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1. Buckingham Palace, London
The palatial residence of Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is generally agreed to be the world’s most valuable residence, estimated at $3.2 billion (approx). Although the British royal family owns many castles and estates across the United Kingdom, Buckingham Palace, with 775 rooms, has been the monarch’s official residence since 1837. It also includes 52 bedrooms for the royals and their guests,188 bedrooms for staff, 78 bathrooms and 92 offices.
2. Antilia, Mumbai
Being one of the wealthiest humans on Earth, Mukesh Ambani owns the $2 billion (approx.) home known as Antilia. It is a towering, 27-story skyscraper situated in downtown Mumbai, India. Perkins + Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates came together to build this personal palace. It can sustain an earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale, has six floors for car storage, a car service station, a temple, a 50-seat movie theatre and nine high-speed elevators.
3. Villa La Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Nestled in the beautiful hills of France, this mansion was built in 1902 by Belgium’s King Leopold II as a gift for one of his mistresses. It features a commercial greenhouse, helipad, outdoor kitchen and a stunning pool. It was also the setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film ‘To Catch a Thief.’ Situated on the French Riviera and built on 29,000 square feet of interior space that opens to manicured lawns, it also has 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. It is currently owned by socialite Lily Safra and estimated at a value of $750 million.
4. The One, Beverly Hills
‘The One’ is a gigantic $500 million mansion in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel-Air. It is the most expensive mansion ever built in the United States. Film producer and real estate developer Nile Niami once said that the property spans 100,000-square-feet. But the figure is a total of 73,934 square-feet main house and some adjacent buildings. The property is still in the making and is said to include 20 bedrooms, four infinity pools, a 40-seat movie theatre, a nightclub and a room with its walls and ceilings made of jellyfish tanks.
5. Villa Les Cedres, France
With a history of nearly two centuries, Villa Les Cedres is a mansion on the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in France. It was built in 1830 and then purchased in 1904 by Belgium’s King Leopold II. It went up for sale in 2017 for $410 million and was bought by Davide Campari-Milano. Built on 35-acres of land, it includes a garden that surrounds the house, a man-made pond with Amazonian lily pads.
6. The Odeon Tower Penthouse, Monaco
Rising high above the city of Monaco stands one of the tallest, and most luxurious towers in Europe: Tour Odéon (Odeon Tower). The 49-story tower ‘La Tour Odeon’ houses a spectacular five-story penthouse worth $335 million. The penthouse has its own rooftop deck and infinity pool. The penthouse has five floors, the total floor area reaches 35,500 square feet. There are private elevators for the penthouse. The first floor has the outdoor swimming pool, which is connected to the second floor by a water slide.
7. Fair Field, Sagaponack, New York
Ira Rennerts sprawling mansion sits on a 63-acre estate called Fair Field, one of the largest in the United States. It includes several built forms, has 29 bedrooms, 39-bathrooms, three dining rooms, three swimming pools and a 164-seat theatre. It includes various other buildings, basketball court, gym, two bowling alleys, two tennis courts and two squash courts. This lavish home expenses about $250 million dollars. Its main attraction is the 91-feet dining room.
8. Xanadu 2.0, Seattle
Situated at the edge of Lake Washington, one of the richest men in the world, Bill gates owns this simple, but an extravagantly architected mansion. It took seven years to build this home. The home is packed with high-tech amenities, including a sensor system that helps regulate temperature and lighting and an underwater music system in the pool. This $125 million house has 24 bathrooms and seven bedrooms.
9. Promised Land, Montecito
The $88 million home of the well-known star Oprah Winfrey owns the ‘The Promised Land’, a luxury Montecito estate on the outskirts of Santa Barbara. It amounts to $85 million. The 23,000-square-feet Georgian looking mansion is situated on 42 acres in the vicinity of both ocean and mountains. It has six bedrooms, fourteen bathrooms, ten fireplaces, a home theatre, a tea house and a pool.