The top 5 most expensive & the biggest mansions to the rich & famous from Buckingham Palace to Bill Gates amazing mansion
A quick look at the world’s most luxurious mansions
1. Kensington Palace Gardens
London Bought in 2004 by Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, this spectacular property on the tree-lined Billionaire’s Row in Kensington Palace Gardens is valued at $89.5 million. It’s known to be the world’s most expensive mansions.
The estate has been nicknamed “Taj Mittal” by its owner, and this is in reference to the houses renovations using marble sourced from the same quarry as that of the Taj Mahal. Boasting 55,000 square feet of spacious luxury, this amazing property features 12 bedrooms, a hammam – Turkish bath, a heated swimming pool, an art gallery, and a ballroom.
2. Fleur de Lys Mansion
Los Angeles Situated on 5 acres of land, the sprawling 45,000 square foot mansion is the highest-priced home ever sold in Los Angeles at the time, selling in 2014 to a French millionaire for $102 million.
This gorgeous mansion was built in 2002, and was modeled after It features 12 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, a massive movie theater, a ballroom, a double story library, a tennis court, a gym, a pool, a 3,000 square foot wine cellar with a tasting room, a spa, and a parking garage that can accommodate nine vehicles.
3. Casa Brutale, Beirut
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Lebanon Although this ultra-modern house is yet to be completed, a budget of $2.5 million will see this unique concept coming to fruition. Perched on the Faqra mountainside at an altitude of 5,250 feet, this remarkable home is being built into the rock with none of the building being visible above the surface level, and resembled a secret lair for a James Bond villain.
The only evidence that the home is even there is the surface swimming pool, which has a transparent bottom made from reinforced glass, where those in the house can watch the swimmers above. The 3,000 square foot home sleeps six people and has underground parking for three cars.
4. Beverly House
Beverly Hills Located on six acres of land just three blocks from Sunset Boulevard, this sprawling mansion is made up of a large Italian and Spanish style, H-shaped main house, as well as smaller homes. This $135 million home has been used in films such as “The Godfather” and “The Bodyguard”.
The mansion features a 50-foot entrance hall, stunningly carved ceilings, a great library, billiard room, large wine cellar, a spa, two projection rooms, an art deco nightclub, a swimming pool, and a family room that leads to an outer terrace that can seat up to 400 people. It’s one of the world’s most expensive mansion.
5. The Manor at Holmby Hills
Los Angeles Built-in 1988 by television producer Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy, this massive Los Angeles estate has 123 rooms in total(video) and is valued at $200 million. Candy Spelling used one of the many rooms to house her doll collection, which was made up of more than 400 antique collectibles.
The Manor at Holmby Hills, also known as the Spelling Manor, is spread over 56,000 square feet on a 4.6-acre property. The mansion features a screening room, gym, bowling alley, three rooms for wrapping gifts, four two-car garages, 16 carports, a 100 vehicle parking lot, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.
This phenomenal manor is one of the largest homes in Los Angeles County, and it is easy to see why. It also finds its place in the list of world’s most expensive mansions.
6. Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
This is $750 million Villa built in 1902 by Belgium’s King Leopold II, who gave this villa as a gift to one his mistresses. Lebanese banker Edmond Safra’s widow, Lily Safra is the current owner of this luxurious mansion.
This 50 acres mansion features 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms. It also features a commercial greenhouse, outdoor kitchen, pool, and helipad. This exotic place was used for famous films such as “The Red Shoes” and “To Catch a Thief.”
7. Tour Odéon, Monte Carlo, Monaco
This is a $400 million Penthouse at the Tour Odéon in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The extravagant and shiny 49-story Tour Odéon building has not even opened its doors and as of now its penthouse has been named the most expensive in the world. This will be second-tallest building on the Mediterranean skyline once it’s completed. As per CNNMoney, the 35,000-square-foot apartment is expected to sell for almost $400 million!
This lavish penthouse will feature a 360-degree stunning view of the water, giving access to a circular rooftop infinity pool with a water slide.
8. The $1 billion Antilia, Mumbai, India
The superstructure, 27-story skyscraper, Antilia, located on Altamount Road in Mumbai is the most expensive house in the world which cost more than $1 billion. This modern property of 400,000-square-foot is owned by Mukesh Ambani, an Indian business tycoon and multi-billionaire is designed by Chicago-based architects Perkins & Will.
Antilia was named for a phantom island in the Atlantic. It features a multistory garage with space for 168 cars, a home theater that seats 50, three helipads, a ballroom, a temple, gardens, guest suites, and a health section.
9. The $125.5 million Xanadu 2.0, Medina, Washington
Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, currently the world’s second-richest man took 7 years to custom-build Xanadu 2.0, a modern-yet-rustic, high-tech property costing $125.5 million. It’s being named after the home of the title character in “Citizen Kane.”
A 66,000 square foot “smart” complex is constructed into the side of a hill overlooking the Lake of Washington. the electronic pins are worn by residents and visitors generate their personal preferences such as the temperature and lighting of a room or even the art which will surface on the high-definition monitors in the entire mansion.
The property features a 3,900-square-foot pool building, a 2,100-square-foot library with a dome ceiling, 2,500-square-foot gym, and a 2,300-square-foot reception hall, a 6,300-square-foot underground garage, and many other posh amenities.