Most expensive homes could be near you but you won’t be aware of it. There are so many billionaires around the world but also be aware of royal families that have endless wealth. We are talking about the royal house in England where the Queen lives which it’s estimated cost is 1 billion dollars. Bringing it down to private individuals, this takes us to Indian billionaire and owner of Reliance Industries Limited MD and Chairman, Mukesh Ambani. We will take the time to review with pictures of different costly homes.
10 Most Expensive Homes
1. Buckingham Palace | London, UK
When it comes to wealth you will know the Royal family has always been on top. With 775 rooms, 188 staff rooms, including 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, and 19 staterooms, no doubt this is the world’s most expensive home and the home with the highest number of rooms. Value: 1 – 2 Billion dollars.
2. Antilia | Mumbai, India
Many wouldn’t know that one of the most expensive houses is located in India. Yes, of course, it’s owned by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani and also his residence. The building is located in one of the world’s most expensive addresses—Altamount Road and it’s 400,000-square-foot. Antilia which is the name of the building was designed by Chicago-based architects Perkins and Will, while the construction company is Leighton Holdings from Australia. It’s 27-stories, 173 meters tall and he moved into it in 2002. Value: 2 Billion dollars.
3. Villa Leopolda | Cote D’Azure, France
Located in France, this building is owned by Lily Safra a Brazilian billionaire philanthropist and socialite. She’s a widow of Lebanese banker William Safra. This beautiful edifice has a swimming pool and pool house, an outdoor kitchen, and a helipad. Value: $750 million.
4. Villa Les Cèdres | French Riviera
Let’s get to know another expensive home located in French Riviera. Back in 2008 it nearly sold for 400 million euros. Located at the top of Villefranche-sur-Mer — a colorful coastal town between Nice and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in South of France, many billionaires have tried to acquire it. The magnificent building comes with 14 bedrooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a wood-paneled library holding 3,000 books. Villa Les Cèdres was built around 1870 and once belonged to the King of Belgium, Leopold II. Value: It could be sold for 1 billion euros.
5. Four Fairfield Pond | Sagaponack, New York
You might not know about this billionaire Ira Rennert, he’s the owner of this 63-acre home, his house is among our 10 Most Expensive Homes. It has 29 bedrooms, it’s own power plant, 39 bathrooms, a basketball court, bowling alley, squash courts, tennis courts, and three swimming pools. Value: $248.5 million.
6. Ellison Estate | Woodside, California
Oracle founder Larry Ellison is the owner of the 23-acre property. Designed in Japanese style, It has a koi pond, tea house, and bathhouse. Value: $200 million.
7. Palazzo di Amore | Beverly Hills, California
Real estate entrepreneur Jeff Greene is the owner of this mansion. The American politician has a good taste for buildings and this made him go for this 53,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa. What am about to tell you will blow your mind, this building has a party pad—with a revolving dance floor, and ballroom. Added to this is 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, tennis courts, swimming pools, a theater, waterfalls, a theater, reflecting pools and a garage.
8. Seven The Pinnacle | Big Sky, Montana
This house is owned by Edra and timber baron Tim Blixseth. This house contains heated floors, multiple pools, a gym, and a wine cellar. Value: $155 million.
9. Xanadu 2.0 | Medina, Washington
Nicknamed Xanadu, this mansion is owned by one of the world’s richest men and founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates. Located in Medina, Washington, this building took 7 years and $63 million to build. It is 66,000-square-foot and has a 60-foot pool, 2,100-square-foot library with a dome roof and two secret bookcases. Value: $125.5 million.
10. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens | London
Finally, we have come to the 10th one in our 10 Most Expensive Homes list. This building is owned by Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal. He’s based in UK which is where this building is located, precisely Billionaires Row on London’s Kensington Gardens, a tree-lined avenue half a mile long in the heart of the city’s embassy land. The edifice has a car pack of up to 20 cars, 12 bedrooms, Turkish baths, and an indoor pool.