Home is an integral part of everyone’s life. Most of us are fortunate to have a house in this day and era. No doubt buying a house requires years of planning and savings. But! Just for an ordinary person. Several wealthy people are ready to spend thousands of dollars on the most expensive homes in the world. Where they can spend most of their fortune, afford unimaginable luxuries and flaunt their wealth.
Today, we will look at the most extravagant homes, from the immense palaces in England to the high skyscrapers in India, to the luxurious penthouses in Monaco.
So, without further explanations, let’s take a look at the top 10 most extravagant homes in the world.
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Technically it is crown property, but as the official residence of the Queen, Buckingham Palace comes at the number one in our list of most extravagant homes in the world. This palace was built in 1703 in Westminster. The actual value is widely debated, but the castle has been estimated at 4.7 billion dollars by certain outlets, and some claim that Buckingham is more than 2.9 billion dollars. A quick look inside will tell you it is commanding so much value.
This grand building has 775 rooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, 19 stands, 52 royal guest rooms, and 188 staff rooms. The palace is about 828,000 square feet in area and the garden alone about 40 acres. All the rooms are symmetrical and decorated according to the theme with the expensive and exclusive artworks and chandeliers. Wow! The mansion is absolutely impeccable.
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Coming at number second, we have this Antilia situated on the pricey road, Altamount in Mumbai, India. With the worth of around $2 billion, Antilia is probably the most expensive private residence in the world. It is owned by Mukesh Ambani, who is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited, is the Fortune Global 500 and the richest Indian man. This towering mansion is designed by Chicago-based architects Perkins and Will. This 400,000 square foot building stands at an impressive 27 stories high. Antilia is constructed by the Australian-based construction company Leighton Holdings and can withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale.
Inside this building, there are six floors dedicated entirely for the car parking, a car service center, a temple, three helipads, a health spa, a salon, a ballroom, a 50-seat movie theater, multiple swimming pools, yoga and dance studios, and an ice cream room. Quite like a small city in a house!
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Villa Leopolda was the property of King of Belgium Leopold II that was built back in 1902. This villa is situated in a stunning, peaceful countryside location in France is now owned by the widow of Lebanese Brazillian Banker, Lily Safra.
The stunning scenery, exotic plants, and architecture make this not only the most extravagant villa but also make its worth up to $750 million. This 50-acre estate has 19 luxury bedrooms, film theaters, and many rare works of art, bathrooms, gardens, an outdoor kitchen, a helipad, and a guest house, longer than the mansions of most of the millionaires.
4.Villa Les Cedres
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Villa Les Cedres is another villa in the Riviera of France and fourth in this ranking of the most extravagant homes in the world. This 190 years old villa was constructed in 1830 and was purchased by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1904. David Campari-Milano, S.P. A of the Campari company became the sole owner of the property when it was sold to $410 million in 2017.
The stunning house is 18,000 square feet and consists of 14 bedrooms, an Olympic-sized pool, a giant sculpture, and a tremendous stable, huge enough for 30 horses. Inside of this great villa has a library containing 3,000 books, a giant statue by Athena, a lighted ballroom, large sitting rooms, portraits of the 19th century in ornate frames, and stunning woodwork throughout the building.
5.The Odeon Tower Sky Penthouse
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With a price tag of $400 million, this 170-meter Odeon Tower Sky Penthouse is the most expensive in the world. Odeon Tower is designed by architect Alexandre Giraldi and built by Group Marzocco. This penthouse covers many floors and comes with a private elevator. Intimate comfort does not end here as a water slide from the top floor ends into an infinity pool. And this pool having a 360-degree view of its surroundings is making this penthouse quite impressive.
6.Les Palais Bulles
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Coming at number 6, we again have a house from France, Les Palais Bulles, with a whopping worth of $390 million. Extending over the rocky cliffs of the Mediterranean Sea, this bubble palace was designed by the Hungarian architect, Antti Lovag. It took almost 14 years to complete this extravagant palace of the round quarter. Today Bubble Palace is owned as a holiday home by Italian-born French fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The cave-like dwellings of this bubble palace have been attracting many wealthiest people to spend their vacations, and it has been the venue of many luxury parties.
7.Chateau Louis XIV
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This immense castle near Paris is set in a 57-acre landscaped park. Château Louis XIV is an impressive residence that was sold in 2015, but the buyer and the real worth of the castle remained unknown. But according to The New York Times, this castle was sold to the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman for over $300 million. The palace is claimed to be found in the 17th century, but indeed it was rebuilt over remains of an old castle. The renovation includes the fountains, which can be managed from iPhones, a theater, a maze, and a luxurious swimming pool.
8.Four Fairfield Pond
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The List of most extravagant homes, cannot be completed with the one in, New York, right? So, here is the Four Fairfield Pond, which is situated in an area of about 63-acre, in New York. This $248 million stunning home is owned by Ira Renner, who is the owner of the Renno Group. This mansion has 29-bed rooms, 39 baths, 91 feet dining room, basketball court, squash courts, tennis courts, and 3 pools. The luxury home also has its own power plant and a huge garage, with the parking capability of more than a hundred cars!
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Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle and a prolific collector of properties, designed his estate in 2004. For the fifth richest man in the world, it took 9 years to complete this Japanese style mansion, which now has a worth of about 200 million dollars. Built on almost 23-acres, this estate has three cottages, a gymnasium, eight bridges, two parks, a man-made lake of five hectares, a spa, and a koi pool.
10. St. Moritz Resort House
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Kicking out our list of most extravagant homes in the world is St. Moritz Resort House, which is situated in Switzerland. With the worth of 185 million dollars, it is the most expensive house in Switzerland. This 7-floor stunning house has its interior walls made of 24-carat gold, broad windows of 35 feet with Swiss Alps views, private lift, sun-blind red walls, cinema, spa, and a wine cellar. And this is not it, what makes it the most extravagant is the underground lake!