Top 5 Most Expensive Houses In The World
Where are the Most Expensive Houses in the World?
|Inside the Ambani family residence in Mumbai- India, Photo: pinterest.com|
1. Antilia, Mumbai – $2 billion
2. Villa Leopolda, France – $1.3 billion3. Fair Field, Sagaponack- New York, USA - $248 million4. One Hyde Park Penthouse, London- U.K. - $221 million5. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills - $190 million.
It all starts with the HOME Concept!
On 29th March 2013, Forbes, the celebrities news magazine, published "The World's costliest Billionaire Homes" article featuring 15 of the most expensive houses in the world for the last few years. So, where are the most expensive houses in the world, and who owns them? That is what will be discovered next!
Having that said, I am sharing with you, the top five of the list, with a glance at every one of them, primarily owned by millionaires and billionaires. just for your knowledge — You can still refer to the complete article provided above.
1. Antilia, Mumbai- India
|Fig.1- Antilia, Mumbai- India, Photo taken at night by www.themostexpensivehomes.com|
The skyscraper is called Antilia, and it's the private property of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani (born 1957), owner of India’s most valuable company in the market, Reliance Industries.
It is a massive residential skyscraper that is spread over 400,000 square feet vertically and distributed randomly over twenty-seven stories. The multiple levels of the building consist of a level reserved for fitness activities that include a gym, three helicopter pads on the roof, and six underground levels of car parking.
|Fig.2- Different interior views for various reception halls with furniture styles, Photos: pinterest.com|
The completed project will cost more than $1 billion for its construction, excluding interior decoration.
Fig.3- A diagram showing the multiple functions of the building, Photo by buzzfeed.com
Its deluxe aspect from the outside extends to the inside with a fashionable and luxurious interior design similar to the most beautiful fairy tale castles. (See Fig.2 above for various interior luxurious views of the residence) Also, see the diagram for detailed info about the functionality of all the levels. (Fig.3)
Designed by Perkins&Will, the architectural language, and line adopted in this monumental building is very unique and creative; It instantly gets notified by the eyes of the viewer as it emerges from the traditional neighbors’ style somehow, and is brilliant over the whole Mumbai city.
2. Villa Leopolda, Nice- France
The second most expensive construction in the world is the famous Villa Leopolda. It is located in the town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, France, and it is owned by the Brazilian-Monegasque billionaire Lily Safra whose net worth is $1.3 billion, according to Forbes. She reached considerable wealth through her four marriages.
The Villa is spread over 20-acre of enormous green spaces and has an estimated value of $750 million (500 million euros). It benefits from a fantastic view of the Mediterranean Sea. (Fig.4)
|Fig.4- Villa Leopolda overwhelming the Mediterranean Sea, Photo: maison-monde.com|
3. Fair Field, Sagaponack- New York, USA
Fair Field estate is located in Sagaponack, New York, and is owned by the American Businessman and investor Ira Rennert, whose net worth is estimated at $6.5 billion. The property is spread over 63 acres and named after adjacent Fairfield ponds. It is valued at about $248 million and consists of 39 bathrooms, 29 bedrooms, three swimming pools, squash, and tennis courts.
Completed in 2003, Fair Field is a large private mansion in the Hamptons, Long Island, in New York State. The main house is approximately 64,000 sq ft (5,900 m2), and the total floor area is 110,000 sq ft.
4. One Hyde Park Penthouse, London- U.K.
One Hyde Park, London, U.K is owned by Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man with a net worth of $15.4 billion. In 2011, the sale price of the house was $221 million. The building is spread over 25,000 square feet and features 24-hour hotel concierge service and bulletproof glass.
|Fig.6- One Hyde Park, London- U.K, Photo: thecelebworth.com|
|Fig.7- Aerial view of the property, Photo: thecelebworth.com|
The penthouse was rumored to be sold for 140 million Euros. It measures 25000 square feet and is composed of eighty-six bedrooms, duplex apartments with bullet-proof windows, in addition to spas, gyms, theatres, a swimming pool, and a wine cellar. It is ensured by a guard service around the clock.
5. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills
We arrived at the last building on our list: The Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills. This property was considered as being a museum and a public park in California State, since 1957, after the death of its original owner Sr. William Randolph Hearst, which was an American newspaper publisher. The legendary and historical landmark of California, the Hearst Mansion, was constructed between 1919 and 1947 and designed by architect Julia Morgan. It covers an area of over 90,000 square feet and its current value is around $190 million.
|Fig.8- The Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills, Photo: thecelebworth.com|
The property includes also 19 sitting rooms, 61 bathrooms, 56 bedrooms, a movie theatre, swimming pools, tennis courts, an airfield, and surprisingly, the world’s largest private zoo!
|Fig.9- The inner terrace opens to the outside amenities, Photo: thecelebworth.com|
The main attraction of the Hearst Mansion is the famous Neptune Pool, which offers splendid views of the natural surroundings including the ocean and mountains which are the most impressive houses in the world.