We all have heard about the forts and palaces where the kings and emperors used to live. The rich and the elite ones lived in wonderful, similarly palatial buildings. With the time span, there is no such a big space available to build houses like those ancient ones and the construction will not play well with modern architecture.
Well, are you one of the people, who are finding a luxurious place to live in? Then check below to find out the modern places. Here’s a list of the most expensive houses in the world.
(1) Buckingham Palace
The Buckingham Palace located in London is the residence of the Queen of England. It has 775 rooms including 188 staff rooms, 52 bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 19 state rooms and 92 offices. This expensive property is owned by the British Sovereign, currently Queen Elizabeth II. This place is worth $1.55 billion, according to the National Building Society.
This gigantic one is located at Mumbai in India is owned by Mukesh Ambani, the richest man of India, and owner of the Reliance Group of Companies. This most expensive modern building having an extremely untraditional architecture and style is spread across 400,000 square feet. This building is 27 storeyed and has a staff of 600 people to maintain it. It has 6 underground parking floors and 3 helicopter pads. This one is valued at $1 billion.
(3) Villa Leopolda
This huge one covering an area of 50 acres is located at Cote D’ Azure in France. Lily Safra is the owner of this mansion which is valued at $750 billion. This one is considered large as a commercial building, a helipad, or a guest house larger than many of the mansions owned by millionaires.
(4) Four Fairfield Pond
This one located in Sagaponack at New York is owned by Ira Rennert, the owner of the Renco Group. This building is spread over an area of 63 acres with its own power plant. It consists of 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, a 91- foot long dining room, a basketball court, tennis courts and squash courts etc. This mansion is valued at $248.5 million.
(5) 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens
It is located in London on the Billionaires Row, near the house of Prince William and Kate Middleton. It has 12 bedrooms, indoor pool, a Turkish bath and a huge parking space. The steel baron Lakshmi Mitral who is head of the largest manufacturer Arcelor Mittal, and one of Forbes’ 100 richest Indians, is the owner of this house. This house is valued $222 million.
(6) Ellison Estate
This house or more of a compound than a house is located at Woodside in California. It consists of 10 buildings having a man-made lake, a koi pond, a bath house and a tea house. This area is owned by Larry Elision, the cofounder of Oracle and was the third richest man of 2013 by Forbes. The total area covered by the Ellision estate is 23 acres and the value is $200 million.
(7) Hearst Estate
This 27- bedroom castle is located at San Simeon in California. It is owned by the William Randolph Hearst’s trustees. This mansion was featured in the film The Godfather. Now, its a heritage and a famous tourist site. This place is worth $191 million.
(8) Seven the Pinnacle
This one located in Big Sky of Montana. It is owned by Tim Blixseth (the co-founder of Yellowstone Club, a real estate developer and timber baron) and Edra Blixseth. It is the largest property in the Yellowstone Club. It is considered a private ski and golf community for the rich people. This house contains heated floors, several pools, a gym, an own ski lift etc. The price is $155 million.
(9) Kensington Palace
This building located in the Billionaires Row of London, is owned by Roman Abramovich. He is a billionaire from Russia who owns an investment firm called Millhouse LLC, and Chelsea Football Club. In this building there are still plans for the addition of an underground extension with a tennis court, a health centre etc. It is valued $140 million.
(10) 17 Upper Phillimore Gardens
This 10-bedroom mansion, located in London is owned by Olena Pinchuk, founder of ANTIAIDS Foundation. She is the daughter of Ukraine’s second president, Leonid Kuchma. This mansion which was once a prep school, now having an underground swimming pool, gym and cinema, sauna and even a panic room, is priced $128 million.
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