Most of what we know about real estate is local: home values in Central, IL, information about neighborhoods and school districts in Central, IL, mortgage rates, those kinds of things. But sometimes we see something about houses around the country that we just find fascinating.

Recently, the folks at Curbed published a list of the most expensive homes in America.

The most and least expensive homes on the list are actually on the same street - there’s a $120 million difference between them!

Click here to see the 25 most expensive homes in the USA

Some of the amenities include: private ocean access, a life size chess set, a view of the Statue of Liberty, bowling alleys, basketball courts, helicopter landing pads, private spas, makeup refrigerators, movie theaters, even season tickets to the Brooklyn Nets!

If these homes have you thinking about what our area's most expensive homes are, here’s a list of the top 5 most expensive homes for sale:

#1     $1,875,000

#2     $1,750,000 

#3    $1,699,900

#4     $1,250,000

#5     $1,200,000

If you are in the market for one of these homes (or ANY HOME  in our area) contact The Knell Group here. While we are proud to represent many of these million dollar homes, The Knell Group also takes equal pride in our entire home collection.