Showcasing 13 of the most expensive houses in the world. Owning a home maybe one of the most expensive things people will buy during their life time. A per Forbes list, here are the top properties on the market that continue to blow the budget of most mortgage providers.
Here’s a guide to the 13 world’s most expensive properties. Does it make you sad?
13. Xanadu 2.0, Medina, Washington
Price Tag: $125.5 million
Property Details: 66,000 sq-ft
Unique Features: It took seven years and $63 million to build his Medina, Washington estate, named Xanadu 2.0 after the fictional home of “Citizen Kane”‘s Charles Foster Kane. The world’s richest man’s home is absolutely massive and filled with high-tech details. The “earth-sheltered” house, meaning that it’s built into its surroundings to regulate the temperature more efficiently.The 60-foot pool is located is fitted with its own underwater music system.
12. Four Fairfield Pond – The Hamptons, New York
Price Tag: $133 million
Property Area: 63 acres area
Owner: Ira Leon Rennert ,an American investor and businessman
Unique Features: This large home is the home of Ira Rennert. The largest residential compound in the US has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, 5 tennis courts, bowling alley, large dining room (91 feet long), and you can find $150,000 hot tub as well. This is a beachfront home which is completely private. People, who visit the place find it hard to believe for the first time that this house is not used for hotel, spa or retreat place.
11. Beverly House, Beverly Hills, California
Price Tag: $135 million
Property Details: 6 hectares area in the famous platinum triangle neighborhood in Beverly Hills.
Owner: Leonard Ross bought the mansion in 1976 when he was just 31
Unique Features: It sits on six flat acres of land and includes a slew of smaller homes in addition to the Italian- and Spanish-style, H-shaped main house. That space features a 50-foot entry hall, intricately carved ceilings, a large library, wrap-around balcony, billiard room, family room with an outer terrace that can seat 400 people, an art deco night club, wine cellar, two projection rooms and spa facilities. If you own this house you become the close neighbor of Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and David and Victoria Beckham.
10. One Hyde Park Penthouse – Knightsbridge, Central London
Price Tag: $137 million
Property Details: 385,000 sq ft (35,800 m2) and 86 residential properties
Owner: Project Grande (Guernsey) Limited,
Unique Features: This apartment that located in Hyde Park is considered one of the most expensive flat in the world at the price of £6,000 per sq/ft. This apartment specializes in a top level security system. There are systems such as panic room, bulletproof window, iris scanner, and you can find a tunnel to the nearby area of Mandarin hotel. There are communal spas, squash courts and you can find amazing wine tasting rooms here. Of Course, this apartment will be served 24 hours by the staffs.
9. Ellison Estate, Woodside, California
Price Tag: More than $200 million
Property Details: 23-acre
Owner: Larry Ellison, the Oracle founder
Unique Features: One of arguably the world’s most avid collector of real estate, Larry built his 23-acre Japanese-style estate in 2004 with 10 buildings, a man made lake, a tea house, a bath house and a koi pond. The property is currently assessed at just over $70 million.
8. Villa Leapolda – Cote D’Azure, France
Price Tag: $457 million
Property Details: 29,000 sq-ft
Owner: The Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov
Unique Features: Villa La Leopolda is a large villa in the French town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera. This is arguably one of the most superb villas in the world. One of several villas created by King Leopold of the Belgians for his various mistresses, it was for some years owned by Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli. The property is in perfect condition, and remains one of the most beautiful and largest properties of the Cote d’Azur. The villa has 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, vast formal gardens, swimming pool and private beach front.
7. Fleur de Lys – Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Price Tag: $760 million
Property Details: Five acres of land in Holmby Hills, the 45,000-square-foot property
Owner: Former junk bond king Michael Milken
Unique Features: The 12-bedroom, 15-bathroom home, which was modeled after the French castle Vaux le Vicomte when it was built in 2002, has a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar with a tasting room, two-story library, commercial kitchen, cutlery room and spacious ballroom.
6. Hala Ranch – Aspen, Colorado
Price Tag: $821 million
Property Details: 56,000 sq-ft
Owner: Hedge-fund billionaire John Paulson
Unique Features: The lavish ranch, sold by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, was once the most expensive estate ever listed in the U.S., with a price tag in 2006 of $135 million. The property includes a main house with 15-bedrooms, 16-baths, and It also includes several side buildings, as well as a water-treatment plant, gas pumps and other high-tech features.
5. Maison de L’Amitie – Palm Beach, Florida
Price Tag: $913 million
Property Details: 60,000 sq-ft
Owner: Fertilizer king
Unique Features: Located in Palm Beach, Florida, Maison de l’Amitié, which is also known as friendship house, was bought from celebrity bilionaire Donald Trump in 2008 by a russian millionaire for $95 million. The beach-side mansion has a giant garage to accomodate 80 cars, a 30.5 metre-long swimming pool and bullet proof windows. The interiors breath pure luxury. With 18 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms and 3 guest cottages, the mansion features also a giant ballroom to throw the best parties and a high-ceiling conservatory.
4. The Pinnacle – Montana, US
Price Tag: $944 million
Property Details: 123 rooms and covers over 56,000 square feet
Owner: Edra and Time Blixseth
Unique Features: The Pinnacle ski lodge may be up in the mountains but with every floor being heated, you won’t feel the cold. The Blixseths own the Yellowstone Club which is a ski resort that only billionaires belong to. It has rich amenities like heated flooring system throughout the house, a huge wine cellar, a gym, and fireplaces in all bathrooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, and massage room. It has ten lavish bedrooms.
3. Upper Phillimore Gardens – Kensington, South-west London
Price Tag: $980 million
Property Details: Five-storey detached Victorian house
Owner: Ukrainian businesswoman and philanthropist Elena Franchuk, a friend of Sir Elton John.
Unique Features: The home has five floors and features a gym, sauna and cinema. The floors has extensive living and entertaining space and benefits from excellent width and ceiling height with an abundance of natural light. There is also an impressive dining room and a separate service kitchen which ideal for entertaining. The master bedroom spans the entire second floor. With two bathrooms and two dressing rooms this makes an ideal master floor. Above this on the third floor there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a utility area.
2. Antillia – Mumbai, India
Price Tag: $1 billion
Property Details: 27 floors, 40,000 sq ft tower
Owner: Mukesh Ambani, an Indian business tycoon and multi-billionaire
Unique Features: Antilia, a 27-storey skyscraper on the pricey Altamount Road in Mumbai, is one of the most expensive home in the world, valued at upwards of $1 billion. Antilia, which was named for a phantom island in the Atlantic, features a multistory garage with space for 168 cars, a ballroom, three helipads, gardens, a temple, guest suites, a health level and a home theater that seats 50. There are 3 helipads on top, swimming pool, two storey health center and a parking space for 168 cars.
1. Buckingam Palace
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Price Tag: $1,560,000,000
Property Details: 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms, covers over 77,000 square metres.
Unique Features: Every year, more than 50,000 people come to the Palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions, and Royal Garden Parties. It has most famous balcony in the world too. Buckingham Palace is not only The Queen’s London home: The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra also have private offices and apartments located within the Palace.
So, which one of these do you want to move in the most!?
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