Hot New Homes: Million-Dollar Listings Trying To Be Something They're Not

You name it, these million-dollar homes have it: infinity pools, home theaters, private elevators. But from a fancy French chateau in the heart of Texas to a Vegas penthouse aiming for art-gallery cool, their style is, well, a little off. Prepare to be confused.

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You name it, these million-dollar homes have it: infinity pools, home theaters, private elevators. But from a fancy French chateau in the heart of Texas to a Vegas penthouse aiming for art-gallery cool, their style is, well, a little off. Prepare to be confused.

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Location: Dallas mansion that thinks it's a French chateau

Price: $11,288,000

Size: 16,000 square feet

Key selling points: An attempt at French grandeur with Dallas "bigger is better" sensibilities, this home has an over-the-top rotunda entrance, drapes thicker than your ski jacket, faux marble fireplaces, a home theater with a purple light-up ceiling, and as many chandeliers and wall sconces as can conceivably fit in each room. But the devoted wine tasting room? We're into it, sconces or not.

Listing: Dave Perry-Miller & Associates

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Location: Kentucky penthouse trying to be a swanky lounge

Price: $3,500,000

Size: 6,125 square feet

Key selling points: The curved walls and wavy ceiling details come off more "fun house" than luxury lounge, and the ubiquitous use of black glossy tile doesn't do the penthouse any favors. Still, we have to give it points for stellar views of the Ohio river and Kentucky's hilly urban-scape.

Listing: Comey & Shepherd

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Location: New Jersey estate that wishes it were a Southern mansion

Price: $11,500,000

Size: 9,000 square feet

Key selling points: With extras like a wine cellar, billiards room, media room, bar, gym and sauna, elevator, indoor and outdoor pools, putting green, and tennis courts, this estate is pretty appealing—though its Southern vibe seems faux (like it's a movie set or something) when plopped down in Jersey.

Listing: Fuller Sotheby's

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Location: Las Vegas penthouse that looks like a (bad) art gallery

Price: $6,500,000

Size: 6,421 square feet

Key selling points: It may be listed as a "gorgeous, sexy contemporary" but the mirror-happy, black-and-red swathed penthouse looks more like a lame art gallery than a posh suite. Luckily, the steam room, huge closets, and terraces with panoramic views of the strip and nearby mountain ranges make up for the questionable slickness.

Listing: Synergy

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