How much do you need to build a house? What do you think? $50,000? $100,000? Or more than that? Well, that is just like a price of a candy if you will going to compare it to the cost of these ten most expensive houses in the world.
So, let`s start here!
1. Villa Leopolda
It is a mansion located at Cote D`Azure in France and owned by Lily Safra, a Brazilan philanthropist. It has a value of $750 billion. In addition, Villa Leopolada looks like a green house with outhouse kitchen and helipad. Imagine! The mansion has an an area of 50 acres! You will be overwhelmed to live in a house like this!
2. Buckingham Palace
This palace is located in London and owned by Queen Elizabeth II of England. It has 775 rooms including the 78 bathrooms, 19 state rooms, 188 staff rooms, 52 bedrooms and 92 offices. You will believe or not, Queen Elizabeth invested $1.55 billion for Buckingham Palace.
The house has a cost of $1 billion and it is located in Mumbai, India. The owner of this modern house is known to be the richest man of India and the owner of the Reliance Group of Companies, Mukesh Ambani. Moreover, the house has vernacular architecture that did not used formally-based style but relied on the design skills and especially to the tradition of local builders. Antilia, spreading across 400, 000 ft2, is a 27-story modern house with 6 underground parking floors and 3 helicopter pads. There are exactly 600 responsible people working in the maintenance of the house.
4. Four Fairfield Pond
This palatial building has a value of $248.5 million and is owned by Ira Renner, the owner of Renco Group. It is a building occupying an area of 63 acres. Also, it consists of 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, a 91 ft long dining room, tennis courts, basketball court, squash courts and a bowling alley. Further, Four Fairfield Pond has its own power plant.
5. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens
18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens, another residential building located in London, is also one of the most expensive houses in the world. It has a value of $222 million and is owned by Lakshimi Mittal, one of the Forbes`s 100 richest Indians. In addition, the building has 12 bedrooms, Turkish baths, and indoor pool and a parking lot that can accommodate 15 to 20 cars.
6. Ellison Estate
Ellison Estate has a value of $200 million and is more than a compound than a house. It is located at Woodside in California and it spreads over 23 acres. It is owned by Larry Ellison. He was the third richest man in 2013 and the founder of Oracle. Additionally, Ellison Estate consists of 10 buildings, man-made lake, koi pond, tea house and a bath house.
7. Hearst Castle
This is owned by William Randolph Hearst`s trustees. Hearst Castle, located at San Simeon in California, is a heritage and tourist site that known to be as 27-bedroom castle. It has a value of $191 million.
8. Seven The Pinnacle
This is a house owned by Tim BLixseth, the co-founder of Yellowstone CLu, and Edra Blixseth. Seven The Pinnacle, located in Big Sky at Montana, has a total value of $155 million. It is not only an extravagant house but also a private ski and golf community for famous people like celebrities and politicians.
9. Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace is located in the Billionaires Row of London. It has a value of $140 million. It is a building owned by Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire. He is the owner of Millhouse LLC and Chelsea Football Club of the English Premier League.
10. Upper Phillimore Gardens
This fantastic house is owned by Olena Pinchuk in London, the daughter of Ukraine`s second president and the founder of ANTIADS Foundation. It has an equivalent price of $128 million. Furthermore, Upper Phillimore Gardens was a prep school before it became a 10-bedroom house with underground swimming pool, gym and cinema, panic rooms and sauna. It has various artwork displays and covered with marble and gold.
Lastly, the mystery of identified 10 houses above does not end in this article. There are more to know about these houses.