What You Get for ...$8 Million
WHAT: A seven-bedroom eight-bath contemporary home with 7,435 square feet of space on San Marco Island.
HOW MUCH: $7,950,000
PER SQUARE FOOT: $1,069.28
SETTING: The house is on the Venetian Causeway, in a residential enclave about halfway between downtown Miami and Miami Beach. It has 60 feet of water frontage with views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. Lincoln Road in South Beach is within walking distance.
COMMON SPACES: The entryway opens up into a three-story-high atrium and the living room. The kitchen has a breakfast booth with views of the water. There is an entertainment and media room on the second floor with its own terrace.
PERSONAL SPACES: The master suite has Brazilian hardwood floors, as well as an en suite bathroom with a soaking tub; a walk-in closet; and a terrace overlooking the water. Each of the other bedrooms, including a large guest suite with its own balcony, has its own bath. There is a staff bedroom is on the first floor.
OUTDOOR SPACE: A private elevator opens directly onto a rooftop patio surrounding an infinity-edge pool; an owner could entertain without guests’ having to enter the house. The property also has a dock, a putting green and a lap pool.
AMENITIES: These include a three-car garage and a centrally controlled media network for televisions and audio throughout the house.
TAXES: $96,608 a year
CONTACT: Nelson Gonzalez, Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors Inc. (305) 674-4040; www.nelsongonzalez.com
WHAT: A 1,048-acre ranch with a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath log lodge, a horse barn with caretaker’s quarters and a two-car garage with a one-bedroom apartment
HOW MUCH: $8,000,000
PER SQUARE FOOT: $1,941.75, or $7,633 per acre
SETTING: Bremmer Creek and Willie’s Spring flow through the property, which has deer, elk, bears, mountain lions, cranes, bald eagles, Hungarian partridge and grouse. The ranch is 30 miles north of Bozeman and the second-largest airport in the state, Gallatin Field. Yellowstone National Park is two hours south.
COMMON SPACES: A double-height living room has a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace. A wet bar is open to the dining area and kitchen. On the second level is a family room loft overlooking the living room.
PERSONAL SPACES: The master bedroom is on the main level. The other bedrooms are on the second floor; each has its own bath. The horse barn has a caretaker’s quarters above it with two bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen.
OUTDOOR SPACE: There are open meadows, wooded areas and hilly regions
AMENITIES: The ranch comprises three parcels, each with a conservation easement that allows for a total of three additional buildings. There are corrals, a sand-based round pen and an outdoor riding arena for horses.
TAXES: $5,000 a year
CONTACT: Vivian Bridaham, The Collection Sotheby’s International Realty (406) 586-4408; www.thecollectionsir.com
Fountain Hills, Ariz.
WHAT: A 10,800-square-foot house with four bedrooms and five and a half baths in the FireRock Country Club, a gated community with an 18-hole Gary Panks-designed golf course.
HOW MUCH: $7,750,000
PER SQUARE FOOT: $717.60
SETTING: This property northeast of Scottsdale is situated on the slope of a hill; it overlooks Phoenix Valley. FireRock Country Club is about 30 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
COMMON SPACES: The living room has Turkish limestone floors, a wall of built-in wood paneling and glass shelves, and a limestone gas fireplace with a flame emerging through shards of glass. An indoor heated pool has a wet bar and a massage and exercise room. The kitchen has a breakfast nook with views of the valley.
PERSONAL SPACES: The master suite has a curved wall of windows overlooking the golf course, as well as its own gas fireplace and a large walk-in closet with wood shelves. The en suite bathroom has a large soaking tub under a skylight, a walk-in steam shower and a water closet with a urinal and bidet.
OUTDOOR SPACE: The house has patios and balconies. There is a landscaped yard beyond the pool.
AMENITIES: These include a four-car garage, an elevator and a 500-bottle wine room. The laundry room has an elevated limestone dog shower. The community has a 29,000-square-foot country club with a formal dining room, a lounge and recreational activities like tennis, swimming and a fitness center.
TAXES: $4,084 a year; homeowner association fee: $455 a quarter
CONTACT: Sandra Wilken, Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties (480) 596-0001; www.sandrawilkenhomes.com