House is not always home but there are things that make it more like a home. Who doesn’t want to live in a house made of stones, bricks, glasses and variety of luxurious indoor essentials. This could be just a dream to many but is a dream come true to very few. You must be having queries about how the most expensive houses looks like and how does it feel to live in such a world class architecture. Most probably, the answer lies in this brief article.
Here, we would be discussing about the world’s top 10 expensive houses that will have everything one ever needs to feel luxurious and extremely wealthy.
Top 10 Most Expensive Houses In The World
10. Xanadu 2.0
Isn’t it very disappointing not to mention the world’s fourth richest person. Xanadu 2.0 is one of its kind magnificent house owned by Bill gates. This is a technology backed house having its own Wikipedia page. He purchased this villa back on 1988 for 2 million dollars. It has an artificial stream with water, maple trees, six kitchens, seven bedrooms, a 2100 square foot library, a 60 foot long pool, a fitness facility and a beach with imported Caribbean sand. Bill Gates’ Xanadu 2.0 stands as the world’s tenth most expensive houses with the net value of dollar 127.84 million.
9. Palazzo di Amore
It belongs to Jeff Greene, a real estate investor. It is located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and is spread across 25 acres of land. It is certainly a highly valued estate in the region. He bought the state for 35 million dollars a decade ago. Now it’s value is somewhere near 195 million dollars. The magnificent feature includes the vineyard, cityscape views, two-storey entrance hall, disco rooms, DJ booth, pools and other such eye catching features exists. It is based on Mediterranean design and was the brainchild of Alberto Pinto.
8. Ellison Estate
Owned by a billionaire, Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracles is loacted in California. It is primarily based on Japanese architectural work and has been finely crafted. It extends over 25 acres and covers about 10 different properties. It has an artificial lake and a pond, a tea house and bathhouse, fireplaces and wood carved pillars. The view inside out is mesmerizing. Its current value is estimated at around 200 million dollars.
7. Four Fairfield Pond
Unlike other residence, this was built in early 2000s and is loacted in Long Islands, in the New York state. It is currently owned by Ira Rennert. Its estimated area is 63 acres and has all the luxurious amenities making it the America’s biggest house. It has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, a huge basketball court, a garage capable of holding 100 cars, numerous pools and a more than required dining hall. Its initial value was recorded at dollar 110 million and now stands at Dollar 248 million.
6. Odeon Tower
It is an example of extreme luxury and is loacted in Monaco. It was developed by Groupe Marzocco and was its construction was initiated in 1980 and was completed in 2014. It is the second tallest architectural impression in the Mediterranean coast. It stands 170 metres high with an area of 35,500 square feet. It has 49 floors, that includes 259 residencies, 543 parking slots, restaurants and offices, wellness centre’s and swimming pools. It’s value is estimated at around 330 million dollars.
5. Les Palais Bulles
Situated in Theoule-Sur-Mer in France is an excellent example of spherical architecture originally built for French industrialisation Pierre Bernand. It was later bought by Cardin, a fashion designer and after his death in 2020 it has remained as a private residence. It has a massive design and features indoor halls, lounges, theatre having the capacity of upto 500 person, 10 bedrooms, pools and magnificent waterfalls among others. It’s net value is estimated at around 335 million dollar making it the fifth magnificent and most expensive house in the world.
4. Villa Les Cèdres
Spreading across 35 acres of land is the oldest and the fourth expensive hiuse in the world. It is loacted at Saint Jean Cap Ferat in France. It was recently bought by a Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov for 221 milliom dollar. It also has a royal background dating back to 1830s. This villa is a knowledge hub for various plants and tropical fruits. Olive tree is the most noticeable thing standing there for more than 300 Years. This huge land has been time and again used for cultivating plants and fruits. It has a giant sized swimming pool, 3000 books on plants, a statue of Athena and a botanical garden among other things. It’s current value is estimated at around 1 billion dollar.
3. Villa Leopolda
It is in fact the world’s third largest and expensive house and has a royal touch and background. This is so because it was built for the Belgian King, Leopold The Second. It sits on the hills of the French Riviera in France. After a year of controversy and legal battle, it now legally belongs to Lily Safra. It has a rich cultural history and has been bought and sold ny many. This giant and picturesque villa spreads across 18 acres of land. It has been used for shooting ‘The Red Shoes’ and ‘Catching a thief’. It was designed and built by Italian Architect Renzo Mongiardino. It has several mesmerizing features such as sport carts, pools, 19 bedrooms, bowling alley, theatres. It’s value is estimated at around 1.2 billion dollars.
A billionaire’s house is the second most expensive house in the world. It belongs to Mukesh Ambani, a giant business person and one of the richest person. It is located at South Mumbai. It is obvious that one of the richest person owns a world class house. The house is, in fact an example of out-of-the-box architecture and has beem designed by Chicago based Architects Perkins and Will. It has a total of 27 floors and stands 568 feet high and is certainly earthquake resistant at least up to 8 Richter scale. It does not end here, as it has everything ranging from temple, guest suites, salon, gym, pools, garage, theatre among other things. The value of this estate is estimated at around 1 to 2 billion dollar.
1. Buckingham Palace
The name itself suggests that it must be the world’s most expensive house. It is the legacy of the British Royal family, the Monarch of the United Kingdom dating back to 1703. We can associate this world Class and one of its kind palace with Duke of Buckingham. It was George The Third, who bought this magnificent palace for his wife Queen Charlotte in 1761. Later, Queen Victoria reigned to the this extraordinary throne to take up the residence as a sovereign head. The expensive the house, spacious it is. It has 775 rooms and stands 24 metres high. It has always been a centre for administration, royal events and other such ceremonies. Visitors can have access to this palace during summers. It has the value of net 4. 9 billion dollar.
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