From a heated flooring system to a room dedicated to the art of gift-wrapping, these homes have got it all. Some of them will make even the rich and the famous sit up and take notice. Most of us will never get to live in an expensive, multi-million dollar house. Still, there’s a certain degree of delight and excitement that we feel in ogling the mansions, palaces, and penthouses owned by the fabulously rich. Presenting the 10 most expensive houses in the world.
Top 10 Most Expensive Houses in the World 2016
Antilla, Mumbai, India :-
Antilia is a residential complex built by Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, in Mumbai, India. It is reported to be the most expensive home in the world and includes a staff of 600 to maintain the residence. Antilla breaks the world record for the most expensive house in the world. This 27 storey mansion is the modern high tech Taj Mahal of the new era. It is owned by the fifth richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani.
This 40,000 square feet house has everything from a helipad to a swimming pool, health centre, Krishna temple, yoga studio, bar and library. In short, it has everything that a person wishes to have around him in a lifetime. What makes this towering structure even more unique is the fact no two floors are alike, either in the plans or materials used.
- Price :- $ 1 Billion
- Address: Altamount Rd, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026, India
- Construction started: 2006
- Area: 4,532 m²
- Floors: 27
- Architectural style: Modern architecture
- Architects: Mukesh Ambani, Perkins and Will
Villa Leopolda, Cote D’Azur, France :-
- Price :- $506 million
Villa La Leopolda is a large villa in the French town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French RivieraThis spectacular 80,000 square feet estate located on the French Riviera is spread over two guest houses across 20 acres of ground. The most exciting feature of this villa is its private beach front which is the most beautiful beach front in the south of France. It also has 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, huge formal gardens with countless olive, cypress and lemon trees and a swimming pool. Originally built for King Leopold from Belgia, this villa was later bought by Edmund Safra. The home was also rumored to be sold to Bill Gates along with Gianni Agnelli and an undisclosed Russian Tycooon.
The Penthouse, London, UK :-
- Price :- $ 200 million
A six-bedroom penthouse at London’s posh One Hyde Park development (above) has just sold for a record-breaking £140 million or about $220 million making it the most expensive piece of residential real estate in the world (in terms of current listings and sales). The massive deal eclipses the paltry $150 million asking price for The Manor, Candy Spelling’s monstrous mansion in Holmby Hills, California, previous holder of the World’s Most Expensive title. When you say the word London, you expect the word high prices to follow.
However, £6,000 per sq/ft apartment will shock even the most experienced real estate agents. Located in Hyde Park, this is the most expensive flat in the world. Not only does it offer magnificent views of Central London, it has its own car park and access to a number of spas and squash courts. It even has its own wine tasting rooms! As is expected, the apartment is protected by a number of security features such as bulletproof windows, iris scanner and a panic room. You will find round-the-clock help here on han.
Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons, US :-
- Price :- $170 million
Fairfield Pond is the Hamptons home of junk bond billionaire Ira Rennert. Rennert used his $6 billion net worth to build his 63-acre compound, featuring more than 100,000 square feet of buildings, a basketball court, bowling alley, squash courts, tennis courts, 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms.Spread over 63 acres of land, this is the largest residential compound in the US.At first, it was hard for people to believe that it wasn’t a hotel, spa or retreat place.
Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills, US :-
- Price :- $165 million
Most Californians have heard of Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Well LA also had its very own ostentatious Hearst property the Hearst Estate in Beverly Hills. Named so because it was occupied by William Randolph Hearst (and Marion Davies), the 6.5 acre home included four houses, an apartment and a cottage, 29 bedrooms, a movie theater and a disco. It was later purchased by Leonard Ross, a lawyer and investor in 1976. Spread over 6 hectares area in the famous platinum triangle neighborhood in Beverly Hills, this prestigious house has 6 separate residences, 3 swimming pools, 8 fireplaces, tennis courts, a nightclub and 29 bedrooms.
Franchuk Villa, Kensington, UK :-
- Price :- $161 million
It is hard to work out exactly how much rich divorcee Elena Franchuk paid for the house but it’s between £69m and £80m depending on who you talk to. But what is for sure – Franchuk House is one of London’s largest and most elegant Victorian villas. Located in Belgravia area in Central London, this house is the most expensive house on the market as of now. Built in Victorian style this building has 6 floors with 20 foot ceilings. It has many luxurious amenities such as a swimming pool in the basement a gym private cinemas a news room all spread over more than 21,000 square feet of living space. It also has a large garage space. Currently owned by Lebanon’s developer, Musa Salem, this house is now up for sale.
“The Pinnacle,” Montana, US :-
- Price :- $155 million
For those who love to ski, this property would be a paradise on Earth. This sky lodge is the largest estate in the elite private ski and golf community “Yellowstone Club”. As you have probably already guessed, this is the owner’s, Tim and Edra Blixseth’s home. It includes a number of amenities like a heated flooring system throughout the house, fireplaces in all bathrooms, a huge wine cellar, an indoor and outdoor pool, a gym and massage room. It also has 10 luxurious bedrooms.
The Manor, Los Angeles, USA :-
- Price :- $150 Million
The Manor, also known as Spelling Manor, is a mansion located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Constructed in 1988 for television producer Aaron Spelling, it is the largest home in Los Angeles County. It is currently owned by heiress Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One racing magnate Bernie Ecclestone. Ecclestone purchased the home for $85 million after it had been on the market for two years with an asking price of $150 million, making it the most expensive residential real estate listing in the US.
It was built in 1991 with French Chateau style. It has 4.6 hectares of land in total with 5,248 meters of room area. The main house is located at the end of a long road and is well protected with a security system. This house has 123 rooms, a cinema, a bowling alley, tennis courts, swimming pools and a luxurious beauty salon and spa in the attic. The house has several beautiful gardens surrounding it such as the 18th century styled gardens, roof gardens and orange gardens. It also has a parking lot that can accommodate up to 100 cars.
Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey, UK :-
- Price :- $139 million
Updown Court (grid reference SU944641) is a Californian style residence situated in the village of Windlesham in Surrey, England. The 103-room mansion has 58 acres (230,000 m2) of landscaped gardens and private woodland. It was, in 2005, the most expensive private home on the market anywhere in the world, having been listed for sale with estate agencies Savills and Hamptons International for in excess of £70 million (US$138 million). This beautiful house is located in the Windlesham neighborhood. Built on 58 acres of land, it has a total of 103 bedrooms with all the facilities one can think of. From private cinemas to bowling alleys, a horse barn, squash and tennis courts, you will never get bored here. Moreover, there’s a marble driver way that is large enough to park up to 8 limousines.
Dracula’s Castle, Romania :-
- Price :- $ 135 million
- Address: Str. General Traian Mosoiu 24, Bran 507025, Romania
- Phone: +40 268 237 700
Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Bra?ov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73. Commonly marketed as the home of the supposed character of Dracula, the castle became a museum during the 1980’s. It is actually a beautiful Romanian house, named as a castle, with 57 rooms,17 bedrooms and remarkable antique furniture. The owner of this castle, Arhduke Dominic, put it up for sale in 2007.