10 MOST EXPENSIVE RESIDENCES & Houses of the World
One thing is clear about everyone whether he or she earns $100 per month or $1000 or $100,000 or Millions or Billions, everyone has desire and dream to live in the finest, well furnished, well maintained, facilitated home. Am I right in this context or not? Keep your answer with yourself because I know I am right in this context. But everyone is not entitled to this kind of home or we can say palace like home. It is not impossible to have these kind of facilities in your home, it can happen to you also as this very article showcases the 10 most expensive residences of the world and these are not owned by aliens but people on the earth and most interesting thing is that maximum of them are self made. If they can do then can probably do but the very thing needed is the will to do so and to work accordingly. Before letting yourself into dreams, look at these residences and facilities that their owners enjoy.
- Antilia, Mumbai(India)
Antilia is a 27 story skyscraper residence of the richest man of India that is Mukesh Ambani having a worth of $21.5 Billion. He is having his huge business in the field of petrochemicals and now he is going to start a project on 4G network with his brother who is the owner of the Reliance Communications. The cost of this highly sophisticated residence is far more than $1 Billion. It is managed by a staff of 600, has 6 levels of underground parking and can hold 3 helicopters.
- Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-Surmer(France)
Villa Leopolda is one of the Residential Villa of the series of waterside villas made by King Leopold II for his mistresses. This 20 acre villa has a value of $750 Million and is currently owned by Lily Safra who is having a worth of $1.2 Billion.
- Fair Field, Sagaponack(New York)
Fair Field is the third most expensive residence of the world. It is owned by billionaire Ira Rennert having a net worth of $6.5 Billion. This beautiful residence has 29 bedrooms, 3 swimming pools, 39 bath Hamptons and its own power generating unit. This villa is worth watchful but the irony is that you will not be allowed to wander near and dear of this beautiful residence of Ira Rennert.
- Kensington Palace Gardens, London( U.K.)
Kensington Palace Gardens is one of the three mansions of the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal who also known by name of “Steel King”. This palace is in one of the highly secure street known as Billionaires Row. The street where this palace is located is known as Billionaires Row because it is believed that the people living in this street are having wealth that will never end. Estimated cost of this residence is $222 Million in 2008.
- One Hyde Park, London(U.K.)
It is the world’s most expensive apartment which was purchased in 2011 for $221 Million by Rinat Akhmetov having a worth of $15.4 Billion and is the richest man of Ukraine. It is expanded in 25,000 square feet with bullet proof glasses all over the windows of the apartment.
- Ellison Estate, Woodside, Calif(USA)
Ellison Estate is owned by the famous Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle having a worth of $43 Billion. He is the third richest man in America just behind Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. He has spent an estimated $200 Million to construct his 23 acre Japanese style Estate back in 2004. It has 10 buildings, a man-made lake, a bath house, a tea house and koi pond.
- Kensington Palace Gardens, London(U.K.)
Estimated price of this lavish palace is $140 Million in 2011. This is owned by the Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich who is having a net worth of $10.2 Billion. This palace also lies in the Billionaires Row which is considered to be one of the most expensive area in the world to live and to have property in this area.
- Blossom Estate, Palm Beach, Florida
This estate is constructed near the beach and is at one of the world’s best locations.It was purchased by Ken Griffin in December 2012 with an estimated cost of $130 Million. He is having a net worth of $4.1 Billion.
- Xanadu 2.0, Seattle(USA)
I know you must be wondering the name of Bill Gates here in this list and the name is here at the 9th spot. Xanadu 2.0 is owned by Bill Gates which is the 9th most expensive residence in the world. This beautiful and high-tech complex is owned by the second richest man of the planet earth Bill Gates who is having a net worth of $67 Billion. There is a 2500 square feet gym and library in the complex with a sophisticated poll with underwater music system. This complex values nearly $120.5 Million according to the tax assessments of 2012.
- Mountain Home Road, Woodside, California(USA)
Mountain Home Road is at number 10th spot in the most expensive residences of the world. It is owned by Masayoshi Son who is having a net worth of $8.6 Billion. This is a 9,000 square feet house with a 1,117 square feet pool house, a retreat building, a library, a swimming pool, tennis court and gardens. It has an estimated cost of $117.5 Million.
It is really fascinating to read about these exotic villas, estates and palaces in which these people live and enjoy the exotic and high tech facilities like underwater music system, three three helipads in a single house, having adjustable swimming pools, great locations and sights and more over their lavish prices that made them more attractive. These people has dreams and they have made them come true but behind this great achievements of having these beautiful and expensive residences there is a lot of hard work and sacrifices that these people has made for their dreams to come true. In the end I know you have really enjoyed while watching and reading about these incredible residences and I know one more thing that you are dreaming your dream house and making plans to get that.