Imagine your dream home, then triple it in size, add decorative detail and huge pool - then it will probably make this top 10 list. As much as we love our own homes, it’s always interesting looking at some of the most expensive, luxurious properties around the world. From Castles to Mansions, below are the top 10 most expensive homes in the world.
10. Xanadu 2.0, Washington DC, USA.
Home to the co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, this 66,000 square-foot home is a bespoke home for Gates. It took him 7 years and $63 million to design and build, and we are so impressed with the outcome! Xanadu 2.0 houses a 60 foot-pool, 2100 square-foot library, a hidden bar and even remote-controlled wall artwork. Valued at $125.5million (£94.5million), it comes as no surprise that one of the richest men in the world and his home has made the list, especially with his unique bespoke design and high-tech features.
You can learn more about this property here.
9. 18-19 Kensington Gardens, London, UK.
Owned by Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian business boss of Arcelor Mittal - the world’s largest steel manufacturer, a property stood so elegantly on Billionaires Row. Just next door to Prince William and Kate Middleton, this home boasts 12 bedrooms, 20 parking spaces, an indoor pool and an immaculately-presented garden. Valued at approximately £97million ($128 million), wouldn’t it be lovely to live here?
You can learn more about London's £3billion street right here.
8. Seven The Pinnacle, Montana, USA.
This absolutely stunning house is the largest property in the Yellowstone Club (a private ski and golf community for the mega-rich). Not only does this home show beautiful, lodge-like design in and out, but is also situated in a location where there is either lots of green or lots of snow - so you can enjoy the best of both worlds! Valued at $155million (£117million), this home offers multiple floors, a gym, wine cellar, private ski-lift and even heated-floors!
7. Palazzo di Amore, California, USA.
It comes as no surprise that one of the most expensive homes in the world is found on Beverly Hills. Jeff Greene, a successful estate entrepreneur and American politician, owns this beautiful property that genuinely looks like a holiday resort. It comes with 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, tennis courts, a huge swimming pool with waterfalls, a 27-car garage and even a private movie theatre and ballroom! What we love about this property is each home more-or-less has it’s very own theme to it. Valued at $195million (£147million), this is certainly one of the world’s most expensive luxury houses.
You can learn more about this stunning property here.
6. Ellison Estate, California, USA.
Located in the Woodside is this $200million (£151million) estate owned by Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle. Due to its value, this estate holds 10 different properties, a man-made lake, tea house and bathhouse, all with an immaculate lodge-like design in and out. With stone fireplaces, comfy velvet sofas and wooden pillars, this estate is the ultimate wooden property with outstanding lake views.
5. Four Fairfield Pond, New York, USA.
We knew New York would pop up eventually - this 63-acre property is the home of Ira Renner, owner of the Renco Group (a holding investment company in auto manufacturing and smelting). With 29 bedrooms, three light-up swimming pools, 91-foot dining room and it’s very own power plant, this home is definitely an expensive one! What’s more? It’s a great bit of land for those who are sporty and active, as it also boasts a basketball court, bowling alley, squash courts and tennis courts… Wow!
In addition to this, Four Fairfield Pond has a property value of $248.5million (£188million)!
4. Villa Les Cedres, French Riviera, France.
This 18,000 square-foot villa home is quite literally a royal heaven. Built for the King of Belgium in 1830, the traditional royal design has stuck to the property, as you can enjoy gorgeous art masterpieces, divine and ancient furniture and sophisticated bedding. Moreover, this home boasts 14 bedrooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a ballroom, a 3,000 book-holding library and a stable big enough to home 30 horses! With a value of €352 million (£302million), this beautiful home situated in the beautiful Riviera should definitely make the top 5 most expensive homes in the world list.
You can learn more about this property here.
3. Villa Leopolda, Cote D’Azure, France.
This 50-acre countryside estate includes a huge greenhouse, a pool house, outdoor kitchen and a guest house. It is owned by Lily Safra, a Brazilian philanthropist! In comparison to the other homes, it doesn’t offer as much despite its price. But it is situated in a stunning, peaceful countryside location in France, so maybe the €661million (£567million) is worth the price!
2. Antilia, Mumbai, India.
Valued at 82billion rupees (£906million), this is quite possibly the most extravagant property in the whole world. Whilst building a 27-story home in one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the world might sound slightly and harshly boastful, Makes Ambani (India’s richest man) thinks otherwise. The home is 400,000 square foot with 27 high ceilings and it has been brought to light that the building can survive a deadly earthquake.
We seriously don’t want to miss a single feature out for this home, so we decided to put it into a list instead;
- 3 roof-top helicopter pads.
- 9 high-speed elevators.
- A steel and glass structure.
- 2-story health centre containing an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.
- 6 of the floors is a family residence dedicated to his family.
- Houses for the staff.
- An entire floor is dedicated to the servicing of his cars.
- 50-seat home theatre with a wine room, snack bar and entertainment space.
- Dance studio.
- 6-story parking, accommodating a maximum of 68 cars.
This is an extraordinary home (emphasis on the ‘extra’) and it contains some amazing and unique features, despite the national outcry. Additionally, you can learn more about this property here.
1 Buckingham Palace, London, UK.
Back to our home country, it looks like the Queen of England is quite literally the queen of property, too! With a value of £1.17billion, this Crown property boasts 775 rooms, including 188 staff rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms and 92 offices. Wow! Its presentation is absolutely immaculate, with symmetrical, themed rooms covered in detail and colour as well as highly-expensive and one-of-a-kind art masterpieces and chandeliers.
One can dream! Read more about it here.
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