If we wanted to rank the largest residences globally, we would find the top ten crowded with royal palaces of a thousand one nights. At the head, the marble one of the Sultan of Brunei. But excluding the mansions of the crowned heads, there is a vast collection of villas and palaces inhabited by people who perhaps we cannot classify as “common” but who certainly are not preached to ascend a throne.
Immense, sumptuous, sometimes real architectural oddities, they are homes built to meet the needs of a millionaire clientele who are often megalomaniacs and who do not mind expenses. Here Architecturesstyle is the ranking of the ten largest private homes globally (which, in some cases, are also among the most expensive).
From the copy of Versailles to the 27-story house: these are the ten most great and most expensive houses in the world.
- Fleur De Lys, Beverly Hills (USA): worth 125 million dollars house inspired by Versailles
The mega-mansion in Beverly Hills, Fleur De Lys, commissioned by multimillionaire Suzanne Saperstein has 12 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Over 3000 square meters of the house, located in a 5-hectare park, has an Olympic-size swimming pool and decorations inspired by Versailles and the castle of Vaux le Vicomte. The residence is also equipped with a large ballroom and a screening room for fifty people. It is worth $ 125 million.
- Hala Ranch, Aspen (USA): $ 135 million farmhouses with waterfall and gas pumps
The other most expensive house in the world is located north of Aspen, Colorado. Purchased in 2006 by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Hala Ranch is considered one of the most exclusive American properties with an area of 5,200 square meters. On the estate, there is a heated barn and a stable. There are also swimming pools, a tennis court, a fishing pond, an internal waterfall, and a sculpture
made of granite boulders modeled with the word “Hala,” which in Arabic means “Welcome.”
- Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach (USA): 150 million dollars gold, diamonds house
Donald Trump bought the Maison de L’Amitie for $ 41.4 million in 2004. Purchased in 2008 by Dmitry Rybolovlev for 95 million dollars, it has seen its value soar to 150 million dollars to this day. There are 18 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, a ballroom, a multimedia room, and an art gallery in the villa. Diamonds and gold were used to decorate the bathrooms. Guests will certainly have no parking problems given the large garage that can hold up to 50 cars.
- The Pinnacle, Montana (USA): private ski slopes and ski lifts for 155 million dollars
Part of the real estate assets of Mr. and Mrs. Blixseths, owners of the exclusive Yellowstone Club multi-millionaires residence, the Pinnacle is a charming property with a market value of $ 155 million. Regarded as a private ski and golf community for the rich, the house features heated floors, multiple pools, a gym, a cellar, and even its own ski lift.
- Hearst Castle, Los Angeles (USA): the largest private zoo in the world for 190 million dollars
Hearst Castle, located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, was built by press tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Featuring 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 19 living rooms, 127 acres of gardens, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, movie theatres, and the largest private zoo in the world featuring zebras and other exotic animals, it ranks 6 ° location of the most expensive residences in the world. Inside the castle are hundreds of works of art and antiques purchased by Hearst on his travels to Europe and Egypt.
- Fairfield Pond in the Hamptons (USA): the mega estate on Long Island for 220 million dollars
The immense property of Ira Rennert includes buildings totaling over 9,000 square meters. Inside there are 29 bedrooms and 40 bathrooms. Its value is around 220 million dollars. In addition to the colossal main house, FairField also has an activity lodge and two pool lodges.
- One Hyde Park Penthouse in London (UK): the king of penthouses worth 225 million dollars
It is the most prestigious penthouse in London, located in an ultra-luxury residence; it is considered one of the most prestigious buildings in the world. The mega-apartment in central London’s most exclusive neighborhood also features a 21-meter swimming pool, cinema, and maxi library.
- Tour Odeon, Monte Carlo: 5 floors penthouse with water slide worth over 335 million dollars
In the heart of the Principality of Monaco, the super-penthouse of the Tour Odeon with 3,000 m2 of the surface. The 5-storey mega penthouse has a scenic and panoramic terrace with a swimming pool and water slide and bright, luxurious, and refined environments.
- Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-mer, French Riviera (FRA): from Gianni Agnelli to Bill Gates for a value of 750 million dollars
Belonging, among others most expensive house in the world, to Gianni Agnelli and Bill Gates, now owned by Lily Safra, it is such a large residence that just for the maintenance of the garden, it needs 50 gardeners in a continuous cycle. The villa extends for 1800 square meters and has 19 suites, swimming pools, greenhouses that make up one of the largest private botanical gardens in Europe, sports fields, a bowling alley, and a cinema. Surely the boredom is not in those parts also for the splendid position, between Nice and Montecarlo.
- Antilla Mumbai, India: the most expensive house in the world, has 27 floors and reaches the astronomical figure of 2 billion dollars
The most expensive house in the world, located in India in the heart of Mumbai, is the house of the fifth richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani, head of Reliance Industries. The 27-storey skyscraper, one different from the other built-in India in the heart of Mumbai, has a gym, various swimming pools, a ballroom, a 50-seat cinema, and a disproportionate number of bedrooms. Three helicopters can land on the roof, while the internal parking can hold 160 cars.