Your eyes popped out of your head when you saw the first five most expensive homes ever sold, but wait until you see the top five! These homes make houses look like boxes, and mansions look like shacks. It all comes at a price, though, and you won’t believe what they ring up to!
Number Five: 18-19 Kensington Palace. Another featured home from Billionaire’s Row in London, this large estate is set up with 12 bedrooms, a parking garage suitable for 20 cars, an indoor pool, and Turkish baths. It is owned by the world’s largest manufacturer of steel, Lakshmi Mittal. The gigantic property is valued at $222 million.
Number Four: Four Fairfield Pond. This well-groomed, 16-acre estate lies in the center of Sagaponack, New York. The owner is Ira Rennet, American businessman, and his wife. It features 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, tennis courts, a bowling alley, three pools, a 91-foot dining table, and a basketball court. All of its amazing luxuries give it a price of $248.5 million.
Number Three: Villa Leopolda. British philanthropist Lily Safra owns this large property and resides at its location in France. When originally built, it was sanctioned by Belgian King Leopold II as a gesture to please his mistress. The home is complete with its own greenhouse, pool and bar, outdoor kitchen, and the house is almost as large and luxurious as the original. The selling price for such a home is estimated to be $750 million.
Number Two: Antilia. Mukesh Ambani is an Indian business magnate who has been deemed the richest man in India. He built this home in Mumbai, India, and it has all of the luxuries, as well as six floors of underground parking and three helicopter pads. With a necessary staff of 600 employees, its value is set at $1 billion.
Number One: Buckingham Palace. The iconic, lavish palace is the most expensive home in the world, and it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The gold-accented estate was originally built for the Duke of Buckingham as a townhouse, and later gained a resident in King George III. Since then, it has belonged only to the royal family, who is currently Queen Elisabeth II. The estate holds 775 rooms: 92 state rooms, 52 bedrooms, 188 staff rooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms. All of these amenities and a touch of royalty is valued at $1.5 billion.