4. La Villa Contenta
List price: $54 million
Location: Malibu, Calif.
The views from this trophy beach house include rolling lawns, perfectly manicured landscaping, palm trees and, oh yeah, the Pacific Ocean.
By the way, that building to the right is not the residence but the generously proportioned pool house. That building offers pretty cool eye candy, too, as all its surfaces and fixtures are intricately decorated with seashells.