What does your dream home entail? Only the ultra rich can get everything they desire. I think we all have wondered what exactly billionaires (like Jeff Bezos) spend all their money on. What are the amenities? 17 swimming pools? 100 rooms? Panoramic ocean views? How much are they willing to spend? Well, I found 12 of the most expensive houses across the globe.
12. 18 – 19 Kensington Palace Gardens – $222 million
Sounds familiar? That’s probably because you saw it on the news because royalty lives there. Currently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gloucester, Kent, and Michael of Kent reside there in London. This 55,000 square foot palace was purchased by David Khalili. He turned the semi detached mansion into one, making it the palace it is today.
11. 220 Central Park South Penthouse – $238 million
This penthouse is in New York City. Usually, you may imagine a penthouse not having much space but this one is 24,000 square foot. Not only is it a huge home with amazing New York City views, you will get a spa, athletic club, private dining, entertaining area, and a private motor court.
10. Four Fairfield Pond – $248 million
The Four Fairfield Pond estate is in Sagaponack, New York. If you want a lot of land, rooms, endless views, and sports courts, this Italian Renaissance style house is just for you. I mean if you have $250 million to spare. The 62,000 square foot mansion sits on 63 acres of beachfront property in the Hamptons. It consists of 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms. In your free time, you can use the basketball court, tennis court, swimming pools, bowling alley, and squash courts. Oh, and I can’t forget…there is a garage that can hold up to 100 cars.
9. Mesa Vista Ranch – $250 million
The Mesa Vista Ranch sits in the Eastern Texas Panhandle. You are mainly paying for the 65,000 acre of land and private airport than the 11,000 square foot house. In your free time, you have plenty of land to go four wheeling and golfing. The house has been on the market since 2017, and it still hasn’t gotten a single potential buyer. They continue to drop the price.
8. The Odeon Tower Penthouse – $335 million
Who wouldn’t want a penthouse in Monaco? This is another huge apartment spanning several floors at 35,000 square feet. Don’t worry about walking up a ton of stairs, you will have your own elevator. If you think that you don’t get a pool in your penthouse, you are wrong. You may not be getting a garden at this penthouse but the owner gets a private infinity pool on top of the building with 360 views and a slide!
7. Villa Les Cedres – $410 million
This villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, sits on 35 acres of gardens (this is how the villa got its name). It was built all the way back in 1830 then purchase in the early 1900s by the Belgium King. The 18,000 square foot house has 14 bedrooms, Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a stable.
6. Le Palais Bulles – $420 million
This beauty is in Theoule-sur-Mer, France. Le Palais Bulles has an extremely different look compared to these other houses. The architecture has a bubbly look that hangs over a cliff. Even the interior has the round look. The house not only has incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea but swimming pools, gardens, and a huge amphitheater.
5. Witanhurst – $450 million
The Witanhurst was built in the early 1900s. It is known for being the 2nd largest home in London at 90,000 square feet. It holds 65 rooms. You may have seen it in movies like The Lost Prince, Tipping the Velvet, and Fame Academy.
4. The One – $500 million
The 100,000 square foot One was placed in Bel Air, California. It was no easy feat to develop this house, taking almost 10 years of hard work. Inside the house, you will notice the 26 foot ceilings, 42 bathrooms, and 21 bedrooms. Literally all your friends could stay here. On the outside, there are 5 swimming pools, a nightclub, bowling alley with four lanes, a salon, gym, 50 seat theatre, track to running, and a 30 car garage. The biggest selling point may be the views of downtown Los Angeles, the mountains, and ocean.
3. Villa La Leopolda – $750 million
Villa La Leopolda is in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. It was named after King Leopold the 2nd. There’s 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. This home doesn’t have as many rooms and bathrooms as the other house on the list but they do have many more amenities. You will receive a greenhouse, helipad, outdoor kitchen, and pool. The gardens need daily maintenance with the staff of 50 gardeners. If you have watched the movie, To Catch a Thief, you probably recognize the house.
2. Antilia Tower – $2 billion
The Antilia Tower is in Mumbai, India. This monster was built for billionaire Mukesh Ambani and spans 400,000 square feet through 27 stories. 6 of those stories are for car storage, a car service station, temple, a movie theater for 50 people, and high speed elevators. The designers and builders thought ahead, making sure the tower can withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake.
1. Buckingham Palace – $4.9 billion
Who wouldn’t want to live in the Royal Palace? If you wanted to buy Queen’s home, it would cost you a whopping $4.9 billion for the 828,821 square feet. Billionaires could actually afford this, but it would take a big chunk out of their wallet. The Buckingham Palace consists of 775 rooms, including 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, and 92 offices. Many people believe that there are even more secret rooms that no one knows about. Did you know that they even have a room for a doctor to perform surgery?