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List of Top 15 Most Expensive Houses in the World

1. Buckingham Palace - $5 billion

2. Antilia - $2 billion

3. The One Hyde Park - $1.31 Billion

4. Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France - $750 million

5. Villa Les Cèdres - $450 million

6. Odeon Tower Penthouse, Monte Carlo, Monaco - $400 million

7. Les Palais Bulles - $390 million

8. Four Fairfield Pond - $248 million

9. Chartwell Estate - $245 Million USD

10. Ellison Estate - $200 million

11. Palazzo di Amore, Beverly Hills, California - $195 million.

12. The Manalapan Residence - $135 Million

13. Hala Ranch, Aspen, Colorado - $135 million

14. 18-19 Kensington Gardens - $128 million

15. Fleur de Lys Mansion, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles - $102 million

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1. Buckingham Palace

Value: $5 billion USD

Location: Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Owner: King George III(1761)

Architects: William Winde , John Nash, Aston Webb , Thomas Cubitt, Edward Blore

Space: 829,000 sq ft

Size: 39 acres

Completed: 1703

Attractions: 775 rooms, Changing of the Guard, State Rooms, Royal Mews, Queen’s Gallery, Cavalry Buckingham Palace is the most expensive & beautiful house in the world ever built but it is not a personal poperty. It is situated in the center of the state occasions and royal hospitality place in the City of Westminster. Before 1730 the property was known as Bakingham House. After that it was in private ownership for at least 150 years.

Then it was taken by King George III in 1761 as a private residence for Queen’s Charlotte and became known as The Queen’s House. Right now Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837, reported by Passionbuz.


2. Antilia

Value: $2 billion USD

Location: South Mumbai, India

Owner: Mukesh Ambani

Architects: Perkins and Will

Space: 400,000 square feet

Size: Height-173 m (568 ft)

Completed: 2010

Attractions: Three helipads, 168-car garage, a ballroom, 50-seat Theater, terrace gardens, spa, a temple, gym

It was designed and constructed by Chicago based architecture firm, Perkins & Will, and hospitality design firm, Hirsch Bender Associates.

The property was built for Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman & Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company, and Indias richest man.

The 400,000 square foot building is positioned in Mumbai’s Cumballa Hill neighboured and stands at an impressive 27 stories high.It’s also been built to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale.

Inside the house, you find six floors that are purely devoted to car storage, a service station for the cars, a temple, a 50-seat movie theatre and nine elevators.

It also has a health spa, three helipads, a salon, a ballroom and yoga studio, an ice-cream room and multiple cinemas. So, when all that’s said and done, Antilla reportedly requires a staff of at least 600 to keep things running smoothly, according to Wealthygorilla.

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3. The One Hyde Park

Value: $1.31 Billion USD

Location: London, United Kingdom

Owner: Project Grande (Guernsey) Limited

Architects: Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk

Space: 385,000 square feet floor area

Size: Total 14 Floor, 8,500 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms per floor.

Attractions: Private Spa, 21m ozone swimming pool, Saunas and steam rooms, Two private studios, Squash court with digital scoring, State of the art gym, Spa, Wine storage

The One Hyde Park is one of the biggest houses in the world in 2021 including luxury accommodation and super duper technology. It is environment friendly with large spaces. The building are earthquake resistance and highly expensive house in the world.

London must be blessed for having the largest expensive green place which is The One Hyde Park. No bluff, but this house has a separate fan base and pride among the people around London and outside as well. It is said that the beauty of the One Hyde Park is immensely shown at night. And about the security system of the house, it is updated with CHt features. This assures a high security system with total precautions, PassionBuz wrote.

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4. Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France - $750 million

This charming French Riviera estate is named in reference to King Leopold II of Belgium, who actually owned this beautiful real estate in the late 1890s. Since then it has had a lot of occupants and occupation like it was used as an hospital during the First World War and has also been used to shoot movies like “The Red Shoes” and Alfred Hithcock’s famous movie “To Catch A thief”.

Today it is owned by Lily Safra, a philanthropist and the widow of the billionaire banker Edmond Safra and is estimated to be at $750 million. The house has an abundance of green cover with as much as 20 acres of trees and gardens. The massive property has a 29,000-square-foot main house has 11 bedrooms and 14 baths besides two guest houses and a pool, according to Luxuryabode

The property is famous in itself, as it was the setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film: To Catch a Thief. The houses name comes from its original owner; King Leopold II of Belgium and was redesigned in the 1920s by American architect, Ogden Codman Jr, Wealthygorilla reported.


5. Villa Les Cèdres

Built in 1830 this villa has been valued at $450 million. It was bought by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1904. It was considered to be the most expensive house in the world on the market when it was bought for $410 million in 2017 by Davide Campari- Milano.

It has been built on 35 acres of manicured gardens and has the 18,000 square-foot estate with 14 bedrooms. The villa has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a large stable and cedar trees covering the estate which have been the inspiration behind the name. It is known for its crystal chandeliers, gilded woodwork, 19th-century oil paintings and a wood-panelled library, according to Luxuryabode

Inside, you’ll find crystal chandeliers, gilded woodwork, 19th-century oil paintings and a wood-panelled library holding somewhere in the region of 3,000 books, Wealthygorilla

However, the house gives a sense of pure art and an introduction of rising civilization by the pictures and designs of the furniture and exclusive collection of carpets. Although the house has gained name because of its location, the house never fails anyone to drop their jaws with amazement, by PassionBuz.


6. Odeon Tower Penthouse, Monte Carlo, Monaco

The 35,500-square-foot apartment is estimated at around $400 million and is the second-tallest building on the Mediterranean skyline. The 560 foot skyscraper’s most distinctive feature is an open infinity pool on a circular rooftop with curved, two-story water slide notched into the building’s upper floors.

The apartment is a five floor palace from the 45th floor to the 49th floor and has a spectacular view of the ocean. The luxury penthouse includes a private chauffeur, a caterer, three staff bedrooms, a 24-hour concierge service and health club. The penthouse stands out even in the midst of such extreme luxury, it is truly a millionaire’s playground. The Tour Odeon skyscraper is the first high rise project in Monte Carlo since 1980 and was allowed to be built in 2009, accoding to Luxuryabode.

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7. Les Palais Bulles

Coming in at number five, is Les Palais Bulles, for a cool $390 Million. Coined the “Bubble Palace”, Le Palais Bulle was designed by Hungarian Architect, Antti Lovag and was built somewhere in the region of 1975-1989. Its nickname comes from a series of round rooms that look out over the Mediterranean sea, according to Wealthygorilla

Lovags inspiration for the design of the property came from mans earliest dwellings; however, this dwelling has been seriously upgraded with some really nice creature comforts.

For example, the property has three swimming pools, numerous gardens and a 500-seat amphitheatre built into the hillside grounds. Bubble Palace is currently owned by Pierre Cardin, an Italian-born French fashion designer.

The property is mainly used as a holiday home for Pierre, alongside being a spectacular venue for parties and events, such as when Dior showed its cruise collection there at an indoor/outdoor fashion show, by Wealthygorilla.

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8. Four Fairfield Pond

You can’t have a list of the most expensive houses in the world and not have one located in New York City.

Four Fairfield Pond is the home of Ira Renner, owner of the Renno Group, a holding investment company in smelting and manufacturing.

The 63-acre home comes equipped with 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, a 91-foot dining room, basketball court, bowling alley, squash courts, tennis courts, and three swimming pools. To power the mansion, it requires a gigantic amount of electricity, fortunately, the house comes with its very own power plant located on-site. And, for those of you that love your cars, Four Fairfield Pond has a garage that can hold somewhere in the region of one hundred cars, Wealthygorilla wrote.

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9. Chartwell Estate

Value: $245 Million USD

Location: CA, United States

Architects: Sumner Spaulding

Space: 25,000 square feet

Attractions: 75-foot swimming pool, Spa, and a secret underground tunnel, 5 bedroom guest house

The Chartwell Estate, which is also famed for having the name “The Beverly Hillbillies” for airing the show, has been the most expensive house in the US since quite a long time.

Recently, the house and all its apartments have announced closed due to the outbreak of coronavirus. But before the outbreak of the coronavirus, even dogs were welcomed to every sector of the house except the gardens.

It would be a treat to the eyes if you could explore the house and feel the vibe of home life of Sir Winston Churchill. It is by no means a place of showing off, rather the place has got real amenities which will give a poignant extraction. The rose gardens, toilets with lavish toiletries and bedrooms are the main attraction of the whole house, PassionBuz wrote.

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10. Ellison Estate

Owned by Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle and one of the world's richest men, this $200 million estate is the eighth-most expensive house in the world. Due to the sheer size of the estate, 23-acres to be exact, the property holds more than one dwelling.

Within the compound, you’ll find 10 different properties, a tea house and bathhouse, a man-made lake and a Koi pond.

Much of the design of the estate falls under Japanese influence and was modeled after a Japanese Emporers palace.

The house was designed by Paul Driscoll, who was an architect and Zen Buddist teacher.

Throughout the estate grounds, you’ll also find some very expensive trees, like cherry blossoms, maples, oaks and redwoods, according to Wealthygorilla.


11. Palazzo di Amore, Beverly Hills, California

Palazzo di Amore is a Mediterranean-style villa that tops 53,000 square feet of space and is estimated to be at $195 million. It is owned by the real estate mogul Jeff Greene and is considered to be the most expensive residential complex in the United States.

It has 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, a bowling alley, a theater, tennis courts, swimming pools, reflecting pools, waterfalls and a garage that can comfortably fit 27 cars.The major attraction of the estate is the entertainment complex which is built on 15,000 square feet of space and has a ballroom with a revolving dance floor. The property also boasts a vineyard where it produces its own wine and is also known for the floating glass walkways hovering above pools lined with mature olive trees, according to Luxuryabode.

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12. The Manalapan Residence

Location: United States

Space: 67,672 square feet

Attractions: 6,140 sq. ft. master bedroom suite, 14 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 2 swimming pools, 18 car garage, aquarium ceilings and walls, casino and club room with stunning aquarium wet bar.

Anyone can enjoy the unlimited lavish facilities including having a summer kitchen and recreational Grand Rotunda room. Around the residence, the Boca Raton and Palm Beach create an extra sensation to the whole yard on which the Manalapan Residence stands. With the amenities of 21 century, the house is ruling the town Manapalapan at a straight. This three-story home is perfect to give you an ocean view at a certain angle. It has an aquarium ceiling and its polished floor rushes calmness from your toe to your heart

The Manalapan Residence is the complete combination of classical and jazz songs it is compared to t genre of songs. Well, a place that gives you a strong sense of songs is a place you must observe , according to Passionbuz.

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13. Hala Ranch, Aspen, Colorado

The Hala Ranch is a 95-acre estate located just north of Aspen, Colorado and is estimated at $135 million. It is owned by American millionaire and hedge fund manager John Alfred Paulsen.

The main house in the estate boasts 15 bedrooms, including a master suite equipped with a beauty and barber room for massages, pedicures and styling, and 16 bathrooms reportedly finished with gold fixtures. The property has a waterfall -fed reflecting pool. The grounds also host an outdoor swimming pool, several smaller buildings, a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool, and stables. This property also includes a gas pump, water treatment plant, car wash and a high-tech security system patrolling the entire property, Luxuryabode reported.


14. 18-19 Kensington Gardens

The behemoth of a house is located on Billionaires Row, which is in one of London’s most prestigious areas, Kensington Gardens.

The property is now owned by Indian business magnate and billionaire, Lakshmi Mittal. He is the Chairman & CEO of the worlds largest steel-making company, ArcelorMittal.

The house is roughly 55,000 square-foot and was first built in the 19th century.

It was originally two semi-detached houses, later being converted into a single dwelling by, developer, David Khalili.It has 12 bedrooms, an indoor pool, Turkish baths, and enough parking spaces for 20 cars.

Before Mr Mittal purchased the property, it was owned by some pretty famous and wealthy families. For example: the Rothchilds, Free Poles, David Khalili and Bernie Ecclestone.

Mt Mittal can enjoy the peace of mind knowing that his neighbours are Prince William and Kate Middleton, Wealthygorilla said.


15. Fleur de Lys Mansion, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

The 12-bedroom, 15-bathroom home, which was modeled after the French castle Vaux le Vicomte is around $102 million. The property has a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar with a tasting room, double-story library, vast ballroom, cutlery room and a commercial kitchen. The property also features a pool, spa and tennis courts.

The mansion is popular and famous as it was used to shoot the movie “The Green Hornet” and popular television series “Big Shots”. It was the first house in LA after the 2008 recession to cross the $100 million barrier. It was bought by a secretive person in 2014 after a three-way bidding war in an all-cash deal that also included the antiques and furnishing of the mansion.

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