Ah, how amazing it would be if we could afford to make our dream house a reality! Surely, each of us has dreamt of our own private house in a dream place having dream features, making us feel in heaven at least for the few moments that we fantasize them. Sadly, most of our dreams don’t come true because they are out of the world. There are some people though, who have been able to bring their dreams to reality and build their own amazing villas, shelling out even millions! Here’s a look at the world’s most expensive houses.
1. Antilla, Mumbai:
Few days ago, I listed the world’s Richest People, and the owner of this house was on the list. Owned by the world’s fifth richest man and the head of the Indian Petro-chemical Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, this villa is the most expensive house in the entire world. The cost of this magnificent villa is a whooping one billion dollars! It is an impressively tall 27 storey mansion spreading across an area of 48,780 square feet or 4,532 metres. It is 570 feet tall! No other house in the world is even close to this beauty. With all the ballrooms, double height ceilings, crystal chandelier ceilings and 600 servants working there, it is no wonder that it sits safely at the top position of the world’s most expensive houses. It is located precisely on Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill South Mumbai.
2. Villa Leopolda, Cote d’Azur France:
Second in the list of the top expensive houses in the world is the Villa Leopolda which is worth walloping $525 million. The villa was built way back in the year 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium. It is the home of the widow of the French Banker Edmond Safira, Lily Safira who lives there presently. The villa has 19 bedrooms and is complete with sports courts, bowling alley, a movie theatre, many kitchens and dining rooms.
3. One Hyde Park – The Penthouse, London:
This house is worth $200 million. Might not have been this expensive if it wasn’t the penthouse of the elite number 1 Hyde Park Address. The penthouse is built as an abode the rich and famous as it has everything from bullet proof windows, SAS guard, secret tunnel that leads to the Mandarin Hotel, iris scanners and even panic rooms. The whole building is well equipped with squash courts, wine tasting rooms and communal spas, et cetera. 24 hour room service is served at the penthouse.
4. Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons:
This is reportedly the largest residential compound in all of America. It stretches to about 63 acres of land and is worth $170 million. The house has 29 lavish bedrooms, a bowling alley, 5 sports courts, et cetera. It faces the beach and is owned by Ira Rennert. The house even boasts of an amazing $150,000 hot tub.
5. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills:
Famous as the house that was used in The Godfather movie, also famous as the inspiration in “Citizen Kane” for the main character along with being known as the place where the late President John F Kennedy stayed for his honeymoon, this mansion is worth $165 million and it used to be home of William Randolph Hearst who is a publishing giant. The main features of this house are the 29 brilliant bedrooms and 3 pools. The fact that the mansion has Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes as well as David Beckham and Victoria Beckham for neighbours is the icing on the cake for the status of this palace.