1. Antilla – $2,000,000,000
This is it. The one you’ve been waiting for. The grand finale. The Two billion dollar home. We give you…Antilla.
Located in Mumbai, Antilla challenges pretty much everything you’d expect about “what is possible in a home” and “what is possible for architecture.” The 27-story house features six floors of parking, a health level with a jacuzzi, gym, and “ice room,” a ballroom level (for dancing?) several floors of bedrooms and bathrooms and even a four-story garden — because, yeah, we guess that’s possible.
The architecture is based on an Indian tradition called Vastu Shastra, which is supposed to be conducive to the movement of positive energy. In keeping with this, each floor has not only a unique design, but an entirely unique set of materials and aesthetic design — meaning each room is meant to look like it’s from a different house.
Basically, this house has everything — things you can imagine, things you can’t imagine, and things you never thought to imagine but are now imagining because they sound like the greatest thing you’ve ever heard of.
2. Villa Leopolda Cote D’Azur, France— $736 Million
Wow, that’s a big jump in price. Built by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902 and located on the French Riviera, this home was purchased by Russian billionaire Prokhorov, who is so rich he lost billions to the latest economic collapse and still had enough fun money to buy himself a three-quarter-billion-dollar summer home. It has 27 stories, 19 bedrooms, and a rumored 50 full-time gardeners.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.
3.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.
4.Fairfield Pond ,The Hamptons— $198 Million
Currently valued that way due to its property taxes, this 66,000 square-foot main house has a basketball court, bowling alley, and a $150,000 hot tub. The most valuable home in the US .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.(again, according to Wikipedia).
5. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills— $165 Million
It features three swimming pools, 29 bedrooms (you have to supply your own horse heads har har har), movie theatre and, for some reason, a disco.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.
6.Franchuk Villa Kensington, UK— $161 Million
This five-story, freestanding 10-bedroom Victorian Villa also features an underground indoor swimming pool, panic room, and private movie theatre. It’s also the world’s most expensive home (yeah, sure it is), at $161 million.
How fancy is this place? Allegedly, during some remodeling, the noise made the Mayor of Moscow angry. The house is located in London. 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..
7.The Pinnacle, Montana— $155 Million
Owned by Tim Blixseth, in Montana, this house is unique for two reasons: it has a private chair lift directly from the house to a nearby ski-resort (which Blixseth owns), and is the only house on this list so far named that doesn’t claim to be the most expensive in the world.
Also, we’re gonna call it right now: best back yard. Because it’s a ski resort.
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.
8.Spelling Manor, Los Angeles — $150 Million
Here we are, finally, the most expensive residential real estate listing in the US, according to Wiki-freakin’-pedia. $150 million. Feels pretty good to put that part to rest, doesn’t it? Thanks, Aaron Spelling, for having the (7th) most expensive house in the world.
This house features 56,000 square feet, 123 rooms, a bowling alley, an ice rink and allegedly an entire wing devoted to Spelling’s wife’s wardrobe.
9.Fleur De Lys — 125 Million
Fleur De Lys has 41,000 square feet and 15 bedrooms, but apparently no bathrooms, which we think is a huge oversight either by the architect 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.
10.Silicon Valley Mansion — $100 Million
As the most expensive single-family home in the US, this house… wait, didn’t we just say that the Rybolovlev Estate was the most expensive single-family home ever? Well, okay, this one went for 100 million so I guess it wins.
With 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, and an indoor and outdoor pool (in case it rains, we guess), it’s all-in-all a pretty fancy house.
11. Rybolovlev Estate – $95 Million
This house is the most expensive single family home in the country and, since it was owned by Donald Trump, it’s obviously the most expensive home ever fought over in a divorce case. The 33,000 square foot oceanfront mansion has become a key part of the proceedings since Trump’s ex-wife Elena Rybolovlev demanded jurisdiction due to infidelity.
This home has 18 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, and retails for $95 million, making it the most expensive single-family house in the nation…weird, we’re pretty sure we found nine more for this list. Unless we’re suddenly on TopOnez.Net
Originally on sale for $125 million, it ended up being haggled down to a mere 95. We guess the economy is hurting everyone these days.
12.Hinduja Brother’s house in London
Carlton Terrace House, the new address of billionaires Hinduja brothers. The iconic mansion is at a stone’s throw distance from Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace. The luxury mansion includes 6 floors and 50 rooms which are divided into four integrated apartments for each of the brothers, Srichand, Gopichand Prakash and Ashok Hinduja. This 70,000 square feet property costs around £100 million.
Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal is the Chairman and CEO of the ArcelorMittal, largest steel making company in the world. This sixth richest person in the world owns a house in London’s 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens for whopping $128 million. Mittal purchased this house from the Formula One boss, Bernie Ecclestone back in 2004 which was world’s most expensive house at that time. This luxurious house features 12 bedrooms, an indoor pool, Turkish style bathrooms and parking space for 20 cars. This palatial abode is said to be designed by marbles taken from the same quarry who supplied marbles for Taj Mahal.
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.
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 twiligh
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
18.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.
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.
21.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.
22.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.
24.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.
25.The House Condominium, Tokyo
Price: $27 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
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