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5 Metro Detroit Wow! Houses For The Ridiculously Rich by Beth Dalbey

METRO DETROIT, MI — If you’ve got a huge wad of cash to spend on real estate, be sure to check out these seriously extravagant homes. They feature everything from a bank vault and a theater that’s a double for New York City’s most famous theater to resort-like pools and spas.

The asking price of a professionally decorated house in Grosse Pointe Shores includes the furnishings and decor, and a Bloomfield Hills mansion designed by award-winning architect Don Paul Young of Y&Y has 36 marble columns imported from Europe.

Check out these estates. Even if you can’t afford them, they’re delicious to look at.

Castello Montebello at 590 Dunbar St. in Northville, listing for $12,500,000, once served as the consulate of the Czech Republic. So, of course, security is optimized with a guard house and bank vault, but it’s also got amenities you won’t get anywhere else, like a replica of the most famous theatre in New York City, the Paramount Movie Palace. Peek inside at realtor.com for more photos and a complete property description.

This Lake St. Clair estate at 984 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores is one of the best builds in the affluent enclave. It was professionally decorated, and furnishings and decor are included in the $8,195,000 asking price. The 13,000-plus-square-foot home boasts four bedrooms, five baths, three powder rooms and six fireplace.. A “smart” house, it has an theater, gym, spa, two bars, and a pool and limestone cabana with a full kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Peek inside at realtor.com for more photos and a complete property description.

This French Manor at 2716 Turtle Ridge Drive in Bloomfield Township is brand new on the market, listing for $6,399,000. There is so much to love about this private enclave on double lot overlooking Turtle Lake. Each room embodies the meaning of perfection — for example, the symmetry of the fireplaces flanking parquet flooring leading to an outdoor terrace. The owners’ wing — not a suite, mind you, but an entire wing — has dual baths and closets with multi-tiered spaces. Peek inside at realtor.com for more photos and a complete property description.

This Mediterranean estate on a two-acre hilltop lot at 860 Vaughan Road in Bloomfield Hills has special touches throughout, including a stunning glass surrounded rotunda, 36 imported European marble columns, an outstanding chef’s kitchen and a second prep kitchen, and sitting rooms in the guest suites. Outside, the grounds are magnificently maintained. Designed by award winning architect Don Paul Young of Y&Y, it lists for $5,999,999. Peek inside at realtor.com for more photos and a complete property description.

This $4,700,000 estate at 2424 Pond Vallee Drive in Oakland Township has a resort-like in-ground pool and hot tub, stunning balconies and terraces, and other amenities that make it an entertainer’s dream. The crystal chandelier will take your breath away, as will the grand foyer that opens to a timeless dual staircases. You’ll find meticulous detail in the woodwork and gorgeous marble flooring throughout, making this mansion a true showplace. Peek inside at realtor.com for more photos and a complete property description.

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