Top 10 Most Expensive Houses In The World
Residential real estate is no longer about building a house that is strong and will earn the owner good money in the long run. It isn’t about getting your house a fresh coat of paint every summer or getting your landscaping done. It’s all about glamour, comfort, and sustainability now! When we talk about comfort, we talk about innovative solutions to living that are making life easier for all of us. Glamour is considered in architectural designs, as well as in home decor. While sustainability works for designs that can keep on giving in the long run. For homes that combine the three, we have picked the top 10 architectural marvels from around the world to show you what makes the top 10 most expensive houses in the world.
WHAT DO THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES IN THE WORLD HAVE IN COMMON?
If you take a look at Architectural Digest Open Door episodes on youtube you’ll see the homes are exquisitely designed. Most of the houses are Victorian and the interiors are designed to accentuate the actual design. Most of the vintage homes are renovated to incorporate modern furnishings while at the same time the overall structure isn’t tempered with and retains its original design.
But that doesn’t mean you won’t see new-age modern fixtures. You’ll see automated lights, bathrooms with sensors, sophisticated security systems, home theatre systems, kitchens that make the best use of space, dedicated pantry areas, a smaller dirty kitchen, and much more. These little add-on features go a long way in adding value to the homes.
Another common feature found in most homes is the open floor plan. This means you remove most of the redundant walls in your house, and either replace them with doors or keep it as it is to provide more open space. This makes the overall home design feel more spacious and clear. As lighter tones are all the rage these days, you’ll find them in most homes. You’ll also find that no corner of the house goes underutilized and each room is accounted for maximum use.
These are the things that add the most value to homes and are found in common everywhere.
Now, let’s see what sets our top 10 most expensive homes apart.
MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Buckingham Palace in London is the most expensive house in the world
It comes as no surprise that the UK’s monarchy tops the list, as they did rule most of the world not too long ago. It is valued at $1.55 billion and is located in central London, a location considered the most expensive in the world. It has 775 rooms, including 52 bedrooms for the royals and their guests, 188 bedrooms for staff, 78 bathrooms, and 92 offices. Moreover, there are 19 staterooms, a dining room, a music room, and a throne room. Whereas, the gardens span over 40 acres.
After the English Monarch, while there is no other comparison found in the world, the South Asian royalties also make a prominent mark. While Esha Ambani’s wedding photos made rounds all over social media, all over the world, it prompted many to wonder how much the Ambani’s are valued at. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that their personal property is ranked as the second most expensive in the world.
Their Antilia in Mumbai, valued at $1 billion, is a 400,000-square-foot 27-story mansion. It is 570 feet high, which for most buildings means 50- to 60-stories. The New York Times characterized it as “a Blade Runner-meets-Babylon edifice.” The private residence houses three helipads, a 50-seat movie theater, and six floors of parking space.
Now, this is what a modern palace looks like!
VILLA LEOPOLDA, VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER, FRANCE
European architecture and luxurious designs
When we talk about architecture, we can not leave Europeans out of the list. Most of the architecture found in Europe dates back to the Renaissance period which set the tone for modern-day Europe, and Villa Leopolda in France is one such property. It is located in French Riviera and is valued at $ 750 million.
The villa spreads on 29,000-square-foot and has 11 exquisitely-designed bedrooms and 14 baths. There are also two guest houses, and a pool. The gardens spread on some 18 acres and give this house much-deserved international fame.
With one of the most high-valued properties in the world, it comes as no surprise that another London property makes the list of the top 10 most expensive homes in the world. Witanhurst is valued at $450 million and spans over 90,000 square feet. Originally, the house had 25 bedrooms but has since gone through extensive renovations as a second three-story villa with 40,00 square feet of the basement has been added.
LES PALAIS BULLES, FRANCE
French Bubble Palace is famous for fashion shows
It is known as the bubble palace and was designed by a Hungarian architect. It is a 1,200 square feet house with three swimming pools, numerous gardens, and a 500-seat amphitheater built into the hillside grounds. It is valued at $335 million. This particular house is famous for its international brands’ fashion shows and has been featured in popular music videos as well.
ODEN POWER PENTHOUSE, MONACO
Yes, this is a penthouse that is valued at $ 330 million and spans over 35,000 square-feet. It comes as no surprise that some of the amenities and facilities in the apartment are to be found nowhere else. The apartment has a pool with two water slides as well.
FOUR FAIRFIELD POND, NEW YORK, USA
This house spans over 63acres and is valued at over $ 248 million. It has 29 bedrooms, three light-up swimming pools, a 91-foot dining room and its very own power plant. Yes, no worrying about whether knocking out your main power, ever!
ELLISON ESTATE, CALIFORNIA, the USA
for most luxuriously-designed houses, the kitchen has a dedicated theme for itself
Located in the Woodside is this $ 200 million that has a man-made lake, tea house, and bathhouse, all designed in a lodge-like design in and out. This is the ultimate wooden property with outstanding lake views.
SEVEN THE PINNACLE, MONTANA, USA
This absolutely stunning house is the largest property in the Yellowstone Club and is a home valued at $ 155 million. It is designed lodge-like and is situated amid greenery and snow. This home has multiple floors, a gym, wine cellar, private ski-lift, and even heated-floors!
XANADU 2.0, WASHINGTON DC, USA
This 66,000 square-foot home valued at $ 125.5 million and has a 60 foot-pool, 2100 square-foot library, a hidden bar and even remote-controlled wall artwork.