10 Most Expensive Homes in the World

Showcasing pictures and videos of ten of the most expensive homes in the world. Buying a property will be the most expensive purchase a person will no doubt make during their lifetime but there are few of us rich enough to be able to afford the following expensive properties. Starting with the most expensive house in the World....

Antilla, Mumbai, India: $1 billion

Land is a premium in Mumbai and so property developers upwards, makes sense. Owner Mukesh Ambanin created this amazing 27 storey tower of a house billed as 'the Taj Mahal of the 21st Century'.
The towering structure called Antilla is home to a cinema, heli-pad, swimming pool, Krishna temple, bar and library and is rumoured to be served by 600 members of staff. It is 40,000 square foot in size.




The house has 6 stories of car parking space because Mukesh Ambani has around 168 cars in his collection! 




One billion dollars! Who on earth could afford this! Well consider this - the huge monthly payment on a 30-year mortgage for 1 billion dollars would be about $12.5 million per month at current rates...ouch! 


More Antilla Mumbai Facts

  1. 3 helipads but Mumbai corporation has not given permission for making this operational yet.
  2. Hanging gardens
  3. Swimming pool
  4. 2 storey Health centre
  5. A floor dedicated to servicing the 168 cars
  6. Home theatre sitting a capacity of 50
Most absurd of all, the house will have 600 staff to do the maintenance activities for the family of 6 who will be living here. That gives a ratio of 100 staff for every family member! 



Villa Leopolda, Cote D’Azur, France: $506 million

Built on 29,000 square foot on the French Riviera, this amazing villa has 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, vast formal gardens, swimming pool and private beach front. This villa boasts one of the best beach-front views in the south of France.

 
The Villa Leopolda estate is spread over 2 guest houses across 20 acres of grounds with countless olive, cypress and lemon trees taken care by 50 gardeners. Bill Gates - the Microsoft founder used to own this house.



The front of the estate is landscaped beautifully and surrounded by a thick, well-kept tree line. The steps leading up the estate are pink and beige and are the original steps Leopold had constructed. The mere size of the estate is mind-boggling, with guest homes, swimming pools, and much more covering around 18 acres - most of it being the main house.

There are 19 luxurious bedrooms inside of the Villa, including huge bathrooms, antique furnishings, walk-out terraces, and fireplaces. Other features inside of the home include sporting courts, a bowling alley, multiple kitchens and dining rooms, a movie theater, and other touches like rare marble and period artwork.



Check out the Villa Leopolda Birds Eye View


 
The Penthouse, London, UK: $200 million
This stunning London apartment in Hyde Park is one of the most expensive flats in the world costing £6,000 per sq/ft. The apartment is guarded with top level security system along with a panic room, bulletproof windows, eye scanner and escape tunnel.






Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons, US : $170 million

At 63 acres, Fairfield Pond is one of the largest residential properties in the US. The house has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, 5 tennis courts, bowling alley, large dining room (91 feet long), and you can find a $150,000 hot tub included as well.




Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills, US: $165 million

This Luxury home located in Beverly Hills is formerly the prestigious home of the U.S. newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. The house has 6 separate residences, 3 swimming pools, 8 fireplace, tennis courts, night club and 29 bedrooms. If you own this house you become the close neighbor of Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and David and Victoria Beckham.




“The Pinnacle,” Montana, US: $155 million

This cool ski Lodge is the largest property in the exclusive private ski and golf community “Yellowstone Club”. 10 bedrooms, heated flooring system that stretches throughout the house, fireplace in all bathrooms, a huge wine cellar, indoor and outdoor pool as well as gym and massage room.


The Manor - Los Angeles - $150 Million

Set in 4.2 acres, the 123 room chateau-style mansion has a cinema, bowling alley, tennis courts, swimming pool, a 100 car parking lot and 3 rooms dedicated purely to the art of present wrapping.



You can find a bowling alley, humidity controlled silver warehouse, tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, and luxurious beauty salon in the attic and a spa. The parking lot can house 100 cars.



Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey, UK: $139 million

This amazing house built on 58 acre land in the Windlesham neighbourhood. This huge structure offers 103 rooms, a private cinema in the north part of the house as well as a bowling alley. You can find a horse barn, squash and tennis courts and a parking lot large enough to park up to 8 limousines.



One Hyde Park – London - £135 million

Composed of 86 properties, one of which is rumored to have sold for £135 million, the building boasts a private cinema, sauna, gym, swimming pool, golf simulator, wine cellar, concierge, valet and room service.




Dracula’s Castle, Romania: $ 135 million

Dracula’s Castle seems like a bad name but it’s actually a Romanian castle. The castle became a museum during 1980s. 57 rooms and 17 bedrooms all unique with beautiful antique furniture.


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