Mansion Hunting: What $45 Million Buys In Hawaii, Los Angeles And Spain

Villa St. Pierre on St. Pierre Road in Bel-Air features indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Asking … [+]

In this week’s look at trophy homes on Forbes Global Properties, I set out to find big properties for even bigger budgets. While each property offers a lot in terms of size and space, the scale of each is significantly different from location to location. From a Hawaii ranch with an oceanfront polo field to a Los Angeles mansion with a bowling alley, here’s a look at what around $45 million buys in three luxury housing markets.

The rear of Dillingham Ranch borders the lush landscapes of the Mokuleia Forest Reserve.

One of the largest landholdings remaining in O’ahu, the 2,740-acre property known as Dillingham Ranch features Hawaii’s most extensive coconut palm groves and an oceanfront polo field. Built for early industrialist Benjamin Franklin Dillingham, the working ranch has hosted generations of cattlemen, sportsmen and dignitaries. More recently, the property has been used as a setting for the shows “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-O” as well as the film “Kong: Skull Island.”

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The main lodge, which was recently renovated, has about 3,000 square feet of space and a … [+]

Features: Utilized in recent years as an event space, the property features a main lodge of about 3,000 square feet, a 700-square-foot commercial-grade kitchen and eight additional bedrooms. Hardwood floors and a fireplace are among features of the main residence, which recently underwent a multimillion-dollar restoration. Outside, sloped eaves supported by a series of columns create a wrap-around porch.

The 19-acre polo field sits next to the shore at the Dillingham Ranch in O’ahu.

Other perks: Dillingham Ranch features more than 1,000 feet of beachfront at Kai’ahulu Beach as well as access to incredible spots for snorkeling, ocean swimming and surfing. Private trails and roadways for hiking and biking snake through the sprawling property. The rear of the ranch borders the lush landscapes of the Mokuleia Forest Reserve.

Price: $45 million

Represented by: Matt Beall, Hawai’i Life

The Italianate-style mansion sits on more than an acres of grounds featuring statuaries, fountains, … [+]

Space is no issue at Villa St. Pierre, a sprawling trophy compound in Bel-Air with over 36,000 square feet of living space. Recently renovated, the estate features an 8-bedroom main house, a guesthouse/entertainment center, a grove of redwood trees and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Slabs of marble attract the eye in the Bel-Air home’s living room, which sits off the … [+]

Features: Hobbyists and sportsmen, take note: The Italianate-inspired mansion runs the gamut on amenities and includes a bowling alley, a gym, an indoor racquetball court and a home movie theater.

Amenities at the 36,000-square-foot home include a two-lane bowling alley.

Other perks: Designed to handle a party-sized crowd, the home boasts a two-story living room and a dining room with seating for 10. The indoor swimming pool complex evokes a European bathhouse and boasts a separate spa, massage facilities and a gym.

Price: $46 million

Represented by: Linda May, Hilton & Hyland

The stone-clad manor sits in the heart of Les Gavarres national park in Girona, Spain.

Located in Caldes de Malavella, a small town outside of Girona known for its thermal baths, this stone-clad manor pairs elegant living spaces with a range of exterior amenities. The 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate is situated in the heart of Les Gavarres national park and features spectacular views in nearly every direction.

A contemporary pool house and swimming pool accompany the stone-clad house.

Features: Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living and dining room leave little to the imagination while opening the interior to views of mature trees, mountain peaks and the rolling countryside. In the primary bedroom suite, a spiral staircase winds upward to a small den or office space.

Walls of glass in the living areas bring park-like views inside.

Other perks: Across from the main house is a contemporary pool house with covered patio space, a resort-style swimming pool, a spa and a long channel for swimming laps. Stone decking surrounds the pool area, creating additional space for outdoor living.

Price: EUR 40,000,000 (USD $44.9 million)

Represented by: José Ribes Bas, Immobiliaria Rimontgo

Hilton & Hyland, Immobiliaria Rimontgo and Hawai’i Life are exclusive members of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.

Neal is the Chief Content Officer at Forbes Global Properties. A content strategist with more than a decade of experience in the sports, entertainment and real estate

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