Top 10 Luxurious Houses in the World – Most Expensive

Buying a property is considered to be the most expensive endeavor in someone’s life. Today, we are talking about the mind-blowing and insanely luxurious homes owned by the richest celebrities and business tycoons in the world.

Listed here are the top 10 most luxurious homes worldwide.

10. Barbie Malibu Mansion

It is a life-size mansion built to commemorate 50th birth anniversary of Barbie as it is influenced by the Barbie’s dream house. It has 3500 sq. ft. pad facing the Pacific Ocean to look like an outrageous home of the blond doll. The interior is designed by Jonathan Adler who lined the bedroom with pink carpeting with her initial. The closet is full of 50 pairs of peep-toe pink heels while the kitchen is full of ingredients to make cupcakes.

It consists of in-house museum which has 25 vintage Barbie dolls. A pink Volkswagen New Beetle is parked in a garage with a trunk having a motorized pop-up vanity. His favorite furnishings include an Andy Warhol portrait of Barbie hanging in the living room, which costs up to $200,000 and a chandelier designed by Chris March – a “Project Runway” contestant – which is made of up to 30 blond wigs and crafted within 60 hours. It also consists of a black & white wall mirror made of 64 dolls. It is truly a fairytale land for sure.

9. The Manalapan Residence

It is a one-of-a-kind sea-facing estate home set over 5.5 acres of landscapes with 520 ft. of fronting.  It blends old-world classicism and elegance with ultra-modern facilities. Some of the amenities here are 3-storey beach house which consists of 14 bedrooms, spanning over 67,672 sq. ft., 18 car garage spanning over 6140 sq. ft, 24 bathrooms, movie theatre, master bedroom suite, club and casino room, aquarium wet bar, shark tank, beauty salon and gym, bowling alley, 2 elevators, go-cart track and tennis court. It is the greatest sea-facing mansion to live in, which comes at a hefty price tag of $135 million.

8. The Manor, Los Angeles

Aaron Spelling’s dream home has been titled as “The Manor” by his wife Cindy. This 56000 sq. ft. LA Mansion is built in 1991. It consists of 123 rooms for his family. The creator left nothing to build this home, with multiple pools, skating rink, sports courts, 3 kitchens, bowling alley, and private orchard.

This home also consists of unusual additions, such as room used widely for presents “doll museum”. Candy Spelling decided to build her 57000 sq. ft. mansion larger and turn it into a most expensive property.

7. Villa Leopolda, France

It is the magnificent $750 million villa built for King Leopold II and located at Villefranche-sur-Mer, Belgium in the year 1902. The estate needs over 50 full-time garden to maintain over 20 acres of lush greens and over 1200 orange, olive, and cypress trees. Lily Safra was the owner of this house. She is wife of the deceased Lebanon-born business tycoon, Edmond Safra who was a Syrian, and she was a Jewish philanthropist. She decided to sell it in 2008.

Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian billionaire chose to buy it. He made 10% down payment but backed out due to the global recession. The court ruled that there is no other option rather than forfeiting $75 million of deposit for the mansion. He signed an agreement and according to French law, purchaser would lose all of their deposits if they pull out after signing the agreement. But he is still worth $17.85 billion.

6. Acqua Liana, Florida

It is 15000 sq. ft. most luxurious eco-friendly mansion built by a real estate artist, Frank Mc Kinney. He got inspired through the trips to Fiji, Bali, Hawaii, and Tahiti. This 3-storey, 15000 sq. ft. 7-bedroom and 11-bath mansion has a waterfall spa with fire display in water, floating sun terraces, and arched aquarium wet bar.

Some of the eco features are solar panels which cover the whole basketball court to generate enough power for two or three homes of average size. It has water harvesting system to collect enough rainwater to fill the swimming pool every 14 days, and eco-friendly lighting fixtures to reduce power consumption by 70%. It has enough of reclaimed wood to save up to 10.5 acres of rainforest in Brazil.

5. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills

This Beverly Hills mansion is one of the most expensive homes in the US as it has been on sale at $165m (£81.4m). It was a home of William Randolph Hearst, a famous US newspaper tycoon. It consists of 3 swimming pools, 29 bedrooms, tennis courts, a night club and a cinema hall. He owned the H-shaped mansion for around $120,000 in 1947. Currently, it has some of the most notable neighbors like Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, and David & Victoria Beckham.

4. Fleur De Lys, Beverly Hills

It is one of the most expensive homes with the listed price of whopping $125 million. The ornamental gardens, rolling lawns, and giant trees have beautifully covered the home. It consists of staff quarters to house 10 people, 41000 sq. ft. of pure luxury, 3000 sq. ft., pool, spa, pavilion, lavish garden folly, and tennis court.

3. Versailles, Florida

This 30-bedroom mansion is the largest family home in the US ever built. It has roller skating rink, bowling alley, and Olympic sized swimming pool. With over 18 months of construction, David Siegel, a Time share mogul and Jacqueline, his former beauty queen wife, built the estate 3 years ago. They listed it at $75 million in the market. Along with 30 bedrooms, it would have 23 bath and stunning views to Lake Butler, around 20 miles from the city of Orlando.

2. Updown Court, England

Located around 25 miles from London, Updown Court is the most iconic private residence built in England since 19th century. Listed at $150 million, the property has large iron gates and palatial construction. It consists of 5 swimming pools, 103 rooms, and 24K gold leafing on the mosaic floor of study.

1. Antilla, Mumbai

This 27-story skyscraper is owned by world’s fifth richest man, Mukesh Ambani who is also the head of petrochemical company, Reliance Industries in Mumbai, who is estimated to worth over $43 billion. This property costs colossal $2 billion. In this skyscraper, every story is going to be built to a unique specification. This 27-story tower is built with meticulous planning which is the great epitome of architectural design and it can definitely be the great site to captivate your eyes. The project has been designed by the world-renowned architects, Hirsch Bedner Associates. Every floor is built to a unique specification here.

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