It is everyone’s desire to live in a big, luxurious house. Here we will discuss top ten most expensive houses in the world. It is a human instinct that we get attracted to beautiful things around us. And the thought of house reminds us of a safe haven, a shelter place where one can feel comfortable and at home. Everyone dreams of living in beautiful and big houses. People always try to put their money in their houses to enjoy luxury life. Have you ever wondered about the most expensive houses in the world?! The top ten most expensive houses in the world are:
Bran Castle, i.e, the caste of Dracula is a fortress situated in Transylvania, Romania. The castle has a rich history. It was once home to Vlad III of Wallachia. As he is often associated with the fictional character Dracula, who once lived as Count Dracula, many people think that this castle once belonged to Dracula character in the novel by Bram Stoke. The castle has seventeen bedrooms and its price is $135 million which makes it one of the top ten most expensive houses in the world.
The Manor is a large mansion located in Los Angeles, California, United States. This luxurious house has 123 bedrooms, many swimming pools, tennis courts, spa, private bowling room, and beautysalon and spa facilities! It was built by a T.V producer Aaron Spelling in 1980s. This house is now owned by Petra Ecclestone who is the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone. The total area of The Manor is 2.5 acres. The house has a vast parking area which has a space for parking hundreds of cars. Its price in the listed for sale list in 2008 was $150 million.
This house is located in Yellowstone Club in Montana, USA. This house is relatively small in a sense that it covers less area but its unique features makes it one of the top ten most expensive houses in the world. According to the owners of Yellowstone Club Tim and Edna Blixseth, The Pinnacle is their pride. The house has an advance heating system which includes massive heated installation. All the bathrooms in the house have a separate bathroom so that the guests can enjoy a warm bath in the freezing weather of Montana. The price of The Pinnacle is %155 million.
7.Elena Franchuk’s Victorian Villa
This house is named after Elena Franchuk who is a Ukrainian businesswoman and philanthropist. This house is five stories high with ten bedrooms. Recently renovations were done on this house with the total cost of $16 million. The house once served as a prep school for girls. This house is unique and is said to have artworks and precious wood furnishing in the house. The price of this villa is $161 million.
Hearst Mansion is fifth in the list of top ten most expensive houses in the world. This house has a rich history that makes it so valuable. It served as a backdrop for the all-time famous movie “The Godfather”. Not only that, John F. Kennedy spent his honeymoon here as well. Structurally speaking, this house has twenty nine bedrooms, three big swimming pools, a separate movie theatre and a separate disco. The current market price of this house is $165 million dollars.
Fairfield Pond is a mansion that is named after a nearby pond. It is considered to be one of the most expensive houses in the United States. This house is currently owned by Ira Leon Rennert who is a successful businessman. This property, located in the Hamptons of New York has a market value of #198 whooping US dollars! The total area of the house is 66,000 square foot. The house contains all the luxuries one can imagine from private bowling alley to tennis and basketball courts.
4.The Penthouses at One Hyde Park
The penthouses in Hyde Park in England are currently the priciest flats in the world. They are spread at the area of 17000 square foot. The penthouses are luxuriously adorned with private gyms, swimming pools, his-and-her studies and much more. There are just eighty six units. The security of the residents of penthouse is ensured with watchmen from British SAS. The building has a secret underground exit which leads to Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the case of emergency. Penthouses are flats for the rich and the famous with the whooping price of $200 million.
3.Hariri’s London Mansion
This property is 60,000 square foot, and was built by Rafik Hariri who is the former Lebanese prime minister and a billionaire. He was assassinated in 2005 in a Beirut atom bomb attack. Hariri’s London Mansion is a seven story house and has 45 bedrooms. The outer look of the house is stately and old fashioned but from the inside, this house has a large kitchen, swimming pool, bullet proof windows and million dollars of gold leaf. The asking price of this mansion was 300 million pounds in September 2012 which makes it third in the list of top ten most expensive houses in the world.
Villa Leopolda is second among top ten most expensive houses in the world. Its current value is $506 million. It is considered to be the most expensive mansion in whole of Europe because of the luxury and history associated with it. This mansion was built in 1902 by ruler Leopold II of Belgium. The house is located in French Riviera and is currently owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. The back garden of this house is so big that it requires at least fifty gardeners for its maintenance.
The most expensive house in this world to date is Antilia which is the residence of Indian multi billionaire Mukesh Ambani. His house, which is the most expensive house in the world, is 400,000 square foot. The house requires a staff of 600 people to for its maintenance. The total cost in building this house was one billion. This record will likely be held for years. The height of this house is 174 m (570 ft.) and has twenty seven stories. This house has its own private spa, yoga facility and swimming pool.