Mega-mansion with a helipad plus 40-person cinema and ranch with own vineyard all shortlisted in the most extreme homes
A mega-mansion with a helipad plus a 40-person cinema and a ranch that has its own vineyard have been shortlisted in a competition to find the most extreme home.
These attractive abodes, which are all on the market, have reached final six for the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt competition.
They have been shortlisted as part of the Most Extreme Home category and anyone who submits a vote will be entered into a prize sweepstake of $10,000 USD (7.5kGBP).
Voting closes on July 17 for the competition that is a joint venture from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®.
With prices ranging from just under two million dollars (1.5mGBP) to a whopping $188m (141mGBP), these far-from humble homes offer varying fun features not commonly found.
Listed among the impressive properties is a Mediterranean themed home with a beautiful atrium, a cottage that has a two-storey gaming room with a rock climbing wall, and more.
Stephanie Anton, President of Luxury Portfolio International®, said: “Extreme Homes is a particularly relevant category this year as we have begun to see a rise in homes driven by, and designed for, the passions of the affluent homeowner today.
“This includes everything from indoor rock climbing walls to multiple screening rooms, croquet lawns, backyard water parks, private vineyards and more.
“Because Luxury Portfolio International members list some of the most outstanding properties in the world, the Extreme Homes category represents the cutting edge of home design and what is available when passion and imagination are powered by financial means.”
A most expensive location, a mega-mansion in Bel-Air, California, not only boasts a helipad, but a 40 seat 4K Dolby Atmos Theatre, four lane bowling alley and an auto-gallery with cars worth more than $33m (24mGBP).
The abundant abode up for sale at $188 million (144mGBP) offers bespoke views of the mountains all the way along to the ocean and the Los Angeles skyline.
The property with two master suites and ten oversized guest bedrooms, is also fitted with 100 curated art installations, five bars and a seven-person team of full-time staff.
A five-bedroom property in Potomac, Maryland, similar to a scene from Arabian Nights, was also shortlisted, with its impressive Mediterranean design and mosaic tiling.
The desert-oasis themed atrium has been fitted with palm trees, a wading pool, hot tub, columns and a lengthy circular driveway with a fountain.
A magnificent ranch in Los Olivos, California, boasts one of the oldest vineyards in Santa Barbara County with varietals of Chardonnay, Syrah, Sangiovese and Tempranillo.
With five-bedrooms the site is up for sale at $16.5 million (12.4mGBP) offering 360-degree views of vineyards, hills, old-growth olive trees and the misty, distant mountain.
A spacious cabin in Cullowhee, North Carolina, also featured, which is located at the heart of mother nature, with waterfall-views and creeks that flow through the property.
Up for sale at under seven million (5.2mGBP), the five-bedroom home often sees deer, turkey and elks, filling the 73-acre grounds along with two ponds and a fishing dock.
A luxury treehouse type property in Quilcene, Washington, is perched among a magnificent forest with streams, waterfalls, trails and a sandy beach.
With 1480 feet of waterfront, the three-bedroom property also has three fireplaces and is up for sale at under two million dollars (1.5mGBP).
A spectacular cottage on Sea Island, Georgia, is fitted with a two-storey game room and rock climbing wall that leads to third floor with beautiful 360-degree views.
With a $12.9m (9.7mGBP) price tag the seven-bedroom property is described as being fit for ‘kids of all ages’ and also has an infinity pool, hot tub and two deep water boat lifts.
Voting for the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2018 competition concludes on July 17.