The Most Expensive Houses In The World
If you want something to look forward to, consider the most expensive houses in the world. The most expensive houses in the world were built by some of the most affluent citizens of this planet and, as it would be assumed, are decidedly opulent. When looking at the most expensive houses in the world, you're going to see a lot of things you wish you could have in your house, but probably won't be able to afford. It's best to keep a positive attitude during this list and see the most expensive houses in the world as somethign to, hopefully, strive for in the coming years of your life.
- Antilla in Mumbai, India. Home to the fifth-richest man in the world, this high-rising palance definitely earns its place as the king of the most expensive houses in the world. The first six floors of 27-story monstrosity are actually reserved for parking and the actual living space begins on the ninth floor. This massive homestead is staffed by approximately 600 employees and its aggragate cost is a cool $1 billion.
- Villa Leopolda in the French Riveria. Clocking in at being worth $506 million, this was the former home of King Leopold II of Belgium. Bill and Melinda Gates were rumored to have lived in this massive expanse of land, though it currently belongs to the wife of deceased Lebanese banker Edmond Safra. The main villa contains 19 bedrooms, a movie theatre, sports courts and much more in its 80,000 square feet of property.
- The Penthouse in London, England. With a terse name like this, you know it's going to be one of the most expensive houses in the world. Holding the prestigious address of One Hyde Park, this building contains communal spas, wine tasting rooms and squash courts. Valued at $200 millioon, it's also one of the most secure houses in the world. The building has bullet-proof windows, iris scanners and is regularly guarded by the British SAS.
- Fairfield Pond in The Hamptons, New York. Coming in at 63 acres and valued at $170 million, it's the largest homestead in the continental United States. The home of Ira Rennert, this amazing compound includes 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, a 91-foot long dining room and a $150,000 hot tub. Considering the cost of the rest of the property, the cost of that tub must have felt like pocet change.
- Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. This might not be the priciest place on this list, but it's easily the most famous of the most expensive houses in the world. Formerly inhabited by publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst, this $165 million dollar house was used during the filming of "The Godfather" for the infmaous "horse-head" scene. Moreover, this was used by former President John F. Kennedy during his honeymoon and can call Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and David and Victoria Beckham its neighbors. While the price tag might be paltry when compared to other entrants on this list, it's easily the most prestigious of the most expensive houses in the world.