1. The Buckingham Palace, London ($2.9 Billion)

This large and luxurious building can be found in Westminster, the capital city of the United Kingdom. It’s located right next to Hyde Park near 10 Downing Street. This house consists of 775 rooms. 188 rooms are provided to staff who work in the palace. The opposite rooms are 19 staterooms, 52 deluxe bedrooms, 92 offices, and a whopping 78 bathrooms. The palace’s gardens themselves are massive, covering a neighborhood of 42 acres. The palace consists of high ceilings, long, impressive staircases, and private rooms.

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Buckingham Palace_©https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckingham_Palace

2. Antilia, Mumbai ($1 Billion)

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Antilia, Mumbai-Residence of Ambani’s_©https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antilia_(building)

The second-costliest house in the world is owned by one of the most recognized Indian business families, the Ambanis. Antilia is the 4,00,000 sq. -a square-foot building that is found on Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill in South Mumbai. It is named after a mythical island within the Atlantic Ocean. Antilia has 27 floors with higher ceilings than the standard height. It is a six floors car garage, spa, wellness center, indoor pools, cinema, and a snow room with heavy use of Vastu science. It features three helipads on the terrace. The family’s quarters are on the top floors because Ambani wanted sunlight.

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Antilia skeleton description_©https://starsunfolded.com/mukesh-ambani-house-antilia/

3. Villa Leopolda, France ($750 Million)

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Villa Leopolda, France, Owned by Lily Safra_©https://amazing.zone/villa-leopolda/one-of-the-worlds-biggest-houses

The world’s third-largest house is Villa Leopolda. It is located on the French Riviera of France. Lily Safra, a member of the Safra family – the wealthiest family in Brazil is the owner of the house. They are the leading bankers on the planet. Built on about 50 acres of land, this house consists of 19 luxurious rooms and 14 elegantly designed bathrooms. The place consists of several sports courts. The garden, which is open to the entire property, is full of varied lemon and orange trees. Antique artwork and valuable materials make this house one of the most expensive houses in the world.

4. The One, United States ($500 Million)

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The One, United States_©https://luxe.digital/lifestyle/home/most-expensive-houses/#The-One

Besides being the leading expensive house in California, the One Mansion is also the most expensive residence in the United States. It features nine bedrooms, multiple kitchens, a nightclub, four bowling lanes, a salon, an inside gym, a 50-seat theater, and a running track. There is not only a pool but also six other water features, such as a jacuzzi, around the luxury house.

5. Witanhurst Mansion, London  ($450 Million)

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Witanhurst Mansion, London_©https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/secrets-of-300m-witanhurst-the-oligarch-mansion-q375pf9mr

It is the home of Russian businessman Andrey Guryev whose fertilizer company is partially owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spin doctor, Vladimir Litvinenko. It was designed in the early 20th century and covers almost 90,000 square feet of area. The five acres of land consists of 65 rooms, and an oak floor ballroom. There are also 25 bedrooms with more specially decorated rooms for entertaining guests, including a billiards room. Known as Parkfield, the first estate now belongs to a Russian billionaire since 2008.

6. Villa les cèdres, France ($410 Million) 

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Villa les cèdres, France_©https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-10-12/look-inside-villa-les-cedres-the-most-expensive-house-for-sale-now

Villa Les Cèdres, located on the coast of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is a 14-bedroom villa built in 1830. The property was bought in 1850 by Desire Pollonais, mayor of Ville Franche Sur Mer when it had been operated as an olive tree farm. The 18,000-square-foot house features ten large bedrooms that face the ocean. With over 35 acres of gardens on the property, this home is a botanist’s dream. Some quirks of this residence include a ballroom, paintings dating back to the 19th century, and crystal chandeliers. It is a large stable that can house about 30 adult horses. It has an Olympic-size swimming pool and a library with a vast collection of over 3,000 books.

7. Les Palais Bulles, France  ($390 Million)

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Les Palais Bulles, France_©https://lzf-lamps.com/blog/building-brilliance-palais-bulles

This property is formed like a huge, peach-colored bubble. A bird’s eye view of Les Palais Bulles reveals a set of circular buildings. And therefore the circle theme continues inside. Look inside the Bubble Palace and you’ll spot cylindrical beds, swimming pools, and artwork. The posh villa was designed by Hungarian architect Antti Lovag. It features 10 suites decorated with artwork created by contemporary artists. In addition to the common rooms, it’s also home to a sprawling, 500-seat outdoor theater, with views overlooking the Mediterranean.

8. The Odeon Tower Penthouse, Monaco  ($330 Million)

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The Odeon Tower Penthouse, Monaco _©https://www.forbes.com/sites/guymartin/2016/10/11/yours-for-335-million-in-monaco-the-five-floor-31500-square-foot-penthouse-atop-la-tour-odeon/?sh=40a242d416af

Known as the world’s most expensive flat, it sits at the top of a 560-foot skyscraper. Overlooking the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean, The Odeon Tower Penthouse has a swimming pool complete with slides for those who fancy a salt-free swim. The posh penthouse includes 38,000 square feet of space spread across five levels, with five kitchens spread throughout each floor. There’s a floor, a bathroom, and even some staff bedrooms. A parking lot for the property is thought to cost around $330,000.

9. Fairfield Mansion, New York  ($248.5 Million) 

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Fair Field Mansion, New York_Jake Rajs 2012_©https://in.pinterest.com/pin/41025046576182685/?nic_v3=1a7024HgM

Owned by an American Billionaire, it’s a 63-acre estate, one of the most expensive in the US. Located within the village of Sagaponack, the vast size of the estate makes it not only the most significant residential home in New York State and the United States. There are between 21 and 29 bedrooms and between 18 and 39 bathrooms. There are three swimming pools, two tennis courts, a synagogue, a 164-seat theater, as well as a bowling alley. The garage can hold 100 cars. The dining room can seat 105 people. It’s an onsite power plant to ensure the continuous supply of electricity. The residence itself measures 62,000 square feet, but the six to seven buildings throughout the complex amount to 110,000 square feet.

10. Kensington Palace Gardens ($254 million)

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Kensington Palace Gardens_©https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens/things-to-see-and-do/kensington-palace

Mr. Leonard Blavatniks’ mansion on London’s millionaire street is worth 200 million pounds. There are 13 bedrooms in the house, as well as a 25-meter pool with both an indoor and outdoor section. The basement is opulent too, it’s a hot tub, gym, massage room, cinema, and even a cellar. The most impressive underground feature is a ‘multi-story’ underground car park. The property is claimed to have 50,000 square feet of living space, making it one of the top 5 largest homes in London. Thanks to the massive size of this home, they need to convert the old garages of the former stable (Cope House) into a ‘security post’. They also secured the windows with 24-hour surveillance and bulletproof glasses.

11. One Hyde Park ($209 million)

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One Hyde Park_©https://www.crownhouse.com/our-work/all-case-studies/one-hyde-park.aspx

The $209 million range in London owned by Rinat Akhmetov is the most expensive flat sold to date. This two-story penthouse within the famous One Hyde Park has two wine cellars, heated marble floors, parking lots, and storage areas within the apartment complex. It’s located adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental hotel. As a result, the hotel provides room service to residents of 1 Hyde Park. There is a tunnel connecting the two buildings. The house offers an almost 360-degree view of the town, from the river to the park and the lake. A 5,000-square-foot home that may be a triplex penthouse. Safety and security are vital here and this is why the windows are made of bulletproof glass, there’s round-the-clock security and the lifts are fitted with iris-recognition technology. This suggests no unauthorized person will have access to the homes in this building.

12. Ellison Estate, United States  ($200 Million)

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Ellison Estate, United States_©https://luxatic.com/larry-ellison-sells-glenbrook-estate/larry-ellison-lists-lake-tahoe-compound-for-28-5-million/

Billionaire Larry Ellison doesn’t just own one property, but his Ellison Estate might just be the most impressive. It is well worth the attention this waterfront property receives in Woodside, California. It’s a collection of houses inside one giant property, alongside a man-made lake, a tea house, and a bathhouse. It’s designed to blend into its surroundings, with a lodge-style design and all of the comfy, cozy velvet sofas and fireplaces you could ever need. A gated community surrounds this amazing lake house, which is arguably the coolest lake house in the world.

13. Palazzo Di Amore, California  ($195 Million)

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Palazzo Di Amore, California_©https://luxuryhomerental.com/properties/394-palazzo-di-amore/

In a neighborhood of about 53,000 square feet, there are 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, tennis courts, a swimming pool with waterfalls, a 27-car garage, and even a cinema, ballroom, and a 25-acre vineyard. It’s currently valued at around $195 million. The property originally cost 35 million dollars, but it took 7 long years for it to be sold on the market in 2017.

14. Seven The Pinnacle, Montana ($155 million)

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Seven The Pinnacle, Montana_©https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.marketing91.com%2Fmost-expensive-homes%2F&psig=AOvVaw07vw7r2GRTcyG2d98BLF_l&ust=1664022031290000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAwQjRxqFwoTCJCT0KXzqvoCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAI

On the slopes of Montana, Seven the Top at Yellowstone Club is surrounded by tall green trees. The posh house calls out snowy evenings spent around a fire. With an eye-catchy interior and impressive exterior, the property comes with amenities such as a private golf course, a cellar, a gym, multiple pools, and heated floors. Edra Blixseth owns this beautiful home along with timber baron Tim Blixseth. Spread across about 57,000 sq ft, Seven the Top has 123 rooms including 10 bedrooms with fireplaces dotted throughout.

15. Broken O Ranch ($132.5 million)

Broken O Ranch_©https://www.nobroker.in/blog/most-expensive-house-in-the-world/

Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased the 123,000-acre ranch from Kelly-Moore Paint Co. founders William and Desiree Moore. It is one of the largest and grandest in the Rocky Mountain West. A 45-mile drive from Great Falls to its east is the Rocky Mountain Front, which stretches across three counties. The Sun River flows through the heart of the ranch, which is suitable for irrigation and also for hunting, and fishing. The ranch comes with an enormous 10,000-square-foot main house with stunning views of the river and an inside swimming pool. There are trout fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing opportunities on the large property. In addition to small-grain crops, this fertile land produces 25,000 tons of alfalfa yearly. Three thousand “mother” cows, 800 replacement heifers, and 175 range bulls are included. The farmland is extremely valuable and has increased in value by 13% since it was purchased making it one of the world’s costliest houses.

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