World’s Most Expensive Homes
Price – $1 billion
The gizmo-filled posh pad, named “Antilla”, claimed to be most expensive home till date, is a 27-story, 40,000 sq/ft tower that belongs to the head of Mumbai-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries. The building will stand 570-ft tall above the ground and will have 400,000 sq. ft. of interior space. The home has six stories of parking space alone after which the living quarters with nine elevators and a host of storage rooms and lounges begin. Mostly glass, it has a staff of 600 servants, but at the rate this palatial home is getting blinged out, we won’t be entirely surprised if the number increased by a couple of hundreds more! This house is claimed as most expensive home for , the budget of this construction is some where around $1billion.
Some facts about this magnificent home:-
Staffed by a total of 600 people, the Antilla rising over 570 feet tall has 27 floors which are of double or triple of the standard height, and gives the feel of a 40-storey tower.
This multi-terraced home to Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani, and their three children is based on the lotus and sun, and the top of this structure is a private full-floor residence.
“We made our home right at the top because we wanted the sunlight,” Nita says of the quarters, which have views of the Arabian Sea. “So it’s an elevated house on top of a garden.”
The Antilla also has 50-person home-theater with a garden roof, full 6-floors dedicated to parking of family’s 168 luxury cars and a private car-service center located on the 7th floor, three helipads along with an air space floor, and 9 high-speed elevators, each dedicated for different floors and purpose.
Villa Leopolda, Cote D’Azur, France
Price – $506 million
Villa Leopolda , second most expensive home after Antilla, situated on the French Riviera and built on 29,000 square feet of interior space that opens to manicured lawns and a swimming pool, it also has 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The house is not only known to have the best sea views in the south of France, but it also sits on 10 acres of immaculate grounds that run right down to the resort of Villefranche. Originally built for Belgian king Leopold’s mistresses, this house has been a den of big shots like late banking magnate Edmund Safra, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli. The second most expensive home costs for $506million.
The Penthouse, London
Price – $200 million
The most expensive flat in the world, at £6,000 per sq/ft sits atop the 82 other apartments at the famous Number One Hyde Park address. Guarded by the SAS, with special features such a panic rooms, bulletproof windows, iris scanners and even a secret tunnel to the nearby Mandarin Hotel, the apartment is the biggest of all the luxury flats in the ambitious One Hyde Park. The building boasts communal spas, squash courts and even wine tasting rooms! This plush apartment will have 24-hour room service despite the floor to ceiling refrigerators. This most expensive flat or call it a home, costs for about $200million.
Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons
Price – $170 million
Fair Field, the Ira Rennert Estate, is named after Fairfield Pond, which is adjacent to the property. Located on 63 acres, the main home consists of 66,000 square feet, with additional outbuildings bringing the total living space to over 100,000 square feet. Italianate in design, there are 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, squash and tennis courts and numerous other amenities. This expensive but luxurious home would cost you about $170million.
Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills
Price – $165 million
This prestigious Beverly Hills mansion, which was once home of the US newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, has 6 separate residences, 3 swimming pools, eight fireplaces, a tennis court, a nightclub and 29 bedrooms, all spread across over 6 acres of land in a famed Beverly Hills environ called the Platinum Triangle. The nationally recognized home was then bought by lawyer and investor Leonard Ross in 1976, who wants a “lifestyle change.” Buying this would make you the owner of most expensive real estate in the US and moreover, you would become the next door neighbor to Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, including Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and David and Victoria Beckham.
Franchuk Villa, Kensington
Price – $161 million
This six-story property in Belgravia, central London, has 20-foot ceilings, luxurious fixtures and more than 21,000 square feet of living space. Along with Candy Spelling’s Holmby Hills mansion, this white-stucco-fronted house at No. 10 Belgrave Square, owned by Lebanese developer Musa Salem, is now the most expensive home on the market in the world. Mr. Salem bought this property many years back on a long lease from the Grosvenor Estate, with a condition to restore the house to full Victorian glory. The lavish amenities include an indoor swimming pool in the basement, a gym, a home theater, a garage room, a news house and much more. Franchuk Villa is considered as sixth most expensive home for the total budget involved about $161million.
“The Pinnacle,” Montana
Price – $155 million
This luxury ski-lodge is to be the largest property in the exclusive billionaires-only private ski and golf community, “Yellowstone Club.” Naturally then, it will be the home of the owners of this elite group, Tim and Edra Blixseth. While not considered big compared to others on this list with only 10 bedrooms, this expensive home will include heated flooring throughout the house that stretches all the way to the heated driveway, as well as fireplaces in all bathrooms, a huge wine cellar, an indoor/outdoor pool, gym and massage room.
Spelling Manor, Los Angeles
Price – $85 million
British billionaire and F1 Chief Bernie’s daughter, Petra Ecclestone owns this Spelling Manor, situated at the Holmby hills, in Los Angeles, California. Petra bought this home for $85 million, far less than its listed price of $150 million, but it still made for a record breaking real estate deal.This French chateau-style mansion was built in 1991, and was earlier belonged to a television producer Aaron Spelling. It has 5,248 square meters of space on more than 4.6 acres and is also the largest private home in Los Angeles County. The house is enormously built on the three lavish story and is built on a stylish French château-style. The Spelling Manor has 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms in total including a gift-wrapping room, a bowling alley, a beauty salon and parking for 100 cars. The main Spelling house is located at the end of a long driveway and is protected by a security system. Other luxurious amenities include a bowling alley, a gift-wrapping room, a humidity-controlled silver storage room, tennis courts, two swimming pools, barber shop and beauty salon on attic, a spa, an 18th Century-style garden, rooftop garden, a citrus orchard and a parking space for over 100 cars. The screening room is also one of the major highlights, where a projector emerges from the floor at the click of a button as shades cover the windows.
Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey
Price – $139 million
Built on a huge 58-acre estate amid the lavish surroundings of Windlesham, this expensive and massive structure features 103 rooms plus everything that can be described as magnificence and richness to the core. The uptown court offers a bowling alley and a private cinema for your recreation, stables if you love horses and squash and tennis courts to hit some shots when you want to relax. Apart from this, a heated marble driveway awaits you every morning together with a parking space big enough to accommodate eight limousines. This stands ninth in the list of most expensive home.
Dracula’s Castle, Romania
Price – $135 million
The last but not the least, Dracula’s Castle of Romania stands tenth in the list of most expensive home. This house is built on 200 ft. tall rock, the castle has 57 inviting rooms, courtyard and underground passages. It is said that Prince Vlad the Impaler, the ferocious warlord who inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” character, lived in this castle for one night in 1400s. Digging a bit deep into the past, the Bran castle is believed to be originally built as a stronghold by the Teutonic Knights in 1212. From 1920 to 1948, the castle became the residence of royal family. Presently, the historical castle is operating as a museum of medieval arts and about 450,000 people visit the castle every year. And yes, do remember that you will be greeted by bats flying around the ramparts at twilight.
Fleur De Lys
This Beverly Hills estate is modeled after Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. The 45,000-square-foot home took five years to build, and now is owned by Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon.The mansion is spread widely in the area of around 41,000 foot, and is surrounded by rolling lawns, mature trees and ornamental gardens. This massive French Limestone mansion is featured with a huge library, 50-seater screening room, a ballroom, a private jogging track, a spa and a pool with pavilion, a championship sized tennis court and a garage space for nine cars. It also includes a 3,000 square foot manager’s house along with staff quarter for 10 people.
Price: $100 million
Located in Charlottesville, Va.
Situated on 300 acres, and neighboring Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland, the eight-bedroom Georgian home was designed by architect/designer David Easton.
Price: $100 million
Located in Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Situated along the Lake Tahoe, this 210-acre property, Tranquility, is owned by Joel Horowitz, the co-founder of Tommy Hilfiger, who built the property from scratch. The main house is modeled after a northern European mountain home and has a 3,500-bottle wine cellar, an indoor swimming pool and atrium, as well as a 19-seat movie theater, to ensure constant entertainment.
Villa La Palladiana
Price: $76 million
Located in Cap d’Ail, France
This south-facing property offers numerous terraces and balconies upon which to look out over Cap Ferrat. Each of the home’s nine suites includes a bathroom. Buyers of the villa will find a tiered garden, outdoor pool and indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center.
Neo-Italian Renaissance mansion, New York
Price: $75 million
This 45-foot-wide neo-Italian Renaissance mansion commissioned in 1922, was designed by C.P.H. Gilbert. The five-floor, 21,000 square-foot property features a limestone façade and a garden, along with a large entrance foyer which leads to a reception hall and large-scaled rooms.
Price: $75 million
Simi Valley, Calif.
This 123-acre equestrian estate built in 2004 is a 17,000-square-foot Revival-style mansion designed by Richard Robertson. The property includes six guest houses, 10 staff houses, equestrian facilities and a helipad.
Cielo de Bonaire
Price: $74 million
This property rests on a hillside between Alcúdia and Pollensa that offers panoramic views on all sides. The home includes eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a guest house, private elevator, a helipad and a tennis court.
Bel-Air mansion, California
Price: $72 million
Located in Bel-Air, this 10-bedroom, 14-bathroom 48,000-square-foot home has three stories offering 280-degree views of the city and surrounding mountains. The 48,000-square-foot French chateau “Le Belvedere” was sold by developer Mohamed Hadid. This 2.2-acre property is meticulously landscaped and features a 1,000 foot-long, 36-foot high Jerusalem stone wall.
Price: $68 million
Located in Pagosa Springs, Colo.
Built on 3,100 acres of land, this luxury property is more than a working ranch. The main house is 13,800 square feet with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Outlying guest cabins and lodges can host up to 50 people and bring the total interior space up to 77,000 square feet. In addition, there’s a 12,000-square-foot spa and aquatic center.
Burwalls House, Bristol
Price: $8 million
Perched on the edge of the Avon Gorge beside the Cliffon Suspension Bridge, a historic mansion named the Burwalls House has gone on the market for a recession defying $8 million, the largest price tag ever seen for a Bristol House. Built by newspaper magnate Joseph Leech, the Burwalls House is a Grade II-listed 19th century mansion and was the home for decades to the Wills tobacco family. Most recently, it was owned by Bristol University and was used for academic conferences. This 12,500 sq. ft building, together with its expansive 4.8 acre meticulously landscaped garden is located at the heart of the Leigh Woods Conservation Area. Designed by architects Foster and Wood, Burwalls became home to the Wills family, and later architect Sir Frank Wills carried out significant alterations in 1916. Further in 1939, at the outbreak of the Second World War, Burwalls was requisitioned by the War Office and was adapted to accommodate the headquarters of the Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment. And, in 1948, the estate was bought by Bristol University. Initially, it was used as a hall of residence for students, but in recent years it has been used as a conference centre and wedding venue.
“The House” Condominium, Tokyo
Price: $22 million
A minimal condominium, “The House” located in Minato, Tokyo is selling for staggering $22 million. Just a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom condo’s price may have something to do with its location in Minami-Azabu, Tokyo’s most expensive upscale residential area. Overlooking Arisugawa Park, the house shares the air with artists, celebrities and other influential personalities. Inside, the multi-million dollar condo features a bathroom fitted with a hot tub, a walk-in closet, 200 pair of shoe storage space, a 60-inch television, a gourmet kitchen and a courtyard garden. It is also assumed that the astronomical price for the condo is for an original art piece painted at home by Hiroshi Senzu.