Explainer: Closing Costs: Recently sold megahomes

  • Image: Port Clinton, Ohio, home

    These recently sold expensive homes sold on Realtor.com are as distinct as the regions they’re from. Whether you dream of the white-sand beaches in Miami or the California countryside, this week’s most expensive homes are priced from $750,000 to several million dollars and will definitely please various tastes and budgets.

  • Hidden Hills, Calif.

    Image: HIdden Hills, Calif., home

    Selling price: $5,450,000
    Sold on: August 27.
    Square footage: 9,188.
    Beds and baths: Six beds, eight baths.
    Built in: 2009.
    Lot size: 1.34 acres.

    Realtor remarks: This brand-new single story home spanning 9,200 sq.ft. on a flat acreage. Its top-of-the-line gourmet chef’s kitchen with marble island, professional appliances, and wine cellar are all wide-open to the family room. Features include a paneled office, family room with fireplace and wet bar in addition to a sumptuous master suite with a fireplace. Four family bedroom suites surround the children’s study. Finishes include two-story coffered and exposed beam ceilings, picture windows, wide plank, hickory wood floors and wainscoting. The private second story guest suite features a kitchen & bathroom, which can serve as private offices, media room or in-law set up. The private and expansive grounds include a covered loggia, lawns, trees, plans for a pool, as well as approval for guest house and barns. There is ample room for a riding arena or a soccer field.

    View the listing here.

  • Miami Beach, Fla.

    Image: Miami Beach, Fla., condo.

    Selling price: $2,525,000
    Sold on:  August 26.
    Square footage: 3,979.
    Beds and baths: Four beds, five baths.
    Built in: 2003.
    Lot size: N/A.

    Realtor remarks: This condo is in a high-rise waterfront property in Miami Beach. Panoramic ocean views can be seen from the open balcony on the 33rd floor. The unit includes beautiful marble floor.

    View the listing here.

  • Staten Island, NY

    Image: Staten Island, NY, home.

    Selling price: $750,000
    Sold on: August 27.
    Square footage: 2,400.
    Beds and baths: Four beds, two-and-a-half baths.
    Built in: 2008
    Lot size: .14 acre.

    Realtor remarks: This cozy four-bedroom single-family home in New York’s Staten Island includes a comfortable walk-in closet, wet bar and an ample eat-in kitchen area.

    View the listing here.

  • Port Clinton, Ohio

    Image: Port Clinton, Ohio, home

    Selling price: $1,125,000
    Sold on: August 20.
    Square footage: 5,330.
    Beds and baths: Five beds, six baths.
    Built in: 2001.
    Lot size: .67 acres.

    Realtor remarks: This spectacular home on a sandy beach with nine other homes is gated for privacy. All rooms are zoned for heating and air conditioning. There are 88 canned lights and the porch is cypress and redwood. The library includes a Bose system and the garage fits three cars. The two bedroom apartment above the garage can be rented or used for overflow. Dockage is available on the harbor.

    View the listing here.


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