A roof over the head is one of the most basic needs of man. However, didn’t you know that money talks? It sure does especially when you have millions lying around in your safe. It tells the rich to splurge on exclusively fancy homes that commoners find way beyond their imagination. Replete with lots and lots of luxurious rooms, fancy bathrooms, beautiful gardens and what not, these homes are the most expensive in the world.
Most Expensive Homes In The World
Owned by Mr Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, this skyscraper was built at an astronomical cost of $1 billion. The name Antilia is based on the mythical island – Antilia of Antarctica. All of 27 floors, it has six floors dedicated to parking,9 private elevators, three helipads, a snow room, a ballroom besides housing several bedrooms and bathrooms.
This stunning villa built on the French Riviera once belonged to the Microsoft Mogul, Bill Gates. Named after King Leopold II, this villa is estimated to cost $1.2 billion. Currently owned by Lily Safra, a Brazilian philanthropist, it is the largest and most expensive French villa in the world. Did you know that it has more bathrooms than bedrooms? It has 14 bathrooms and 11 bedrooms to be precise. It is estimated to be around $750 million.
One Hyde Park Penthouse
Located at Knightsbridge, London, this 2 floor six bedroom apartment has amazing features that would make James Bond go green with envy. It boasts of bulletproof windows, a panic room, SAS trained bodyguards and an awesome air purifier that can protect its residents from gas attacks. Can you believe that this house has an underground passage all the way to The Mandarin Oriental Hotel? Well, all this comes at a whopping $220 million.
This Italian style villa is based at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. It is replete with 27 bedrooms, two screening rooms, a night club, a billiard room, a garage for 8 cars and a large outdoor terrace with seated dining space that is said to accommodate 400 guests. The living room has 22 feet arched floor to ceiling windows. It also boasts of a tennis course with an attached bar and media centre. This beautiful villa was used for several iconic scenes in The Godfather. It costs around $135 million!
Four Fairfield Pond
Located at The Hamptons, New York, this mansion spans 63 acres. It has a long 91 feet dining room, a bowling alley, two tennis courts, 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms. Currently owned by Ira Rennert, this magnificent mansion costs an eye popping $248.5 million.
17 Upper Phillimore Gardens
Located at Kensington, South West London, this Victorian house was a girls’ preparatory school earlier. This five-storey structure has 10 bedrooms, a sauna, a gymnasium, panic room and cinema. Currently owned by Ukrainian businesswoman Elena Franchuk, this house is valued at a staggering $128 million.
Seven The Pinnacle
Located high up in the mountains, in Montana, US, this fantastic residence cum ski lodge is valued at a staggering $135 million. It has cool features like an indoor as well as outdoor swimming pool, private ski lift, heating on every floor including the driveway, a magnificent wine cellar and fireplaces in all bathrooms. This house offers spectacular views of the mountains. It is currently owned by Edra and Tim Blixseth.
18-19, Kensington Palace Gardens, London
The grandiose mansion at 18 Kensington Palace Gardens originally belonged to the Rothschild family. Lakshmi Mittal, steel tycoon, bought this place in the year 2008 for a whopping $128 million. This mansion is also nicknamed Taj Mittal as the marble used to decorate the interiors of this mansion has been taken from the same quarry that supplied marble to build the Taj Mahal at Agra, India.
Maison de L’Amitie
This awesome beach side mansion was once owned by Sir Donald Trump. Located on Palm Beach, Florida, this mansion has opulent interiors, stunning architecture and sprawling gardens. This 60,000 square feet structure has 3 guest cottages, 18 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, a 30.5 metre swimming pool, a huge ballroom, an 80 car garage and bullet proof windows. It was bought from Trump by a Russian millionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev for a staggering $95 million in the year 2008.
This luxurious estate was earlier owned by Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Located on the slopes of the Red Mountain in Aspen, Colorado, this lavish estate has 15 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a beauty salon, a professional kitchen, a water treatment plant and tennis court amongst its other hi-tech features. This mansion offers spectacular views of the entire mountain valley. It sold for $49million in the year 2006 to hedge fund billionaire, John Paulson.
Fleur de Lys
This magnificent 50,000 square foot estate is located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. The home itself stands on 4.6 acres of ground. It has 12 luxurious bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a ballroom with space for 300 guests and a huge 3000 square foot wine cellar among other interesting features. It was listed at $125 million in the year 2007.
Located at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, this 210 acre estate houses an extravagant 27,000 square foot mansion. It features an indoor glass mosaic pool, an indoor golf simulator, horse stables, cinema, and a wine cellar among other attractions. This gigantic estate was earlier owned by former Tommy Hilfiger CEO and co-founder Joel Horowitz who sold it for $48 million six years after putting it up for sale in the year 2006.