Not many people know there are expensive luxurious homes on the face of the earth that could buy small islands. Their uniqueness is not just in the design, architecture, millions of dollars expended or the famous owners but goes beyond an expensive home lavished with all the luxury imaginable.
1. Mariah Carey's Fleur De Lys in Beverly Hills
Maria Carey is known for her voice, mellow music and expensive female legs on the planet. To add to this lavish status, she owns one of the most luxurious homes across the globe. The asking price of Fleur De Lys, located in Beverly Hills, was $125 million by the time Maria Carey called. The palace is built on five acres, the work of a billionaire from Texas and 41,000 sq ft of fulsome luxury fit for a diva expected to be modeled in the tradition of Palace of Versailles, one of the most extravagant houses in history owned by Marie Antoinette.
2. Villa Leopolda
Villa Leopolda is along the famous French Riviera where so many notable giant chateaux have exchanged hands so many times in the last decade. It is however the only one that has gained so much attention with price speculations a subject of so many controversies. Villa Leopolda is located in Cap Ferrat, a majestic seaside estate that King Leopold II of Belgium is said to have constructed for his mistresses. The Villa was bought in 1988 by Edmond Safra a billionaire from Lebanon. After he was scorched to death in 1999, it went to Lily, his wife.
3. Billion-dollar Antilla of Mumbai, India
The Antilla is the most expensive home reeking of luxury in the whole world courtesy of its one billion dollars worth. The mansion is 27 storey high and a new era ultra-modern Taj Mahal owned by Mukesh Ambani, one of the top ten richest men in the world. It is 40,000 sq ft and comes with almost everything, from a library, bar, yoga studio, Krishna temple, health center to a swimming pool and everything in between.
4. Versailles, of Florida
Versailles is a mansion with 30 bedrooms each with a bowling alley, swimming pool the size of an Olympic pool, rink for roller skating and even a bowling alley making it the largest family house across the United States. It is the work of David Siegel, a mogul with shares in Time and Jacqueline, former wife and beauty queen.
5. Billionaires’ Row
Some of the largest single-family homes are found in London, such as the huge mansions spread across Kensington Palace Gardens. The tightly secured street is known famously as the Billionaires’ Row with trees lining the entire length and a home to a number of very rich people. One is Lakshmi Mittal, a metal mogul who bought the Taj Mittal around 2004 prior to spending millions on upgrades. Tamara Ecclestone, heiress of Formula One is another magnate who spent £45 million to buy a house with 55 rooms and used up £20 million on redecorations alone.
6. London’s Penthouse
The Penthouse is the world’s most expensive luxury flat across the globe at $200 million. It offers breathtaking scenes of Central London with its own unique car park including access to different squash and spas courts as well as rooms for wine tasting. It is armored with bullet proof windows, a panic room and iris scanner.
7. Broken O Ranch, Augusta
This is farming and cattle operation ranch spread over 124,000 acres and bought by Stan Kroenke, a real estate mogul. Its listing price was $132.5 million but the final price of the ranch will always remain a mystery since the State has none disclosure laws that keep real estate prices private.
8. Acqua Liana, Florida
Florida’s Acqua Liana is described as the most luxurious and expensive eco-friendly mansion in the world and 15,000 square feet. The mansion has 11 baths, 7 bedrooms with floating terraces in the sun plus a waterfall spa. Lots of solar panels generate enough energy to light three normal-size homes.
9. Romania’s Dracula Castle
The Dracula castle in Romania is worth $135 million and famous for its bloodsucking dawn to dusk hunter and was transformed into a museum in the 1980s. The Romanian majestic house has amazing antique furniture and 17 bedrooms for a total of 57 rooms owned by Archduke Dominic who had floated it on the market by 2007.
10. Maison de l'Amitie
Maison de l'Amitie is a former home of Donald Trump bought for $41.35 million from a bankruptcy court in 2004 and sold in 2008 for $95 million to Dmitry Rybolovlev, a businessman from Russia. Maison de l'Amitie is located in Palm Beach, Fla. It is 80,000 sq ft featuring 8 half-baths, 15 bathrooms, conservatory and a ballroom.
Rose is a lifestyle blogger who has earned her reputation as a lifestyle product critic over the years by writing amazing reviews of products and blogging about them. She recently reviewed and blogged about River Stone Luxury Home Builders in Perth and how they build unique and Super Luxurious homes for the rich.