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Homes: What can you buy for $10 million?

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Homes costing $10 million are ridiculous no matter where they are.

Even luxury properties in cities with soaring home values don't usually go for nearly that much. In San Francisco -- which has a freakishly expensive median home sale price of just over $1 million -- the average lux abode is closer to $3 million, according to the latest Prestige Home Index compiled by First Republic Bank.

Estates at these prices don't quite suit the tastes and pocketbooks of billionaires like Bill Gates, but they're still the speed of A-listers like Heidi Klum.

Here are 10 properties on the market for around $10 million across the country.

Miami Beach, Florida

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This three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom waterfront condo in Miami Beach's South Pointe was listed last month for $9.8 million. The median home value in the area is a comparatively low $370,500.

Miami Beach, Florida

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The contemporary unit was built in 2005 and has 4,078-square-feet of space. It features oak flooring, walk-in closets, a 1,400-square-foot terrace, crystal chandeliers, high-end designer furniture, a state-of-the-art sound system, automated shades and lighting, a home bar, access to an attached parking garage and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the water.

New York City

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This three-bedroom, four-bathroom penthouse along the East River in Midtown, New York City was listed in November for $9.9 million -- much higher than the already-pricey $1.7 million median price of homes sold in the area.

New York City

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Sitting on top of a 1936 co-op building, the bi-level unit features a double living room, wrap-around brick terrace with landscaping, laundry room, winding staircase with a mural on the adjacent wall, several fireplaces, marble and limestone bathrooms, access to an in-building elevator and views of the water and city skyline.

Lake Forest, Illinois

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The historic Schweppe Estate, built in 1917 by Marshall Field & Co. president John G. Shedd for his daughter Laura Schweppe, is currently on the market for $9.95 million. The 10-bedroom, 13-bathroom, 25,000-square-foot manse is located in Lake Forest, Illinois, near the Lake Michigan waterfront about 35 miles north of Chicago. It was last listed in November 2010 for $12 million.

Lake Forest, Illinois

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The property, which was designed by famed Chicago architect Frederick Wainwright Perkins in the English Renaissance style, features 5.3 acres of land, lots of hand-carved details, several fountains and terraces, 11 fireplaces, an elevator, a library, sauna and (obviously) a finished basement.

Pacific Palisades, California

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This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in Pacific Palisades, California -- a coastal stretch of Los Angeles between Santa Monica and Malibu -- went on the market last June for around $10 million. It was last listed in February 2012 for $9.45 million, and then taken off the market the following month. The median home value in the sought-after area is only about $2.4 million.

Pacific Palisades, California

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The 8,640-square-foot house was built in 2006, and the property features an infinity pool, sports court, artist's studio, attached garage, patio, solar heating, hardwood flooring, large kitchen, billiards room with a bar, home theater and mountain views.

McLean, Virginia

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This four-bedroom, six-bathroom home on McLean, Virginia's Gold Coast was listed in April for about $10 million. The property is expensive for the area, which has a median home value of $918,300.

McLean, Virginia

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The 27-year-old property was designed by internationally renowned Greek architect Angelos Demetriou and includes floors made from stone that was imported from the Pelion Mountain in Greece. The single-level home features domed ceilings, a 17th century fireplace, an indoor lap pool, several terraces and a "River Room" for looking out at the Potomac.

Phoenix

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This two-bedroom, five-bathroom,11,400-square-foot townhouse in the luxury Chateau on Central gated community in Phoenix went on the market for about $9.98 million in October. The price has gone up significantly since it last sold in August 2013 for about $5.85 million. The median home value in the area is significantly lower at $296,500.

Phoenix

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The contemporary property has multi-floor waterfall fountains, a home theater, fireplace, four-car attached parking garage, sports court, patio, bar, large eat-in kitchen, billiards room, separate gaming room, walk-in closet, views of the city skyline and decorative walls with embedded semi-precious stones.

Washington, D.C.

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This seven-bedroom, 9.5-bathroom home overlooking the verdant Battery Kemble Park in the Wesley Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., went on the market in April for about $10.5 million. The price was reduced in May, and it's currently listed for close to $10 million. The median home value for the area is steep -- but not quite millionaire steep -- at $880,100.

Washington, D.C.

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The house was built in 2004, has 11,624 square feet of space and sits on a third of an acre. It features a screened porch, ballroom, home gym, rooftop deck, pool with pool house, attached four-car garage, walk-in closet, spa-like master bath, wine closet, several fireplaces and a separate apartment for staff.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

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The four-bedroom, six-bathroom Sea Pony Farm house - and all its 30 acres - was first listed in August 2012 for about $10.78 million. In May 2014, the price was reduced to about $9.88 million. The farm, which is about a mile from the Downtown Historic District and a half mile from the beach in Nantucket, Massachusetts, is pricier than the area's median price of homes sold, which is almost $2 million.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

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Built in 2012, the property has antique hardwood flooring, custom kitchen cabinetry, a fenced-in horse-riding ring, eight-stall horse barn, two "oversized garages," a deck, several fireplaces, a sprinkler system and contemporary light fixtures.

Dallas

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The seven-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom,16,000-square-foot Preston Hollow Estate near the University Park neighborhood of Dallas went on the market for almost $10 million in November. Before that in April, it was listed for about $11.3 million. Either way, it's more expensive than the $695,000 median price of homes currentlylisted in the area.

Dallas

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Built in 2010, the property includes 2.3 acres of land, a saltwater pool, elevator, a wine cellar and tasting room, billiards room, home theater, home gym, Hobbit-themed children's playroom, rose garden, screened outdoor cooking area, two laundry rooms, a security camera system and an eight-car garage with lifts.

Greenwich, Connecticut

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This seven-bedroom,eight-bathroom Colonial manse in Greenwich, Connecticut, nestled in the middle of six-or-so country clubs and golf courses, is on the market for $9.95 million. The property was first listed in September, and costs about six-and-a-half times more than the average home, which is valued at $1.52 million in the area.

Greenwich, Connecticut

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It was built in 1840 and features nearly five acres of land, a heated pool, three-car garage, several fireplaces, a balcony, porch, patio, large eat-in kitchen, spa-like master bath and a separate barn with a sports court and exercise room.

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