If you can't afford it, you can dream
If you could spend millions on your dream home, what would you buy?
A ski chalet in Aspen, Colo.? A house in Hawaii overlooking the beach? Or maybe a showplace with a view of the Las Vegas Strip?
Five million dollars buys a lot of luxury: Views of water or mountains. Spacious marble bathrooms. Multiple fireplaces. Boutique-size walk-in closets. It can also include some pretty cool toys. A home in this price range could have its own movie theater, fully outfitted gym, outdoor entertaining areas, wet bar, game room, basketball court and wine cellar.
Plus there's always plenty of room for friends and family. Multimillion-dollar homes frequently come with multiple guest suites (with their own bathrooms). And some include guest apartments -- with a separate kitchen and entrance.
Whether you dream of an old-fashioned getaway in a quiet New England coastal town or a European-style villa near the heart of a major city, you can definitely find it for $5 million.
Want to tour a few $5 million homes? Here are five homes now on the market for a cool $5 million each (give or take a few hundred thousand).