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Editor’s note: This article compiled with data and photos provided by Zillow.

A mix of celebrity and private luxury single-family (if you can call the White House single-family) residences made up the top 10 most-viewed homes on Zillow in 2011. Half of the top 10 are found in a cluster around New York City, and the other five range from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles.

Topping the list, at a Zillow-estimated $467,400 listing price, the lowest-priced home in the top 10 list is the notorious "Jersey Shore" house, where MTV filmed the first season of the reality TV phenomenon. People must have been curious where "Snooki" and "The Situation" (nicknames for a couple of the show’s stars) first entered public life.

The White House is No. 8 on the list, but is by far the most expensive, with a Zillow-estimated $261.76 million value. The Woolworth’s retail magnate Frank Woolworth built a French Gothic-styled Upper East Side townhouse, ranking No. 3 on the list, for his daughter Helena, which is going for a mind-boggling $90 million.

An art gallery resides in a beautifully landscaped, sleek and ultramodern Santa Barbara, Calif., home, No. 4 on the list, priced at just under $20 million. No. 6 is the gaudy and notorious Champ d’Or Estate in Hickory Creek, Texas, which was modeled on a chateau just outside Paris (in France — not Paris, Texas).

Apparently, it’s been on the market since 2003 and can’t sell, which could be because of its $58 million list price, or its overgilded aura — or both.

Rap mogul Fifty Cent’s sprawling 50,000-square-foot Connecticut mansion and its 21 bedrooms makes the list at No. 5, and is priced just under $10 million — which, on this list, may seem like a comparative bargain.

Location: Seaside Heights, N.J.

 

Listing Price (Zillow Estimate) $467,400
Bed/Bath 6/3
Square Feet 1,896

Seaside Heights

1209 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, N.J. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Location: Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Listing Price $49.5 million
Bed/Bath 9/13
Square Feet 36,000

Two

9577 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Location: New York City, N.Y.

 

Listing Price $90 million
Bed/Bath –/–
Square Feet 19,950

Three

4 E. 80th St., New York, N.Y. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Location: Santa Barbara, Calif.

 

Listing Price $20 million
Bed/Bath 5/5.5
Square Feet 13,875

Four

(Undisclosed address) Santa Barbara, Calif. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Location: Farmington, Conn.

 

Listing Price $10 million
Bed/Bath 21/25
Square Feet 48,515

Five

50 Poplar Hill Dr., Farmington, Conn. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Location: Water Mill, N.Y.

 

Listing Price $58.5 million
Bed/Bath 8/10
Square Feet 20,000

Six

(Undisclosed Address) Water Mill, N.Y. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Location: Montville, N.J.

 

Listing Price $1.64 million
Bed/Bath 6/6.5
Square Feet 13,500

8 Pond View, Montville, N.J. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Location: Washington, D.C.

 

Listing Price (Zillow Estimate) $261.76 million
Bed/Bath 16/35
Square Feet 55,000

Eight

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Location: Meeker, Colo.

 

Listing Price N/A
Bed/Bath 8/11.5
Square Feet 13,907


36843 County Road 17, Meeker, Colo. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Location: Hickory Creek, Texas

 

Listing Price $35 million
Bed/Bath 6/10
Square Feet 36,630

Ten

1851 Turbeville Road, Hickory Creek, Texas. Image courtesy of Zillow.

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Inman News reporter Paul Hagey compiled this report.

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