the bowling alley, beauty salon, home cinema, swimming pool and rolling lawns.

Why leave home when you can go bowling right here?

Why leave home when you can go bowling right here?Credit:Zillow

New York, NY

On the east coast, luxury is living sky-high.

A sky-high home with a price to match.

A sky-high home with a price to match.Credit:Zillow

This stylish penthouse near Central Park looks across the Manhattan skyline and is yours for $US63.5 million ($85.2 million).

It’s in the newly built, super tall Central Park Tower, on aptly named Billionaires’ Row, and it comes with its own private club featuring swimming pool, spa, gym and no doubt a chance to meet the very well-heeled neighbours.

The full-floor apartment boasts floor-to-ceiling windows facing north, south, east and west, plus five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a private foyer, a gourmet kitchen and custom cabinetry.

If I can make it there...

If I can make it there…Credit:Zillow

The Hamptons, NY

Too hot in the city in summer? Escape to the ultimate Hamptons beach house.

The beach holiday of your dreams.

The beach holiday of your dreams.Credit:Zillow

This superb slice of Southampton is up for grabs for $US175 million ($234.8 million).

The oceanfront mansion offers a dream summer holiday, with 11 bedrooms, 12 full and four half bathrooms, water views from every room and a caretaker’s cottage.

Take your pick of the waterfront.

Take your pick of the waterfront. Credit:Zillow

There’s a private boardwalk to the ocean, and the option of a swimming pool, plus gym, tennis court, basketball court, outdoor entertaining spaces, chef’s kitchen, recreation area with bar, and the security of two gated entries.

If the beach isn’t your style, there’s also a pool.

If the beach isn’t your style, there’s also a pool.Credit:Zillow

London, UK

Feel like you’re on the Monopoly map in one of Mayfair’s original mansions.

This grand 12-bedroom townhouse, built in 1732 and refurbished since, will set you back £54,500,000 ($96 million).

Mayfair, but in real life, not in Monopoly.

Mayfair, but in real life, not in

It’s ideal for a posh party, with a formal dining room that seats 20, a drawing room, a family kitchen and a dirty kitchen hidden on the lower ground floor.

Or relax in the swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, and screening room, work out in the gym, or take a stroll to nearby Hyde Park.

Built in 1732, but with a modern renovation inside.

Built in 1732, but with a modern renovation

Paris, France

Bonjour! The maximalist gold accents and crystal chandeliers leave no doubt as to the location of this grand residence.

Bonjour, c’est Paris!

Bonjour, c’est Paris!Credit:Christie’s Real Estate

With a price tag of €40 million ($58.5 million), this charming, furnished home is set in the 7th arrondissement.

There’s Versailles-style parquet floors, hand-painted ceilings, four bedrooms, a library, home cinema, massage room, sauna and gym.

Dine in style.

Dine in style.Credit:Christie’s Real Estate

It has a gun-barrel view of the Eiffel Tower.

And if you’re feeling homesick, it’s near the Musée du quai Branly, a museum featuring Australian Indigenous art.


A Good Class Bungalow in Singapore is the top end of the prestige real estate market, defined as a plot of land of at least 1400 square metres, of which the house occupies less than 40 per cent.

Many are listed for sale without photos to shield their owners’ privacy. This one offers a rare glimpse of what money buys, or to be exact, what $S78 million ($73 million) buys.

Keep cool in the tropics.

Keep cool in the

There’s an oversized swimming pool with its own ceiling fan, to keep extra cool on hot days, and its surrounded by tropical greenery.

Relaxed living areas also offer respite from the heat, and of course there are a home theatre, wine cellar, gym and two-level garage with parking for 20 cars.

Beat the heat.

Beat the