Thursday, July 19, 2012

My 100th Post - A Countdown of The 10 Most Expensive Homes in The World

For my 100th post on this blog I decided to do something different. So today I'm writing this article about the 10 most expensive homes in the world. These results may change over time so if you see any errors feel free to tell me! Otherwise, here it is!

So below is a countdown of the 10 most expensive private homes on the planet;

10. Rybolovlev Estate - $95 Million



Known for previously being one of Donald Trump's many mansions, this huge 33,000 square foot Florida estate was once the most expensive single family home in America. The house has 18 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms, and it's valued at $95,000,000.

9. Silicon Valley Mansion - $100 Million



This large 30,000 square foot limestone mansion was recently purchased by billionaire Yuri Milner, who has invested in companies like Facebook, Groupon, and Zynga. It's estimated to be worth around $100,000,000. Here is my article on the Silicon Valley Estate.

8. Fleur De Lys - $125 Million



This famous estate is located in the middle of Bel Air, California, and is known for being one of the most expensive homes in the US (even though it's only #8 on our list). The 35,046 square foot California mansion has 12 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Click here for my article on Fleur De Lys.

7. The Manor - $150 Million



The Manor is a well-known mansion in Holmby Hills, California. It's actually not far from Fleur De Lys, number 8 on the list, which resides in the neighboring community of Bel Air. Estimated to be worth around $150 Million, the 57,000 square foot mansion was purchased in 2011 by Petra Ecclestone for only $85,000,000. It was originally built by Aaron Spelling, and was famously known as the Spelling mansion for almost 30 years. I also have an article on this home, which tells about the purchasing of The Manor by Petra Ecclestone. Find it Here.

6. The Pinnacle - $155 Million



This unique log cabin-style mansion is located in Montana and it's owned by Tim Blixseth. It's not as well known as some of the previous mansions on the list, but it has some pretty interesting amenities, one of these being a chair lift directly to a nearby ski-resort (which Blixseth owns). The house is 53,000 square feet and is worth $155,000,000.

5. Franchuk Villa - $161 Million



Located in London, this five-story home has an underground indoor pool, panic room, sauna, gym, movie theater and even a news room. The mansion is 21,000 square feet and it was purchased by businesswoman Elena Franchuk (hence the name, Franchuk Villa). It's worth $161 million.

4. The Hearst Mansion - $165 Million



Often confused with Hearst Castle, this $165 million California mansion has 29 bedrooms, three swimming pools, two tennis courts, a theater, nightclub, and countless other amenities. The house feels like a resort and was featured in the movie "The Godfather".

3. Ira Rennert's Fairfield Estate - $198 Million



This Hamptons estate is simply enormous, taking up 63 acres of oceanfront land. Valued at $198,000,000 and over 66,000 square feet, Ira Rennert's super mansion is the most expensive home in the United States. I just recently wrote an article on this mansion which you can find here.

2. Villa Leopolda - $736 Million



Valued at an incredible $736 million, there a pretty big jump in price from the last house. The French mansion was built in 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium. It was the purchased by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov in 2008. According to the source, it has 27 stories (maybe they got confused with the next house on the list), 19 bedrooms, and 50 full-time gardeners.

1. Antilla - $2 Billion


Finally we come to the most expensive house ever built; Antilla.


This 27 story skyscraper was built entirely for Mukesh Ambani, one of Asia's richest men, and his family. Standing 568 feet tall, the first six floors are garages, and the Ambani family only live in 4 of the upper floors of the house. Some of the other floors are used for a 50-seat cinema, garden, health club, swimming pool, athletic facilities, and even a floor reserved for emergencies, in case somebody in the mansion would need to be rescued. The top three floors will be used for helicopter maintenance and a control room for the helipads.

Antilla will cost/costed nearly $2,000,000,000, making it the world's first billion dollar home.

2 comments:

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  2. Perfect collection of ready made houses. Most surprisingly, all of them are really cool. I would like to see a combination of wood and stone as well as any material for the structure such as concrete and steel.
    Thanks

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