You must be wondering at the back of your mind that while you are living in a compact one-room studio apartment, there are others around the world who have bathrooms that are bigger. Well may be twice the size of yours. However, don’t think that space is the only criteria for choosing some of the most expensive homes in the world.
Some of these are owned by celebrities, while others are owned by hoteliers or business tycoons or even royals. Nevertheless, these homes listed below are the top ten most expensive ones in the world and describing them as fantastic would be an understatement.
Most Expensive Houses
Villa Leopolda, French Riviera
Priced at a whopping $506,000,000, The Villa Leopolda has emerged at the costliest house in Europe and you can be assured that like many others, this property too will probably never hit the market. The owner of this property is Mikhail Prokhorov, who also owns Brooklyn Nets and this 20 acre market.
The Penthouse, One Hyde Park, London
Priced at a whopping $220,000,000, you can get a two floor apartment with six bedrooms that overlooks the Hyde Park. For the kind of space available this price is surely whopping and this becomes one of the most expensive properties in the world.
All of the windows here are fitted with bulletproof glasses, so you can be assured that your enemies will surely not be able to attack you at this one!
Silicon Valley Chateau
Located in Northern California’s premium Los Altos Hills neighborhood is one of the wealthiest homes of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest. According to the median home listing, the cost of this home was about $3.8 million in December 2012, however that is nothing if you hear the amount it was bought for.
A whopping $100 million! Sounds crazy right! This property was purchased by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner. This 25,000-square-foot or 2,322-square-meter property is basically a French-style chateau. According to records, no one has ever paid this amount for a single family house in the U.S. With 14 bathrooms it sure doesn’t seem like a single home!
Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens, London
You must have heard of the British business tycoon Lakshmi Mittal who is also known as the steel magnate around the world. He bought this property for a $222 million in 2008. He is also one of the richest men in the world so you can be sure that when he makes an investment like this, there are bound to be returns too.
It is said that he purchased two other houses on the same street, which his nicknamed as Billionaire’s row. The house went back for sale in 2012.
India couldn’t have been far behind when it comes to getting rated on the most expensive houses in the world. Priced at $1,000,000,000, this 27-floor tower in Mumbai is actually a single home. Find it tough to believe! Think again, this was built by the Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani.
It is said that he spent about 5-6 percent of his fortune on building the house. It homes garage space for about 168 cars along with keeping 600 people employed on a daily basis for its smooth operation and maintenance. This also includes the antique sewing machines collection that he owns.
Fairfield, Sagaponack, NY
What can you do for $248,000,000… Well if you already have a plush house, then how about getting one more. Hamptons is another expensive neighborhood, known for their splendid houses and state of the art designs. This expensive neighborhood too hosts one of the most expensive houses in the world. This Fairfield, Ira Rennert’s 29 bedroom is a prime beachfront property and sure you need to count the zeros twice to be sure. It is said that this swanky house also has its own power supply.
The White House
Well you should know that this Presidential office is first of all a home that is priced at $320,364,354. Although the chances of the same going on market are negligible! According to most real estate websites, this is how this plush home would be, if it ever went on the open market.
This has been the official residence of all presidents in the country since 1800’s so you cannot deny that this would
Estimated at about $1,560,000,000, this museum cum home for the royals will probably never hit the market too. But experts say that Buckingham Palace would surely be worth this much. Its value rose from $17 million in 1953 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II to $1,560,000,000.
It has been the home of all monarchs since Queen Victoria came to throne in 1837. And be assured unless there is a revolution that overthrows the system, the chances of this property going on sale is not there.
Also called the “billionaire building,” the ultra-luxury One57 tower is situated at 157 West 57th St. in New York City. It has been stated as the most expensive property purchased in the history of the state in the year 2012. It was bought for a whopping $90 million, but the owner name still remains a secret.
It is a 10,923-square-foot or 1,012-square-meter penthouse, which takes up the 89th and 90th floors of this swanky highrise. There were some gossips that this property is owned by Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabar al-Thani , as per The New York Post, who is the prime minister of Qatar. However, all these rumors were denied. Even then, this was a bargain because the original price of this penthouse was $115 million.
There is a very infamous scene in the flick “The Godfather”, where a Hollywood movie producer gets up to find many of the heads of his prized horses in bed with him. Yes, the scene was shot in The Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills, which was earlier owned by formerly owned by William Randolph Hearst, the publishing magnate.
It is basically H shaped and has 3 pools along with a movie theater and even its own disco. Late President John F. Kennedy resided here during his honeymoon. Again, don’t confuse this place with Hearst Castle on Sunset Boulevard, which is a bit north.