A volatile real estate market has made most people cautious about buying a home. But for the ultra-rich opulent real estate is a must. Forget your expectations of a general mansion. These homes redefine the meaning o luxuries with amenities fit for royalty and price tags that restrict these homes to individuals with well over a billion dollars. From French chateaus to Indian mega towers, these homes sprawl to unimaginable sizes. Today we are counting down the top 10 biggest houses in the world.
Value: $200 million
Location: Woodside, California, US
Owner: Larry Ellison
The rugged shoreline, sparkling water, and pristine beaches on the island of lanai make this four-season resort one of the world’s most sought-after vacation destinations. Billionaire founder of oracle corporation Larry Ellison loved the Hawaiian gateway so much he bought it along with 98% of the entire island for a reported 200 million dollars.
This house, modelled after a 16th-century Japanese emperor’s palace, is lavish and filled with modern amenities. The 23 acres estate took nine years to design and build, completed in 2004. You will find ten luxurious building with a koi pond, a tea house, and a bathhouse. The landscape has cherry blossom, maple, and other Japanese species gardens, also comprising pines, oak, and redwood.
9. 220 Central Park South Penthouse
Value: $238 million
Location: 220 central parks S, New York, USA
Owner: Ken Griffin
A massive apartment in the coveted skyscraper is at 220 central parks. The building has a cover in Alabama limestone, none of that unrefined Mississippi limestone that dares to be on the other High- rises. It was designed by Robert AM Stern Architects, who is one of the most well known and sought-after architect farms in the country.
Though the complex has a pre-war design-built, incredibly modern, having been complete in 2018. Located directly in front of Central Park, the complex allows unrivalled views of the city skyline and the famous park itself.
8.Four Fairfield Pond
Value: $248 million
Location: Sagaponack, New York, US
Owner: Ira Rennet
Hampton is the ultimate symbol of wealth in terms of summer properties. The mansion has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, and a massive 91-foot dining room.
The total floor area is 64000 sq ft that comprise of a recreational area, basketball court, bowling alley, and a garage having a capacity of 100 cars at a time. The property is so huge that is has its power plant.
Value: $335 million
Location: 33 Boulevard de l’Esterel, 06590 Theoule-sur-mer, france
Owner: Pierre Cardin
Designed by Hungarian architect Antti Lovag and build between 1975 to 1989, this large house, build by a French industrialist and later bought by the billionaire fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The design is an inspiration taken from the earliest dwelling of caves that overlooks the Mediterranean sea in a rocky cliff. As a holiday home, this has a range of round rooms, with three pools, gardens, and a high-rise on the hillside ground.
6.Odeon Tower Penthouse
Value: $400 million
Location: 36 avenues de l’Annonciade, 98000 Monaco
Owner: yet to be sold
It is a five-story penthouse covering nearly 35000 sq feet area, which is the world’s most expensive penthouse apartment.
This majestic penthouse, located in the second tallest building in Europe, the tour odeon ‘sky-penthouse’ stands tall above the azure water of the Mediterranean. It has an unrivalled 360-degree view of the ocean with an infinite circular roof swimming pool by a water slide.
Value: $450 million
Location: 39 highgate W hill, Highgate, London N6 6LS, united kingdom
Owner: Andrey Guryev
This mansion has a total floor area of about 90000 sq feet that is the most expensive property in London. It comprises 25 bedrooms, a 70 ft long ballroom, a massage room, a gym, and an Olympic sized swimming pool.
The place is under renovation, but Past years of neighbourhood speculations rumoured that Russian president Vladimir Putin was the owner of the mansion. But the current buyer is Andrey Guryev, 28th richest man in Russia.
4.Villa Les Cedres
Value: $450 billion
Location: 57 Avenue Denis Semeria, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Owner: Rinat Akhmetov
This expensive mansion in 185 years old and has approximately 18000 sq foot floor area. It has 14 bedrooms, a ballroom, stables for around 30 horses, an Olympic pool, and many ultra-modern amenities.
Surrounded by a beautiful 35 acres manicured garden comprising about 15000 plants and 20 greenhouses featuring rare tropical flora, is probably the fines garden in Europe.
Value: $750 million
Location: 1324- France, 1670 Avenue Léopold II, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Owner: Mikhail Prokhorov
Owned by a Russian billionaire, political activist, and former owner of the Brooklyn Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov is the 3rd expensive house in the world. It has a vast greenhouse, an outdoor kitchen, and a guest house, and that is just a small part of this 50 acres estate. It is at a few kilometers distance from the Mediterranean city of Nice, surrounded by the hills of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
The 8 hectares’ enormous garden comprises different flora, including olive, citrus, and orange trees. With 19 deluxe rooms, 14 bathrooms with classic vintage furnishing and terrace, also having sports courts, a bowling alley, and even a cinema theatre, it is a proper definition of luxury.
Value: $1 billion
Location: Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026
Owner: Mukesh Ambani
The richest person of India and the 19th richest person in the world, Mukesh Ambani, is the chairman and managing director of reliance industries limited. Located in the busy city of Mumbai, not very far from the largest slum of Asia, Antilia stands tall. It is 27 stories tall, but some floors are as tall as two-three floor combined that makes it likely over 50 stories tall.
It has three. Locate in the prime location of Mumbai Altamount road, the 10th costliest area in the world covers around 400000 sq feet area. It has three helipads, nine high-speed elevators, a service station, a six-story garage with 168 car capacities, a big temple, a saloon, an ice-cream parlour, a 50 seat movie theatre, and even a snow room. And all of this is for a family of six (but they have 600 staff, that is 100 staff per person!).
Value: $2.9 billion
Location: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, united kingdom
Owner: Queen Elizabeth II through her property management company, crown estate
No wonder the Queen of England owns the most expensive house in the world. The palace is a magnificent neoclassical structure, designed by Architect John Nash in 1826. Queen Elizabeth II lives here today, and it’s a key tourist spot as well as the focal point of national rejoice and mourning of British people.
The palace has a central courtyard that has three wings. It is the enormous private garden (40 acres) of England comprising a helipad, a lake, and a tennis court. Some sections of the palace are open to people for most of August and September each year.