Michelangelo's Tuscan Villa

Located just outside Florence, Michelangelo's Tuscan Villa gives you the rare chance to own the former home of a Renaissance master. Originally built as a fort, the property was in the painter's family from the time he purchased it in 1549 until 1867, was recently restored with an eye on historical accuracy, and includes the original documents and deed. There are eight bedrooms and seven baths in the main house, two additional bedrooms in the separate guest house, and an outbuilding that could serve as additional storage or an office/getaway. And while there's no original artwork on the property (that we know of), there is an oil mill and 200 olive trees, enough to supply your family and guests with olive oil without needing to visit the market.

Photos: Handsome Properties International

  • Banksy House

    Original Banksy pieces don't come up often — partly because they tend to be attached to buildings. This Banksy House is one such structure. The three-bedroom Victorian is by itself a rather uninspiring affair in desperate need of a full restoration, but the interior isn't the draw here. Instead it's the authentic Banksy artwork found on the gable wall. "Spy Booth" was a response to the reports on global surveillance made possible by Edward Snowden, and depicts three "spies" using various recording devices to tap into the conversations happening in the real-life phone booth found in the center of the piece. Set on Fairview Road in Cheltenham, it's a rare chance to own a piece of artwork that you can also live in.

  • The Playboy Mansion

    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.

    Photos: Jim Bartsch

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