Houses can sometimes be astonishing, those you can look at and admire for their beauty but these most expensive houses will not strike you because of their particular beauty but what will strike you the most would be their prices.
The price of one house could be even much more than a person will make in their whole life. It is also the kind of money rich people spend without thinking twice.
Buckingham Palace is the world’s most expensive house. With its neo-colonial style, the palace is estimated to cost more than US$ 2.9 billion.
Built in 1703, Buckingham Palace has undergone a number of renovations to date, which is why it has so many beautiful and varied decorations.
It is the house of the monarchy, currently inhabited by Queen Elizabeth II of England and the previous kings and queens have also lived there since 1873 as their official residence.
The house has about 775 rooms including 52 bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 19 state bedrooms, 92 offices and 200 staff rooms.
The rooms in the house include a music room, three drawing rooms with a photo gallery that goes up to 50 meters long. It is the largest garden in the whole of London with an area of about 17 hectares (42 Acres).
Antillia is the second most expensive house in the world. With a value of US$2.6 billion, it is located in Mumbai.
It was built for India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani who is worth US$95.7 billion.
Although not the most expensive building in the world, it is the first of its kind to be built in the most spectacular way. It is said to be using the electricity that is equivalent to 7,000 homes.
Antillia has a ballroom, a cinema with a seating capacity of 80 people and a 27-storey building which requires about 600 employees to function.
The six floor of the building is a private parking lot that accmodates 168 cars. The building consists of a spa, three swimming pools and a ball room and a temple. Antillia can withstand earthquakes of 8 magnitudes.
It has 3 Helipads where the helicopters land. The most astonishing thing is that it has a snow room which helps the Ambani family escape the heat of Mumbai.
Another beautiful house formerly owned by King Leopold II of Belgium is Villa Leopolda. This house is located on the French Riviera in the Alps-Maritime in the Cote d’Azur region of France. It is valued at US$750 million.
The house is built on about 50 hectares with 11 rooms and 14 bathrooms, a cinema, ball room and library.
It consists of playgrounds, a garden surrounding the entire house with a variety of trees including lemon, orange trees and cider trees.
It is currently owned by Lily Safra who’s net worth is valued at US$1.3 billion.
Villa les Cèdres
The house, located in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in France, was built in 1830 and is valued at US$450 million.
The magnificent house was bought by the Belgian King Leopold II in 1904. He bought it for his concubine Blanche delaCroix for about 500 million euros, which is said to have been acquired his fortune from exploiting Congo during colonial times. He was named the Butcher of Congo because of the monstrosities committed in Congo during his rain.
It has an area of 18,000 square meters, with 14 bedrooms overlooking the sea.
It consists of a 35 hectares garden, football fields, a large stable with capacity to house up to 30 horses and a large swimming pool which is 50 meters long and a library that holds more than 3,000 books.
It has been owned by various people and it is now owned by Rinat Akhmetov.
Les Palais Bulles
On the fifth place is Les Palais Bulles or ‘bubble palace’ located in Théoule-sur-Mer in France. It is valued at US$390 million.
Les Palais Bulles was built by Hungarian architect, Antti Lovag between 1975 and 1989. Its name comes from the round shape of the rooms that face the Mediterranean Sea.
Lovag was inspired to build that way because of the old architecture. The house has three pools, a lot of gardens.
It is currently owned by Pierre Cardin, Italian-French fashion designer.