The famous financier took this property, Camp Uncas, as collateral and made it into a family retreat. Later, he sold it to a member of the Vanderbilt family.
The owner and developer of this home outside Telluride infused his love of travel into the home, importing a pre-Civil War barn, a Bhutanese bridge and a door from ancient India.
Derin Williams was inspired to build homes the size of some people’s closets.
This sleek lakefront Michigan retreat is on its own private island and has a miniature railroad and Greco-Roman lion statues on the terrace.
The owner of this estate took her architect on a 10-day trip to Spain before he designed this view home in the Pacific Palisades.
This remodeled condo on the beach uses repurposed blue jeans for insulation and reclaimed wood for furniture and walls.
The builders of this X-shaped house wanted to take advantage of the views from every angle and built four houses stuck together, with a big indoor swimming pool in the middle.
This historic houseboat washed ashore during a 1960 hurricane and has been used ever since as an oceanside guesthouse.
Meg Ryan and then-husband Dennis Quaid lived in this historic Queen Anne-style San Francisco home in the 1990s. The impeccably cared-for three-story home has views from every floor.
Natalie Glosman designed this majestic home to display her vast collection of antique furniture.
This Carlos Zapata-designed home sits on the historic site of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s winter home. The ultramodern retreat is for sale for $12.9 million.
This oceanview estate was designed to curve along with the bluff it was built into at Corona del Mar.
Former South Carolina Gov. Robert F. Allston produced rice at this plantation before the Civil War. After his death, his 31-year-old widowed daughter managed it, recording her experience in a book.
This Los Angeles landmark is a popular set for scary movies and television shows, but the owners have had less luck selling it. Now it’s back on the market for $5 million.
The builders of this large, sleek home in Holmby Hills are now looking for a buyer.