Top 5 Most Expensive Homes in the World

17th April 2014 posted in Home Lifestyle

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes in the World

If you had millions of pounds in the bank ready to invest in the property of your dreams where would you begin? Would you have an Olympic size pool? A mile long driveway? Would you build it in LA or London?

There are a lot of people who have been lucky enough to build and buy their dream home, creating some impressive properties across the globe. So in case you were wondering, here are the most expensive homes in the world:

5. Hearst Castle – £113 Million

This beautiful castle was built back in 1919 by William Randolph Hearst, and features 29 bedrooms, three swimming pools, a cinema room, several tennis courts and it even has its own nightclub.

In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the castle to the state of California and it has since being maintained as a historic park, with the whole estate being opened to the public tours.

4. Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons – £131 Million

The home of Ira Rennert is this enormous estate located in Sagaponack, New York - named after the large body of water that adjoins it. The entire house measures in at 63 acres and faces out onto the Atlantic Ocean.

The 66,000 square foot main house contains 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms and a 91-foot dining room. Other features include a bowling alley, a basketball court and a selection of different sports courts.

3. One Hyde Park Penthouse – £136 Million

The most expensive home to be found in England, this six bedroom apartment is located in Hype Park, London. The property covers two floors and has panoramic views of The Serpentine.

A few modern features that can be found include bulletproof windows and a panic room. It was thought that the apartment was bought by the Ukaraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov.

2. Villa Leopolda – £306 Million

This ginormous palace is located on The Cote D’Azure in France and is a whopping 29,000 square foot. It was apparently once owned by Bill Gates and has been used on occasion as a movie set.

The estate covers 10 acres of stunning French scenery and overlooks the French Riviera. The gardens of the property require over 50 gardeners to keep it looking its best at all times.

1.Antilla Mumbai – £598 Million

The most expensive house in the world belongs to Mukesh Ambani and can be found in Mumbai. Mukesh created Antilla using his $43 billion net worth, building a completely unique house across six floors.

The house itself contains nine elevators, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, crystal chandeliers and a ballroom. As the most expensive house in the world it needs over 600 staff to maintain it.