Which are the most expensive houses in the world today?
A lot of people have different definitions of home, some see it as a place of luxury, some see it as a place for style and some others, taste.
However, some people see a house from a basic perspective as a shelter to keep them warm, safe and protected.
In this article however, we will be discussing the world’s most expensive houses that satisfy all the different perspectives of home anyone might have.
The 20 Most Expensive Houses In The World
To have a house on this list of most expensive houses in the world obviously points to one thing: a fat bank account.
Features in these houses range from the state of the art gym, home theatre, swimming pool, expensive interior, and exterior designs, and decorations.
20. Broken O Ranch – Worth $80 Million
This real estate property was acquired by the Russian billionaire mogul, Stan Kroenke who has a net worth of $4 billion.
He is a top business mogul who has businesses in America such as Real estate, ownership of NFL teams such as Denver Nuggets, and St Louis Rams.
His most notable business in the UK is his ownership of Arsenal Football Club.
The property which spread out over 300,000 hectares in the total land area was formerly owned and created by the founders of the Kelly Moore Paint firm, Desiree and Williams.
The property took over 25 years from the start of construction to its completion. A project that took so long to complete is obviously worth its $80 million evaluation.
19. 15, Kensington Palace Gardens – Worth $85 Million
Next on the list of most expensive homes in the world is 15, Kensington Palace Gardens.
This is not the only property featured on this street as there are more to come subsequently in this article. It is one of the most expensive estates and is worth $85 million.
Even after acquiring the property for a mouthwatering price, she still had some modifications in mind and she obviously spent a fortune to make that happen.
Features of the house includes 55 rooms, nightclub, crystal bath tub (Amazonian), bowling alley and a dog spa. You heard that right. A dog spa.
18. Stately Drake Manor – Worth $100 Million
This is probably the most popular property on this list of most expensive houses.
This is partly due to its ownership by a star artist and Celebrity Drake, and also due to the recent opening of the property.
After the launch of the property for use, Drake opened his door to media, especially the popular architectural magazine, Archi Digest.
He also shot his latest music video ‘Toosie Slide’ inside the same property, probably due to restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.
The interior of the home is just oozing luxury but it’s exterior looks quite minimal. And when we talk about luxury, Drake sleeps on top of a bed worth an unbelievable $400,000 and has his bath in a tub carved out of black marble.
17. Silicon Valley Mansion – Worth $101 Million
This property located in a region that is a center point for tech billionaires.
The property definitely is worthy of a place on the most expensive buildings in the world.
The property spreads over a land area of 5.3 hectares approximately with a 4 storey mansion built on it.
The silicon valley mansion is spacious with more than 32,000 sq.ft of living space, 20 rooms, movie theater, state of the art gym, golf course, basketball court, and a well-secured safe room.
Imagine one of the 10 most expensive cars sitting in the garage of this luxurious building. The property has however been put up for sale since 2019.
16. Fleur-de-lis Mansion – Worth $102 Million
Fleur-de-lys is a mansion located in Holmby hills Los Angeles, designed by architect Richardson Robertson and completed in 2002.
The fact that so many billionaires were in pursuit of the property shows just how much comfort and luxury the property exudes.
The mansion which constitutes 12 bedrooms, two kitchens with one outdoor, ballroom, movie theater, tennis court, swimming pool, and the garage is spread across up to 5 acres of land.
It became one of the most expensive properties ever sold in LA and it definitely makes the cut among most expensive houses in the world.
15. Further Lane De Menil – Worth $103 Million
This mansion is one of the most expensive houses in the world today.
The 40-acre property was bought by Ron Baron and developed it to have the value it does today. It is located just in front of the Hamptons ocean, so there is plenty of ocean views.
14. Mountain Home Road – Worth $117 Million
Aside from being on the list of the most expensive houses in the world, mountain home road is also the most expensive house sold in California till date.
This house ticks all the boxes for comfort and luxury with a well-spaced, serene environment that spreads over 9 acres of land.
The property boasts of colorful gardens, a clear view of the woodside hills, a tennis court, a library, and other features that cannot be fully described through this article.
What’s more, the property is owned by the rich Japanese Masayoshi Son.
13. Copper Beech Farm – Worth $120 Million
Another name for this property that is depicted as one of the most expensive houses the world has ever seen is The Lauder Greenway Estate.
At a time in the history of America, it was the most expensive property.
The house built over a 50-acre land area was built for John Hamilton until it was later bought in 1905 by the Lauder Greenway family in 1905.
The property was used by the family until the early 2000s and it was then renamed to the family name. The property was eventually sold out in 2015.
12. Xanadu 2.0 – Worth $121 Million
This is a property owned by Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world today, second only to Jeff Bezos. We’re talking about Bill Gates.
The house stands out because it features modern architectural design. It is 66,000ft.sq property which has a swimming pool, underwater music systems, gym, heated floors, and driveways.
It also has a world class security system, which if I were you, I seriously wouldn’t consider breaking in.
It was revealed in 2009 that over $1 million was paid in taxes on the property. It’s obviously among the most expensive homes in the world by far.
11. Upper Phillimore Gardens – Worth: $126 Million
This is one of the houses with the highest worth in the world, currently put up for sale. The exquisite building has 10 bedrooms, cinema, wine vault, sauna, roof terrace, and so on.
One of the most exciting features of this property is its spa which is complete with jacuzzi, massage area, shower, steam room and a gym.
Since the property is up for grabs, if you have the money you can get it for yourself because it is worth every bit of it.
10. Palazzo di Amore – Worth $130 Million
The 10th most expensive house in the world is the Mediterranean style estate.
The property has quite a few natural features that are captivating. For example its vineyards, Gerd en, waterfall, spa, DJ booth, cinema, and a 360 degrees dance floor.
The building is probably built to suit a more youthful lifestyle due to the presence of the features listed above.
9. 16, Kensington Palace Gardens – Worth $140 Million
This is the second appearance of a property from Kensington palace gardens on this list of most expensive houses.
It seems today that if you are a billionaire, the place to get a house is on one of the richest streets in the world referred to as the ‘Billionaires Row’.
This particular property is owned by a Russian billionaire, Roman Ibrahimovic who is a business tycoon. He owns notable businesses in the UK, and is the sole proprietorship of Chelsea Football Club.
8. The Pinnacle – Worth: $155 Million
Are you a lover of snow and sloppy mountains? The pinnacle house in Montana is just the perfect house for you. But that’s of course if you have the cash to afford it.
The property in which seats atop of 13,000 sq.ft of land has just everything you want especially for the winter weather over there.
Features of the mammoth $155 million house include outdoor hot tub, ski waxing room, cinema, large store, and a private ski cabin. It’s just the house for lovers of the mountainside.
7. Ellison Estate – Worth: $200 Million
This is a property owned by Larry Ellison, the Oracle CEO who is one of the top 20 richest people in the world.
Larry Ellison is not new either to real estate businesses with properties in London, Hawaii, and other countries all over the world.
This estate named after him is however the most expensive house he has in his portfolio so far and we can tell you it is nothing short of spectacular.
It is a house built in the Japanese architectural style spreading over a land area of 23 acres. It has a tea house, an artificial lake, and a koi pond.
6. One Hyde Park Penthouse – Worth $221 Million
Back in 2018, this house became the most expensive property in the UK but today is the 6th most expensive house in the world.
The property is guarded all round the clock by specially trained security guards.
Luxurious features of the home include heated marble floors and unusually wide walk-in wardrobes that is the size of a conventional bedroom.
5. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens – Worth $222 Million
This is another house from the Kensington palace gardens. The property is owned by a billionaire business tycoon, Lakshmi Mittal.
It is believed he has other properties on this popular billionaire street.
The property was initially a semi-detached building which was eventually merged to become a single building.
It was recently listed for sale and what we know is that whoever plans to get this property will have to pay a record fee, just because it is the 5th most expensive house in the world.
4. Fairfield – Worth $250 Million
Fairfield is a huge 63 acre building owned by Ira Rennert, the CEO of Renco Group with a net worth of $3 billion.
The house has a total of 29 bedrooms, a private movie theater, 3 swimming pools, a basketball court, bowling alleys, tennis court.
The house has just everything you need and is just befitting of one of the most expensive homes in the world.
3. Villa la Leopolda – Worth $750 Million
If you compare the estimated value of the houses on this list with the current one, you will notice the clear gulf between them. It is the third most expensive house in the world.
The multimillion-dollar property was inherited by Lily Safra. This building has pretty much everything you can look for in a state of the art building of that caliber.
The property is built over a 50 acres area of land featuring a greenhouse, helipad, outdoor kitchen and so on.
The house was once used for the 1995 movie ‘To catch a thief’ due to its classic setting.
2. Antila Tower – Worth $1 Billion
Antila Tower is the second most expensive house in the world and also as one of the best works of architecture.
This masterpiece structure was designed and built for Indian billionaire, Mukesh Ambani. It is a self sustainable building.
It is a 27 story building that contains almost everything ranging from a service station, car storage space, temple, private cinema, and so on.
This 400,000 square-foot residence in Mumbai’s Cumballa Hill neighborhood is 27 stories high.
The tower, which can sustain an earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale, features six floors devoted to car storage, a car service station, a temple, a 50-seat movie theater, and a nine high-speed elevators.
1. Buckingham Palace – Worth $3 Billion
Coming first on our list, the most expensive house in the world is Buckingham Palace of the Queen of London. No property beats this one and it won’t be displaced soon.
Let’s give you a breakdown of what makes this property a class above the rest.
First of all, the palace has been a royal shelter since 1837 and thus it contains up to a staggering 775 rooms. 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, and 92 offices.
The palace has ballrooms, Secret tunnels, gardens, tennis courts, helipad, lakes, swimming pool, police station and is well secured by the British royal guards. We can conclude its more of a town rather than just a house.
Most Expensive Houses In the World (Summary)
It has been an interesting and entertaining journey giving a brief breakdown of our list of the 20 most expensive houses in the world.
Though there are expected changes that will come to this post, the position of the Buckingham Palace isn’t expected to change any time soon.
Here’s a quick recap of the 10 most expensive houses in the world:
- Buckingham Palace – $3 Billion
- Antila Tower – $ 1 Billion
- Villa La Leopolda – $750 Milion
- Fairfield – $250 Million
- 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens – $222 Million
- One Hyde Park Penthouse – Worth $221 Million
- Ellison Estate – $200 Million
- The Pinnacle – $150 Million
- 16 Kensington Palace Gardens – $140 Million
- Palazzo Amore – $130 Million
- Upper Phillimore Gardens – $120 Million
- Xanadu 2.0 – $121 Million
- Copper Beech Farm – $120 Million
- Mountain Home Road – $117 Million
- Further Lane de Menil – $103 Million
- Fleur-de-lis Mansion – $102 Million
- Silicon Valley Mansion – $101 Million
- Stately Drake Manor – Worth $100 Million
- 15, Kensington Palace Gardens – $85 Million
- Broke O Ranch – $80 Million
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