Having a lot of money in the bank often allows people to live lavish and exciting lifestyles, as well as making it possible for them to purchase homes that would put anyone’s property to shame. Not only are these homes absolutely enormous, but they also come with a variety of exciting features that increase their value – and their appeal. Here’s a list of the most expensive – and thrilling – properties on the market. Keep in mind that we aren’t including royal abodes, such as palaces or castles, otherwise we’d definitely have put Buckingham Palace on this list.
Antilia is a property based in India that cost a whopping 1.2 Billion Dollars. The owner of this esteemed property is none other than entrepreneur mogul Mukesh Ambani, one of the wealthiest men in India – and potentially the world. Mr Ambani owns Reliance Industries and it was this business that allowed him to invest in one of the most exciting properties in the world. Antilia is a 27 story skyscraper that covers 550 feet and is located in the heart of Mumbai. It was built by Perkins, Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates and took around 4 years to build. The house is 400,000 square feet and boasts as many as nine elevators within the property.
Villa La Leopolda
Villa La Leopolda was constructed by Ogden Codman Junior and is situated on the French Riviera. This 410-million-dollar property once belonged to none other than Leopold II, the King of Belgium and it was originally a gift for Caroline Lacroix, his mistress. Since then, the property has transferred hands a number of times and it once even belonged to the president of Fiat. Lily Safra – who was once married to Edmond Safra – currently owns the property. The house currently boasts a kitchen located outside, a pool, a guesthouse, and a greenhouse. Anyone lucky enough to stay in the house will get to choose from no fewer than 8 luxury bedrooms and 8 rooms dedicated to staff. For fans of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, you’ll probably recognize it as the setting for his military hospital. Those who want to see the house without being a personal guest of the owner can take a tour of the property.
Villa Les Cedres
Located in France and costing 410 million dollars, the Villa Les Cedres is among the most expensive properties in the world. This home was built back in 1830 and was first owned by Villefranche-sur-Mer. Back then, the property was part of an olive tree business and you can still see olive trees that are hundreds of years old standing proudly on the grounds. The home was later sold to none other than the king of Belgium himself, Leopold II. This 18,000 square foot property boasts 35 acres of land, as well as 14 bedrooms. It also offers an Olympic pool and a library with over 300 books on the local wildlife. Currently, the home is owned by Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., an Italian distiller.
Tour Odeon Penthouse
Venture into Monaco and you’ll be able to see the Tour Odeon Penthouse, a 387-million-dollar property that immediately calls to mind luxury and elegance. Currently, the property boasts the title of the world’s fifth costliest property. It consists of five floors an infinity pool and waterslide, among other exciting features.
If you can’t own one of the most expensive properties in the world, you can live vicariously by finding out all the juicy details of these luxurious mansions.