If you think you have seen a luxurious home, then you will get shocked when you learn about the mansions where those with deep pockets live. These mansions are designed with great attention to detail and class providing what is fit for a king. From French Chateaus to Palaces in London and along the Mediterranean Sea to the ultra-modern Antilia owned by the Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani; these luxurious homes are limited to people who are worth over a billion dollars.
Most of these dream homes were built in the 19th and 20th century and have been passed down in ownership through a sale. You never know, you could be the next owner of the Kensington Palace that is currently owned by the Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich if you play your cards well and build your billions. The Kensington Palace was initially owned by the royal family and was later converted into a prison during the world war II. It was later sold to a businessman at the end of the war and soon got into the hands of the current owner of Chelsea football club.
Here are the 10 world’s most luxurious homes:
- The Fleur de Lys Mansion, Los Angeles
This mansion takes luxury and class to the top level. The Fleur de Lys Mansion expands over a vast mass of land, occupying 45,000 square feet. It is currently owned by David I. and Suzanne Saperstein who are entrepreneurs and founders of Metro Networks. The Fleur de Lys mansion was designed to resemble the King Louis XIV’s palace of Versailles by architect Richard Robertson III. It is famously known as the Versailles on the Pacific. This mansion has 12 bedrooms and fifteen bathrooms. It also contains luxurious facilities such as a fifty-seat theatre, a ballroom, a gym, and a pool house. Moreover, there is a tennis court, a guest house and 1200 ft running track for exercise. There is a 200-yard driveway that runs from the gate to the main house to crown it all. This mansion is currently valued at 100 million Dollars.
- La Palais Royale, Florida
If you are looking for the perfect mansion to go on a summer holiday, then La Palais Royale is the best fit if you have billions of dollars. This mansion goes for a jaw-dropping price of 159 million Dollars only. It is located on the Hillsboro Beach in the state of Florida and once held the title of the most expensive home in the whole of North America.
La Palais Royale was designed and developed Joseph Leone who is a designer, entrepreneur and developer of Italian working in the United States. La Palais Royale sits on over five acres of land along the Ocean-to-Intracoastal Waterway. It has 11 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms and deep-water docks fit for yachts. Just like the Fleur de Lys Mansion, La Palais Royale has also been inspired by Versailles, and even its dining room has a Versailles aesthetic with a painted ceiling. This house is just fit for royalty.
- The Palazzo di Amore, Beverly Hills
In 2014, it was the most expensive mansion in the whole of North America. Currently, it is valued at 195 million Dollars and stretches over 53000 square feet and has over12 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, and a 24-car garage. Moreover, it has spectacular features such as a 5000-square feet master ensuite, a 50-seat movie theatre, a discotheque and a bowling alley for playing the rich man’s game. It also has a vineyard, an infinity pool, a tennis court among many other facilities. It is currently owned by Jeff Greene who is a billionaire real estate investor.
- The Fair Field, Sagaponack, New York
This luxurious home is owned by Ira Rennert who is an American billionaire who owns one of the most influential industrial empires in America. The house faces the Atlantic Ocean and seats on 63 acres of land. The main house covers 66000 square feet and contains 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, and a long formal dining room. Also, this grand house contains a basketball court and tennis courts. It is currently valued at 249 million Dollars.
- The Tour Odeon, Monte Carlo
This mansion is located in the Monaco Principality next to France. It rises 170 meters into the sky becoming the first high-rise building in Monaco. It features 50 floors, 259 residences, and 543 parking spaces. Other than the houses, it also has retail shops, offices, and business centers. If you love relaxing and getting massaged, then you will never be disappointed staying in such a building because it has many wellness centers. It also has a fitness center, a swimming pool overlooking the city of Monaco at the top floor. The Tour Odeon is owned by Group Marzocco and is worth 400 million Dollars.
- The Manor, Los Angeles
Aaron Spelling, the most successful producer in history, built himself a 56,000 square-foot mansion in Los Angeles. The mansion was so dominating and impressive that his neighbors threatened to take him to court. It was built in 1991 and has 123 rooms from which his family can choose where to sleep. The manor has an indoor skating rink, three kitchens, a private orchard, a bowling alley, and a sports court. Spelling went ahead to include the doll museum which is meant for wrapping presents. It was sold in 2007 by Candy Spelling, the wife to Aaron Spelling.
- The Villa Leopolda, Ville Franche-sur-Mer, France
This mansion was built for King Leopold during the 20th century. Located in the Alpes-Maritimes area of the French Riviera, this house is perfect for a Mediterranean Holiday. The estate has housed French nobles for a very long time and is currently owned by Lily Safra who is a Brazilian philanthropist and socialite. It was designed by American Architect, Ogden Conman following the intentions of King Leopold II to gift his mistress, Blanche Zelia Josephine Delacroix, a mansion in the French Riviera. It is built in the style of Belle Epoque and is worth 750 million Dollars.
- The One Hyde Park, London
This magnificent penthouse is located in the Knights-bridge locality in London. It is owned by Rinat Akhmetov who is Ukranian businessman, philanthropist, and oligarch. It has five bedrooms designed for modern living. It has a massive entry-way with an inspiring view and beautiful glass-lines. The interior design is spectacular and made with great attention to detail. The penthouse also has some masterpiece pictures from the collection of Osborne Samuel Gallery. This mansion is worth over 40 million Dollars.
2.Updown Court, England
This London mansion was built in the 19th century and has passed through many owners. It has over 103 rooms, five swimming pools, a 24-carat-gold leafing on the mosaic floor of the study and a heated marble driveway. When it comes to extra luxurious features, the Uptown court offers 50-seat movie theatre, a bowling alley, a tennis court, and a helipad. The person living in this mansion will be a neighbour to the queen of England and the famous singer, Elton John. This house is worth 150 million Dollars and is currently owned by an Indian businessman.
This is the most expensive house in the world currently valued at 1.2 billion Dollars. It is a 27-story house located in Mumbai and is at present owned by Mukesh Ambani who is the richest man in India. It is 400,000 square feet including six stories of underground parking and three helicopter pads. The Antilia requires 600 staff including bodyguards and other assistance for efficient upkeep. The house has a health spa, a salon, a ballroom, three swimming pools, yoga, and three dance studios. It also has a 50-seat movie theatre with a terrace garden on the roof. This is indeed the perfect dream house for the ambitious and daring! Luxurious homes are meant to make you feel like royalty because they are built with great attention to detail and there is an application of rare materials in their construction. If you want such a dream house, then you have to roll up your sleeves and begin working because it is possible to own one someday!
Source: this article was first published on Citywide Facilities Management Services’ website, a company offering Security Services and Commercial Janitorial Services in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron and Dayton, Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Detroit, Grand, Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Kentucky, Louisville and Lexington