The dream of owning your own home is universal, luxurious or not. But the way prices of properties are increasing, it has become impossible for most of us to have our own. But owning a luxurious of is a way of life of the extremely rich and billionaires of today’s world. These extravagant homes are not just any fancy place to live, these are some of the most expensive homes in the world worth millions. Continue reading to know about the 10 Most Expensive Homes In The World.
10. Ellison Estate – $200 million:
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison’s owns several luxurious homes including the Ellison Estate. The house worth $200 million and includes 10 buildings situated on 23 acres. The property also has a human-made lake and koi pond with crystal clear water with a tea house, bathhouse, a horse farm and much more. It is one of the most beautiful houses on this list. Larry Ellison also owns 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai.
9. 220 Central Park South Penthouse, New York- $238 million:
Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, the 220 Central Park South Penthouse was sold at a record $238 million to hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin. The 24,000 square-foot penthouse in the Robert A. M. Stern-designed skyscraper overlooks New York’s, Central Park. It was the most expensive home sold in the U.S. The building is covered in Alabama Silver Shadow limestone. The building also includes a spa, an athletic club, private dining and entertaining facilities, and a private motor court.
8. Four Fairfield Pond – $250 million :
The Four Fairfield Pond was built in 2003. The large private house in the Hamptons, Long Island, in New York State is owned by Ira Rennert. The huge house has a floor area of approximately 64,000 sq ft. And it includes 29 rooms, 39 washrooms, a major feasting corridor, b-ball court, tennis court, squash courts, a bowling alley and its own powerplant. The worth of the house is estimated between $249 to $250 million. The Mesa Vista Ranchin Eastern Texas was also put on sale at a rate of $250 million. Which will also make it one of the most expensive homes in the world.
7. Sky Penthouse At Odeon Tower- $335 million:
The price of the Sky Penthouse At Odeon Tower, Monaco is estimated to be between $335 million to $387 million. The 35,000 square-foot apartment at the top of the Tour spans several floors and comes with its own private elevator and a water slide with a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape. The Penthouse was developed by Groupe Marzocco and designed by architect Alexandre Giraldi,
6. Rutland Gate Mansion – $365 million:
The Rutland Gate Mansion located on Rutland Gate overlooking Hyde Park, in the Knightsbridge district in London. The large white stuccoed house was originally built as a terrace of four houses in the mid-19th-century. It has been adjusted and created from then. The 60,000 sq ft house has 45 bedrooms, a swimming pool, underground parking, several lifts, and rich interior decoration of gold leaf and reportedly bulletproof windows. One it was up for sale of a price of £300 million.
5. Le Palais Bulles, Theoule-sur-Mer, France- $400 million:
Le Palais Bulles or the bubble palace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most unique and expensive homes in the world. The modern palace worth between $400 million to $456 million. The house inspired by man’s earliest dwellings in caves has all the modern facilities and comfort you could ask for. It offers breathtaking views of the Riviera shoreline with three swimming pools, several gardens, and a 500-seat amphitheatre.
4. The Villa Les Cèdres, French Riviera- $410 million:
Built around 1870, the Villa Les Cèdres belonged to King Leopold II of Belgium. Apart from the villa, the property features a village hall, a winter garden, a chapel, a barn, a Conciergerie and a pleasure garden. The $410 million 18,000-square-foot home comes with 14 bedrooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a wood-panelled library holding 3,000 books, a man-made pond with Amazonian lily pads, a bronze statue of Athena, a chandelier-lit ballroom, a stable big enough for 30 horses, grand sitting rooms, 19th century portraits in ornate frames, and stunning woodwork throughout.
3. Villa La Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France – $750 million:
Located in the French Rivera, the Villa La Leopolda is the third most expensive homes in the world. The large detached villa is built on 18 acres of grounds and has been home to many celebrities. It was built from 1929 to 1931 by Ogden Codman, Jr. for King Leopold II of Belgium. Currently, it is the home of Lily Safra, a Brazilian philanthropist. The property includes 50-acres of estate featuring a massive greenhouse, a swimming pool and pool house, an outdoor kitchen, helipad, and a guest house.
2. Antilia, Mumbai, India – $2 billion :
Antilia is the most expensive home in the world if you don’t count the residence of the Queen of England. The $2 billion worth of building belongs to the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani. The 570 feet tall and 400,000 square feet building has 27-stories, with three helipads, a 168-car garage, a ballroom, 50-seat theatre, terrace gardens, a spa, and a temple. It was designed by Chicago-based architects Perkins and Will and constructed by Australian-based company Leighton Holdings. The building can allegedly stand an earthquake of magnitude 8.
1. Buckingham Palace – $2 billion :
Located in the City of Westminster, the Buckingham Palace is the residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. The home of the Queen of England is the most expensive home in the world. The palace has a total of 775 rooms including 19 Staterooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
Apart from these expensive homes, there are some other such as the Palazzo di Amore in Beverly Hills which worth $195 million. The Seven The Pinnacle in Montana is also among the most expensive homes at $155 million. The Kensington Palace Gardens and the Bel Air Spec Manor both worth $150 million. The Hearst Castle which is a major tourists attraction worth a whopping $130 million followed by the Upper Phillimore Gardens at $128 million and the Xanadu 2.0 at $125.5 million.