For the average person, owning a home is a dream come true. Through years of hard work, planning, and saving, it’s possible for anyone to buy a home. But if you want to live in one of the most expensive homes in the world, then you better start making a lot more money.
While a home is a basic need for survival, for the uber rich, it’s much more.
When you’ve reached billionaire status, you need some type of way to show off your wealth. And what better way than owning a home with 400,000 sq ft of living space, multiple swimming pools, 164 seat movie theater, 257 bathrooms, 90 ft dining room table, a bowling alley, and 6 stories of garage space to showcase your favorite cars.
Some of these homes are so large, they require a full
This may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, but for these billionaires, it’s a reality. These homes boast the largest and most luxurious living quarters in the world.
Check out what’s inside these 5 most expensive homes in the world:
1. Buckingham Palace
The Buckingham Palace is located in London and is worth $1.55 billion. The owner of the house is well known – it’s the palace where Queen Elizabeth Alexandra lives with her family.
She has been the queen of the United Kingdom since February 6th, 1952 up till now. This magnificent house has 755 rooms as well as a huge private garden.
It has a place for almost any guest who visits the home including 188 rooms for the staff, 92 offices, 19 staterooms, 52 royal guest bedrooms, and 78 bathrooms.
Antilia is the home of Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India. He is estimated to be worth $2.6 billion and the value of the house alone is over $1 billion. This is the most expensive privately owned resident in the world.
With the purchase of this home, Mukesh Ambani has managed to earn himself #1 on our list, 10 Craziest Things Bought By Billionaires.
The private residence is located in South Mumbai and has 788 rooms and 257 bathrooms. The 21
To facilitate movements in the house, it has nine elevators and takes 600 workers to maintain it. Six floors are for Mukesh’s favorite cars alone.
3. Villa Leopolda
The Villa Leopolda is in France, and it’s the home to Lily Safra who has an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion.
She is the window of William Safra, who was a Lebanese banker. This home was designed by an American architect known as Ogden Codman between 1929 and 1931.
It sits on a 50-acre land, which is also the home to a huge swimming pool, multiple greenhouses, pool house, helipad, outdoor kitchen, and a huge guest house.
The house is splendid, and it was even used to shoot several famous films including “To Catch A Thief” and “The Red Shoes.”
This home is worth $736 million dollars.
4. Fair Field
Fair Field is located in New York and is the home to Ira Rennert, a billionaire investor who started building it in 1999.
However, he could not occupy the house because neighboring residents filed a complainant seeking to have him stopped by Southampton Town.
They complained about his 110,000 square-foot home citing the negative impact it would have on the neighborhood. He still built the home, which is now worth $250 million. A law was later passed to restrict homeowners from building houses more than 20,000 sq ft.
The Far Field consists of a 91 ft long dining room, 29 bedrooms, and 39 bathrooms. It also has three swimming pools, two courtyards, a synagogue, a power plant, a basketball court, a bowling alley and a home theatre with a 164 seat capacity.
5. Palazzo Di Amore
Palazzo Di Amore belongs to Jeff Greene, another real estate investor. The home is one of the most expensive in the world and is estimated to be worth $195 Million. It’s located in Beverly Hills, California and sits on a 25-acre estate.
This Villa is 53,000 square feet. It has a dedicated dance and entertainment hall that is 15,000 sq ft alone and can occupy over 1,000 people. Guests enjoy walking in the vineyards, and can even see where Jeff Greene produces his wine.
The Villa has a Mediterranean style and consists of 12 bedrooms, a theater, 23 bathrooms, and a garage that can host 27 cars. The outdoor space has reflecting pools, waterfalls, a bowling alley, and several tennis courts. This home is beautiful and even has floating glass walkways that hover above the swimming pools.
Would You Want to Live in One of These Most Expensive Homes In The World?
I would love to live in a huge luxurious home. But the 5 houses listed here are way too big for the average family. With a full time staff required to maintain these homes, you’d have very little privacy.
The property tax and upkeep alone would cost more than the average person makes in a lifetime.
Not to mention, you’d probably have to walk a mile just to get from your bedroom to the kitchen. But if I was that rich, I’d just have electric scooters to escort me from one end of my home to the next.
I can think of a lot of ways to make better use of my money, but hey I’m not a billionaire so what do I know. I’ll let you know how I feel when I get there.