Which one is your dream mansion?
Indoor swimming pools, cavernous wine cellars, breathtaking views of mountains and lakes; estate owners create their dream homes from the ground up.
Set in sprawling estates in some of the world’s most desirable locations, these historic estates boast the likes of nightclubs, casinos and even theaters.
Owners of these homes make their mark by adding a few personal touches, like their helipad — with a price that matches their extravagant taste.
Take a look at some of the world’s most expensive homes.
Price tag: $1 billion
Antilia is a 27-story residential skyscraper located in Mumbai, India. It is owned by an Indian billionaire businessman named Mukesh Ambani. It is a 400,000-square-foot building in which it includes several floating gardens, three helipads and six floors dedicated to parking. Surprisingly, a large staff is employed in the home but the kids, two of whom currently attend college in the US, still clean their rooms when they are home. Antilia contains a multi-story garage with space for 168 cars. The lobby alone has nine elevators. There is also a spa, terraced gardens and a temple where the family prays regularly. It has a ballroom, guest suites, and theater that seats 50.
Price tag: $506 million
Situated in Villefranche-sur-Mer town on the French Riviera, The Ville Leopolda is a 27-story residence with 19 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, pools and whirlpools, gym and a movie theater. Currently owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, the villa was built by the King Leopold of Belgium in 1902 and has been used in movies like The Red Shoes in 1948 and To Catch a Thief in 1955.
Price tag: $248 million
Named by billionaire owner Ira Rennert, Four Fairfield Pond has a 91ft long dining room, basketball court, two tennis courts, a bowling alley, 29 bedrooms, and 39 bathrooms. The 63-acre mansion faces the Atlantic Ocean and the buildings total over 110,000 square feet. The mansion has its 164-seat theater. You could stage a Broadway production at this place. Fun fact, Rennert’s property taxes alone are enough to buy a few other houses. It is estimated to $649,281 of taxes, enough to buy two houses in many countries! If you wonder how much place he has for his cars knowing how big the mansion is, the garage can hold 100 cars! The hot tub cost a reported $150,000. That’s in addition to three swimming pools.
Price tag: $170 million
This 16,000-square-foot duplex penthouse boasts bulletproof windows, an air purifier in the event of gas attacks, SAS-trained bodyguards and a panic room.
Set over two floors, the apartment also has an underground passage to The Mandarin Oriental Hote in addition to 24-hour room service. The mega-apartment at One Hyde Park in Central London’s most exclusive neighborhood also comes with a 21-meter pool, a cinema and even a library. Now the property is in the legal ownership of Guernsey-registered PHB London Holdings, a company controlled by Mr. Candy. Saunas, steam rooms, a squash court, and the cinema also make up the development’s “unmatched leisure and entertainment facilities”.
Price tag: $120 million
Formerly a girls’ preparatory school, this five-story detached Victorian house has ten bedrooms, an underground swimming pool, sauna, gym, cinema, and panic room. With interior covered in marble, gold, and priceless artworks, this mansion was bought by Ukrainian businesswoman Olena Pinchuk in 2008.