5 Most Expensive Houses In The World

By on July 17, 2013
Most Expensive Houses

The starting price to get on this list of properties is over $220 million. That is an astonishing amount of money for a person or family to spend on a home, but it seems many people do. How, for example, could one family use 39 bathrooms, as one of the properties in this top 5 boasts. Two of the properties are in the UK with India, France and the United States taking the other spots. Modern industrialists seem to be the most common owners of such opulent properties. Get ready to be amazed with the top 5 most expensive houses in the world.

1. Antilla, Mumbai, India – $1 billion

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Antilla is owned by Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani. Luckily he is one of the richest people in the world as the house is said to be worth $1 billion. It more closely resembles a hotel than a home, though. It is spread over 27 floors, has a very unusual design, and requires of staff of 600 to maintain.

2. Villa Leopolda, French Riviera, France – $750 million

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Villa Leopolda is an enormous 19 bedroom villa in one of the most prestigious addresses in the world. It sits on 20 acres and was built by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902. The property hit the headlines in 2010 when Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov forfeited a 50 million euro deposit when he decided not to buy it.

3. Fair Field, Sagaponack, NY, USA – $248 million

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This house is owned by American investor and businessman Ira Rennert who is thought to be worth several billion dollars. It is so big it needs its own power plant. That is not surprising given the 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms and three swimming pools.

4. Kensington Palace Gardens, London, UK – $222 million

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Kensington Palace Gardens is a street in London, England known as billionaires’ row. This house is the biggest and most expensive and is owned by steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, one of the richest men in the world.

5. One Hyde Park, London, UK – $221 million

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This home in London is owned by Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov. It is not even a house – it is an apartment! Still, at 25,000 square feet it is big – very big.

About Damien McGinley

Damien is a professional writer, qualified journalist, father, husband, expert jam-on-toast spreader, rugby fan, and experienced player of games involving dressing up like a knight and building forts. Hails from Belfast.

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