Most expensive house in the world, the most exquisite residential palaces
The most expensive residential houses in the world also has the most luxurious amenities.
Mansions and houses are places to rest and be with near and dear ones. It is the place, which is called a home, a place of happiness, satisfaction, peace and solace. However, the most expensive houses in the world are not only for resting, they are made as iconic buildings with provisions to be used as much more than houses. Even if, made as residential home, it is for sure that even the biggest family would not need a large 50-storey mansion or an estate spread over a couple of acres. Still, there are homes that surpasses the general definitions.
- Antilia, Mumbai, US $1-2 Billion
- Villa Leopolda, US $750 Million
- Villa Les Cedres, US $400 Million
- Four Fairfield Pond, US $248.5 Million
- Ellison Estate, US $200 million
Antilia, Mumbai, US $1-2 Billion
By the third quarter of 2018, Mukesh Ambani surpassed Jack Ma, the billionaire from China, in terms of net-worth. He is now the richest person in India. His house called Antilia is the most expensive residential house in the world. This building, resting in an area of 400,000 square foot is valued at around US $1-2 billion. Located in financial capital of India, Mumbai, at Cumballa Hills, it is in one of the most expensive addresses in the world. Each floor of the building is twice the height of that in common buildings; it has 27 such high-rise storeys. Six floors of this building are only for parking cars. Designed by Perkins & Will, architects based in Chicago, Antilia is considered as a design marvel. The house is constructed by Leighton Holdings and it can withstand earthquake up to 8 Richter Scale.
Villa Leopolda, US $750 Million
This Villa spreading over 50-acres of estate is in Cote D’Azure, France, comprisese of a helipad, pool house, green house, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool and separate guest houses. Owned by Lily Safra, this house is valued at US $750 million. It was built from 1928 to 1931 and is registered as a French monument historique. This villa was set as a movie location for several movies like ‘The Red Shoes’ and Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’. The garden has eight hectares of varieties of olive, lemon and orange trees taken care by around 50 full-time workers. There are around 12 pools in the estate, while the primary mansion has around 19 deluxe rooms, 14 bathroom and large living rooms full of antique furnishers and art works.
Villa Les Cedres, US $400 Million
This villa in French Riviera dates back to 1830. The villa valued at US $400 million was built for the King of Belgium. The mansion is spread over 18,000 square foot of area comprising of 14 bedrooms, a large swimming pool, a large horse stable, grand sitting areas and much more. As this house was a palace, it now has everything that define a royal lifestyle. The library here has 3,000 books on flora and naturalism. This library has a 1640 edition of botanical codex. The estate has a man-made pond with Amazonian lily pads. There is a large bronze statue of Athena and many 19th century portraits in ornate frames. The ballroom is filled with chandeliers and the whole mansion has stunningly beautiful woodworks.
Four Fairfield Pond, US $248.5 Million
Four Fairfield Pond is a home located in a 63-acre area at Sagaponack of New York. This house owned by Ira Renner is valued at US $248.5 million. The house has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms and a massive 91-foot dining room apart from three swimming pools. It has private basketball court, bowling alley, tennis courts, squash courts and other sports facilities. The playhouse is spread over 10,000 square foot of area. Ira Renner, the owner of Renco Group, built this house in an Italian renaissance style. The garage of his house can park 100 cars. The billionaire was also trying to build a 10,000-square-foot museum at the estate for his US $500 million worth art.
Ellison Estate, US $200 million
Valued at US $200 million, Ellison Estate is owed by Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle. Located in Woodside, California, the compound has 10 buildings. It has a man-made lake, koi pond, tea house and a bath house. This house is built as a 16th century palace of Japanese emperor. Completed in 2004, this 23-acre estate took nine years to come up. The house buildings are spread over an area of 8000 square foot. One of the houses has a boat dock and two buildings are used as guest houses. All buildings in this estate is made to withstand earthquake of 7.3 Richter scale.