Top 10 Most Expensive Houses in the World
People is trying to build the most expensive house in the world with various reasons and some of them are investment and some for the expression of art and richness. On the following list, I like to give you top 10 most expensive house in the world. Most of the houses below are one of a kind, build over expensive land lot and took thousand of dollar to maintain it. As info, only one of the house below belong to a man on the list of top 10 world’s richest person 2011
10. Dracula’s Castle, Romania: $ 135 million
This castle used to be a house of Romanian royal house. Some call it bran castle and it has stand on bran since 1212. It is the oldest house in the list and the recent owner of the house is Archduke Dominic of Austria-Tuscany. The house contains 57 room, 17 bedrooms, bathroom, view-hidden passageways, fortress, and ex-prisons on the underground. In 2007, Dominic and his associates tried to sell it for 80-135 million. Luckily, Romanian government interfere it and now the castle remain a private property of Dominic and he turn it into a museum since January 26, 2009
9. Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey, UK: $139 million
Updown court is standing on top op 58 acres of land in Windlesham. The main buildings has 103 different rooms, exclusive cinemas on the north area, bowling alley, squash yard, tennis area, swimming polls, a drive way made of full marble and spacious parking area which is enough to accommodate 8 limousines
8. “The Manor,” Los Angeles, US: $150 million
The Manor is a French style chateau in LA and the construction was finished in 1991. The living space spans 5248 square meters and the main building rises over 4.6 hectares of land. It has bowling alley, tennis areas, swimming pools, well-maintained gardens with different styles, saloon in the attic include, spas and many more. It has vast parking areas with max capacity 100 cars
7. “The Pinnacle,” Montana, US: $155 million
Main reason what make the house pricey is the location and a mega size heating flooring system that lies under the floor. It is a house of Tim and Edra Blixsets. it has 10 bedrooms, bathrooms with its own fireplace, message booth, one wine cellar, 2 swimming pools (indoor/outdoor), and one gym.
6. Franchuk Villa, Kensington, UK: $161 million
Franchuk Villa standing with six floors property and the ceiling itself rises 20 feet high. Franchuk has 21,000-feet square living space, swimming pool under the 1st floor, cinema, gym, reading rooms, spacious garage, and plushy house wares. Currently, it is a house of Lebanese, Musa Salem and he purchased it from Grosvenor Estate, London
5. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills, US: $165 million
Hearst Mansion neighbors the residence of Tom Cruise and David Beckham. Hearts has 6 separated buildings and the property standing over 6 hectares of lands. The developer completed it with three pools. Tennis fields, private nightclubs, and 29 sleeping rooms and bathrooms. Since 1975, it is a home of Leonard Ross and he bought it from a newspaper owner William Randolph Hearst
4. Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons, US: $170 million
Fairfield Pond is a residence of Ira Rennert and is known as the biggest private property in North America. The house domiciles 63 acres area, it composes 29 bedrooms, one bathroom in every bedroom, 5 tennis fields, bowling rooms, 91 feet dining area, a $150,000 prominent hot tub and beach foreground is the main extra of the house
3. The Penthouse, London, UK: $200 million
Hyde Park is one of the most precious and prestigious land in London and The penthouse is standing right on the top of it. The flat has advance security system, 24 hours security guard, room service, Irish locking system, and a passageway that connects the penthouse and Mandarin Hotel. There are many facilities come along with the Penthouse. Some of them are free to use communal spas, squash booth, and a wine tasting bar.
2. Villa Leopolda, Cote D’Azur, France: $506 million
Villa Leopolda is standing on Riviera’s land since 1902 and the villa occupies 29,000 square feet area, it has neatened gardens at the four directions and those gardens circle the house together with swimming pools at the outside. It has eleven sleeping room, fourteen bathrooms, and it stands directly behind a beautiful beachfront of south France sea. Today, it is a home of Lilly Safra, a wife of Edmund safra, who bought the villa from the original owner King Leopold from Belgium.
1. Antilla, Mumbai, India: $1 billion
It is the house of one of top five richest men in the world Mukesh Ambani. Antilla is rising 570 feet tall from the ground and it has 400,000 feet square living space. The building has 9 elevators, 27 floors and 6 stories that are specialized to house 168 Amabani’s cars. To maintain the house, Ambani requires 600 servants to keep this house clean and to ensure that none in the most expensive house in the world starving when he is not around.
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