What’s the most expensive house in the world? Well, you’re about to find out. But in the meantime, we can tell you that you’ll need at least $128 million to own a house on this list. In this article, we take a look at all kinds of houses & homes, from Penthouses in Monaco to Palaces in England. So, without further ado, here’s a list of the 7 most expensive houses in the world.
Ellison Estate – $200 Million
Owned by Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle and one of the worlds richest men, this $200 million estate is the eighth-most expensive house in the world.
Due to the sheer size of the estate, 23-acres to be exact, the property holds more than one dwelling. Within the compound, you’ll find 10 different properties, a tea house and bathhouse, a man-made lake and a Koi pond. Much of the design of the estate falls under Japanese influence and was modelled after a Japenese Emporers palace.
Villa Leopolda – $750 Million
Villa Leopolda is the third most expensive house in the world. The villa is owned by the widow, Lily Safra, of Lebanese Brazillian Banker, Edmund Safra. It’s located in the Frances Alps-Maritime department of it’s Cote d’Azur Region and occupies approximately 50 acres.
It has 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a commercial greenhouse, helipad, outdoor kitchen and one of the nicest swimming pools you’ll ever see. The property is famous in itself, as it was the setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film: To Catch a Thief.
Antilla – $1 Billion
Antilla, the second most expensive house in the world, is located in Mumbai, India and costs a whopping $1 Billion. It was designed and constructed by Chicago based architecture firm, Perkins & Will, and hospitality design firm, Hirsch Bender Associates.
The property was built for Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman & Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company, and Indias richest man.
The 400,000 square foot building is positioned in Mumbai’s Cumballa Hill neighboured and stands at an impressive 27 stories high.
The Odeon Tower Penthouse – $330 Million
With an estimated value of $330 million, the Odeon Tower Penthouse is right up there with the most expensive houses in the world.
For that kind of money, you’ll get a 35,000 square-foot apartment at the very top of one of the most expensive buildings in Monaco. The Tour Odeon was designed by architect Alexandre Giraldi and developed by Groupe Mazococo. The penthouse is spread out over several floors and includes its own private elevator.
Buckingham Palace – $2.9 Billion
Coming in at number one on the list, and claiming the title of the most expensive house in the world, is Buckingham Palace. The palace is owned by the British Royal family and is one of a number of lavish properties in their portfolio.
It is located in the city of Westminster, London, and comprises of 775 rooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices and 19 staterooms. It’s been the official residence of the monarchy since 1873. In terms of size, the palace checks in at approximately 828,000 square feet and the garden alone is 40 acres.
Villa Les Cèdres – $450 Million
Occupying the fourth spot on our is Villa Les Cèdres, located in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France. Estimated at $450 million, this home getting close to being worth almost half a billion dollars. It was first built in 1830 and purchased by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1904. It was previously considered to be the most expensive house on the market back in 2017. But has since been overtaken by the next three properties on the list.
Les Palais Bulles – $390 Million
Coming in at number five, is Les Palais Bulles, for a cool $390 Million. Coined the “Bubble Palace”, Le Palais Bulle was designed by Hungarian Architect, Antti Lovag and was built somewhere in the region of 1975-1989. Its nickname comes from a series of round rooms that look out over the Mediterranean sea. Lovags inspiration for the design of the property came from mans earliest dwellings; however, this dwelling has been seriously upgraded with some really nice creature comforts.