Dreaming about the luxurious life is one of the favorite pastimes of almost anybody. We tend to take it further with imagining the luxuries and comforts we’d be having if we just become lucky and win some lottery.
While all that is great in the moment, it vanishes as soon as the reality stabs in the heart. Okay, maybe not that brutal.
But it sure feels good to know that these kinds of ‘fictional stuff’ exist in the world.
So, here is a list of the world’s most expensive homes, which you may buy one day… or maybe not. But, just take a look at these expensive homes and get mesmeriesed in all their beauty and magic.
The list of 17 houses will be in descending order, i.e. from the least expensive (of the 17) to the most expensive:
1.Kensington Palace Gardens | London, U.K.:
Value: US$ 90 Million.
Owner: Lakshmi Mittal, Net Worth: US$ 16.3 Billion. (as of August 2017)
The Steel Magnate, Lakshmi Mittal purchased this 55,000 sq ft. mansion from Bernie Ecclestone. After reconditioning the mansion and sourcing marble from the same quarry as Taj Mahal, he named it as, “Taj Mittal”.
The house has, 12 bedrooms, indoor pool, Turkish bath, ballroom, etc.
2.Silicon Valley Mansion | Los Altos Hills, California:
Value: US$ 100 Million.
Owner: Yuri Milner, Net worth: US$ 4.12 Billion. (as of June 2017)
A Russian Billionaire and Facebook shareholder. He owns this French chateau-style mansion, which has 14 bathrooms, two dining rooms, and a game room, an outdoor and indoor pool. A theater, a ballroom, and 25,000 sq ft. of free space.
3.Fleur de Lys Mansion | Holmby Hills, California:
Value: US$ 102 Million.
Owner: A French Billionaire. (They maintained anonymity)
When the original owners, David and Suzanne Saperstine, got separated, the Wife got the ownership of the mansion, which was sold to a French Billionaire. The deal was historical, as it was the only property that was sold at that price in LA.
It is on a 4.6 acre plot. It consists of 2 Kitchens, 12 Bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and a movie theater. It also has a ballroom, a tennis court, a gym, a pool, and a 9-Vehicle garage!
4.Further Lane de Menil | East Hampton, New York:
Value: US$ 103 Million.
Owner: Ron Baron, Net Worth: US$ 2.0 Billion. (As of March 2014)
He acquired the 50 acre land to build his own home.
5.Mountain Home Road | Woodside, California:
Value: US$ 117.5 Million.
Owner: Masayoshi Son, Net Worth: US$ 24.5 Billion. (As of November 2017)
A 9,000 sq ft. manor, with 1,117 pool house, a separate library, a retreat building, a tennis court and a formal gardens.
All the bookworms would’ve, at some point, dreamt of a house like this. As it has an isolated library. That’s the dream.
6.Copper Beech Farm | Greenwich, Connecticut:
Value: US$ 120 Million.
John Rudey owned this water front mansion, before selling it to an anonymous buyer.
This 13,571 sq ft. mansion has 8 Bathrooms, 12 bedrooms, a wood paneled library. Also a grass tennis court and a 75 foot pool.
7.Xanadu 2.0 | Seattle, Washington:
Value: US$ 120 Million.
Owner: Bill Gates, Net Worth: US$ 89.9 Billion. (As of October 2017)
Home to the most famous man on the list has 2,500 sq ft. 2,300 sq ft reception hall, a 2,100 sq ft library. 6,300 sq ft underground garage, etc.
The most notable feature of this house is the underwater sound system in the pool.
8.Upper Phillimore Gardens | Kensington South, West London:
Value: US$ 126 Million.
Owner: Victor and Elena, Net worth: US$ 1.5 Billion. (As of January 2017)
Victor Pinchuk is a business magnate who owns this place. He’s married to Elena Pinchuk, daughter of former Ukrainian President.
A 5-Storey Victorian Villa is comprised of 10 bedrooms. A gym, a spa, an underground pool, and a hi-tech panic room are few more luxuries.
9.Blossom Estate | Palm Beach, Florida:
Value: US$ 130 Million.
Owner: Ken Griffin, Net worth: US$ 8.5 Billion. (As of October 2017)
The 8 acre oceanfront property is actually 4 properties adjacent to each other. Formerly, it was a single estate.
10.Kensington Palace Gardens | London, U.K.:
Value: US$ 140 Million.
Owner: Roman Abramovich, Net worth: US$ 9.1 Billion.
Owner of English Football Club, a Russian Billionaire is the owner of a mansion in the Billionaires’ Row Street.
The remodeling plan of his includes a health care center, a museum, and an underground tennis court.
11.The Pinnacle | Montana, U.S.A.:
Value: US$ 155 Million.
Owner: Tim Blixseth, Net worth: US$ 1.3 Billion. (As of 2007) Bankrupt (As of 2014).
Situated in the Yellowstone Club, which is a skiing abode for the wealthy, this house belongs to Tim and Edra Blixseth.
The snow and cold wouldn’t bother you once inside, as each and every corner of the place is fitted with heating system. It has 10 bedrooms and bathrooms, each with a fireplace, a gym, a wine cellar, and an outdoor and indoor pool.
12.Ellison Estate | Woodside, California:
Value: US$ 200 Million.
Owner: Larry Ellison, Net worth: US$ 61.8 Billion. (As of November 2017)
This was made based on Japanese feudal architecture, owned by the Oracle co-founder.
It has 10 buildings, an artificial pond, a koi pond, a bath house, and a tea house.
13.One Hyde Park Penthouse | Knightsbridge, Central London:
Value: US$ 221 Million.
Owner: Rinat Akhmetov, Net worth: US$ 4.5 Billion.
This 16,000 sq ft. penthouse is in The One Hyde Park, one of the most expensive apartments.
The security is impeccable with armed professional security guards on standby and bulletproof glass doors and windows.
Other luxuries include, a spa, a gold course, car cleaning services, pool, and basement car parking.
14.Kensington Palace Gardens | London, U.K.:
Value: US$ 222 Million.
Owner: Lakshmi Mittal, Net worth: US$ 16.3 Billion. (As of August 2017)
This one was bought for his son, Aditya Mittal. From the billionaire, Noam Gottesman.
If you’re wondering that Lakshmi Mittal’s house is already mentioned above with the same name, just different Values of the houses, it’s because he owns 3 mansions in the same street (Kensington Palace Gardens).
Amazing, isn’t it?
15.Fair Field | Segaponack, New York:
Value: US$ 249 Million.
Owner: Ira Rennert, Net worth: US$ 6.5 Billion. (As of February 2015)
The billionaire is an Industrial Investor, who owns this marvelous estate.
His home has 2 tennis and squash courts, 3 swimming pools, 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, and a theater with 164 seating capacity.
Best part? It has on-site power plant.
16.Villa La Leopolda | Cote D’Azure, France:
Value: US$ 750 Million.
Owner: Lily Safra, Net worth: US$ 1.29 Billion. (As of September 2016)
Late King Leopold II of Belgium was the original owner of this massive estate of 50 acres.
Years later, this property was purchased by Lily Safra. The home has an outdoor kitchen, a pool, 11 bedrooms, etc.
17.Antilia | Mumbai, India:
Value: US$ 1 Billion.
Owner: Mukesh Ambani, Net worth: US$ 42 Billion. (As of November 2017)
This 27 storey building has extra high ceilings, where a building equivalent to its height would have 60 floors.
American Architecture and Design firm, Perkins+Will designed the structure of this building. And Australian based Leighton Holdings constructed it.
It has a gym, an indoor and outdoor bar, a ballroom, a salon, an ice cream room, snow room, a health spa, pools, a temple, a balcony garden occupying 3 floors. Also, 3 helipads, a theater with seating capacity of 50, and a 6-level underground parking with total 168 car parking capacity.
That was exhausting to type, but it doesn’t stop there. It has its own relaxation room for its staff. Antilia requires a whopping 600 member staff to maintain it 24/7.
The building can withstand earthquake with a magnitude of 8 on the Ritcher scale.
If all that doesn’t sound luxurious, I don’t know what will.
Anyway, that’s been the list of 17 most expensive, privately owned homes; as the most expensive home is Buckingham Palace in London, valued at US$ 1.5 Billion. But, it’s owned by the British Sovereigns.