The most expensive private houses in the world

If you had all the money in the world, what would your dream home look like? If you ask the same question to the real-life billionaires out there, you’re in for an astonishing—and luxurious—answer.

Let’s take a look at the most extravagant and insanely expensive private houses owned by the wealthiest people on earth:

 

Villa Les Cèdres, France

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This mansion is located in the southern region of France, and it is set to become the world’s most expensive house listing in history, with an expected price of $410 million, according to a report.

The property was once an olive tree farm, built in the 1800s, sitting on 35 acres of land. Its elaborate decoration include 14,000 different species of plants, a lovely man-made pond adorned with lily pads, and an astonishing statue of the Greek goddess, Athena.

It was known to be a royal holiday home for King Leopold II of Belgium, after he acquired the land in 1904.

 

Bel Air Spec Manor, Los Angeles

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The 38,000-square-foot Bel-Air manor is currently the most expensive property for sale in the American real estate market with a price reaching $250 million. Included in the said listing is a helicopter, an art and automobile collection and a group of full-time staff. The property is a four-story building, with 12 bedrooms, 3 kitchens and 21 bathrooms.

According to its real-estate developer, the home is designed for billionaire buyers and it has already attracted offers since it was introduced in public.

 

Antilia, Mumbai

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Unlike the private houses mentioned in the article, the Antilia is actually a personal skyscraper. Located in Mumbai, this 27-story property is owned by Mukesh Ambani, one of the wealthiest man in India. Currently, Antilia is valued at $1 billion.

While public response to the residential property was mostly negative (socially insensitive, to some extent), it is arguably an impressive architectural masterpiece. The home is named after a mythical island in the Atlantic Ocean, Antillia.