Top 10 Most Expensive Houses in the World ever Built

Laura Effie

A house is more than just an abode in modern times and has become a symbol of status. When we say home, it usually makes us think of comfort and a simple feeling. For many of us, the size isn’t as important as the comfort and safety we find in our homes. But for the world’s richest people, a ‘home’ means more than just comfort and usefulness. This list of the ten most expensive houses in the world showcases extravagant living at its pinnacle in the world of the super-rich, where luxury knows no bounds.

Expensive homes are the epitome of opulence most people can only imagine, from massive mansions with incredible views to buildings that redefine what a place of residence could look like. Whether you dream of owning one of these homes or just enjoy looking at them, these houses symbolize success and offer a peek into the lives of the world’s richest people.

Most High-priced Homes around the World

Here is the list of the top 10 Most Expensive Houses in the world, mentioned below

Expensive House Name Owner Name Price
  Buckingham PalaceQueen Elizabeth II $4.9 Billion
  Antilia TowerMukesh Ambani$2 Billion
  Villa La LeopoldaBusinessman Mikhail Prokhorov$750 Million
  Witanhurst MansionAndrey GuryevMikhail Prokhorov$450 Million
  Villa Les CédresRinat Akhmetov$450 Million
  Les Palais BullesPierre Cardin$420 Million
 The Odeon Tower PenthouseSCI Odeon$330 Million
 Four Fairfield PondIra Rennert$250 Million
 Palazzo Di AmoreJeff Greene$250 Million
 The OneRichard Saghian$141 Million

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, one of the expensive houses ever built.

Buckingham Palace is a royal residence in London and the administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. This Palace is not for sale but if it were, it could be worth approximately $4.9 billion, making it the most expensive house in the world. It has 240 bedrooms, 188 rooms for staff, and 52 Bedrooms for royal guests. The palace also has a swimming pool, cinema, and a doctor’s office and serves as the British Royal Family’s home.

It is also open to the public for guided tours. In total, Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms 19 staterooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms. The palace has an extensive staff and beautiful gardens. There are also rumored secret rooms within this massive mansion. The palace covers an area of around 77,000 square meters making it one of the largest houses globally.

Owned ByQueen Elizabeth II
SituatedLondon, UK
Worth$4.9 Billion
ArchitectJohn Nash
Edward Blore
Aston Webb
William Winde

Antilia Tower

Antilia Tower

Antilla is the second most expensive house in the world located in Mumbai, India, and big enough to accommodate 600 staff. Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and the richest man in India owns the property. The building can handle a big earthquake (magnitude 8). The top six floors are a private residential area.

This magnificent house features a 37,000 m² (400,000 ft²) Floor Area, 173 m (568 ft.) Height, 27 Floor count, 10 Elevators, A health spa, A 50-seat cinema, A mandir, An ice cream room, A ballroom, A yoga studio, Three helipads, Several swimming pools, and 168 parking spaces. The house is named Antilia, inspired by the mythical island of Antillia in the Atlantic. Its design follows the ancient Indian Vastu Shastra principle, which is like the “science of architecture.”

Owned ByMukesh Ambani
SituatedCumballa Hill, Mumbai, India
Worth$2 Billion
ArchitectPerkins & Will

Villa La Leopolda

Villa La Leopolda

Villa La Leopolda is one of the costliest private residential homes and remains one of the most expensive. Villa La Leopolda is a spacious villa located in Villefranche-sur-Mer, in the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera. It was sold to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov in 2008. It is a sign of wealth and status and it is one of the most desirable private residences in the world.

This luxurious mansion is a symbol of wealth and status with a vast garden, over 50 full-time workers, a 400 m2 room, 12 pools, 19 deluxe rooms, 14 bathrooms, antique furniture, terraces, sports courts, a bowling alley, a movie theater, and valuable marble and artwork. The garden covers nearly eight hectares and has olive, lemon, and orange trees.

Owned ByBusinessman Mikhail Prokhorov
Situated French Riviera, France
Worth$750 Million
ArchitectOgden Codman Jr. (American architect)

Witanhurst Mansion

Witanhurst Mansion, an expensive house located in North London

Witanhurst is a significant Georgian Revival mansion in Highgate, North London, built in the 1930s on a 5-acre property. If we rank expensive houses, its on fourth and is the second-biggest in London, with a total area of 90,000 square feet. It has Bedrooms 25, a Billiard room, a Library, a Swimming pool, a Tennis court, a Squash court, a Cinema, a Bowling alley & Helipad. It has been used as a movie site and boasts an enormous 70-foot-long ballroom.

The mansion also has magnificent timber wall panels and oak floors, as well as 65 luxurious rooms, making it unique. It has a Grade II* listing and has seen various notable owners. In 2008, it was sold to an offshore company owned by the family of Russian businessman Andrey Guryev, leading to extensive refurbishment. The mansion is built in the Neoclassical style and features a grand portico, Corinthian columns, and elegant interiors.

Owned ByAndrey GuryevMikhail Prokhorov
SituatedLondon, UK
Worth$450 Million
ArchitectGeorge Hubbard

Villa Les Cédres

Villa Les Cédres

Villa Les Cèdres formerly Villa Les Oiseaux is a villa and private property built around 1870 in a place named “Petit cap Ferrat” on Cap Ferrat, in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Alpes-Maritimes), France. The estate, listed in the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage was originally owned by King Leopold II of Belgium. It was built by the Pollonnais family, a Jewish carpet merchant family from Nice. The villa was used as a summer residence for him and his mistress, Blanche Delacroix. The villa is located on a 14-hectare (35-acre) estate and has 14 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and a library. The gardens contain over 14,000 species of plants, including a 2,000-year-old cedar tree. Villa also has a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a bowling alley.

In addition to the villa, it comprised a village hall, a winter garden, a chapel, and a pleasure garden known as the Les Cèdres botanical garden. It is known for its stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, its extensive gardens, and its collection of rare plants.

Owned ByRinat Akhmetov
SituatedSaint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Worth$450 Million
ArchitectSébastien-Marcel Biasini

Les Palais Bulles

Les Palais Bulles is the France's most expensive house.

Les Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) is an iconic mansion located in Théoule-sur-Mer, France. It was designed in 1960s and 1970s and is known for its organic and futuristic design which features rounded walls, porthole windows and flowing interiors. It was constructed for French industrialist Pierre Bernard and later acquired as a vacation residence by fashion designer Pierre Cardin. This palace attracts tourists, hosts events and serves as a backdrop for photo shoots. The Palais has 29 big rooms, 11 bathrooms, a hall, a panoramic lounge, 500-seat open-air Amphitheatre and ten bedrooms that have each been decorated by a specific artist including Patrice Breteau, Jerome Tisserand, Daniel You, François Chauvin, and Gerard Cloarec. The house appeared in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Owned ByPierre Cardin
SituatedCannes, France
Worth $420 Million
ArchitectAntti Lovag

The Odeon Tower Penthouse

The Odeon Tower Penthouse

The Odeon Tower is a double skyscraper in Monaco’s Principality. Tour Odeon, at 170 meters, was Europe’s second tallest building on the Mediterranean coast, only shorter than Spain’s Gran Hotel Bali (186m). During the 2009 economic crisis, Groupe Marzocco’s project relaunched development for the world’s second-smallest country by 2015.

The building is 170 meters tall, has 49 floors, and a total of 259 residences. These include 62 private luxury residences, comprising two 1,200 m² Sky Duplex apartments and a 3,500 m² Sky Penthouse spanning 5 floors. In addition, 157 lower-floor apartments are set aside for social housing. The structure also includes a restaurant and office spaces as well as 10 subterranean levels with 543 parking spaces. The building earned the High Quality Environmental standard label.

Owned BySCI Odeon
SituatedMonaco, France
Worth$330 Million
ArchitectAlexandre Giraldi

Four Fairfield Pond

Four Fairfield Pond

Fair Field is a huge private mansion in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York State, United States. It is roughly 64,000 sq ft (5,900 m2) in size with a total floor space of 110,000 square feet. For tax reasons, it is worth between $267 and $500 million. Built in 2004 by Ira Rennert, the CEO of Renco Group, the estate boasts a 29-bedroom, 39-bathroom mansion with a theater, three pools, a tennis court, basketball court, bowling alley, and spa. It even has a garage for 100+ cars. The mansion is neo-classical with white marble outside and a grand entrance. Inside, it is adorned with European and American antiques and equipped with modern features like geothermal heating, a smart home system and a security system with over 200 cameras.

Owned ByIra Rennert
SituatedNew York, US
Worth$250 Million
ArchitectPeter Marino

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Palazzo Di Amore

Palazzo Di Amore

Palazzo di Amore is a large mansion in Beverly Hills, California and one of the expensive houses. When it was listed for $195 million in November 2014, it was the most expensive residential complex in the United States. Jeff Greene, a real estate mogul, has listed the property for sale after purchasing it for around $35 million and spending years restoring it with the help of developer Mohamed Hadid, architect Bob Ray Offenhauser, and designer Alberto Pinto.

The house is massive covering 53,000 square feet with 12 bedrooms, including a huge 5,000 sq ft master suite and 25 bathrooms. It has a 15,000 sq ft entertainment center with a bowling alley, a 50-seat movie theater, and a disco. The property sits on 25 acres with a vineyard, a 150-person infinity pool, a tennis court, a 24-car garage, and parking for 150 cars.

Owned ByJeff Greene
SituatedCalifornia, US
Worth$195 Million
Architect Bob Ray Offenhauser

The One

The One. An expensive home located in US.

The One is a mega mansion located in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States. It was designed by architect Paul McClean and built by Nile Niami. This 105,000 sq ft mansion is reputed to be the largest private residence in America. The One features 21 bedrooms, 42 bathrooms, multiple kitchens and various amenities including a nightclub, a four-lane bowling alley, a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, a salon and wellness spa, a juice bar, a home gym, a 50-seat theater, infinity swimming pool and a running track.

The One was originally listed for $500 million in 2015 but the price was later reduced to $295 million. In 2022, the mansion was sold at auction for $141 million. The buyer was Richard Saghian, the CEO of fast-fashion company Fashion Nova. The mansion is located in a prime location in Bel-Air and it offers stunning views of the city and the ocean.

Owned ByRichard Saghian
SituatedLos Angeles, US
Worth$141 Million
ArchitectPaul McClean

Final Verdict

From vast estates to private islands, the costliest homes in the world exude elegance and wealth. Our list of the top ten most costly residences will astound and inspire you, whether you dream of such magnificence or are fascinated by the ultra-rich. These Multi Million-dollar homes possess more than high prices. They are unique and extraordinary, with breathtaking views, first-rate amenities, historical and cultural value, and more. Check out above mentioned list of the top ten most expensive residences in the world if you want to live like a billionaire.

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