In the recent past massive land holding was considered as a sign of power and strength in an area. In the feudal age, those possessing acres and acres of land, were known to be the wealthiest. It has been remained tradition that landlords and powerful persons had numbers of acres of land. But as far as the same scenario in 21st century is concerned, the picture has been changed considerably. Today, the power of land area has been transferred to the effective space within multi-storey real estate including both commercial and residential.
Due to increase the demand of residential buildings, the prices of properties have been increased considerable especially in the commercially prosperous big cities and promising new townships. Previously a large two-storey house could be bought within the range of hundreds of thousands but now a comparatively small flat even on the 22nd floor requires millions of rupees. However still, there are many peoples in the world who have sound background and have precious and expensive houses. We have selected this article in order to discuss some most expensive houses of the world.
1. Antillia, Mumbai, India
This house is owned by a famous businessman of India Mukesh Ambani who is the chairman of Reliance Industries. This 27-floor personal home of Mukesh Ambani is situated in South Mumbai. This house is reportedly considered as the most expensive house of the world as this house is maintained and looked after by a full-time staff of around 600 peoples. This house (building) is named after the mythical Atlantic island of Antillia.
This building has been constructed on an ocean-facing and it has 4,532 square meter plot at Altammount Road. It is said about this place that there land prices are upward of $10,000 per square meter. Different types of Indian media research reports have claimed this fact that this house has total cost around $1 to $2 billion.
2. Hearst Mansion, San Simeon, California, USA
This mansion is also considered another most expensive house of the world. This is considered as a National and California Historical Landmark mansion and is situated on the Central Cost of California. There are different types of research reports that have shown this fact that this house was designed by famous architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst who died in 1951. These research reports have also shown this fact that in 1957, this mansion donated the property to the state of California and since that time it has been maintained as a state historic park where the estate and its considerable collection of art and unique is open for public tour.
3. Victorian Villa, Ukraine
This is considered as most expensive house of the world and on the list it comes to number three. This house is owned by a famous businesswoman and philanthropist Elena Franchuk, a friend of Sir Elton John. As far as the cost of construction of this house is concerned, this has total cost of around 90 million pounds.
4. One Hyde Park, London, England
The one Hyde Park is a major residential and retail complex location which is situated in London. The development includes three retail units which include the Rolex, McLaren Automotive and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank totaling 385,000 square feet and 86 residential properties marketed with prices which normally start from 20 million pounds. As far as the ownership of this building is concerned, this is owned by Project Grande Limited, a joint venture between the Christian Candy-owned CPS group and Sheikh Hammad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of foreign affairs of Qatar. Prices vary from 3.6 million pounds for a one-bedroom flat to 136 million pounds for a penthouse.
5. The Manor, Los Angeles, California, USA
This is also considered as one of the most expensive house of the world. This mansion is located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. This mansion was constructed in 1988 for television producer Aaron Spelling. There are different types of research reports that have clearly shown this fact that this is largest home in Los Angeles Country. This mansion is currently owned by heiress Petra Ecclestone who is the daughter of Formula One racing magnate Bernie Ecclestone. He purchased the home against payment of $85 million after it had been on the market for two years with an asking price of $150 million.
6. Hala Ranch, Aspen, Colorado, USA
This 95 acre estate is located in the north of Aspen, Colorado. This was originally purchased and given its name by Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Different types of research studies have been written on this house and they have shown this fact that the main house on the property was designed by the architectural firm of Hagman Yaw and this was built and constructed by Hansen Construction of Aspen, Colorado in 1991. This mansion remained on the top of the list of Forbes magazine under the title of mose expensive houses of the United States, listed at $135 million. According to wall street journal, John Paulson bought the ranch for $49 million.
7. Starwood Estate, Aspen, California, USA
This is also considered as one of the most expensive houses of the world having total worth of $135 million. This 7-bedroom villa is considered an ideal choice for an Aspen holiday. This house has different things of attractions including the indoor pool, steam room and Jacuzzi which offer an inviting place to relax.
8. Fleur de Lys Beverly Hills, California, USA
This villa is situated on five acre land at Holmby Hills and is considered as one of the most expensive houses of the world. The total constructed area consists of around 45,000 square meters and it has twelve bedrooms, fifteen baths, a fifty-seat theater, a ballroom, a gym, a pool house, a 1,200 meter running track, a tennis court and a guest house. There is around 200-yard driveway from the gate to the main house. This house was originally owned by David I. In 2012, Tamara Ecclestone and Slavica Ecclestone purchased this property at total cost of around 78 million pounds.
9.Waterfront Estates, Bosporus, Istanbul
This mansion has been constructed at immediate waterside and has been built with an architectural concept that takes into account the characteristics of the coastal location. This house is also included in the list of most expensive houses of the world and is ranked at number nine on this list.
10. Toprak Mansion London, England
This expensive house has been ranked at number 10 on the list and this house with a Turkish bath for 20 people has been sold for around 50 million pounds, breaking the record for the most expensive new-build house in Britain. This mansion has seven bedrooms, seven kitchens, an 80 ft salon, a swimming pool and a two acre garden. Some other important and attractive features of this house include the glass lift, a swimming pool with a glass bridge and a Turkish bah for 20 people.