The top 13 most expensive homes in the world are in England, the United States, India, and France. To afford one of these homes, you’ll need to pay at least $ 100 million. We’re talking about billionaire homes, residences that alone are worth more than certain countries’ GDP, all to appease the whims of individuals who have long since stopped counting. Here are the world’s most expensive homes, ranging from mediaeval palaces to modern villas:
1. Buckingham Palace, London, UK
Buckingham Palace, the home of the Queen of England, is the most expensive mansion in the world, valued at roughly $2.9 billion. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, 188 servant rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, and 19 staterooms. All of these factors combine to make it the most costly home on the planet.
2. Antilia, Mumbai, India
The world’s second most costly residence, with 27 floors, is located in Mumbai, India. Mukesh Ambani, the world’s 10th richest man, owns the company. The home, which is worth more than $1 billion, was built using the principles of the “Vastu Shastra” philosophy to create an enormous portal of positive energy. The Antilia contains a parlour and a large lawn, and its upkeep necessitates the employment of approximately 600 people.
3. Villa Leopolda, Cote D’Azure, France
Villa Leopolda is the world’s third most expensive property, and the most expensive in Europe, with a price tag of over $500 million. It was designed by Belgian King Leopold II in 1906 and is now home to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the Brooklyn Nets.
During World War I, the palace was used as a military hospital. Its building is in the Belle Époque style, and it is surrounded by gardens and woodlands, where over a thousand olive and fruit trees have been planted.
4. Villa Les Cèdres, French Riviera
Villa Les Cèdres is estimated to be worth more than $400 million. It is a king-size residence erected for the King of Belgium in 1830.
5. Les Palais Bulles, Théoule-sur-Mer, France
Antti Lovag, a Hungarian architect, developed this stunning bubble house for French manufacturer Pierre Bernard between 1975 and 1989. Later, the property was purchased as a vacation home by Pierre Cardin, an Italian-born naturalised French fashion designer. After Pierre Cardin’s death in December 2020, the house was converted into a public venue for art expos. The mansion is estimated to be worth about $390 million.
6. Four Fairfield Pond, Sagaponack, New York
This villa in Hampton, New York, was built on 25 hectares of property and sold for approximately $250 million. According to the most recent Forbes report, it was owned by American billionaire businessman Ira Rennert, whose personal worth is valued at $4 billion.
With a basketball court, bowling alley, squash courts, tennis court, and three swimming pools, this property offers athletics pride of place.
7. Ellison Estate, Woodside, California
Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, owns a home worth roughly $200 million. The villa, which has only 7 bedrooms, is designed in a Zen style. Ten buildings, a lake, a koi pond, a tea house, and hot baths are available to owners and guests.
8. Palazzo di Amore, Beverly Hills, California
This house, reported to be worth $195 million, is owned by Jeff Greene, a real estate entrepreneur and well-known American politician. This lovely home is spread out over 53,000 acres. There are 12 bedrooms, 23 ballrooms, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a theatre, a waterfall, a reflecting pool, and a vast garage with enough for 27 automobiles.
9. Seven The Pinnacle, Big Sky, Montana
This massive 4700 square metre chalet is reported to be worth 155 million dollars and sits on 16,150 square metres of land. This timber home includes an approximately 5,500-hectare ski area. The mansion once belonged to Tim Blixseth, an American real estate entrepreneur, and is now owned by an investment fund.
10. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens, London
Lakshmi Mittal, an Indian steel magnate, now owns the property that once belonged to legendary Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone. The three-story property, which is valued at $128 million, features eighteen rooms, Turkish baths, an indoor pool, and a garage that can handle 20 automobiles.
11. Xanadu 2.0, Medina, Washington
This is the residence of the Gates family, one of the world’s wealthiest families, with a net worth of more than $ 125.5 million. It is the house of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, and his wife Milinda Gates. It is a lovely home with a total area of 66,000 square feet. It took 7 years to construct. It has a 60-foot pool.
13. Fleur de Lys mansion, Los Angeles, USA
The mansion, which was erected between 1996 and 2002 in Los Angeles, California, was designed by architect Richardson Robertson III and is owned by an American entrepreneur and creator of Metro Networks, as well as his wife Suzanne Saperstein. It was then purchased for US$102 million by an undisclosed Norwegian millionaire. There are 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a ballroom, two kitchens, a big movie theatre, a pool, tennis courts, and a nine-car garage in this mansion.