Reverse your own odometer in this architectural pop culture gem. The 5,300 sq ft glass-and-steel Ben Rose Home ($2,300,000), and more specifically the matching detached garage, is the site where Cameron gives an unexpected F-U to his dad in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Designed by architects A. James Speyer and David Haid, and once owned by photographer Ben Rose, the house was built in 1953 and is located in Highland Park, Illinois. Vast ravines in rear, but 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California not included. [Thanks, Scott]
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1961, the Fawcett Ranch House (a cool $2.7 million) near Los Banos, California, is a 3,800 sq. foot piece of history. Sited on 8 acres of farmland in the San Joaquin Valley, this retro-amazing home features a concrete slab floor, mahogany walls, windows, doors, and cabinetry. It's got six bedrooms, four and a half baths, two fireplaces (including a walk-in living room fireplace), a Japanese garden with Koi pond and waterfall, and unbelievable views from every angle. Here's your chance to live in an actual work of art. [Thanks, Chuck]
Well, at least something good came from Michael Vick's despicable actions: his sweet-ass pad can now be yours. Michael Vick’s Georgia Mansion ($4.1 million) is an absolute gem, boasting eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and a four-car garage all set on a northern Atlanta lake that also happens to be close to Sugarloaf Country Club's 18th hole. Other features include a weight room, theater, a high-end kitchen, an elevator, and a golf simulator — plus a giant number seven on the floor in one room that you'll probably want to have removed.
Not all big homes have to carry big carbon footprints. This Eco-Friendly Florida Mansion ($29 million), named Acqua Liana, is a gem of large-scale green design. It's filled with amazing, ocean-inspired features, such as glass "water floor," an arched aquarium wet bar where you sit with exotic fish swimming below your glass, more than 150 feet of oceanfront property, 24-foot oceanfront sheeting water walls, exotic tropical hardwood floors, over 15,000 total square feet of space, including a 2,180 sq ft master bedroom suite, and much, much more. An absolute masterpiece.
Bat Cave, Man Cave — whatever you want to call it, this unique Missouri Cave Home ($300,000) is a superhero-worthy hangout. Boasting over 17,000 sq ft of space, this cavernous house is fully livable, with three bedrooms, a 400 sq ft kitchen, three groundwater springs, 2.8 acres of land, and a legendary stage — yes, stage — where bands such as the MC5, Ted Nugent, and Bob Seger have performed. Fringe benefit: Being able to answer "yes" when asked "Do you live in a cave?" "Why yes, yes I do."
Looking for a star-approved estate getaway? Lance Armstrong’s Texas Ranch ($12 million) fits the bill. Offering 447.8 acres of land, including 1886 ft of frontage on the Pedernales River and ownership in the Dead Man's Hole swimming spot, this exclusive ranch also features a 4,241 sq. ft. main house with five bedrooms, five baths, and two living areas, a guest house, seven miles of biking trails, a pool and spa, and all the privacy you could ask for. [via]
If your apartment is feeling a little cramped these days, maybe it's time to start house hunting. And why not start at the top? Like Tommy Hilfiger's Stone Hill Mansion ($27.9 million) in Greenwich, Connecticut. The 20,000 sq. ft. Georgian-style home sits on 4 acres and includes 7 bedrooms, 9 full and 3 half baths, 8 fireplaces, and 4 garages. Extras include fashion-mogul styling, cashmere/exotic leather wall treatments, heated marble floors, fitness room, home theater, library, wine cellar/grotto, gardens, pool, and tennis court. [More Photos]