Many of the home’s for sale with Marquette Turner Luxury Homes are exceptional. We have not (yet), however, listed any of the world’s top ten most expensive homes for sale.
The values are astronomical and the features are out of this world. They are, quite simply, palatial and pricey and all but three can be found in either the USA or UK. We have in fact featured some of these properties individually before, but never in such esteemed company.
All prices are given in US dollars and, as you’d expect with the prices we’re talking of, privacy means that sometimes the exact price is hard to come by.
Cast your eye over the current top ten most expensive homes in the world, and see how the other half live!
1) “Antilla”, Mumbai, India – $1-2 billion
At 27-storey’s and with space of 40,000 square feet, the home of Indian billionaires Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s is the most expensive in the world.
Features include a ballroom with a crystal chandelier ceiling and retractable showcases for artwork and entertainment stages. There’s an indoor/outdoor bar, green rooms and an “entourage room” for security guards and assistants to relax. There are 600 servants and a six story car park. You can read our previous article on Antilla HERE
2) Villa Leopolda, French Riviera, France – $506 – $750 million
Located on the French Riviera, Villa Leopolda was built in 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium and now belongs to Lily Safra.
With living areas in excess of 80,000 square feet, there are 19 bedrooms, sports courts, a bowling alley, multiple kitchens and dining rooms and movie theatre. In excess of 50 gardeners are required full-time to maintain the grounds. Read our previous article on Villa Leopolda HERE
3) The Penthouse, London, UK – $200 million
There are a total of 82 apartments at Number One Hyde Park in London, and once completed the Penthouse, at £6,000 per square foot, will be the World’s most expensive apartment.
Despite being guarded by the SAS and with panic rooms, bulletproof glass, iris scanners and secret escape tunnels, the apartment isn’t simply a fortress. It is total luxury.
4) Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons, USA – $170 million
The 63 acres the home of Ira Rennert is considered to be the largest residential compound in the USA.
The property features 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, 91 foot long dining room, five sports courts, a bowling alley and a $150,000 hot tub.
5) Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills, USA – $165million
Formerly owned by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst (the inspiration for the main character in “Citizen Kane”), the property features 29 bedrooms and three swimming pools, as well as a discotheque and theatre.
For lovers of celebrity, you’ll be interested to know that the homes was featured in The Godfather movie and was where President Kennedy stated during his honeymoon.
6) Franchuk Villa, Kensington, UK – $161 million
A girl’s prep school until 1997, this Victorian villa was renovated in 2006 and subsequently purchased by Ukrainian AIDS philanthropist, Elena Franchuk.
The 5 storey property features 10 bedrooms, an underground indoor swimming pool, movie theatre, panic room, saunas and a gym.
7) “The Pinnacle”, Montana, USA – $155 million
The world’s most expensive ski lodge, owned by Tim & Edra Blixseth, is located in the billionaires-only private ski and golf community, “Yellowstone Club” in Montana.
The Pinnacle features 10 bedrooms, heated flooring throughout the house that stretches all the way to the heated driveway, as well as fireplaces in all bathrooms, a huge wine cellar, an indoor/outdoor pool, gym and massage room.
8) “The Manor”, Los Angeles, USA – $150 million
Built for Aaron & Cindy Spelling in 1991, it remains the home of Cindy.
The Manor features 123 rooms including an indoor skating rink, numerous swimming pools, three kitchens, sports courts, private orchard, and a bowling alley. And when you have 123 rooms, it’s not surprising that some of them are used for less the typical purposes, including a doll museum, a room for wrapping presents and an entire floor dedicated to storage.
9) Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey, UK – $139 million
At 40,000 square foot, this property is bigger than one of the world’s most famous homes, Buckingham Palace.
Featuring 103 rooms, there is bowling alley, squash court, movie theatre, five swimming pools, a heated marble driveway and a staircase modeled after the one found in Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion. There’s also a 24-carat gold leaf mosaic floor feature in 22 bedrooms and 27 baths.
10) Dracula’s Castle, Romania – $135 million
Built towards the end of the 14th Century, this gothic castle was put up for sale in 2009.
Whilst it has stunning views and is steeped in history and mystique, it is not quite as lavish as those previous mentioned. There are 57 rooms in total, including 17 bedrooms.