You've dreamt of going there. Now you can own the joint. The Playboy Mansion is up for sale, with a price tag to match its reputation. As you probably already know, the six-bedroom 1927 tudor has a theater, a game room, a gym, a huge kitchen, and a zoo. It also has a swimming pool with a Grotto so notorious it has its own listing on Google Maps (just search for "STD water") and a four-bedroom guest house. No Bunnies are included with the sale, unfortunately, but rumor is that if you want to let Hef live out the rest of his life there, he wouldn't be opposed. Smoking jacket negotiable.
Located about 100 miles north of New York City, the Hudson Woods development offers city dwellers the chance to own a weekend home or end-of-the-world hideout within a short drive from their jobs and expensive apartments. This 130-acre site will eventually be home to 26 glass-and-timber, cabin-like dwellings. Designed by an architect and meticulously put together, your biggest choice when buying one is whether you want the natural cedar exterior or the handsome blackened cedar. Even the furniture has been chosen for you from local makers. Lot choices go up to 12 acres in size, and a slew of upgrades are available — everything from a blackened steel-and-walnut kitchen island to a fruit tree grove. There's even a well-designed, $40,000 treehouse option for the kids.
You'd expect a home owned by a pair of interior designers to be impressive, and Nate Berkus' New York Penthouse — shared by the Oprah favorite and his partner Jeremiah Brent — doesn't disappoint. The two-level space is located on Fifth Avenue in the heart of Greenwich Village, and was designed by 1920's architect, Emery Roth. The upper floor has been transformed into an entertaining space, including an updated chef's kitchen with a wall of windows and skylights behind the sink and a pair of terraces to enjoy the city views, while the lower level houses three bedrooms, including the master suite and its enormous dressing room. Other highlights include the four fireplaces, wrought iron staircase, and 10.5-foot coffered ceilings.