Friday, October 7, 2011

Most Expensive Homes in the World

1# Antilla, Mumbai, India: $1 billion
Antilla, Mumbai, India: $1 billion
The Most Expensive Home in the World in{Mumbai}, India.
The gizmo-filled posh pad, named “Antilla,” is a 27-story, 40,000 sq/ft tower that belongs to the head of Mumbai-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries. The building will stand 570-ft tall above the ground and will have 400,000 sq. ft. of interior space. The home has six stories of parking space alone after which the living quarters with nine elevators and a host of storage rooms and lounges begin. Mostly glass, it has a staff of 600 servants, but at the rate this palatial home is getting blinged out, we won’t be entirely surprised if the number increased by a couple of hundreds more!.
2# Villa Leopolda, Cote D’Azur, France: $506 million
$506 Million: Villa Leopolda, Cote D'Azur,France
Situated on the French Riviera and built on 29,000 square feet of interior space that opens to manicured lawns and a swimming pool, it also has 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The villa is not only known to have the best sea views in the south of France, but it also sits on 10 acres of immaculate grounds that run right down to the resort of Villefranche. Originally built for Belgian king Leopold’s mistresses, this house has been a den of big shots like late banking magnate Edmund Safra, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli.
3# The Penthouse, London - $200million

The most expensive flat in the world, at £6,000 per sq/ft sits atop the 82 other apartments at the famous Number One Hyde Park address. Guarded by the SAS, with special features such a panic rooms, bulletproof windows, iris scanners and even a secret tunnel to the nearby Mandarin Hotel, the apartment is the biggest of all the luxury flats in the ambitious One Hyde Park. The building boasts communal spas, squash courts and even wine tasting rooms! This plush apartment will have 24-hour room service despite the floor to ceiling refrigerators.
4# Fairfield Pond , The Hamptons – $ 170 million
Fairfield Pond, one of the largest privately owned houses in United States is the fourth most expensive house in the world valuing $170 million. It is named after adjoining body of water, Fairfield Pond and faces Atlantic Ocean. The ground area of the house is 63 acres and buildings are on 110,000 sq foot which also includes the 66,000 sq foot of main house that contains 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms and has Italian facade. The house is owned by Ira Rennert, the American investor and businessman. The house also feature a 91-foot long formal dining room, a $150,000 hot tub, bowling alley, two tennis and squash courts.
5# William Randolph Hearst\'s mansion, Beverly Hills, England - $165 million

This prestigious Beverly Hills mansion, which was once home of the US newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, has 6 separate residences, 3 swimming pools, eight fireplaces, a tennis court, a nightclub and 29 bedrooms, all spread across over 6 acres of land in a famed Beverly Hills environ called the Platinum Triangle. The nationally recognized home was then bought by lawyer and investor Leonard Ross in 1976, who wants a “lifestyle change.” Buying this would make you the owner of most expensive real estate in the US and moreover, you would become the next door neighbor to Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, including Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and David and Victoria Beckham.
6# Franchuk Villa, Kensington- Price - $161 million

This six-story property in Belgravia, central London, has 20-foot ceilings, luxurious fixtures and more than 21,000 square feet of living space. Along with Candy Spelling’s Holmby Hills mansion, this white-stucco-fronted house at No. 10 Belgrave Square, owned by Lebanese developer Musa Salem, is now the most expensive home on the market in the world. Mr. Salem bought this property many years back on a long lease from the Grosvenor Estate, with a condition to restore the house to full Victorian glory. The lavish amenities include an indoor swimming pool in the basement, a gym, a home theater, a garage room, a news house and much more.
7# “The Pinnacle,” Montana= Price - $155 million

The Pinnacle,” Montana
This luxury ski-lodge is to be the largest property in the exclusive billionaires-only private ski and golf community, “Yellowstone Club.” Naturally then, it will be the home of the owners of this elite group, Tim and Edra Blixseth. While not considered big compared to others on this list with only 10 bedrooms, this home will include heated flooring throughout the house that stretches all the way to the heated driveway, as well as fireplaces in all bathrooms, a huge wine cellar, an indoor/outdoor pool, gym and massage room.

Features: Small in comparison to the other properties on this list with 10 bedrooms. However, it boasts features such as heated flooring system throughout the house, fireplaces in all bathrooms, a huge wine cellar, indoor and outdoor pool as well as gym and massage room. It is the home of Time and Edra Blixseth, owners of the billionaires-only golf and ski resort “Yellowstone Club”.
8# The $150 Million Spelling Manor,Los Angeles, California

The Aaron Spelling mansion, the Holmby Hills home to the iconic TV producer and his family, has been put on the market by his widow, Candy, for $150 million, E! Online reports. All offers considered, we're sure.The walled 4.6-acre estate has 123 or so rooms (who knows if they've ever counted -- Spelling has admitted she's not sure how many bathrooms there are). The French château-style mansion includes a bowling alley, wine cellar and tasting room, China room, library, gymn, screening room, beauty salon and gift-wrapping room. There's an outdoor pool, a tennis court, and a rooftop rose garden, plus 16 car ports and parking for 100 more cars.
Candy Spelling already has plans beyond Holmby Hills -- she spent $47 million on a new two-story condo in Century City.
9# Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey, UK: $139 million
World's Most Expensive Homes
Your blood may not run blue, but with enough green you can still live near—and like—royalty. Updown Court is currently the most expensive residence in the world, costing about $50 million more than the priciest U.S. home – more than 85 million British pounds (+$ 150 million USD). The brand-new property is totally over the top, with 103 rooms, five swimming pools and 24-carat-gold leafing on the study’s mosaic floor.
9# Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey, UK: $139 million
Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey, UK: $139 million
There’s a squash court, bowling alley, tennis court, 50-seat screening room, heated marble driveway and helipad. All eight of your limousines will fit in the underground garage. Then there are the neighbors, who include the queen (at Windsor Castle) and Elton John. It is listed with Savills and Hamptons International.

10# Dracula’s Castle, Romania -Price - $135 million
Dracula’s Castle, Romania- Price - $135 million
Built on 200 ft. tall rock, the castle has 57 inviting rooms, courtyard and underground passages. It is said that Prince Vlad the Impaler, the ferocious warlord who inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” character, lived in this castle for one night in 1400s. Digging a bit deep into the past, the Bran castle is believed to be originally built as a stronghold by the Teutonic Knights in 1212. From 1920 to 1948, the castle became the residence of royal family. Presently, the historical castle is operating as a museum of medieval arts and about 450,000 people visit the castle every year. And yes, do remember that you will be greeted by bats flying around the ramparts at twilight.
11# Hala Ranch, Saudi Arabia - $135 million
Hala Ranch has 15 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms, an indoor pool, a tennis court, private ski trails, a gas station, car wash and sewage treatment plant on the area of 56,000 square feet.
Hala Ranch Aspen, Colo., $135 million: Owned by Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, this 95-acre estate boasts a 56,000-square-foot, 15-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion.
12# Maison de l'Amitie, America - $125 million
In 2004, Donald Trump bought Maison de L'Amitie at bankruptcy auction for $41.25 million. With the refurbished version, complete with a ballroom, a 4,100 square foot conservatory, 100-foot-long swimming pool as well as 2 others, a media room, a library and 475 feet of oceanfront, he aims to set a U.S. sales record.
The mansion has 80,000 square feet of space but no chandeliers. Lighting and other fixtures have been left out of the home, so the new owners can customize it to their taste.
The French Regency “palace” also features an eight-car garage, carriage house, guest house and pool house.
"It's just a fantastic piece of property," Trump says. "The biggest site. The biggest oceanfront. The best location in Palm Beach. And Palm Beach is the richest community in the world."

13# Fleur de Lys, Carolwood Drive, Bel Air, America - $125 million
Who: Suzanne Saperstein
Location: 350 North Carolwood, Holmby Hills, CA
Price: $125,000,000
Square Feet: 35,046
House Name: Fleur De Lys
Bed/Bath: 12 bed/15 bath
Lot Size: 4.18 acres
Year Built: 2002

Suzanne has relisted her opulent mansion, consisting 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and a 9-car garage on 4.18 acres of land.
Straight across the street from Walt Disney‘s old property is the Fleur de Lysmansion at 350 N. Carolwood Drive in Bel Air‘s Holmby Hills.

The Saperstein‘s bought three parcels in 1996 and 1997 and combined them to build this 35,046 square foot home. Which they promptly named “Fleur de Lys“. It is modelled after Versailles.
Candy Spelling‘s neighbor in Holmby Hills, Suzanne almost sold her pricey real estate to singer Mariah Carey in 2009.
As befitting a nine-figure contender for second most expensive of U.S. properties,Fleur de Lys features a formal ballroom which accomodates 200, a library with a collection of first edition books, a pair of kitchens, staff quarters for ten, a nine car garage, 4,000 bottle wine cellar, conference room, massage room, beauty salon, and a 3/4 quarter mile jogging track. The Holmby Hills chateau also features a posh formal dining room where Saperstein has entertained the likes of Prince Andrewand Laura Bush. And because this L.A., there’s a 50-person screening room.
Fleur de Lys features Italian marble walls, French limestone floors, gold-embossed leather wall coverings, gold-leaf crowned moldings and a ballroom with ceiling frescos. That’s not it, theres a pool house with full kitchen, 70 foot swimming pool, tennis court, and a pool house with an exercise room, a three bedroom manager’s house and staff quarters for ten.
The Swedish-born chatelaine decorated the manse with 18th century French furniture and Faberge eggs, filling the closets with couture anda collection of HermesBirkin and Kelly bags
While spearheading construction of the grand estate, the Saperstein‘s drew inspiration from Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicompte, one of France’s most elaborate chateaux.
David and Suzanne Saperstein met on a plane, a commercial variety, en route fromEurope to the US. They ended up sitting beside one another and flirting until the moment David remarked on his distaste for European women because of their hairy legs, whereupon Suzanne swung a leg over his lap and invited him to run his hands along them.
14# Updown Court, London - $116 million
Updown Court: This house in England is around $116 million. It has more than 100 rooms, bowling alley and swimming pools.
Updown Court is even bigger than Buckingham Palace featuring 103 rooms, 50-seat movie theater, 3 swimming pools, a bowling alley, and a squash court on the area of 40,000 square feet.

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