Wondering how the high and mighty live? You’d be surprised at just how lavish and expensive these architectural masterpieces are. Below is a list of top ten luxurious homes around the world in descending order.
- Dracula’s Castle
The current worth of this castle is $35 million. Situated in Romania, this property is known as the home of the infamous movie character, Dracula. It became a museum in the 1980s. It has a total of 57 rooms and 17 bedrooms furnished with priceless antiques.
- Updown Court- England
The worth of this Californian style residence is $139 million. This house, located in Windlesham in Surrey, England, is built on 58 acres and has a total of 103 rooms. In 2005, this was considered the most expensive private home in the world.
- The Manor- Los Angeles, California
This house is worth $150 million. The home goes by the name the Sperling Manor and is the grandest house in Los Angeles, California. This private mansion was constructed in 1991 and sits on 4.6 hectares land. The home has a total of 123 rooms.
- Franchuk Villa – London, UK
Worth $161 million. This house is located in Belgravia, Central London. It is constructed in the Victorian style and has six floors.
- Victorian Villa – Ukraine
The Victorian Villa is valued at $161 million. This five-story building has a swimming pool, a theatre, a panic room, a sauna, lofts and a gym. This home belongs to Elena Franchuk, a Ukrainian businesswoman, and philanthropist.
- Hearst Mansion-Sam Simeon, California, USA
This house, constructed by US newspaper icon William Randolph, is spread over 6 acres of land in Beverly Hills. It has 29 bedrooms and was filmed in the icon film, “Godfather.” The current value of the house is a whopping $165 million.
- Fairfield Pond
The location of this home is Hamptons, New York. The property is spread over 63 acres of land and is the largest residential house in the US. The house owned by American businessman Ira Rennert and current valuation stands at $170 million.
- The Penthouse, London
Located in Hyde Park London, this is the most expensive apartment in the world. It costs 6000 pounds per square feet. The condo’s current value is 200 million pounds.
- Villa Leopolda- French Riviera
This is Europe’s most expensive home. The 27-story home takes its name from King Leopold who built the house for his mistress in the year 1902. This 20,000 square foot is divided into two guest houses on the 20 acres ground. It has the best seafront in the southern part of France. It is valued at $506 million. It has 14 bedrooms, and 11 bathrooms and vast gardens.
- Antilla – Mumbai, India
This is the most luxurious house in the world. It is a 27-story mansion and is valued at $1 Billion and is considered a modern day Taj mahal. This 40,000 square foot has every sort of luxury that one can conceive. It belongs to the fifth richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industries. This impressive property is used by a single family and has a controversial design that has made it one of the most famous luxury homes in the world.