We, humans, are never satisfied with what we have. The option for craving for more is never-ending. Usually, we consider houses like our heaven. At the end of the day, everyone wants to be hurried back home to lie down and rest. During that period, everyone likes to imagine him or herself as a king or a queen. However, that is just another dream until the dawn shows up and you hurry up to reach your office on time.
Now like stated before, there is no need for a craving for more. People who do not own a property are happy with even owing the smallest one. On the other hand, when the wealthy people have to enhance their living, the dreams of lavish and larger property leaves no bounds.
When it comes to lavish and luxury blended together, the first thought that will ring up in your mind is about the businessmen and the celebrities. After all, they are the one who can transform dreams into reality. The implementation of the planning of their houses is like fairly tale mansions which are now owned by modern time kings and queens. At first, it will be wise to take a wild guess – which one may it be! Is it the house of Bill Gates, or the ranch of the US President Donald Trump? Or, is it the iconic “Neverland Ranch” of the King of Pop Michael Jackson?
Let’s delve into the venture of exploring the most expensive houses in the world.
Top 10 most expensive house in the world 2018
1. Buckingham Palace
Located in the city of Westminister, this London domicile is no less than a dreamt castle. Before the Buckingham Palace was actually built for the Duke of Buckingham. Later nearly around the year 1761, Queen Charlotte owned this wondrous mansion. By 1837, Queen Victoria became the ultimate owner of this beautiful palace.
Till date, the house can now be said the home of Queen of England which marches forward to be the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
Coming to the inner beauty of the palace, he was trucking feature is the interior of the house. With a total of 775 rooms, the Buckingham Palace includes 78 bathrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, 19 staterooms and 52 royal guest rooms.
As per the latest study through the national building society, the Buckingham Palace is the most expensive house in the world with a net value of 2 billion dollars.
Owned by the richest Indian businessman, Mukesh Ambani, Antilia is known to be another most expensive house in the world after the Buckingham Palace. Being the owner of the Reliance industries, Ambani is one of the world’s top 20 richest people in the world.
The architects who crafted this beautiful 27-story building are Perkins and Wills.
The derivement of the name Antilia has come after the name of the island. One of the most expensive private residential property, Ambani moved into Antilia in the year 2012.
Located in Mumbai’s Tony Altamount road, it is a 27-story building whose net world is nearly 1 billion dollars.
Coming to the entire outlook and the interior of the building, the house is nearly 400,000 square foot with jaw-striking features and beautification. Some of the features include a large car parking space which can cover upto 168 cars, three helipads, yoga studio, ice-room, conference room, a 50 seater home theater, multiple swimming pools, a spa, terrace gardens, a ballroom. Sources have revealed that more than 600 workers work in the house 24*7.
3. Villa La Leopolda
Situated in Villefranche-sur-mer, France, this villa was the home to King Leopold II if Belgium in the area 1902.
After Antilia, Villa La Leopolda is known to be the second most expensive house in the world which is a private residential building.
It has also been showcased in two films like The Red Shoes and To Catch A Thief in the year 1948 and 1955 respectively. Also known as the wonders of the world, Villa La Leopolda has outstanding features which are beyond explanation in words.
It is the most expensive villa in entire France that has inexplicable features like 19 bedrooms, swimming pools, fireplaces, gardens, movie theater and bowling alley. It lies on 18 acres of land with beautiful landscape.
The house is built with rare marble that has specifications and artistry. The costing of the house is nearly 750 million dollars.
4. Rutland Gate Mansion
Once a home to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and a Lebanese Prime Minister, Rutland Gate Mansion is located near Hyde Park in London.
Coming to the interior of the house, the house is nearly 60,000 square feet which have 45 bedrooms, industrial size catering kitchen, underground parking facility and several lifts which were designed by the famous photographer Alberte Pinto.
Another most striking feature of the Rutland Gate Mansion is the bathroom which is formulated with gold, silver and bronze attachments, semi-precious stones and malachites.
Most of the windows of the house are bullet proofs. In 2015, the house was sold for 300 million pounds and has become another most expensive house in the world.
5. The Fairfield Pond
Owned by American Businessman, Ira Rennert, The Fairfield Pond is one of the biggest properties of the United States.
Estimated with the net worth of 250 million dollars, The Fairfield Pond is located in Sagaponack, New York.
Coming to the decor of the house, it has got 39 bathrooms, 2 tennis courts, 3 swimming pools, 2 squash courts, basketball court, Italianate facade, 28 long formal dining room, bowling alley, 29 bedrooms, and 164 seater theater.
The garage of The Fairfield Pond has the capacity to hold up to 100 cars. Facing across the Atlantic Ocean, this house is built on 63 acres of land.
6. Ellison Estate
Another most expensive house in the world is the Ellison Estate which is owned by the fund of the Oracle Corporation, the man who is known to be among the top 10 wealthiest persons in the world.
Situated in Woodside, California, the house is built in Japanese Style and nearly nine years for the implementation of the design.
The property is carved with a music room, an office, a tennis court, an authentic Japanese tea house, ponds, waterfalls, Koi pond, spa, a dark bottom heated swimming pool.
Sitting on 23 acres of lands, the property has 10 buildings which have a Japanese style exterior with gardens, flora, and fauna.
The construction of the house is such that it can bear earthquake up to 7.0 Richter scale. The net worth of the proper is 200 million dollars.
7. Seven The Pinnacle
Situated in Montana, United States, Seven The Pinnacle is the biggest property of the Yellowstone Club.
The owners of this house are Edra Blixseth and Tim Blixseth.
Coming to the decor and interior of the room, it has got 123 rooms where the entire house covers 57,000 square feet.
Being located in the mountain, the specialty of the house is that it has got heated flooring, 10 luxurious bedrooms, gym, spa, massage parlor, indoor and outdoor pool, fireplaces in the bathroom and so much more
Even the driveaway floors are heated and the net worth of the property is 155 million dollars.
8. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens
Having some of the most expensive houses, Kensington Palace Gardens is basically a street. The 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens is situated just west side of the street.
The house was used during the second world war and cold war by the British Government. Being one of the expensive houses in the area, it is also known as Billionaires Row.
There have been many residents in the house like Abramovich, Leonard Blavatnik, even Indian Steel Tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.
The palace is just decorated like that of the Taj Mahal’s with white marbles.
The house has got 18 bedrooms, a Turkish bath, swimming pool. Coming to the net worth of the property is nearly 150 million dollars.
9. Hearst Castle
Located in San Simeon in California, Hearst Castle at first belonged to the publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst.
After his death in 1951, the castle is no longer used as the private residential building nor it has been for sale. It is now a heritage site which is the part of the California park system.
Post the filming of The Godfather, the Hearst Castle actually came to limelight.
The shape of the house is similar to letter H having 61 bedrooms, 19 sitting room, an airfield, private zoo, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a film theater and disco area.
The net worth of the property now is 130 million dollars.
10. 17 Upper Phillimore Gardens
Situated in London, Leonid Kuchma, founder of Antiaids is the owner of the Pillimore Gardens.
One a preparatory school has transformed into a 10 bedroom mansion.
Some of the features of the 10th most expensive house in the world are that it has got an underground swimming pool, gym, cinema, as well as a panic room.
The interior of the house is decorated and covered with marbles and gold. The walls are intricate with priceless artworks.
Having abundant natural light, the net worth of the property is nearly 128 million dollars.
Mansions and castles are dreams come true for us. But the big shot people has intricated their houses so beautifully that you cannot even tend to make another one. Every house or mansion in itself is beautiful just like the owners of the respective houses.