Looking for a new home? A loft, a penthouse with swimming pool or a villa with its own tennis court? If it should be bigger, more expensive and more exclusive, then superlatives are required. Spending tens of millions for a house is not difficult these days. In the most beautiful corners of the world there are properties that can quickly cost several hundred million euros. We will show you a few of the most expensive residential buildings in the world and their owners.
Antilia in Mumbai, India
Probably the most expensive single-family house in the world belongs to the Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and is in Mumbai. According to Forbes magazine, 53-year-old Ambani is the 39th richest person in the world. The construction and furnishing of the 173-meter-high residence in Mumbai is said to have devoured more than 752 million euros. The skyscraper has a six-story parking garage, swimming pools, a cinema, a temple, a library, and three helipads. Large gardens have been laid out on the expansive terraces. The 27 floors of the building, named after the mythical Atlantic island of Antilia, are generously dimensioned: skyscrapers of the same height have a good 50 floors.
Villa Leopolda in Villefranche -sur-Mer, France
The Villa Leopolda is said to be worth an estimated 500 million euros. The owner is the native Brazilian Lily Safra. She inherited the luxury property from her late husband, Edmond Safra, a banker. The building is built in the Belle Époque style and encloses around 2700 square meters including the pavilions and ancillary buildings. On the property there is a swimming pool, a cypress avenue, olive groves and an eight hectare park as well as a helipad.
Fair Field in Sagaponack, USA
10,000 square meters of living space, 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, a 28 meter long dining room as well as three swimming pools, basketball, tennis and squash courts included. “Forbes” estimates the value of the property at 226 million euros. The property in Sagaponack in the US state of New York directly on the coast of the Atlantic belongs to the American entrepreneur Ira Rennert and serves as a home for his family of five.
Kensington Palace Gardens In London, England
Kensington Palace Gardens in London is owned by the Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal. The Indian paid 202 million euros for the villa with twelve bedrooms. Alongside Kensington Palace, the street is considered the most exclusive address in London. It is closed to through traffic for security reasons. No wonder: In addition to some embassies, the Saudi royal family, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and the Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik also reside here.
Xanadu In Seattle, USA
The Xanadu property in Seattle is said to be worth 110 million euros. Bill Gates made himself comfortable here. The property’s pool has an underwater music system, the gym is 232 square feet, and the library has a vaulted reading room.
Mountain Home Road in Woodside (USA)
The 107 million euro property belongs to the Japanese Masayoshi Son. The neoclassical main house is 836 square meters and the colonnade-like pool house extends over 103 square meters. There is also a library, a retreat house, a swimming pool, a tennis court and of course a lot of garden on the property.