The only way to show your wealth and assets is by building huge real estates and decorating them with the most precious things present on Earth. There is a never-ending list of the most expensive homes of CEOs, filmmakers, book writers, actors, sportsmen, politicians and much more. People spend a huge amount of their wealth on building beautiful mansions around the globe and this tradition date backs to the very beginning of civilization. There are many distinguishing and key features that make every home a wonder in its own right. People spend most of their wealth and lives in building their dream homes and hire expensive architects that can build a home as amazing as they want. A huge beautiful house with all the possible facilities is a luxury that every human being dreams of and many people in this world are experiencing this luxury, which brings us to the 15 most expensive homes on Earth right now.
15. Buckingham Palace – London
The architects of this mighty mansion were John Nash, Edward Blore, Aston Webb, William Winde and Thomas Cubitt. The estimated worth of the palace is $ 1.55 billion. The ruling emperor, Queen Elizabeth II is the current resident of this palace. There are 19 staterooms, 52 bedrooms, 188 staff rooms, 78 bathrooms and 92 offices. The greatest features of this mansion are its own jewelry workshop, post office, doctor’s surgery, swimming pool, and cinema. The Foreign heads of the state usually come here and are entertained. It is a sight of great interest for tourists. Many official functions and ceremonies are held here. The garden of the palace is considered as the largest private garden in London.
14. Antilia – Mumbai
This home located in Mumbai, India has a very different architectural design. This superstructure named Antilia is a 27 story house and stretches across 400,000 square feet. This modern palace is owned by an Indian Business tycoon, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, the owner of Reliance group of companies and one of the richest men in India. The beautiful building is valued at $ 1 billion. Mr. Mukesh shifted in this high rising building in 2012 with his wife and children. Perkins and Will are two Chicago based architecture who designed this state of the art mansion. The home is named after the Phantom island in Atlantic. Antilia comprises of a multi-story garage with a capacity of 168 cars, helipads, gardens, a temple and guest suits. It also has a ballroom and a home theatre that can accommodate 50 people.
13. Beverly house – California
The Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, David and Victoria Beckhams neighborhood houses this expensive home, the cost of which is $135 million. The architect Gordon Kaufmann designed this beautiful home. Milton Getz, the banking executive built it. This modernized home has been used in famous Hollywood movies like The Godfather and The Bodyguard. This home compromises of all the modern facilities like a spa, art deco nightclub, wine cellar and two projection rooms. This palace covers six flat acres of land and consists of a bunch of small homes; these homes are Italian and Spanish in style whereas the main house is H-shaped. The main house has a 50-foot entry hall, carved ceilings, a huge library, a classy billiard room, wrapped around balcony and family room with an outer terrace that can accommodate 400 people. Those who are interested in experiencing living in this masterpiece can pay $ 6oo,ooo per month and can stay here.
12. The Pinnacle – Montana
This magnificent house is considered to be the most luxurious and costly in Yellowstone Club. It costs $ 155 million and is owned by one of the richest men in the world, Tim Blixseth, a well-known songwriter and real estate developer. The most prominent feature that distinguishes this house from others is its private ski area and ski lift. It is also ideal for golf lovers because it has its own golf community. Another amazing feature is the electric heated floors. The home also comprises of multiple pools, a gym, and wine cellar. The hard work of its architect is commendable. The best thing about this house is that it also facilitates guests as it has four cottages for guests but only the rich can afford them.
11. Villa Leopolda – France
This villa is owned by many people, history tells us that this stylish home was built by Belgium’s King Leopold II and gifted to one of his mistress in 1902. It has been used for many films like The Red Shoes and To Catch a Thief. The home costs $ 750 million. It consists of 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and spreads across 50 acres. It has a commercial greenhouse, outdoor kitchen, pool, and helipad. In 2008, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov attempted to buy it. It is one of the most beautiful homes in France and is a display of amazing architectural work, famous for its state of the art design and style.
10. Crespi Hicks Estate – Texas
The Crespi Hicks Estate is one of the most expensive properties in the United States and costs $ 135 million. It is known for its sophistication and refinement in Dallas. The best architect of New York in 1920s and 1930s, Maurice Fatio, was the mastermind behind this beautiful home. The best thing about this home is that it is divided into three parts which allow the sunlight to get to each room. It is spread across 25 acres of land. Crespi Hicks was renovated by Peter Marino who further refined the work of Maurice Fatio. This huge house is beautified with lush green gardens. The expensive home belongs to Tom Hicks, who is also the owner of Liverpool football club.
9. Hearst Castle – California
The stylish house is owned by William Randolph. The castle is located in San Simeon, California. Julia Morgan was assigned with the task of designing this beautiful castle. The castle costs $ 191 million and is spread across 90,000 square feet. It is also goes by the name of ‘enchanted hill’. It consists of 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, and 91 sitting rooms and the beautiful Spanish ceiling is famous for its ageless beauty. 127 acres of terraced gardens, pools, and fountains enhance the beauty of this magnificent castle. The castle is also known the world over for its state of the art cottages.
8. The Ellison Estate – California
Larry Ellison, the third richest man, is the owner of this luxurious estate that costs $ 200 million. The impressive house is known for its scenic beauty that makes this house different from others. The Ellison Estate is a beautiful house spread across 23 acres. As the owner of the house was fond of the Samurai era, it has been designed in a way that somewhat reflects the Samurai era. A Koi pond, bathing house, and tea house are some of the statement features of this house. A man-made lake has also been made that adds to the beauty of this home.
7. Fair Field Sagaponack – New York
This is one of the most expensive homes on Earth. It costs approximately $ 248.5 million and covers an area of 63 acres. This house belongs to Ira Rennet who is billionaire investor. He started building this mansion in 1999 and it was completed in 2004, the delay was caused mainly due to issues with the neighborhood. The primary features of the house include 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, three swimming pools, two courtyards, an orangery, a synagogue, a home theatre that can accommodate 164 people, a basketball court and a bowling alley. Fair Field owns his own power plant too.
6. Palazzo di Amore – California
This ultra-modern mansion is inspired by Mediterranean style and covers an area of 53,000 square feet. Mogul Jeff Greene is the owner of this house. The key feature of this house is the entertainment complex that has a ballroom with a revolving dance floor and it covers 15,000 square feet of the total area. There is a list of amazing features of this house like reflecting pool, waterfalls, beautiful gardens with olive trees, and floating glass walkways. This property also owns its vineyards. This house also comprises of 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, a bowling alley, swimming pools, tennis courts and the garage of this house has a capacity of 27 cars. This modern house costs $ 195 million.
5. Fleur de Lys Mansion – Los Angeles
This mansion is listed as the most expensive in Los Angeles that costs $ 102 million. The current owner of this house is Michael Milken. This beautiful mansion has been featured in an Audi super bowl commercial and in the film The Green Hornet. The amazing features of this mansion include a 3,000 square feet wine cellar with a tasting room, double story library, cutlery room, comfortable ballrooms and commercial kitchen. It also includes 12 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, a 1,200 foot running track, a guest house, pool house, and gym. Richardson Robertson III was the architect of this modern mansion and it was completed in 2002.
4. Xanadu 2.0 – Seattle
This modernized mansion is owned by the world famous Microsoft co-founder and the second richest man on Earth, Bill Gates. The planner of this house was Peter Bohlin and it took seven years to complete it. This mind-boggling mansion has some amazing features that distinguish it from other homes, these features include a 60-foot swimming pool with underwater music system, server system, a 2,500 square foot gym, a 1,000 square foot dining hall, heated floors and driveways, a 2,100 square foot library and a 2,300 square foot reception hall. A personal power plant is also present. The total area of the house is 66,000 square feet. The cost of this amazing mansion is $125.5 million.
3. Phillimore Gardens – London
This startling mansion costs $128 million and the owner is the daughter of former Ukraine president Olena Pinchuk. The whole mansion is decorated with high-quality marble and gold. It comprises of a swimming pool, gym, cinema, a secure panic room and ten spacious bedrooms. Joanna Woods has done the amazing interior. The vintage furnisher and mind-blowing pieces of art are the statement features of this home. This is a five-story mansion. It is located in the metropolitan area of Central London. The detailing of this mansion is done by hardwood floors, brass and gold accents and marble pillars. Olena Pinchuk bought it in 2008 and some renovations were done by her to make this home more beautiful.
2. The Manor – Los Angeles
This stunning mansion is located in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. James Langenheim is the architect of this house. It belongs to Petra Stunt and is worth $200 million. It consists of 122 rooms and covers an area of 56,000 square feet. It is considered to be the largest home in Los Angeles. It was built in 1988. It is a double story house with a basement. The statement features of this house comprise of a bowling alley, screening room, tennis court, swimming pool, and a huge garage that can fit 100 cars. 16 carports are also present. In the beginning of the construction, some problems were faced because of its huge size. The architectural style of this house is chateauesque.
1. Manalapan Mansion – Florida
This breathtaking mansion is worth $195 million. There are 33 bedrooms and 47 bathrooms and the house covers an area of 63,ooo square feet. This complex is on an island between Palm Beach and Delray Beach which adds to the beauty of this mansion. It was built in 1940 and once belonged to Gloria Guinness. The mind-blowing features of this house include an amazing botanical garden that has 1,500 species of tropical trees and plants. The sports complex of this house is the star feature, which includes a tennis court, half basketball court, playground, miniature golf course and a Robinson style tree house. A guest house with seven bedrooms and north and south ocean cottages are also present.
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