Million Dollar Listings

We decided money was no object and went looking for the most expensive houses from Mountain Brook to Indian Springs. Here is what we found.

2470 Cahaba Valley Road

Price Tag: $5,500,000

This truly spectacular 41-acre estate features a magnificent custom home, outdoor living spaces, heated pool with two waterfalls, a three-acre stocked pond with perimeter walking path, putting green, tennis court, barn, guest house, and riding trails in the woods. The artistic landscaping and outdoor lighting enhance the natural setting which adjoins Oak Mountain State Park. The views can be enjoyed from almost every room as well as from many terraces and observation deck. The home has 20-foot ceilings in the foyer and living room, massive stacked stone fireplace in the living room (there are five fireplaces in all ). There are hardwood and stone floors throughout. The kitchen has a commercial Wolfe gas stove, two Sub Zero Fridge/Freezers, two Bosch dishwashers, and quartz counters. Main level living includes the master bedroom, his/her offices, billiard room, exercise room, wine cellar next to kitchen. There is a  poolside guest house and six car garage. Three bedrooms and three baths along with music area are on the second level. Contact: Pam Ausley, RE/MAX Southern Homes-280, 205-516-6809


3552  Spring Valley Court

Price tag: $2,349,000

This beautiful, architect-designed French Country home in Mountain Brook is elegant, yet has great livability. It is nestled on approximately three acres surrounded by professionally landscaped grounds and natural wooded areas. There are five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms and fabulous rooms for family life, gatherings and/or entertaining on a grand scale. Custom and unique features are found throughout the home such as the three 16th century antique limestone mantels, travertine and heart pine floors, cedar ceiling beams, graceful archways and mahogany French doors. It features a gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, a butler’s pantry and a large island with bar seating.  The kitchen includes a breakfast room with doors to the veranda, and it is open to a huge keeping room with a cathedral wood ceiling, a Juliet balcony from the upstairs den and French doors to a screened porch that includes a stone fireplace with ceramic fireballs. and a kitchenette. The well appointed master suite includes his and her bathrooms, French doors to Juliet balconies and a sitting room with a private balcony. Contact: Jane Huston Crommelin, Ray & Poyner Properties, 205-527-4251


1107 Kari Knoll Circle

Price tag: $1,799,900

This home is a true Mediterranean villa that boasts special customized details.  European artisans were flown over to the U.S. to lay the travertine marble floors, copper sinks, and hand cut the four-inch travertine countertops. The kitchen features a French LaCornue stove.  The house comes with an indoor and outdoor pool, a movie theatre, exercise facility and two full kitchens. The master suite has a his and her bathroom and closets in addition to a cozy nook with a fireplace. An outdoor kitchen is surrounded by the beautiful landscaped gardens. Built on two lots and nestled on a cul-de-sac in South Lake, the views from the veranda are absolutely stunning. Contact: Virginia Markstein, ARC Realty, 205-969-8910


3452 Argyle Road

Price tag: $2,400,000

Incredible views of the City of Birmingham. This Custom-built estate home in Redmont has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths offering privacy and every amenity you can expect for luxurious living. Professionally landscaped grounds and spectacular architecture with stone facade, slate roof, copper gutters and downspouts, extensive stone terraces and wrought iron balconies. Spacious and open living areas feature cypress flooring, soaring ceilings, exposed beams, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors opening to the outside terraces. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, butler’s pantry, keeping room with fireplace and breakfast nook. The main level master bedroom has a luxurious bathroom, walk-in closet and study with pecky cypress paneling. The downstairs level offers a family room opening to a covered terrace, three bedrooms, three-and-a half bathrooms, media room, laundry room, wet bar and wine cellar. Contact: Stephanie Robinson, RealtySouth, 205-229-6247.


3509 River Bend Road

Price tag: $1,499,900

A stunning remodeled modern Italian private estate on approximately 2.4 acres. The expansive foyer has large windows and skylights flood the home with light and views. A cook’s kitchen features custom cabinetry, white marble and quartz countertops, six-burner Italian Technogas Superiore cooktop and double oven, wine refrigerator, built-in microwave and built-in refrigerator. There are so many ways to relax in this one of a kind home. Curl up with a good book by the limestone fireplace in the master bedroom or indulge in the soaking tub with a warm bath in the master bath. The living room boasts cypress wood plank and beam ceilings, a European ledge stone gas fireplace and select red oak hardwoods. Just outside is a terrace and pool with an outdoor kitchen featuring Viking appliances, a gas fire pit and a private putting green. There are five bedrooms and four and a half baths in the main house and two additional bedrooms and a full bath in the back house over the three- car garage. Contact: Fred Smith, The Fred Smith Group, RealtySouth, 205-368-2280


7 Deerwood

Price tag: $3,990,000

Designed by a prominent Atlanta architect, this stone and limestone home is a masterpiece offering timeless design, state of the art kitchen appliances and audio/video systems, plus a magical setting–the end of a cul-de-sac overlooking Shoal Creek’s 9th and 18th Greens (and lake) Throughout are limestone and wide plank hardwood floors, handcrafted mill work, leaded glass transoms and windows, eight masonry fireplaces (one on the screened porch), exquisite light fixtures, and customized closets and pantries. The foyer and the two-story library have 20-foot ceilings. The main-level master bedroom has an office and sitting area. Upstairs each bedroom has a bath with custom shower and jetted tub. The basement has a large playroom which opens out onto entertaining patio, a deluxe theater, bedroom, bath, garages and more.

Contact: Pam Ausley, RE/MAX Southern Homes-280, 205-516-6809


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