Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-mer, France: $750 million
Originally built for King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902, Villa Leopolda takes the name from the owner and sits atop on the French Riviera in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Set on an 18-acre of land, the villa was styled by American architect Ogden Codman Jr. and was inherited by wife Lily Safra from banker husband Edmond Safra.
The property has 11-bedrooms, 14-bathrooms, screening room, a gym and a pool. And if you have noticed, the villa was used for movies like ‘To Catch a Thief’ and ‘The Red Shoes’.In 2008, the villa was offered a sprawling price of $750 million by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.
He put $50 million deposit for the villa but after the wake of financial crisis, he backed out from the deal which was not accepted by the French Property Law. After the ruling from the court, Prokhorov lost his $50 million down payment plus an interest to Mrs. Safra which she donated to the charities.
Fleur de Lys Mansion, Los Angeles: 102 million
After hosting Los Angeles most pretentiously mansion for seven years, the owner of the Fleur de Lys has finally accepted the cash price of $102 million which had been put forward for an unwavering price of $125 million. It’s the highest
The French-designed mansion was owned by socialite Suzanne Saperstein who is a Swedish born former model and skier. Located at 350 Carolwood Dr., Los Angeles, the mansion was built in 2002, on a 45,000-square-foot land, after the divorce with Metro Networks husband David Saperstein, Suzanne received it on the settlement.
Styled after Vaux-le-Vicomte palace, the residential property has 12 bedrooms, 15 baths, a gym, gold-embellished leather wall carvings, 50-seat theater room and massage room. With no comforts left off the list, the mansion has a guest house, tennis court, running track, pool, spa, kitchen and a ballroom.
Penthouse at the Tour Odeon, Monte Carlo, Monaco: $400 million
Penthouse at the Tour Odeon comes with the price tag that only uber-rich or billionaires would enjoy purchasing. Taking a luxury ride to the stunning heights, the 49-storey Tour Odeon with colossal infinity pool is the second tallest building on the Mediterranean coast.
Tour Odeon lies within the Golden Citadel of Monte Carlo and atop it sits the 35,500 sq. ft. 5-storey penthouse which is all set to make a record of most expensive homes per square meter.Soaring above the Mediterranean cobalt waters, the extravagant and opulent building gapes the blue sea on an extraordinary 360-degree view.
The building has offered its residents a luxurious life with an access to private chauffeur and 24/7 concierge amenity. Undoubtedly the building is an instance of extreme luxury in the lap of Monaco that’s basically a real playground for millionaires and billionaires
Xanadu 2.0, Medina, Washington: $125.5 million
With a net worth of $89.3 billion, you can afford to design a house that is beyond imagination and still managed to pull it off into reality as if it was tailor-made to your personality. The exact thing is done by Microsoft founder Bill Gates by building Xanadu 2.0 in Medina, Washington.
Named after estate of Citizen Kane title character, Bill Gates formerly bought the lakefront tract and the surrounding for a whopping $14 million to build a modern home in a Pacific Lodge resort style. Overlooking the tranquil beauty of Lake Washington, Xanadu 2.0 sits in 66,000-square-feet area and was constructed with 500-year-old Douglas fir trees.
The mansion is notably known for incorporating high-tech and design. The earth-sheltered Xanadu regulates and maintains the temperature of the guests who visit the mansion. The artistic walls of Xanadu can be changed with a touch of the button. The mansion comes with 24-bathrooms, 6-kitchens, a library and guest house.
Palazzo di Amore, Beverly Hills, California: $195 million
A seven years of works and millions dollars investment in Palazzo di Amore of Beverly Hills is up for sale but the asking price is $195 million so if you have enough amount in you bucket grab it up. The 53,000-square foot house was purchased by real estate mogul Jeff Greene for about $35 million at an auction in 2007.
The next few years, he spent multi-dollars renovating the house to perfectionism and magnificent until he put it up for sale. The unparalleled house in Beverly Hills, California features 12-bedrooms, 50-seat screening theater, 24- garage for 150 cars, 25-bathrooms and 5000 square feet lavish master suite.
Wait, the convenience doesn’t stop here; the house also has a spectacular kitchen, tennis court, infinity pools, Turkish spa, wine cellar, guest house, and formal gardens.
Kensington Palace Garden, London: $89.4 million
Kensington Palace has been dubbed Billionaires row and that’s obvious because the properties in London always make a world’s beating price for its unique location and global magnates such as Leonard Blavatnik, Roman Abramovich own exorbitant mansions in the street.
The prestigious buildings on palace ground are owned by Crown Estate so no doubt why the estates are enormously expensive in London. Joining the neighborhood of Kensington Palace Garden is Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal as the exclusive address in London has now become home to him.
Mittal bought the mansion for the staggering price of $89.4 million from Britain’s business plutocrat Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One racing chief in 2004. Also, he purchased a house in East side of Kensington Palace for record-breaking $120 million. It is said that he acquired the property for his son Aditya. The 55,000-square-feet property has 12-bedrooms, pool, a ballroom, picture gallery and Turkish bath.
Fair Field, Sagaponack, New York: $249 million
Located in Sagaponack, New York, the sprawling 63 waterfront acres property is undoubtedly the most expensive and posh home in America. Owned by Junk bond billionaire Ira Rennert in 1999, the house had to go through some nasty controversies due to which Rennert family couldn’t move immediately in the house until 2004.
The residents nearby complained that the extensive 110,000-square-feet house would have a negative impact on the neighborhood however he builds the house and magnificent enough despite the lawsuit filed.
Rennert New York house has 21-bedrooms, 18-bathrooms and a lavish compound that includes 2 tennis court, the 164-seat theater, a basketball court, 2 squash courts and 2 bowling alleys. Rennert has also showcased her huge art collection worth of $500 million so security at the compound is on the top of the list in Rennert house.
Antilla, Mumbai, India: $1 billion
The 400,000-square-feet building, Antilla has subjugated the Mumbai skyline since the day it was completed. Named after mythical island Atlantic, Antilla, a 27-storey building is a residence to Indian industrialist and billionaire Mukesh Ambani.
Rising excellently above the road of Altamont, the building embraces the great view of the city. The surprising Zig-Zag structure is designed in Antilla because the land can cost more than £10,000 square metre in Mumbai. With a value of $1 billion, Antilla stands to be one of the most expensive houses in the world. The uber-exclusive house on Mumbai’s Altamount Road is styled by American architects Perkins and Will.
The property of Asia’s richest man has 27 floors with the 50-meeting center, swimming pools, spa, yoga, and a fitness center. No amenity left out of the list, there is a chandelier encrusted ballroom big enough to serve hundreds of visitors.
15 Central Park West, New York City: 45 million
If you want a luxurious life in Big Apple and have $45 million in your bank account then check out 15 Central Park West. The hefty price for the real estate’s here breaks the record of most expensive homes in the world.
The street is a home to Hollywood A-lister, hi-tech moguls and some big names from Wall Street. So if you get a property in New York there’s a probability that you walk through some familiar faces. And that is why the property here is rising as it is the resident to powerful names including hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb.
He bought the 10,674 square-feet elegant limestone condominium at a price of $45 million. The rumors were also flying that Loeb was going to sell the property for $100 however, he hasn’t done that yet.
The 237-acre estate in Montecito, California sits on the lap of luxury and is surrounded by mountains and oceans. The largest residential property in the area, Rancho San Carlos is owned by Jim Jackson, grandson of Jackson Jr. and since he can’t take care of such sprawling property, Jackson is putting the mansion for sale. So it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get the hands on the property
The house was originally built by Ann Gavit Jackson and husband Charles H. Jackson and it was designed by Reginald Johnson, a Pasadena architect in 1929. The grand property acquires the 25,000-square-foot main house with 30 rooms, 12 bedrooms, a badminton court and a concealed underground bar.