“A house is more a home by being a work of art”, a quote by Frank L. Wright, establishes the perspective of how art is reflected in the style and class of the user, in addition to architecture can make a house feel like home.
Here is a list of the World’s 30 most expensive houses that define lavishness and luxury.
Price: $1.55 Billion
The most expensive place in the U.K, the palatial residence of the Royal Family is in fact, owned by a joint trust. Constructed in the 19th century, by architects John Nash and Edward Blore, ‘Crown property’ houses 775 rooms, 188 staff rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, and 19 state-rooms. The Royal Ballroom sits grandly amidst the Palace’s Gardens outside.
Price: $I Billion
The residence of the richest man of India- Mr. Mukesh Ambani, has been designed by Chicago-based architects Perkins and Will. Constructed in 7 years, this 4,00,000 square feet structure is about 570ft. in height, having 27 floors in all. It comprises six levels of underground parking, 3 helipads, a health spa, a salon, a ballroom, multiple swimming pools, yoga and dance studios- all accessed by nine high-speed elevators.
Price: $750 Million
The palatial villa is designed by Architect Jr. Ogden Codman in the 1890’s ‘Belle Époque’ style. With it’s cascading terraces, this 50-acre estate includes a massive greenhouse, swimming pool, and a helipad. The main Villa houses 11 bedrooms and 14 baths. This mansion is owned by billionaire banker Edmond Safra.
Price: $447 Million
This unassuming, colonial-style four-bedroom home built in 1991 is listed as a pricey residence because of its occupancy at the costliest piece of real estate at the Middle Gap Road. The simple and basic architecture of the building does not account for its precious tag, but its location does!
Price: $410 Million
Set on 35 acres of manicured gardens, the 18,000-square-foot home comes with 14 bedrooms, a swimming pool, a man-made pond, a ballroom, a stable for 30 horses, grand sitting rooms, 19th-century portraits in ornate frames, and stunning woodwork throughout. Reflecting the rich style of France, this property was once built and owned by the King of Belgium.
The 5-storeyed penthouse dominates as the second-tallest building on the Mediterranean skyline. Designed by architect Alexandre Giraldi, the luxurious interior space is accessed by a private elevator and features 360-degree views with access to a circular rooftop infinity pool having a water slide.
Price: $390 Million
Designed in 1975 by Hungarian architect Antti Lovag, this property features a series of round rooms that spill down a rocky cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Proudly known as the ‘Bubble Palace’, it is currently owned by French designer Pierre Cardin. The seaside estate boasts of swimming pools, several gardens, and a 500-seat amphitheater.
Price: $279 Million
This modern property is the house of Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks. The main house is equipped with 72-rooms complete with a resort and spa. The main attraction is the Car Museum, the grass airstrip, airplane hangar, and two helipads.
Price: $250 Million
Owned by the T. Boone Pickens, this property covers over 65,000 acres. A private airport, home theatre, golf course, tennis course, and a two-story stone kennel are the highlighting attractions here.
Price: $248.5 Million
Residence of Ira Renner (owner the Renco Group) is a 63-acre oceanfront compound home in the Hamptons that comes with 29 bedrooms, and its very own power plant! The unique addition, this Power plant caters to all the electricity needs of the property.
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