Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in the world
Just how mind-blowing are the most expensive homes in the world? Three stories high, indoor and outdoor pool, tennis court, glass walls? The reality is, that most of us in Singapore, will never get to live in great mansions or castles, we also do not have the land to build such expensive houses, but it is always fun to see how people with a lot of money choose to live. Read on to find the list of the most expensive homes in the world!
Let’s take a look at the most expensive homes in the world!
Number 10: Bran Castle – $135 million
Better known as the Castle of Dracula, the Bran Castle is located in Transylvania, Romania. Although nowadays it is a museum, the fortress once served as the residence for royal families. Its most popular occupant was Vlad the Impaler, whom most people nowadays associate with the infamous count Dracula.
Number 9: Updown Court – $139 million
The Updown Court is located in Surrey, England. It features everything from a private cinema and a tennis court to an enormous horse barn and a garage that can fit 8 stretch limousines.
Numeber 8: The Manor – $150 million
Well, the name is pretty self explanatory. This piece of real estate is located in Los Angeles, California. The home was initially built for the legendary Aaron Spelling and it features no less than 123 bedrooms.
Number 7: The Pinnacle – $155 million
The Pinnacle is located in the exclusive residential neighborhood, the Yellowstone Club in Montana, USA. An interesting fact about this mansion is that it features a fireplace in every bathroom.
Number 6: Franchuck Villa – $161 million
The Franchuck Villa is located in London, UK. Once a preparatory school for girls, the Franchuck Villa is nowadays a mansion in its own rights, featuring a number of modern facilities, such as a movie theater, a panic room, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and a personal gym.
Number 5: The Hearst Mansion — $165 Million
This 29 bedroom castle was used in the filming of the popular movie “Godfather” and it was also the place where former US president J.F. Kennedy choose to spend his honeymoon. The estate has its very own disco, which more than likely makes it unique amongst other castles.
Number 4: Fairfield Pond – $198 million
Fairfield Pond is the most expensive residence on US territory. Located in the Hamptons, New York, this impressive mansion features its very own bowling alley and basketball court.
Number 3: The Penthouse – $200 million
It might be somewhat surprising, but a flat and not a mansion, has made our top three. Overlooking London’s Hyde Park, the Penthouse boasts a series of very interesting features, such as a panic room, bulletproof windows, a wine tasting room, a squash playground, and even an eye scanner.
Number 2: Villa Leopolda — $736 Million
illa Lepolda is Europe’s most expensive home. This 27 storey high residence takes its name from King Leopold, who built it back in 1902. Located on the French Riviera, Villa Leopolda is now home to Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.
Number 1: Antilia – $1,000,000,000
Antilia, located in Mumbai, India, is 2013’s most expensive residence. The 27 storey high mansion features pretty much anything you can think of, from a health floor and a six storey parking lot to a ballroom and a 4 storey garden. Not surprisingly, its owner, Mukesh Ambani, is the world’s fifth richest man. This modern looking palace is estimated at a breathtaking $1 billion.