These Are The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Every Southern State
There are some stunning Southern homes around the region. We have historial antebellum properties with majestic white pillars, ranches with acres upon acres of open space, and coastal beach houses with to-die-for views of the Atlantic and the Gulf. These extravagant listings located around the South range from around $5 million dollars to over $60 million dollars. There are carriage houses, cabanas, log cabins, and indoor pools in these homes – not to mention one beachy mansion with a living room modeled after a whale's ribcage. From the sprawling Barefoot Ranch retreat in Texas to views of Cape Fear in North Carolina, these expensive Southern listings are giving us major home inspiration (and envy).
Texas: $59.5 Million
Welcome to Barefoot Ranch – Texas' idyllic resort in Larue. The 35,000-square-foot estate, listed by Sotheby's, is situated on 2,400 acres of rolling hills (and is just 10 minutes from the nearest jet strip!). The home has hosted summits, retreats, celebrities, politicians, and "countless rock and country stars." On the property, you'll find a timber-beamed lodge, golf course, driving range, boat house, cabins, tennis courts, equestrian center, organic greenhouse, paintball course, and shooting range, among other amenities. Whew! According to the Sotheby's listing: "If the Queen of England owned a family royal retreat disguised as a ranch in Texas, it would be this one."
Kentucky: $16 Million
Come to Prospect, Kentucky to own this 158-acre estate. The property hosts four homes, with the main 16,000-square-foot house being built in 1905. Located at 5802 River Road, this large ranch also has a carriage house, two caretaker houses, an indoor pool, a 20,000-square-foot barn, and an apartment on the premises.
Arkansas: $10.9 Million
Georgia: $48 Million
This stunning Atlanta estate may be the closest thing you'll get to an English manor in the South. Built in 1995, the limestone-and-brick home sits on 18.6 private acres, with an antique statuary, formal gardens, stone terrace, and saline pool. The massive 17,776-square-foot abode has 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 3 half baths, a 4-bedroom guest house, and a 1-bedroom pool house.
Tennessee: $18.5 Million
If this home looks familiar, it's because it has belonged to one of our favorite country couples, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill! Surrounded by rolling pastures and ponds, the 3,125-square-foot home at 4009 Carters Creek Pike in Franklin sits on 622 acres. The main house has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, but the property actually hosts 6 different homes – including 2 caretaker homes, a 12-stall barn, a log cabin, and 2 guest cabins.
Louisiana: $6.45 Million
Come to the Garden Distric to spot this historical 1860s mansion in New Orleans. The Neoclassical home has 10,516 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, and several chandeliers that would impress The Queen herself. Formerly known as the Robinson House, this estate also has an over 1,500-square-foot carriage house and intricate ironwork around the property.
Alabama: $8.9 Million
Fairhope is one of Alabama's most coveted spots for real estate for its stunning views of the water. This single-family estate at 16801 Scenic Highway 98 has four private residences, two wharfs, and a separate bath house. There's also a fountain, studio, putting green, gym, and courtyard.
Washington, D.C.: $22 Million
One of Washington, D.C.'s most extravagant homes, this 2016 mansion designed by Jones/Boer Architects is 14,774 square feet of pure modern bliss. With an incredible marble kitchen, ornate fireplaces, and balconies galore, this house is the definition of luxury. The 8-bedroom, 10-full bathroom (and 3 half bath!) estate can be found at 3030 Chain Bridge Road.
North Carolina: $11.99 Million
This 5,514-square-foot family home on Bald Head Island overlooks Cape Fear forty feet above sea level. One of the home's many quirks? The main living space has floor-to-ceiling rafters that resemble the ribs of a whale. The beach-inspired locale has 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths, and private beach access.
Florida: $65 Million
Anyone willing to go splitsies? This tropical paradise in Miami is up for a whopping $65 million dollars. Located on the highly coveted location of Star Island, this historic mansion was built in 1923 by Miami Beach pioneer Carl Fisher and has 10 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, and 2 half baths. The more-than-40 rooms were completely renovated in 2016, and owners will be able to enjoy a ballroom-size living room and a 3000-bottle wine cellar. Sign us up!
Missouri: $8.2 Million
Who wouldn't want a saltwater pool and fountain? This 12,459-square-foot home in Huntleigh took two years to complete, but it's not surprising when you consider the 18-foot ceilings, billiard room, media room, craft room (yes!), and gated parking court. Located at 42 Huntleigh Woods Drive, the open floor plan has 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half baths, and immaculately manicured gardens.
Mississippi: $7.5 Million
This antebellum home in Gloster oozes Southern charm. With old-style brick walls and custom beams, the 7,500-square-foot mansion is based on Tatum Plantation at 3443 Highway 24. It has 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bath, and a custom gunite pool. This spot's perfect for the sportsman of the family – the property is teeming with deer and turkeys, and there are skinning facilities in the accompanying guide shack.
South Carolina: $22 Million
Kiawah Island is one of the most beautiful spots in South Carolina, so it's no wonder that this beach home at 133 Flyway Drive is listed for $22 million. This ultra-private, shingle-style home has 10,500 square feet of space with 9 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, and one half bath. The mansion has private beach access, a vast open floor plan, and a huge outdoor space that's perfect for entertaining.
Oklahoma: $7.9 Million
This historical equine ranch looks just like something Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond would pin on Pinterest. Located at 10748 Red Oaks Road in Marietta, the home is 8,000 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The property, however, has over 1100 acres of gorgeous fields, a covered arena, two 20-stall barns, and an incredible pool house.
Virginia: $33 Million
Grab your pocketbooks! This incredible estate in Warrenton, Virginia runs for a cool $33 million dollars. You could host the family reunion every year with its 22 bedrooms, 13 full and 3 half baths, and 1471.71 acre lot. The 38,500-square-foot stone home was built circa 1776 and is located at 7500 Ironwood Lane. If you're not up for staying in one of the twenty-two bedrooms, pick the two-story Georgian Revival-style carriage house or guesthouse – just two additional residences on the property.
West Virginia: $13 Million
Leave it to one of the Charlestons to host this 19,000-square-foot castle. Located at 230 Quarry Ridge East, this luxurious retreat has eight bedrooms, a whopping 9 full and 5 half baths, and 24.7 acres of stunning mountain views. Inside the home, you'll find vibrant colors at every turn – there's a red living room, a purple salon, and a royal blue carpet in the library.
Ask Yourself These Questions Before You Buy A Home
Is it finally time to take the plunge and buy your own home? Buying a new home can be an intimidating process, especially for folks who've never owned before and haven't gone through the process. But, maybe your landlady's driving you crazy, you can't have pets, and you only have patio access on Tuesdays. We encourage you, before you take the leap, to check out these tips from our friends at Coinage. Asking yourself these three simple questions before committing to such a large investment will ensure that you're prepared and educated through the process. It will surely pay off in the long run to be extra thorough as you're preparing to buy your first home.
Delaware: $5.75 Million
This stunning coastal home in Rehoboth Beach can be found at 27 Hall Ave. The 9,500 square foot floor plan features 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 2 half baths, a custom spiral staircase, and ocean views from nearly every room.
Maryland: $15.95 Million
This extraordinary creation of architect Glenn Fong is located at 5517 Pembroke Road in Bethesda, Maryland. Located on 1.42 private, gated acres, this 20,263-square-foot home has 6 bedrooms and 8 full and 5 half baths. You can enjoy the reflecting pool, a private cabana, eight fireplaces, an extravagant wine cellar, and an 11-car garage.