5 of the world’s most expensive homes
It may not come as a surprise to know that the world’s most expensive home is located in London and is owned by the Queen of England. This 1 billion dollar home is of course more of a palace considering it boasts more than 700 rooms.
A close competitor and equally luxurious home belongs to Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries Limited MD and Chairman. His 27 story home in India is reportedly worth a cool 1-2 billion dollars and is currently the most expensive residential property on the planet.
However, the Queen of England and Mr Ambani are not the only ones that boast a multi-million-residence. Let’s take a quick look at five of the most expensive homes of the rich and famous around the world.
Playboy Mansion – $100 Million
Many people know of the late Hugh Hefner, founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine but not everyone is as familiar with the notorious Playboy Mansion. The second and most iconic Playboy Mansion, which is located in Los Angeles, was purchased by Hugh for $1.1 million but later put back on the market in 2017 for a staggering $200 million with the condition that whoever purchased the home would have to allow him to live out his final days within its wall. The home sits on five acres of land and has 12 bedrooms. The home also features a grotto, a grotto like cave and a zoo license. The owner of Hostess, Daren Metropoulos, was the lucky man to purchase this massive and super lux home. His new asking price is $100 million.
Xanadu 2.0 – $125.5 Million
Not only is this home one of the most expensive, it is also one of the largest houses in the world. The 66 thousand square foot home in Washington is owned by Microsoft founder, the legendary Bill Gates and his wife. The 125.5 million dollar home has a 60 foot pool housed in its own building as well as some other unique features you won’t find anywhere else. Everything about Xanadu 2.0 represents luxury, from its own high tech theater to a trampoline room with 20 foot ceilings.
18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens – $128 Million
Owned by Lakshmi Mittal, Kensington Palace sits on London’s Billionaires Row. The owner of Arcelormittal, the world’s largest steel manufacturer, purchased the 55 thousand square foot mansion in 2004 for 128 million dollars. The house has been home to many famous people over the years such as David Khalili and Bernie Ecclestone. Some of its unique and luxurious features include an indoor pool, Turkish baths and 12 bedrooms.
Ellison Estate – $200 Million
If you are looking for the most out of a luxury home and garden then look no further than the Ellison Estate, a 23 acre property that sits inside Woodside, California. Owned by Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, this Japanese style Californian compound is the true definition of luxury. Features like a man made lake, koi pond, 10 separate buildings make this home worth a whopping 200 million dollars.
Villa Leopolda – $750 Million
Villa Leopolda is located on the French Riviera of France. The property is currently owned by Lily Safra, and comes with its own helipad and outdoor kitchen. While rumored to be built for one of King Leopold II’s mistresses, the Villa Leopolda is a 20 acre plot of land with an estimated value of 750 million dollars and is the second most expensive residential home in the world.