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Luxury homes with helipads

Andrea Divirgilio / August 27, 2012

The luxury real estate prices are going down around the world, except for a few pricey properties located in mostly Manhattan’s East and West streets, the high end homes are also getting a price cut by a good measure. But the good news is- the filthy rich are still spending on their dream homes. Though we have seen the world’s most expensive homes boasting state of the art luxuries, one feature that sets the trend in million dollar homes is a private helipad facility. Some building owners have commissioned private rooftop heliports or a helipad strip in their gardens. While the real estate owners can pretty much get anything from a basketball court to a tennis court built in their homes, the construction of a helipad requires the approval from the civic authorities, which makes it all the more glamorous and lavish. We have listed here few of the lavish homes which feature a private helipad for its billionaire owners.

The Gagnon Mansion, Quebec

Owner: Celine Dion

For Sale: $29.65 million

Area: 24,000 sq. ft

Location: Laval, Quebec’s Stre. Rose district, Canada

World’s most selling artist and five-time Grammy-winning songstress, and a top earning musician, the French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion and her husband/manager René Angélil has recently listed her magnificent private island stone estate for whopping $29.65 million, making it the most expensive property up for sale in Quebec.

Dubbed as the Gagnon mansion, the custom-built opulent home built like a French Norman chateau boasts 24,000 sq. ft area, and is listed because Dion’s ‘intensive concert schedule’ will not give them much time to spend in it.

The lavish estate not only features a game room, vaulted stone wine celler with integrated tasting room, paneled library, pool with pool house, gym, and its very own helipad.

Paradise is secluded on its own 830,000 sq. ft fenced-in island near Laval, Quebec’s Stre. Rose district, and is surrounded in all sided by the Rivière des Mille Îles.

The Beckhingham Palace

Owner: David Beckham

Property Worth: $28.46 million

Area: 24-acre

Location: Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Reports that renowned and gorgeous television personality Kim Kardashian has spoke to real estate agents to arrange viewings of Beckhingham Palace in Sawbridgeworth, Herts came out after the most celebrated footballer David Beckham and his wife Victoria Beckham said they are keen to sell their seven bedroom country mansion. This 24-acre estate which the Beckham bought for $3.7 million in 1999 is now estimated to worth of $28.46 million.

Interestingly, Beckingham Palace has been built to house a plenty of people, which is actually very convenient for Kim, considering her family size.

The estate boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, recording studio, a petting zoo, a lavish snooker room, a gym, state-of-the-art floodlit tennis court, and a helipad.

Vermilion mansion, Waterwood estate

Owner: Late Donald & Shirley Brown

Price: $16,900,000

Size: 38,000 sq. ft

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 16

Location: 5605 West Lake Street, Vermilion, Ohio, United States, 44089

One-of-a-kind masterpiece, the 160-acre Waterwood estate includes a 38,000 sq. ft custom designed residence, a marina, and one mile of sprawling beachfront. Overlooking one of the countries Great Lakes, Lake Eri and is surrounded by waterfall mountains, ponds, and excavated hills ensuring complete seclusion, the estate was built with close attention to detail, quality and design.

Notably, the window walls create 360 degree views of this immaculately landscaped and designed property. The 2-storey residence further features a total of 37 rooms, including 5 bathrooms, 16 baths, 3 kitchens and 2 kitchenettes, 9 fireplaces, a wine grotto, a sauna, two passenger elevators, and a 40’ long lap and 20’ round indoor pool. And, for the car enthusiasts there’s ample parking space.

Notably, the heliport is an additional amenity that makes this home so remarkable, while the dining room has a rotating floor offering water views for all diner guests.

Built in 1991, the Vermilion mansion was home to inventor Donald Brown and his wife, Shirley, who died in a plane crash last year. The property was earlier listed for $19.5 million, but later the price was chopped down to $16.9 million.

Mandalay House, Whitsundays

Owner: Neil Murray

Bedrooms: 6 king-sized en-suited bedrooms

Bathrooms: 9

Lot Size: 4,200 sq. m

Location: Mandalay Point in the Whitsundays on the north coast of Queensland, Australia

Arguably one of Australia’s premier waterfront properties, Mandalay House, situated perfectly in coastal paradise called Mandalay Point in the Whitsundays on the north coast of Queensland, Australia, boasts spectacular turquoise coral sea waters on one side and an untouched national park on the other.

Because of its proximity to the parks and property developer Neil Murray’s desire to add a private marina, the 30,000 sq ft. home took two years for local authorities to approve his expansive construction plans. As told to architect Andrew Simpson, Mr. Murray wanted to create a home that looks like it has been there for 100 years.

The perfect views and immaculately landscaped grounds get further complimented by the classic Mediterranean architecture, a private 24m berth marina, and a dedicated helipad.

Some of the other amenities includes state-of-the-art theater and games room, fully self contained staff quarters, and a large office with a separate secretarial space.

Cielo de Bonaire, Mallorca, Spain

Price: 63,139,285

Bedrooms: 8

Full Baths: 8

Location: Alcudia, ML 07400 Spain

Area: 26,425 sq ft

With its outstanding location on a hillside between the bays of Alcúdia and Pollensa, and some of the best panoramic views, Cielo de Bonaire becomes one of the premier properties in Mallorca, Spain. And, the interiors and design further makes it one of the most luxurious properties in the whole of Balearics Island.

Listed by Mallorca Sotheby’s Internaional Realty, the 26,425 sq ft. estate also comes with some noted amenities like tennis court, steam room, 2 firplaces, water views, private elevator, Spa/hot tub, and a helipad.

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