The price tag of luxury homes

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Here's what a few mansions would sell for, if they went on the market.

The news that the Playboy mansion went on the market for a cool $200m made headlines around the world, but the downside was that current owner, Hugh Hefner is included in the deal. The good news – if you happen to be in the market – is that there are other equally, if not more impressive, properties on the market, and some for a lesser price.

La Palais Royal, Florida: $159m

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Measuring roughly 6,000m2, the property was modelled on various European palaces, and features 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. Situated in Hillsboro Beach in Florida, the property has a private IMAX theatre, an air-conditioned kennel for the dogs and a 400m2 swimming pool.

The Manor, US: $150m

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This Los Angeles property has its own Wikipedia page. The home – with 123 rooms – was built by the late television producer Aaron Spelling. It was then sold to Petra Stunt, daughter of Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, for $85m in 2011.

Tour Odeon, Monaco: $400m

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The yet-to-be-completed five-storey penthouse will top the first skyscraper built in Monaco since the ’80s. Measuring nearly 3,300m2, the property boasts a rooftop pool complete with an impressive water slide.

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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