In this increasingly harsh and uncaring world, one’s property and money are of paramount importance and value. If one does not have much property or money to his or her name, one is hardly respected in society these days.
Owning a house is much more convenient and desirable than having a big bank balance. This is because a person has complete authority and freedom in his or her own house. Nobody can restrict a person’s activity or ask the person to vacate his or her own house at any time. One cannot even rely on one’s relatives to accommodate him or her as people have become increasingly self-centered and uncaring these days.
A person’s own house is truly an invaluable asset to him or her these days. If you own a luxurious mansion instead of a regular-sized house, there’s nothing quite like it. Just living in your mansion will seem like enjoying a vacation to you.
The comforts and conveniences one gets in one’s mansion are unparalleled. These days, mansions have become so vast, luxurious, and facilitated that there’s hardly any need to leave one’s mansion at any time.
Modern mansions even have an outhouse with a generator so that one can have 24 24-hour power supply and enjoy the luxuries and conveniences of one’s mansion uninterrupted. In this article, we’re going to discuss the top 10 biggest and most expensive houses in the world with most of them being situated in the United States.
While owning any of the mentioned mansions in this article is improbable for most of us, we can at least enjoy reading about the size, luxuries, and special amenities present in those mansions. So, without further ado, let’s delve into the topic and enjoy.
Top 10 most expensive houses in the world
Following are the top 10 biggest and most expensive houses in the world. They are of unrivaled sizes, luxury, and amenities. Living in these homes will seem like living in paradise to anyone.
Nobody will ever have the heart to sell any one of these homes unless they are lucky enough to buy bigger and more luxurious mansions. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at the world’s most famous and luxurious mega-mansions.
This palace was built in 1873 and has been home to the British Royal Family for centuries. This palace has a whopping 775 rooms and a vast area of 828,000 square feet! There are also 78 bathrooms, 92 office rooms, and 19 staterooms in this massive mansion.
This palace started becoming popular at the dawn of the 16th century (1500) when Great Britain started colonizing other countries and reached the peak of its glory during the dawn of the 18th century (1700) when the Industrial Revolution was in full swing. The estimated sale value of this palace is currently US $2.9 billion though it is unlikely to be sold in the near future.
This building is the “Pride of India” since it is home to Mr. Mukesh Ambani, one of India’s top 10 millionaires. The Antilla building looks more like a skyscraper building than the residence of a person.
Mr. Mukesh Ambani is the Chairman and MD of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company. The Antilla residence has a gigantic area of 400,000 square feet and stands at a staggering 27 stories high. The building is an engineering marvel and can withstand an earthquake up to magnitude 8.0!
Six floors in the building are dedicated to car parking with their car service stations. There is also a “family” movie theatre in the building which has 50 seats. The building has a total of 9 elevators (even the office buildings of many MNCs have fewer elevators than this).
Other facilities in the building include a health spa, three helipads, a salon, a ballroom, a yoga room, an ice cream parlor, and many auditoriums, bedrooms, living rooms, pools, and balconies.
There are a total of 600 servants of Mr. Mukesh Ambani working round the clock in shifts to keep the Antilla Residence fully facilitated and running smoothly! The current sale value of this building is US $1 billion though it is unlikely to be sold anytime soon.
The Villa Leopolda is “the most expensive house” in all of Europe. The widowed wife of the Brazilian Banker, Edmund Safra, Lily Safra now resides in Villa Leopolda. It is located in the 1670 avenue of Villefranche-sur-Mer area in France.
The mansion is spread across a vast area of 50 acres! It has a total of 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. It has a helipad, a commercial greenhouse, an outdoor kitchen, and a large swimming pool.
This mansion figured in the movie, To Catch a Thief, directed by Mr. Alfred Hitchcock in 1955. This mansion was once home to King Leopold 2 of Belgium. It was redesigned in 1920 by the famous American architect, Ogden Codman Jr. The current selling rate of Villa Leopolda is US $750 million.
This mansion is located in the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat area of France. This mansion was built by King Leopold 2 of Belgium in 1830. It was finished and occupied by the king in 1904. The mansion is surrounded by a vast 35-acre garden and the mansion derives its name from the numerous Cedar trees present in the 35-acre garden.
The mansion has a vast built-in area of 18,000 square feet and has 14 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms. The mansion also has an Olympic-size swimming pool and a stable big enough for 30 horses. The current sale value of the mansion is US $450 million.
Les Palais Bulles
This mansion was built between 1975 and 1989 and has earned a nickname as the “Bubble Palace” owing to the many bubble-like structures inside the mansion. It has spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea which is adjacent (close) to it.
The mansion has three Olympic-size swimming pools, many mid-sized gardens, and a 500-seater amphitheater on the left side of the premises. This mansion is built on a hillock and gives spectacular views of the town.
The Bubble Palace is presently owned by Mr. Pierre Cardin, an Italian-born French fashion designer. The Bubble Palace presently hosts many business parties, business events, and fashion shows. The Bubble Palace is currently valued at US $390 million.
This mansion is located on the top of a modern high-rise building in Monaco. This mansion has a massive area of 35,000 square feet and costs US $330 million. This mansion was built by the famous American architect, Alexandre Girardi and was refined by the construction company, Groupe Marzocco.
This mansion is spread across several floors and has its elevators. The most attractive feature of this mansion is that it has a private water slide into a 360-degree infinity pool. This is one of the largest and most swanky houses you’ll ever find in the market.
This mega-mansion is owned by Mr. Ira Renner, who is the owner of the company, the Reno Group, which is in the smelting and manufacturing businesses. This home is spread across an immense 63 acres and is equipped with 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms. The dining room has 91 feet long dining table.
Other special amenities in the mansion include a basketball court, a bowling alley, several squash courts, several tennis courts, and three large swimming pools. This mansion even has its own power plant on its premises to fulfill its huge electricity requirements. Last but not least, this mansion has a very large garage that can accommodate up to 100 cars. This mega-mansion is currently valued at US $248 million. It is an ideal mansion to take a vacation in.
The estate contains a tea house, a bathhouse, a man-made lake, and a Koi pond. The design of this estate is based on Japanese architecture and is inspired by the palace of a Japanese emperor. If you’re a billionaire and you want to take a vacation and relax, this is one of the best mansions to do that. This estate is currently valued at US $200 million.
This mega-mansion is located in Beverly Hills, California. It is owned by the successful real estate entrepreneur, Jeff Green. It has a monumental area of 53,000 square feet. It is built based on Mediterranean-style architecture.
This mansion has 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, and a massive garage that can accommodate 27 cars. This house is heaven for party lovers because it has a ballroom with a revolving dance floor!
This is “the best home” to have a party in the world and is an apt place to enjoy your vacation. It is one of the most expensive homes in California, USA, and is currently valued at US $195 million.
This mega-mansion is located in Billionaires Row, Kensington Gardens, London. It is located in one of the most prestigious areas in London. This house is home to Mr. Lakshmi Mittal. He is the Chairman & CEO of the world’s largest steel-making company, ArcelorMittal.
This is quite an old mansion and was built in the 19th century. It has a supermassive area of 55,000 square feet. It originally had two separate dwellings which were joined together by the esteemed British-Iranian scholar and architect, Mr. David Khalili.
This mega-mansion has 12 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms and a big garage that can accommodate 20 cars. Members of the British Royal Family like Prince William and Kate Middleton are Mr. Lakshmi Mittal’s neighbors! This steel tycoon has come from rags to riches and is an inspiration to everyone. This mega-mansion is presently valued at US $128 million.
Owning a mega-mansion or an estate like the ones mentioned in this article is out of the radar for most of us but one must work hard in life and try to buy a house for oneself at least in life because owning a house elevates one’s status and respect in society.
One can enjoy an unlimited amount of freedom and authority in one’s own house and need not depend on one’s relatives or one’s landlord to accommodate him or her at any time if a person owns a house.
The value of your own house is truly paramount in this increasingly harsh and uncaring world. Owning a house gives a person financial and personal freedom as long as he or she lives and insulates that person against fluctuations in the job market. One’s own house is also like a sanctuary for a person where that person can go to relax and pamper his or her body and mind. A mansion is truly like paradise on Earth.
- Which billionaire owns the most homes?
One of Oracle’s co-founders, Larry Ellison owns the most mansions in the world. He owns two dozen (24) mega-mansions worldwide.
- Which is the largest palace in the world?
The Palace of Caserta in Italy which has a living area of 6,57,000 square feet is the largest in the world.
- What is the name given to Jeff Bezos’s house and how big is it?
Bezos’s mega-mansion is called the “Billionaire Bunker”. It has a living area of 24,000 square feet and is surrounded by a massive garden spread out across 2.8 acres of land. There are many fountains in this mansion amongst other facilities. Ivanka Trump and Tom Brady are Mr. Bezos’s neighbors!
- Who is presently the world’s richest man and what is his net worth?
The world’s richest man is currently Mr. Elon Musk. His net worth has been pegged at US $253.2 billion. Space X and Tesla are two of his biggest assets that contribute the bulk of his revenue.
- Who is the wealthiest man in Europe?
Mr. Bernard Arnault who is the founder of the luxury goods brand, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) more popularly known as Louis Vuitton (LV) is the richest man in Europe. His net worth is around US $211 billion!
- Who owns the biggest house in Los Angeles (LA)?
Mr. Richard Saghian, who is the founder of the fashion brand, Fashion Nova owns the biggest house in LA. His house is named The One and has a living area of 120,000 square feet. It is located in the Bel Air area of California.
- Which is currently the most expensive country to live in?
Monaco is currently the most expensive country in the world to live in. Its inflation is roughly 4 times the global average.
- What is the average cost of a house in Germany?
The average cost of a house in Germany is between €5,000 and €10,000 per square meter.
- Which country has the most expensive land cost per acre?
Monaco is the most expensive country in the world. One acre of land costs around €48,800!