Top 15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

Home is where the heart is. This is true for 99% of people in the world, but there is one percent, for whom home is something more than that. It is a symbol of wealth and the expression of their minds in a concrete form. In today’s article, we have compiled for you a ranking of the 15 most expensive residential properties in the world. All of them are insanely luxurious and expensive, which is the limit of people’s dreams.

Interestingly, almost half of the mansions you’ll read about below are in the United States. Villas and ranches with huge tracts of land and all sorts of amenities. European and British residences also take up a large portion of the positions on our list today, but two very interesting Asian homes are at the top of our top list.

So, below is a list of the 15 most expensive homes in the world, ranked by price. And we’ll start below the $100 million mark.

15.

Pumpkin Key, Key Largo, Florida, USA — $95 Million

Pumpkin Key

Kicking off our ranking is this exclusive $95 million Property. The 26-acre private island is located in the Windex Channel off Card Sound Bay, jst a couple of minutes by boat to the Ocean Reef Club resort and all its amenities, such as a runway for a private jet, a state-of-the-art spa, a grocery store, eight restaurants, and its clinic.

The island itself has a three-bedroom house, two staff houses, guest apartments, and a tennis court, as well as a 20-meter marina with a comfortable three-meter depth. Adding to the price of this property is permission to build additional homes along the coast, which could turn the island into a full-fledged resort.

14.

El Rancho Tajiguas, California, USA — $110 Million

El Rancho Tajiguas

Another line in our ranking goes to real estate in the United States. It’s the 3,500-acre Tajiguas Ranch on the Gaviota Coast, 40 kilometers west of Santa Barbara. The rather high $110 million price includes not one but two 1,000-square-foot homes on opposite sides of the property, each with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean across the Channel Islands and the Santa Ynez Mountains.

The ranch is not just a name in this case, as the property has an area housing 120 head of cattle in addition to staff houses, a farm, and orchards. This historic ranch was the property of Mansour Ojjeh, the billionaire and sponsor of Formula 1.

13.

Villa l’Echauguette, Monaco — $125 Million

Villa l’Echauguette

L’Echauguette, the pink Gilded Age villa of incredible beauty, sits on a cliff with a stunning view of the harbor. From its rooftop terrace, you can admire superyachts, and on May weekends, you can see race cars driving through the streets below during the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. Built in the 1860s, the villa was once home to casino mastermind François Blanc, who turned Monte Carlo into the world’s number one playground for the rich and famous.

The 6-story villa (with two elevators) is 762 sq.m. and has six bedrooms, a spacious living room with access to a large terrace, a wine cellar, a 22-meter swimming pool, a sauna, a guest apartment, and a two-car garage.

12.

18-19 Kensington Gardens, London, UK – $128 Million

18-19 Kensington Gardens

The first British estate on our today’s list is the house located in London at18-19 Kensington Gardens, the area, which is also known as Billionaires Row. This historical estate was built in the nineteenth century as two semi-detached units, which were later united in one 55.000 square foot estate with 12 bedrooms. The property also features a huge indoor pool with Turkish baths and a waste territory that allows you to park up to twenty cars.

Today the estate is owned by Lakshmi Mittal, a famous Indian billionaire, owner of ArcelorMittal. But he is not the most well-known name bearer in the list of the families who lived in this amazing house. The 18-19 Kensington Gardens estate was owned by the Rothschilds family, Bernie Ecclestone and David Khalili (under his supervision the two houses became one).

11.

Palazzo di Amore, California, USA – $195 Million

Palazzo di Amore

Another estate from California, the famous Palazzo do Amore, or the Palace of Love, can become yours for only $195 Million. In fact, back in 2008, Palazzo was worth $35 million. That’s when it was bought by Jeff Green, who turned the mansion into a veritable vineyard in the heart of Beverly Hills on 25 acres of land.

In addition to the 3,252-square-foot main house with 12 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms, a 200-seat dining room, the Tuscan-style estate has a 1,394-square-foot two-level entertainment complex with a bowling alley, a 50-seat movie theater, a ballroom with a DJ booth and rotating dance floor, and parking for 150 cars (and this in addition to a 27-car garage).

10.

Ellison Estate, California, USA – $200 Million

Ellison Estate

If you thought that was the end of California mansions in our rankings, you were wrong. The Ellison Estate, named after its owner, Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle and one of the world’s richest men, is valued at $200 million and sits at number ten on our list.

This property sits on 23 acres of land and consists of ten different structures centered around an artificially created lake and Koi pond. Koi Pond is just a small part of the Japanese culture brought to the property designed by Paul Driscoll, a renowned architect, and Buddhist. In addition to the Japanese garden, you will also find a tea house and Japanese bathhouse on the Elisson Estate.

9.

Casa Encantada, Bel Air, California, USA — $225 Million

Casa Encantada

It’s California all over again! Casa Encantada, located on 8.5 acres in the heart of Bel-Air, Beverly Hills’ most expensive neighborhood, has no less than 60 rooms and is valued at $225 million.
The mansion was built in the mid-1930s and was owned by famed hotelier Conrad Hilton before Gary Winnick (Global Crossing) bought it. Casa Encantada was bought by Winnick in 2000 for $94 million, but almost as much was spent by the businessman on a complete restoration and transformation of the property.

8.

Four Fairfield Pond, New York, USA – $248 Million

Four Fairfield Pond

This incredible-sized mansion sits on 63 acres of land on Long Island, New York. This huge property has a basketball court for practice, a bowling lane, and a hot tub. The grounds also include a synagogue, a greenhouse, and a small power plant. The house itself has 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms, a huge dining room (91-foot), three swimming pools, and a home theater. Ah, and of course there is enough space in the garage to keep a hundred cars.

One of the most expensive mansions in the United States, estimated at 248 million dollars, belongs to Ira Renner, the owner of Renner Group.

7.

The Odeon Tower Penthouse, Monaco – $330 Million

The Odeon Tower Penthouse

The Odeon penthouse is located in Monaco on the Mediterranean coast, on the top floor of a skyscraper with the same name. It is valued at 330 million dollars. Original architecture and incredible landscapes are the main features of the penthouse.

The apartment of 3.3 thousand square meters, consisting of 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, was built by the famous architect Alexandre Giraldi.

The penthouse features a private elevator, which leads to the several levels of the property, and its impressive terrace with a 360-degree infinity pool.

6.

Les Palais de Bulles, Cannes, France – $390 Million

Les Palais de Bulles

Not the most expensive property in the world, this $390 Million worth property, is definitely one of the most outstanding and recognizable architectural pieces you’ve ever seen.

Le Palais de Bulles, or The Bubble Palace, was designed by Hungarian Architect, Antti Lovag at the beginning of the 1970s. And the main architectural concept of the building is based on bubble-like rooms, each with a front sea view, thus the name of the building.

The house was built for the French industrialist Pierre Bernard, after whose death it was purchased in 1991 by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin as a vacation home.

Le Palais de Bulles consists of 10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a panoramic living room, an amphitheater for 500 people, and several swimming pools. The interior of each of the ten bedrooms is the work of different contemporary artists. And on the 8,500 square meters of the landscaped area, there are gardens, waterfalls, and swimming pools.

5.

Villa Les Cèdres, Cap Ferrat, France – $450 Million

Villa Les Cèdres

Just a few years ago, Villa Les Cedres was at the top of the list of the world’s most expensive homes but was pushed back a bit by its competitors. This incredible vision, built in 1830, is now valued at $450 million. Formerly a farmhouse where olive oil was produced, the house is now a luxury castle with a citadel and winding walkways. Located on the French Riviera.

The house of 18.000 square feet, consists of 14 bedrooms, and stands on 35 acres, where there is also a botanical garden with exotic plants, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and stables for 30 horses. Of course, the mansion’s name comes from the many cedar trees surrounding the estate.

One of the first owners of the villa was King Leopold II of Belgium, who bought it in 1904.

4.

Middle Gap Road, 24, Hong-Kong — $450 Million

Middle Gap Road

Perhaps the most interesting and unexpected participant of our today’s rating is this seemingly unremarkable mansion, which is estimated at 450 million dollars. It’s not about the structure, but the lot on which it sits because these 5,700 square feet are in what is arguably the most expensive property on the planet, the gated community of Middle Gap Road, which is part of the Peak District on Hong Kong Island.

And this seemingly perfectly ordinary 530-square-foot home, with just 4 bedrooms and bathrooms, and a 2-car garage (nothing compared to previous homes and 100-car lots), sits at the very top of the Peak District, with stunning views of Deepwater Bay and is only a 10-minute drive from Hong Kong’s central business district.

3.

Villa Leopolda, Alps-Maritime, France – $750 Million

Villa Leopolda

Here we come to the top three. At the bottom of the top 3, most expensive houses in the world are Villa Leopolda. The house, located on the French Riviera, was built in 1902 by the ruler of Belgium Leopold II for his future wife Caroline Lacroix. Villa Leopold belongs to the historic cultural monuments of history, and today its value is estimated at 750 million dollars.

The 2,600-square-foot villa stands on a 50-acre lot and has 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a movie theater, a bowling alley, and guest rooms. On the grounds, you’ll find helipads, an incredible pool, walking terraces, and greenhouses.

In addition to its architectural and land value, the Villa Leopold is also famous for being the location for famous films such as the British film “The Red Shoes” and Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic thriller “To Catch a Thief”.

2.

Antilla, Mumbai, India – $1 Billion

Antilla

One of the most expensive houses in the world is Antilla, named after a ghost island. It was valued at one billion dollars. The mansion is located in the most elite district of Indian Mumbai, Cumballa Hill. The house was designed and built by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries Limited).

This 400,000 square foot, 27-story mansion, with 6 levels of huge parking, was built with a seismic resistance of 8 points, which is more than adequate for the region. Another impressive thing about Antilla is that it took seven years to build the house. But there was something to look forward to. Th

result is incredible: parking for 168 cars, car service, swimming pools, spa, cinema, fitness and yoga hall, a separate floor with a dance hall, three floors with bedrooms, and stylish bathrooms. In addition, the house even has a zone with artificial snow for relaxing from the heat and a 4-story garden.

The architecture and design of the building are based on the Indian tradition and canons of Vastu Shastra, a philosophy that helps to move positive energy in the home.

1.

Buckingham Palace, London, UK – $2.9 Billion

Buckingham Palace

And here we are. The most expensive property in the world is Buckingham Palace, The official London residence of the British monarchs, which is estimated at $2.9 billion. And no, it is not for sale yet.

Buckingham Palace has been in use by the British royal family since 1762. It became the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, after her coronation, but even before that, it had been in the possession of many British monarchs since Queen Victoria’s time.

Located across from Pall Mall and Green Park with white marble and the gilded monument to Queen Victoria. When the monarch is in the palace, the royal standard flies over the roof of the palace.

The Palace is about 830.000 square feet, composed of 775 rooms, of which 78 are bathrooms and a territory of 40 acres.

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