To close out this year, we’ve compiled a short list of the most-viewed homes of 2012, including some seriously drool-worthy pieces of real estate that hit the market this year.

1) Elvis and Pricilla’s Former Love Nest

Kicking off this list is the King of Rock and Roll. The former Beverly Hills estate of the late, great Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla was briefly for sale from October to December for $12.995 million. Recently off the market, the 4-bedroom, 5-bath, 5,367-square-foot home set on 1.18 acres had been remodeled and renewed with fresh paint and flooring, a gorgeous kitchen with professional appliances, a new laundry room, upgraded electrical, and a resurfaced pool and spa. Check out details on Trulia’s Luxe Living blog.

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2) Fleur de Lys

Most homes don’t have a name, but Fleur de Lys is no ordinary home. With a $125 million price tag, the 4-acre, 35,000-square-foot mega-mansion in Los Angeles, CA, is one of the most expensive homes in America. Built in 2001, this 12-bedroom, 15-bathroom home was designed to have the look and feel of a French château . But is it worth its hefty asking price? Just consider the fact that you’d not only be getting a single-family home, but also a ballroom, movie theater, jogging track, and a 9-car garage. Check out all the details on Trulia.


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3) Larry House’s Guitar House

Don’t be fooled by this home’s guitar-shaped drive way, the exquisite 50,000-square-foot property sitting on 27 acres in Shoal Creek, AL doesn’t belong to a rock star. Nope. It’s actually the former home of Larry House, the one-time CEO of MedPartners. Don’t know who that is? Read this NY Times article to jog your memory of an executive who fell from grace. But enough of that, let’s talk about this house–now listed for $13.9 million. Like Fleur de Lys above, it’s styled after the châteaux of France. And in addition to 15 bedrooms, this mega-mansion also boasts a guest/service house, 2 poolside cabana homes, a barn with living quarters, and a 25-seat movie theater. Check out all the details on Trulia.

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4) Third Most Expensive Home Sold in San Francisco

We’ve definitely sensed a lot of real estate movement in San Francisco’s sought-after Pacific Heights neighborhood this year, but the property that got the most attention (based on page views on Trulia) was 2901 Broadway.  Having closed escrow earlier this month, according to SocketSite, this 3-story, 6,848-square-foot Italian Renaissance hilltop mansion is no longer on the market after looking for a new owner for over 5 years.  Check out all the details on Trulia.

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5) The Nightingale of the Hollywood Hills

Perched atop one of the Sunset Strip’s most coveted ‘Bird Streets,’ Nightingale Drive, this newly constructed 3-bedroom, 3-bath modern home in Los Angeles, CA, has all the elements befitting this popular location, along with a $15 million price tag to match. While not the biggest home on our list, this 6,500-square-foot property features floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, bringing the outside in, and providing a spectacular backdrop: panoramic views of the city below. But if buying a home isn’t in the cards, this stunner can also be leased for $55,000 a month. Check out all the details on Trulia.

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