To most of us the thought of living in an expensive billionaire’s home is merely a pipe dream. However, that doesn’t subdue the feeling of want, desire and satisfaction when drooling over expensive palaces, mansions and penthouses.
In association with The Architects Corporation we have compiled a list of the top 7 most expensive properties in the world.
Antilia – Mumbai, India
Owned by Mukesh Ambani – who has an estimated worth of over $21.5 billion – the Antilia is the most expensive home ever created. Not only did this twenty-seven level skyscraper cost 609 million, but it also requires 600 staff just to run it. The building itself includes three helicopter pads, six underground parking facilities and a floor completely dedicated to health.
Villa Leapolda – Cote D’Azure, France
The Villa Leapolda was once owned by Microsoft mogul and former ‘world’s richest man’ Bill Gates. The property boasts more bathrooms (14) than bedrooms (11) and is situated on the picturesque French Riviera. It’s currently valued at £457 million.
Fairfield Pond – New York, USA
Fairfield Pond holds the title of the most expensive home in the United States of America. Owned by businessman Ira Leon Rennert, it cost a reported $248 million during it’s last (2014) assessment. The Hamptons estate is 66,000 square feet and contains a bowling alley, basketball court, swimming pool and hot tub – which cost $150,000 alone.
The Penthouse – London, England
Officially the most expensive apartment in the world, The Penthouse sold for a reported $200 million. Apart from it’s prestigious location in Knightsbridge – a favourite among London’s rich and famous – the apartment features luxury amenities such as a wine tasting room and squash court. However, the state-of-the-art security is by far the most impressive element and includes an eye scanner, air purifier (for gas attacks) panic room and bullet proof windows.
Hearst Castle – Los Angeles, USA
Hearst Castle is one of the most recognizable properties in the world and has been used as a location for plenty of Hollywood movies, including The Godfather. This $165 property is even where John F. Kennedy spent his honeymoon. The house contains several swimming pools, a movie theatre and a massive 29 bedrooms.
17 Upper Phillimore Gardens – London, England
17 Upper Phillmore Gardens is a $161 million 10 bedroom estate that was built during the Victorian era. It was previously a prestigious girls school, but after a $16 million reservation, it was converted into a state-of-the-art property. Modern amenities, such as a sauna, movie theatre and gym are fused along an abundance of antiques and classic furnishings.
The Pinnacle – Montana, Canada
Possibly the most unique property to make the list, The Pinnacle is a $155 estate/personal ski resort. The property is currently owned by Tim and Edna Blixseth, who are also the owners of the prestigious Yellowstone Club. The house features heated flooring, an indoor and outdoor pool, private ski lift and fireplaces in every bathroom.