Top 5 Most Expensive Homes In The World 2021!
As much as we love our own listings, it’s always interesting to look at some of the most expensive, luxurious properties around the world. From castles to mansions, below are the top 5 most expensive homes in the world 2021!
1. Buckingham Palace – $2.9 Billion
- Location: London, England
- Current Owner: Queen Elizabeth II
Built as ‘Buckingham House’ in 1703, Buckingham palace was originally constructed as a large townhouse for Duke Buckingham. In 1791, King George III bought the property as a gift for Queen Charlotte, thus earning it the name The Queen’s House.Coming in at number one on the list, and claiming the title of the most expensive house in the world, is Buckingham Palace.
The palace is owned by the British Royal family
Comprises of 775 rooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices and 19 staterooms. It’s been the official residence of the monarchy since 1873.
In terms of size, the palace checks in at approximately 828,000 square feet and the garden alone is 40 acres.
It’s estimated that if the palace were to be put up for sale; it would be somewhere in the region of $2.9 billion, but it’s highly unlikely it will ever happen.
2) Antilla – $1 Billion
- Location: Mumbai, India
- Current Owner: Mukesh Ambani
It is also the second most expensive residential property in the world after the Buckingham Palace, the London home of the British Royal Family.
The 400,000 square foot building is positioned in Mumbai’s Cumballa Hill neighboured and stands at an impressive 27 stories high.
It’s also been built to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale.
Mukesh Ambani’s home in South Bombay’s Altamount Cumballa Hill area has three helipads, air traffic control, a 168-car garage, a ballroom, 9 high speed elevators, a 50-seat theater, terrace gardens, swimming pool, spa, health centre, a temple, a snow room which has actual snow falling from the walls and has accommodation for a staff of 600 who are on call 24×7.
3. Villa Leopolda – $750 Million
- Location: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
- Current Owner: Mikhail Prokhorov
Comprised of two guest houses, the entire estate is created with exterior staircases, sport courts, an excessively sized swimming pool and requires the daily work of more than 50 gardeners.
Villa Leopolda consists of 19 bedrooms, each with its own elaborate and sprawling private bath and outdoor terrace.
The home features a bowling alley, several dining rooms and even a number of kitchens as well as a private movie theater. The property features more than 80,000-square feet of excessive luxury.
Fun Fact : The home was in the film made Alfred Hitchcock film To Catch a Thief in 1955.
Finally, it’s not very well-known that this home is considered a historical monument. It was registered in France because of a very interesting reason. The home features the style of Belle Epoque, a style that was made very famous from 1871 to 1914; creating a reason for the home to become a historical monument in France.
4. Villa Les Cèdres – $450 Million
- Location: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
- Current Owner: Rinat Akhmetov
Villa Les Cèdres is a 35-acre estate introducing 14 Bedrooms, a ballroom, concierge, a chapel, 50-meter swimming pool dug into the rocks, a winter garden and stables for 30 horses.
Featuring luxurious interior details including ornamentation on paneling, moldings, painted coffered ceilings, chandeliers, and extravagant wallpapers. Not forgetting the Olympic size swimming pool, and a stable enough to fit 50 horses.
The estate is also a home to botanical park – one of the most beautiful private gardens in Europe More than 35 acres total with 20 greenhouses that feature 15,000 rare tropical species.
It was first built in 1830 and purchased by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1904.
It was previously considered to be the most expensive house on the market back in 2017; but has since been overtaken by the previous three properties on the list.
5. Les Palais Bulles – $390 Million
- Location: Cannes, France
- Current Owner: Pierre Cardin
Pierre Cardin’s 1970s ‘bubble palace’ in the south of France is for sale.
Designed by Hungarian architect Antti Lovag in the 1970s, the bubble palace is a 1200 sqm house in the south of France comprising a cluster of interwoven bubble spaces. the iconic dwelling was built between 1979 and 1984 for french industrialist Pierre Bernard, and was bought in 1992 by the late fashion designer Pierre Cardin.
The villa is currently for sale, and includes ten bedroom suites decorated by contemporary artists, gardens, water ponds, a swimming pool and a 500-seat outdoor auditorium overlooks the sea while facing the breathtaking bay of Cannes. The gardens and pool stretch over more than 8500 sqm of the grounds.
The property was mainly used as a holiday home for Pierre, alongside being a spectacular venue for parties and events, such as when Dior showed its cruise collection there at an indoor/outdoor fashion show.