For most, the word “home” evokes a sense of comfort, modesty, and familiarity. Size isn’t given as much thought as they soothe and secure we feel when we’re within the place we call “home.” But, for some of the richest people in the world, it’s quite the opposite. Who wouldn’t want a house of luxury and extravagance when you have all that money to spend at your beck and call?
Read on and discover nine of the most expensive houses in the world! All the houses listed below are unimaginably luxurious, over-the-top, and screams R-I-C-H! You’ll definitely need more than a hundred million dollars to own a home on this list!
18-19 Kensington Gardens (London, England)
18-19 Kensington Gardens is situated in the most expensive street in Britain (called the Billionaire’s Row”) and is worth a whopping USD 128 million! The property covers 55,000 square feet, has 12 bedrooms, Turkish baths, an indoor pool, a picture gallery, and 20 automobile slots.
Lakshmi Mittal, one of India’s richest men and owner of the largest steel manufacturing company, is the current owner of this lavish property.
Ellison Estate (Woodside, California)
Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle and one of the world’s richest men, is the lucky owner of this lavish estate. The beautiful house is built in a 23-acre property that includes ten buildings, a tea house, a man-made lake, a koi pond, and a bathhouse. Expensive trees surround the Ellison Estate grounds, such as maples, blossoms, redwoods, and oaks.
Four Fairfield Pond (Sagaponack, New York)
Four Fairfield Pond is a house owned by American billionaire Ira Rennert and is the most expensive house present in New York City. The house was constructed in the 1990s in a 63-acre area facing the Atlantic Ocean. The luxurious mansion has 29 bedrooms, a basketball court, 39 bathrooms, a 91-foot dining room, bowling alley, squash courts, a 100-car garage, three swimming pools, and a tennis court.
The Odeon Tower Penthouse (Saint Roman, Monaco)
The Odeon Tower is a double-skyscraper located in the Principality of Monaco. It has 259 residences, of which 62 are for-sale private luxury residences, including two Sky Duplex apartments and one Sky Penthouse. Its penthouse covers a total area of 35,000 square feet and looks like a luxurious and lavish resort with a 360-degree infinity pool, including water slides.
Designed by Alexandre Giraldi of Mazococo, the luxurious penthouse has a futuristic and modern look and can be bought for $330 million.
Les Palais Bulles
Les Palais Bulles is located in Theoule-Sur-Mer, Cannes. It was designed by Antti Lovag, a Hungarian architect, and was bought by Pierre Cardin as a holiday home after the first owner French industrialist sold it.
It has a total area of 1200 square meters made up of ten bedrooms, a reception hall, various swimming pools, a 500-sear open-air amphitheater, a panoramic lounge, and waterfalls in extensive landscaped grounds. This house is now mainly used for parties and events.
Villa Les Cedres (Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France)
Villa Les Cedres is 4th on the world’s most expensive houses with a value of $450 million. It is built on 35 acres of gardens and was previously considered the most expensive property back in 2017 but has been overtaken by three more properties.
The 18,000 square feet property consists of 14 bedrooms, an Olympic size swimming pool, and a stable enough to fit 50 horses. You will find decor staples such as crystal chandeliers, gilded woodwork, and cultural pieces like a library with more than 3,000 books and 19th-century oil paintings in this house of art and culture.
Villa Leopolda (Villefranche-sur-Mer, France)
Villa Leopolda is a large detached villa that occupies 50 acres worth of land. It was built and designed by American architect Ogden Codman Jr. and is currently owned by Mikhail Prokhorov. The villa consists of 11 bedrooms, a helipad, 14 bathrooms, an outdoor kitchen, a commercial greenhouse, and an amazing swimming pool. It is worth $750 million to date.
Antilia (Mumbai, India)
Antilla is a 27-story private skyscraper that is located in Altamount Road in Mumbai, India. It is the home to India’s billionaire Mukesh Ambani and his family since 2012.
Antilia is 400,000 square feet and was designed and constructed by Perkins and Will, a US architecture firm, and Hirsch Bedner Associates. It has a 168-car garage, a ballroom, terrace gardens, a temple, three helipads, an 80-seater theater, a salon, an ice-cream room, a yoga studio, a health spa, one floor for car storage, and a service station for cars. It is one of the most elaborate and one of the world’s largest private houses. It is also the world’s most valuable private residence, priced at $2.2 billion as of May 2020.
Buckingham Palace (London, England)
Buckingham Palace, originally known as Buckingham House, is the administrative headquarters and London residence of UK monarchs. It is located in the City of Westminster and is owned by the Royal family of Britain.
Built at approximately 828,000 square feet, its garden alone covers more than 40 acres, making it London’s largest private garden. It has 775 rooms, 78 bathrooms with 19 staterooms and 92 offices. With its value of $2.9 billion, it ranks 1st in the list of the top 10 most expensive houses in the world in 2021.
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