10 Most Expensive Houses In The World
Here are 10 of the most expensive houses in the world. They’ve got bowling alleys, home theaters, multiple pools, and cost more money then most people ever make in a ten lifetimes.
- Antilla Mumbai, India Price: $1 billion I don’t know if you can consider this a house. It’s 27 stories (though technically 60, because each floor is twice the normal height), 570 feet tall, with a helipad and health club, a garage that holds 168 cars, it has panic rooms, a movie theater, 600 servants, and is made mostly of glass. And, each level has it’s own garden.
- Fairfield Sagaponack, N.Y. Price: $185 million + Though it’s not currently for sale, Fairfield has a total of 110,000 square feet. It has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, a bowling alley, a squash court, two tennis courts, a 90-foot long dining room, a 200 car garage, a move theater that seats 164, and it’s own power plant. ‘Nuff said.
- The Hearst Mansion Beverly Hills, Cali Price: $165 million No it’s not the same as the Hearst Castle. The mansion has 29 bedrooms, a disco room, theater, and three pools. Owned by the infamous William Randolph Hearst, JFK was a guest, and its neighbors include Tom Cruise and the Beckhams. Not sure which is more of a draw.
- The Victorian Villa London, England Price: $161 million It’s a five-story villa, with 10 bedrooms, a movie theater, sauna, gym, panic room, and an underground indoor swimming pool. Now say that five times fast. It was a girl’s prep school until it was bought privately and upgraded and sold to its current owner.
- One Hyde Park Penthouse London, England Price: $160 million It’s not even a house; it’s a penthouse that is still technically being built. Residents of the penthouse and the buildings other apartments are protected by British SAS members, have bulletproof windows, and iris scanners for security. Not to mention the panic rooms. It has communal spas, squash courts, and wine tasting rooms, plus floor-to-ceiling refrigerators and room service available 24 hours a day when they don’t feel like cooking. Wow. I don’t know what draws me more. The British SAS or the floor-to-ceiling refrigerator.
- The Ecology House Medina, Washington Price: $147.5 million Not only is it one of the most expensive homes in the world, it is one of the most advanced. It has a total of 66,000 square feet over looking Lake Washington, 8 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, four floors, a 17ft x 60ft swimming pool, a subterranean garage that fits 30 cars, a indoor trampoline room, racquetball/volleyball court, a 100 visitor reception hall, basketball court, a bowling alley, a library, a shooting range and, a movie theater. Guests are given pins to wear that automatically adjusts music, temperature, and lighting based on their preferences whenever they enter a room. Can anybody say Terminator?
- Fleur de Lys Holmby Hills, Cali Price: $125 million 41,000 square feet, 15 bedrooms, modeled after the French Chateaux Vaux-le-Vicomte, it has 24 carat gold trim, a movie theater with 50 seats, museum-pieces like Marie Antoinette’s personal curtain patter and Napoleon’s favorite chair. The outer walls are made from handpicked and imported French limestone.
- Updown Court Windlesham, England Price: $122.2 million It has 103 rooms, five swimming pools, a squash court, a tennis court, a bowling alley, a screening room with 50-seats, there’s 24-carat-gold leafing on the study floor, and the marble driveway and the helipad are heated.
- Maison de L’Amitie Palm Beach, FL Price: $100 million With a total of 80,000 square feet, 475 of which are oceanfront, it was once owned by Donald Trump. It has 18 bedrooms, a 4,100 square foot conservatory, a ballroom, a media room, carriage house, art gallery, and two guesthouses.
- Toprak Mansion London, England Price: $61.1 million Its main building has 28,000 square feet alone, a dining room that seats 40, four kitchens and a grand salon that’s 80-feet long. Add in a glass elevator and Turkish bath in one of the most popular areas in North London and it’s easy to see why someone would pay so much money.
Posted on: Mar. 16, 2010