A beautiful home is a joy forever, especially if it’s a gorgeously stunning multi-million dollar beauty. The most expensive houses in the world come with a host of luxurious amenities and astonishing facilities including Jacuzzis, infinity swimming pools, state-of-the-art gymnasium, multi-level parking, tennis courts, home theatre, temperature controlled indoor swimming pool, soaking tubs with dazzling views, and private beaches. To reliably insure such expensive property, you will have to pay a substantial amount every year, comparable to the cost of a regular apartment. Moreover, considering the specifics and contents of such ultra-expensive homes, the warranty may not cover all expenses. Therefore, owning such ultra-luxury real estate is an expensive pleasure even after purchase.
So, let’s take a look at some fascinating details about the world’s most expensive houses.
|House||City, Country||Year||Owner||Living Area||Price|
|Antilla||Mumbai, India||2010||Mukesh Ambani||37 161 m²||$2 billion|
|Villa Leopolda||Nice, France||1931||Mikhail Prokhorov||10 245 m²||$400 million|
|Fair Field||Sagaponack, N.Y, U.S.||2003||Ira Rennert||254 952 m²||$250 million|
|One Hyde Park||London, England||2009||Rinat Akmetov||2 323 m²||$225 million|
|Kensington Palace Mansion||London, England||1904||Tamara Ecclestone||n/a||$220 million|
|Ellison Estate||Woodside, California, U.S.||2004||Larry Ellison||93 078 m²||$200 million|
|Kensington Palace Garden Villa||London, England||1847||Roman Abromovich||2 787 m²||$140 million|
|Blossom Estate||Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.||1893||Ken Griffins||3 112 m²||$130 million|
|Beverly Hills House||Los Angeles, California, U.S.||1927||Leonard Ross||6 968 m²||$128 million|
|Xanadu 2.0||Seattle, Washington, U.S.||2005||Bill Gates||66 000 m²||$125 million|
|Silicon Valley Mansion||Woodside, California, U.S.||2005||Yuri Milner||2 787 m²||$118 million|
|Woodside Home||Woodside, California, U.S.||1994||Masayoshi Son||836.1 m²||$115 million|
|Maison de L’Amitie||Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.||1930||Dmitry Rybolovlev||7 432 m²||$95 million|
|Promised Land||Montecito, California, U.S.||2001||Oprah Winfrey||2 137 m²||$88 million|
|15 Central Park West||New York, N.Y., U.S.||2008||Daniel Loeb||6 744 m²||$45 million|
15. 15 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. – $45 million
Hedge Fund manager Daniel Loeb’s eight-bedroom penthouse condo in the heart of Manhattan, New York cost him a whopping $45 million. The apartment building boasts of a lavish lobby decorated with English oak panels, and marble columns.
Along with sharing a common address, with other financial pundits of the US, this extravagant apartment complex offers the owners the luxury of a private restaurant, health club with private massage room and yoga centre, three-lane lap pool, and a library. This elegant home is probably the most expensive house in Manhattan, attracting the attention of high-end buyers and prestigious realtors in New York.
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14. Promised Land, Montecito, California – $88 million
Media Queen Oprah Winfrey owns this lavish home in Promised Land, Montecito, California. Valued at a staggering $88 million, this sprawling 42-acre estate in sunny California comes with six bedrooms, ten fireplaces, fourteen bathrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen, an indoor as well as outdoor theatre, a wine cellar, a guest house with a pool, and Oprah’s private haven—a teahouse. It is cosily nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains and is encompassed on all sides with trees to provide privacy to its celebrity owner.
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13. Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach, Florida – $95 million
One of the most beautiful homes in Florida, the Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach was originally owned by none other than US President Donald Trump. It was later bought by a Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev for a stupendous $95 million. This massive home of 80,000 square feet has eighteen-bed rooms, fifteen bathrooms, guest cottages, a tennis court, a ballroom, and even a c waterfront. Spread over a single storey, this modern beauty almost extends to the size of a football field. It also has an oceanfront pool and access to one of the most pristine beaches in Florida.
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12. Masayoshi Son’s Woodside Home – $115 million
Japan’s second richest man and founder of Softbank is the owner of this Woodside, California home costing approximately $115 million. This neo-classical home is spread over 9,000 square feet, and includes a swimming pool, tennis court, and an attached library. The three storeyed mansion has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and even a four car garage. It has been aesthetically designed by Allan Greenberg to offer panoramic views of the Woodside Mountains.
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11. Silicon Valley Mansion – $118 million
Yuri Milner, one of Russia’s most influential men, investor, and venture capitalist is the owner of this incredible $118 million home in Silicon Valley. Located in the posh area of Woodside, California, and spread over a luscious 11 acres, this enormous mansion measures to 30,000 square feet. It has five bed rooms and nine bathrooms. The house that was built to resemble a French chateau is beautifully decorated with ornate arches and railings. It also boasts of an indoor and outdoor pool, wine cellar, ball room, and a spa.
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10. Xanadu 2.0 – $125 million
Bill Gates is one of America’s richest men, and his home Xanadu 2.0 is undoubtedly one of the most expensive homes in the world. It costs a staggering $125 million, and is absolutely colossal in size measuring to 66,000 square feet. It boasts of high-tech sensor system that facilitates guests to customize a room’s climate and light settings. It has twenty-four bathrooms equipped with ten full baths. There are also seven bed rooms and six kitchens in this beautiful home located near Seattle, Washington. The most amazing feature of this home is its 2,100 square feet library, which is every bookworm’s paradise!
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9. Beverly Hills House – $128 million
American lawyer Leonard Ross is the owner of this Spanish-colonial mansion valued at about $128 million. It has thirty bedrooms, and forty bathrooms along with two ponds, a swimming pool, tennis court, and beautiful lawns. It was originally built in 1927 for famous newspaper moghul William Randolph Hearst. This stunning beauty has also featured in Hollywood movies like “The Godfather” and “The Body Guard”. Beverly Hills House is located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Its two storeyed library with intricate woodwork is the highlight of this lovely home.
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8. Blossom Estate Palm Beach, Florida – $130 million
The most expensive home in Florida, the Blossom Estate Palm Beach belongs to American millionaire Ken Griffins. This beautiful beach house valued at approximately $130 million boasts of a 33,500 square feet area, accentuated with glass for panoramic views of the Florida waterfront. This opulent home includes four adjacent properties totalling to about 8 acres. This single acre home is rumoured to extend to the length of a football field. It boasts of 875 feet of beach front and two swimming pools overlooking the gorgeous sea.
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7. Roman Abromovich’s Kensington Palace Garden Villa – $140 million
The Russian billionaire Roman Abromovich, owner of Chelsea Football Club is also the owner of this $140 million Kensington Palace Garden villa. Roman Abromovich’s villa has subterranean leisure facilities including an auto museum, a health centre, and a tennis court.
This 15-bedroom mansion is located in London’s most expensive area in the vicinity of Kensington Palace. It is a five storey mansion and also has three basement levels. The total size of the villa is about 30,000 square feet.
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6. Ellison Estate, Woodside, California – $200 million
Former Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison’s plush 23-acre Woodside estate is named after him and aptly called the Ellison Estate. It has been remodelled to resemble a 16th-century Japanese emperor’s palace. This exquisite home built with the century’s old Japanese aesthetics and designs costs approximately $200 million.
This stunning Bay-area home has seven bedrooms and is spread over two levels. It also comes with a beautifully landscaped Japanese garden, ponds, waterfalls, and a koi pond. It boasts of a dark-bottom swimming pool and spa.
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5. Tamara Ecclestone’s Kensington Palace Mansion – $220 million
Socialite Tamara Ecclestone, daughter of former CEO of Formula One Group — Bernie Ecclestone is the owner of the 5th most expensive home in the world. This $220 million home is located in London’s Kensington Palace area. It has fifty-seven rooms, an indoor pool and a basement cinema.
This lovely red brick mansion has four storeys above the ground and two below. It also has a magnificent gold bathtub. Tamara’s toddler Sofia’s room is a child’s dream come true, with outsized toys, a huge dollhouse, and even an ice palace inspired by the Disney movie Frozen.
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4. One Hyde Park, London – $225 million
Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akmetov became the owner of the worlds 4th most expensive home, valued at approximately $225 million when he bought two of the world’s most pricely apartments in Knightsbridge London. This luxurious home is spread over an area of 25,000 square feet and it boasts of a 360° glass façade for unspoiled views of London city. The One Hyde Park apartments offer unbelievable range of amenities including a 21 meter swimming pool, saunas, concierge service, and a private cinema.
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3. Fair Field, Sagaponack, N.Y. – $250 million
American investor and businessman Ira Rennert is the proud owner of the Fair Field Mansion at Sagaponack, N.Y. This famous mansion values at an extraordinary $250 million. Spread over an area of 63-acres this glorious estate has twenty-nine bedrooms, thirty-nine bedrooms, three dining rooms, a home theatre, and three swimming pools.
This fantastic home also has a basketball court, two bowling alleys, and two squash courts. The estate is also home to $500 million worth of art. It is undoubtedly, the most expensive homes in the United States of America.
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2. Villa Leopolda, France – $400 million
One of Europe’s most expensive homes is located amidst stunning French Riviera belongs to Russian mogul Mikhail Prokhorov. It costs an overwhelming $400 million. The main section of the villa has nineteen rooms, and fourteen bathrooms, and several terraces.
Located a few kilometres from Nice this gorgeous villa is also registered as a French monument. Steps leading down from the villa take you to the stunning Mediterranean Sea. Its garden is spread over eight hectares and you will find exotic olive, lemon, and orange trees.
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1. Antilla, Mumbai – $2 billion
The richest man of India, Mukesh Ambani lives in this towering skyscraper in Mumbai, India. Costing approximately $2 billion, this 400,000 square feet home is undoubtedly the height of luxury and opulence.
This 27-storeyed tower is designed to survive an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale. It has a temple, guest rooms, a private movie theatre, and even an ice-cream parlour. Antilla has nine high-speed elevators, a car service station, and car parking to accommodate 168 cars.
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