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The 15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

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Ever dreamt of having your very own salon, bowling alley, or high-tech swimming pool in the comforts of your home? Well, on this list, you’ll see the world’s most luxurious and expensive homes built only for the royalty and the ultra rich.

 

15. 15 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. ($45M)

This multi-million penthouse owned by hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is known to be one of the most exclusive and lavish addresses in New York. What makes it stand out is that this ultra luxurious building is also the home of some of today’s elite billionaires.

 

14. Promised Land, Montecito, California ($88M)

This 42-acre property is owned by none other than the Queen of Media, Oprah Winfrey. Not only does the Promised Land in Montecito have its very own man-made lake, it also has both an indoor and outdoor theater.

13. Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach, Fla. ($95M)

Worth a total of $94M, this oceanfront property boasts of not only a colossal ballroom but also a conservatory. This luxurious palm estate was originally owned by Donald Trump but then was bought by a Russian tycoon for a total of $95M.

 

12. Silicon Valley Mansion, Los Altos Hills, California ($100M)

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, who has a net worth of $1B, bought a $100M home in the US. It has both an inside and outside pool and a tennis pavilion. Despite making one of the biggest purchases for a single home in America, this tycoon’s primary residence is still in Moscow with his wife and daughters.

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11. Further Lane de Menil, East Hampton, N.Y. ($103M)

Further Lane de Menil is a 40-acre property bought by billionaire Ron Baron from Adelaide de Menil and Edmund Carpenter.

 

10. Mountain Home Road, Woodside, California ($117.5M)

Owned by Masayoshi Son, this $117.5 estate can even be considered a small community with its very own building for retreats, a detached library, and of course, a swimming pool and tennis court.

 

9. Xanadu 2.0, Seattle, Washington ($120.5M)

This high-end home equipped with advanced technology is owned by the richest man in the world Bill Gates. This massive cabin was constructed over a span of 7 years. It has amenities such as a 2,500 square-foot gym and a 60-foot indoor swimming pool.

 

8. Blossom Estate, Palm Beach, Florida ($130M)

This extravagant estate owned by Ken Griffins is definitely the perfect home to relax and rejuvenate. It has a tennis court and, of course, its very own dock.

 

7. Broken O Ranch, Augusta ($132.5M)

The worth of this multi-million dollar house is just an estimate because its actual price is protected by state laws. However, its features include an abundance of horse stables and land area big enough to cater to an aggregate of 4,500 cattle.

6. Ellison Estate, Woodside, California ($200M)

Named after its billionaire owner and Oracle founder Larry Ellison, this estate is Japanese-inspired with its very own man-made lake and facilities such as a bath house and a tea house. The property has ten buildings in total.

 

5. One Hyde Park, London, U.K. ($221M)

One Hyde Park is known to be one of the most extravagant and costly apartments. It has leisure facilities such as an abundance of relaxation rooms, exercise studios, and entertainment rooms.

4. Kensington Palace Gardens, London, U.K. ($222M)

This luxurious home is owned by Tamara, the daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone. The amazing features of the house include amenities such as a bowling alley, nightclub and even a bathtub made of Amazonian crystals.

3. Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-mer, France ($750M)

This home, named after King Leopold II of Belgium, is known as the most expensive and biggest French villa on earth. It is built on a 20-acre land and provides a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

2. Antilla, Mumbai, India ($1B)

Mukesh Ambani, one of the richest businessmen in India put up his own skyscraper, which he paid $1 billion to construct. This house has a “health floor”, six levels of underground parking, and multiple helipads. It’s so massive that it requires a staff of 600 to keep the home in top shape.

 

1. Buckingham Palace ($1.55B)

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The most expensive house in the world is none other than Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen Elizabeth II. This palace built in 1703, has a total of 775 rooms, 52 bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 19 state rooms, and 280 rooms for the offices and staff rooms — a massive structure built only for royalty!


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