Price of Luxury

What Does $50 Million Buy Around the World?

Priced in the neighborhood of $50 million, these spectacular homes offer the pinnacle of luxury living

Ultimate luxury comes at a price. And for $50 million, or thereabouts, buyers have their choice of trophy properties: white-glove penthouses in global cities, such as Hong Kong, New York, London, and Paris; oceanfront compounds in California; palatial villas in jet set destinations Cannes and Porto Rotondo; mountain retreats in such world-class ski resorts as Aspen and St. Moritz; vineyard estates in the world’s top wine regions; and private islands in the tropics. Here, we explore the extraordinary luxury homes available for around $50 million.

Cave Cay Private Island in the Exumas, Bahamas

Luxury accommodations and world-class amenities, including a private airstrip and deepwater harbor with a multi-yacht marina, make Cave Cay the ultimate private island escape.

Cave Cay, a private island in the heart of the Exumas, Bahamas, is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. The island is totally self-sufficient (diesel generators power the water and electrical systems), with lush vegetation and unspoiled white sand beaches. Perched atop one of the highest points on the island, the luxurious main house has 360-degree views and top-of-the-line appointments. Peerless amenities include a private 2,800-foot airstrip and protected deepwater harbor and marina with floating cement dock system with 35 boat slips.

Trophy Ranch Offering in Montana and Arizona

MorDo Ranch (100 acres in the desert foothills of Arizona) and Horsethief Basin Ranch (7,000 acres in the grassland mountains of Montana) are a testament to the luxury and convenience of the New West and the cultural legacy of the Old West.

This unique offering comprises two trophy ranches that afford an unprecedented opportunity for a turnkey Western lifestyle. Horsethief Basin Ranch is a throwback to the Old West. The 7,000-acre black angus cattle ranch is just outside Lewistown, Montana. Representing the New West is MorDo Ranch, a 100-acre contemporary horse ranch on the edge of Scottsdale, Arizona. Just a 2.5-hour flight apart, the two ranches are completely staffed and operational.

Contemporary Duplex in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

City and beach lifestyles converge at this designer duplex on Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay.

This luxurious contemporary duplex overlooks Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay, a few minutes’ walk from the beach and Repulse Bay shopping and restaurant complex. The chic interiors feature floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the breathtaking city and bay views, six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a living room, formal dining room, and gourmet kitchen. Residents have access to a rooftop deck and the building’s luxury amenities, which include parking, a children’s playground, and a health club with indoor pool and sauna, squash court, and gym.

Grand Villa in Cannes, France

Super Cannes is the exclusive setting for this elegant villa built into a lush hillside above the Bay of Cannes.

In the ultra-exclusive Cannes enclave known as Super Cannes, this palatial villa sits on nearly 2.5 acres of beautiful grounds with views of the Bay of Cannes, Lerins Islands, Cap d’Antibes, and the mountains. The elegant 10-bedroom main residence features grandly scaled living and entertaining spaces that open to wide terraces facing the resort-style pool and the sea. The deluxe amenities include a movie theater, spa, gym, home automation system, and elevator. The property also includes a separate two-bedroom staff house.

Waterfront Villa in Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, Italy

Privacy and seclusion await the next owner of this beautiful waterfront villa in the jet set resort of Porto Rotondo on Sardinia’s Emerald Coast.

Villa Libeccio is an idyllic waterfront villa just outside Porto Rotondo on Sardinia’s beautiful Costa Smeralda. Surrounding the villa are nearly 2.7 acres of Mediterranean gardens that lead down to a private sandy beach. The villa, designed in harmony with its natural setting, offers eight elegant bedrooms, including two staff rooms, all with sea views. The living spaces flow out to a terrace with vistas of the Gulf of Cugnana to the Nibani Islands, verandahs, an open-air kitchen, and heated swimming pool. The property is both private and secluded, yet close enough to the glamorous shopping, dining, and nightlife of Porto Rotondo.