If you were one of the richest people in the world what would your dream home look like? Some of the greatest, largest, most exquisite, most expensive homes in the world are on the market. To live big, you have to pay big. In case you are wondering that you can get your hands on one of the world’s most expensive houses to live, well, you got to have rooms full of money! This is probably the reason why people like celebrities and business tycoons get them before we can even begin to imagine how life would be like in a place as grand as just that!
Read on for some of the most expensive homes in the world:
The Rybolovlev Estate is the most expensive single family home in the country and, since it was owned by Donald Trump, it’s obviously the most expensive home ever fought over in a divorce case. The 33,000 square foot oceanfront mansion has become a key part of the proceedings since Trump’s ex-wife Elena Rybolovlev demanded jurisdiction due to infidelity. This home has 18 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, and retails for $95 million, making it the most expensive single-family house in the nation. Originally on sale for $125 million, it ended up being haggled down to a mere 95. We guess the economy is hurting everyone these days.
Silicon Valley Mansion:
Silicon Valley Mansion is indeed giant and extravagant! It has a hefty price and is ranked as one of the most expensive homes, yet again, single-family home in the US, thishouse. Well, this one went for 100 million so I guess it wins in all. With 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, and an indoor and outdoor pool, it is all in all a pretty fancy house.
Fleur De Lys Estate, Los Angeles:
Fleur De Lys Estate in Los Angeles,one of the most expensive homes in the country was inspired by Louis XIV’s Versailles. The influence can be seen in the construction materials of Italian marble walls, French limestone floors and gold leaf crown moldings. The $125-million mansion has 12 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Other luxuries include a ballroom, two kitchens, a 50-seat movie theater and a nine-car garage. Fitness buffs will marvel at the home‘s jogging track, private pool and private tennis court. The property includes a three-bedroom house for the mansion’s manager and staff quarters for 10 people. To create the residence, which is 35,000 square feet in total, owners David Saperstein and his then-wife, Suzanne Saperstein, acquired and combined three separate parcels of land.
Mark Penthouse in New York:
The Mark Penthouse in New York, full-floor at The Mark hotel on the Upper East Side, was designed by French interior designer Jacques Grange. The apartment features a massive formal living room with 26-foot ceilings, a fireplace and a wet bar; the master suite has a dual-sided fireplace, sitting room, walk-in closets and his-and-hers master baths. The apartment has a 360-degree view, and the ceilings are 10.5 feet high. There’s also a conservatory with a custom staircase by Eric Schmitt, leading to 2,400 square feet of private outdoor space. Mark residents have access to the gym, salon and 24-hour room service by The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Gorges.
Tranquility, Zephyr Cove, Nev:
The eight-building estate called Tranquility, located at Zephyr Cove, Nev., sits on 210 acres overlooking Lake Tahoe, but it also has its own private lake. The luxury compound consists of the main house, a conservatory, guest residence, art studio, boat house, gym with enclosed basketball court, stable and staff/guest quarters. There’s also a 16-car garage and gate house, as well as two-hole golf green. It is priced at $75 million.
Montana Estate, Rollins, Montana:
This castle-like Shelter Island estate, called Montana Estate at Rollins, Montana, totaling 32,000 square feet of indoor space is located on the 24-acre Montana Island of the same name in Flathead Lake, adjacent to Glacier National Park. Its costs $78 million and other features of the property include a great room with 45-foot high ceilings and a second story gallery, a copper conservatory, and a windowed mahogany walk-in closet that’s nicer than most people’s homes. The mansion is crafted using Indiana and French limestone in numerous fireplaces, African mahogany, Italian plaster, copper and bronze.
Located in Mumbai, Antilla challenges pretty much everything you’d expect about “what is possible in a home” and “what is possible for architecture.” The 27-story house features six floors of parking, a health level with a jacuzzi, gym, and “ice room,” a ballroom level several floors of bedrooms and bathrooms and even a four-story garden. The architecture is based on an Indian tradition called Vastu Shastra, which is supposed to be conducive to the movement of positive energy. In keeping with this, each floor has not only a unique design, but an entirely unique set of materials and aesthetic design — meaning each room is meant to look like it’s from a different house. Basically, this house has everything: Things you can imagine, things you can’t imagine, and things you never thought to imagine but are now imagining because they sound like the greatest thing you’ve ever heard of.