Below is the list of the world’s most luxurious properties which are owned by the world’s richest elites. See how these wealthy lads design their dream home. The overall looks and specifications of these prosperous estates truly reflect their choice of living.
1. Antilia, Mumbai, India
Owned by the fifth richest man in the world Mukesh Ambani, this humongous residence proudly holds the title of ‘The Largest and Costliest Home in the World’. The construction of this colossal home cost him a whopping 2 billion dollars!
For instance, did you know that, spread over 400,000-square feet, Antilia : World’s Most Expensive Private Residence covers more space than the famous Palace of Versailles in France? Or that while on paper it is 27 stories high, its actual height is closer to that of a 40-story building. In fact, in 2011, the Ambanis spent more than 70 lakhs on their electricity bill – and that’s just for just two months! Antilia is the brainchild of Mukesh Ambai’s wife Nita Ambani. The inspiration of constructing this home is connected to her stay at Mandarin Oriental in New York. She was left spellbound by the Asian style décor and desired to have something similar for her to live in. This astounding architecture stands 27 storeys tall.
2. Villa Leopolda
This amazing residence is considered to be Europe’s most expensive home. This magnificent place got its name from King Leopold. The King decided to build this 27 storey high residence for his mistress Blanche Zélia Joséphine Delacroix.
Consisting of 14 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms and mighty sized gardens, this 73,000 sq. meters estate has the best beach front in the Southern part of French Riviera
3. Updown Court, England
Beyond the two urbane iron gates, a lavish construction of enormous scale and beauty awaits you. The Updown Court is located 25 miles away from London and is well known for its price tag i.e. 85 million British pounds.
The high pricey property bleeds extravagant looks and consists of 103 rooms, 5 swimming pools and a 24 carat gold coating on study mosaic’s floor. The Updown Court is known as the most important private residence built in England since the 19th century.
4. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hill
We all do remember the film The Godfather – an all-time crime drama classic. Ring a bell? You got it right! This mansion located in Beverly Hills was the former residence of US newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.
The gorgeous residential property comprises of 29 bedroom, 3 swimming pools, tennis courts, its own cinema and an in-house movie theatre. Currently this house is for sale at a price of 165 million dollars. For those who wish to have Tom Cruise and David and Victoria Beckham as neighbors, this house anxiously awaits for you.
5. The Manor, Los Angeles, California
Also known as the Spelling Manor, the design and construction of this 4.6 hectares estate is the biggest house in the city of Los Angeles. This is a privately owned mansion whose construction began in 1991.
The design was inspired by the French Chateau Style. It consists of 123 rooms. The parking garage is generous enough to fit in close to 100 cars making it a perfect celebration place for those who live in Manor.