If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that there’s plenty of ultra-prime real estate to be had outside of major metropolises like New York City and Los Angeles. Buyers started to think differently about where they wanted to live and why—and if, for example, a remote luxury ranch might be the way to go. Marketplaces in towns such as Palm Beach and Aspen boomed as homeowners abandoned their big-city condos in favor of properties with more square footage, acreage and amenities.
The result is that, now more than ever, there’s reason to consider an 18-acre parcel in Idaho with its own private airplane hangar or a Peter Pan-themed Alaska home along Kachemak Bay. We canvassed these and 49 others to provide—in alphabetical order—a comprehensive list of the most expensive homes in all 50 states (plus Washington, D.C.). Some were entirely expected—90 Jule Pond in the Hamptons still hasn’t moved and still bears an exorbitant $145 million price tag. Others, like a Virginia property with its own brewery and restaurant, were more surprising and, above all, worthy of investment. Here, a closer look at these pricey US residences.