Top 10 Most Expensive Houses in the World
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Today we are taking a look at one of our most popular rankings.
Each year the folks at ALUX.com rank the most expensive houses in the world.
And they’ve just updated this one.
Although there were some incredibly expensive penthouses
that might just have made it onto this list,
we decided to look only at houses.
So what makes the following homes the most expensive houses in the world?
It has to do with the following things:
1. And the most expensive element factor,
how much someone is willing to pay for it.
2. Cost of surrounding real estate properties
adjusted to the size and living space the property has to offer.
3. Cost of putting the house together.
Interior and exterior design
along with extra features that might be in place.
And 4. Historical value that gives the place intangible value.
Very similar to how a house can sell for millions more
just because a celebrity lived there.
With all that said,
it’s time to dive into the 10 most expensive homes in the world.
10. The Pinnacle,
estimated at 155 million dollars.
The Pinnacle is the largest property in the Yellowstone Club,
the luxurious community exclusive to the super rich.
If you are looking for the most expensive mountainside residence,
it doesn’t get better than the Pinnacle.
加热地板 壁炉 私人滑雪缆车
Heated floors, fireplaces, your own ski elevator
and staff standing by to take care of anything you might possibly need.
This luxurious mountain retreat is currently owned by Edra & Tim Blixseth.
9. Franchuk Villa,
estimated at 161 million dollars.
The real estate prices in London have always been top of the line,
several times ranking for the most expensive houses and homes around the world.
It’s no surprise that we find a Brit property in our top 10.
A movie theatre, an indoor swimming pool,
安全屋 桑拿室 私人体育馆
a pinic room, sauna and a personal gym
are just a few of the facilities
this London based mansion has to offer.
Its prime location,
the view and everything else this property comes with
is only suited for someone with at least 10 digits in their bank account.
8. Hearst Mansion,
estimated at 165 million dollars.
Although there are plenty of amazing castles to choose from when looking for a residence,
and if you watch till the end, we have a surprise for you,
this one is rather special.
This castle has 29 rooms.
It was featured in the Godfather movie
and was also US president J.F. Kennedy’s pick for his honey moon.
Priced at 165 million,
this Godfather palace isn’t exquisite symbol of what wealth can buy you.
As of all of the homes present in our ranking,
it’s not something middle class could ever afford.
The staff costs alone for one year
usually go over what your average earner makes in a lifetime.
The palace is currently owned by William Randolph Hearst trustees.
7. Ellison Estate,
estimated by Alux at 200 million dollars.
Developed by Oracle founder, Larry Ellison,
the estate is a palace of heaven.
The property stretches over 23 acres, with 10 luxurious buildings to live in.
Larry’s life was inspired by Japan’s samurai era,
and you can see that in everything that’s going around on the property.
会看到锦鲤池 茶室 浴室
You’ll find a koi pond, a tea house, a bathhouse
and plenty of zen-like places in which you can dose off and recharge.
When you are the 3rd richest person in the world,
you could afford to build your own corner of heaven in California.
6. The Kensington Palace,
estimated at 222 million dollars.
But by still magnate Lakshmi Mittal
in 2008 for 222 million dollars,
this property was put back on the market a few years ago,
for 260 million because he’s looking for a bigger one.
If he manages to sell,
the deal will make Mr. Mittal close to 50 million dollars in profit.
And rumor has it he might close the deal this year
finally finding a suitable buyer.
By suitable, we of course mean someone with a quarter of a billion dollars
just to move into a new home.
Mr. Mittal hasn’t bought a bigger property yet,
but rumor has it he’s going to build his own castle.
五 费尔菲尔德豪宅 位于纽约
5. Fairfield, New York,
estimated at 248 million dollars.
The Hamptons is the ultimate symbol of wealth
in terms of positioning your summer properties.
And although the square foot prices has dropped only by a little since 2007,
now we’re seeing an uprising in prices.
The largest property around is Fairfield
and we were shocked to discover it was only NO.5 in this ranking.
Positioned in the Hamptons, probably the most expensive neighbourhood in the US,
this property is so big that it has its own power supply on-site.
总计 63英亩 29间卧室 是汉普斯敦的顶级豪宅
Totalling 63 acres, this 29-bathroom home is the utimate real estate property in the area.
It is currently owned by Ira Rennert, the American investor.
4. The White House,
estimated at 320 million dollars.
Standing strong on the 4th position, we have the White House.
它声名远扬 举世闻名 据房地产公司预计
We all know it and according to real estate companies,
the property would be valued at
320, 364, 354 dollars,
if it were ever to hit the market.
当然那是不可能的 因为自1800年起 它就用来做总统的住所
This is very unlikely since it’s been used as the presidential house since the 1800s.
Although the place is not as big or luxurious as the ones to come,
it’s certainly has plenty of historical value since the expected price.
Something you might not know is that
the White House is actually owned by the National Park Service
and it is exempt from mortgage or property taxes.
3. Villa Leopolda,
estimated at 736 million dollars.
Well that escalated quickly.
The first property in our ranking to go over the 500-million-dollar mark
it so happens to be the most expensive mansion on the continent.
Probably the most expensive villa in Europe,
this 20 acres, half a billion-dollar house is currently owned
by Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the Brooklyn Nets.
And for the price you get one of the most incredible views in the world.
During our research, we couldn’t find one facility the place didn’t offer.
And even if something was needed, it would appear at the clap of the owner’s hands.
The other half is owned by Lily Safra,
a Brazilian socialite that gathered a 1.2-billion-dollar fortune through four divorces.
estimated at 1 billion dollars.
In many rankings, we have it listed as the most expensive home in the world.
And with a price tag of 1 billion,
it came really close to get in the title in our top 10 list also.
Believe it or not, this 27-floor tower is a single residence.
Built for the Indian billionaire, Mukesh Ambani,
it took almost 5 percent of his net worth to be completed.
Over 600 people are currently employed in order to function on a day-to-day basis.
And we have to say, the place is incredible,
until it has a special place on this list,
because it should be ranged as the most expensive house in the world
if we didn’t look at the term ”house” so literally.
You’ll see why next.
1. Buckingham Palace,
worth 1.56 billion dollars.
The most expensive house in the world is Buckingham Palace,
valued at over 1.5 billion.
We know it’s not your average real estate property,
but we had to take it into account when concluding our top 10.
Same as the White House, it serves administrative purposes.
But the place once used to be the sole residence of
some might say the most influential family in the world.
With incredible historical value,
the Buckingham palace is valued at astonishing 1.56 billion,
if it were ever to be listed on the market.
The property is currently owned by the British sovereign.
We couldn’t really include other big buildings
because of the initial criteria we set up before we started.
With that being said, we have a question for you.
In which of these 10 most expensive houses in the world,
do you believe it would be the most fun to live and why?
Let us know in the comments.
Because you stuck with us till this point,
we promised you a juicy piece of info.
Do you know Dracula?
Of course you do.
Well, the entire vampire phenomenon was based on a Romanian ruler called Vlad the Impalor.
And his castle is currently for sale.
The place actually made it in the last year’s top 10.
但是 今年名次下降到 第12位
But because of a drop in listing price, it now ranks on the 12th spot.
We’ll include a secret link for you to check this place out.
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