The top 15 most expensive & the biggest mansions to the rich & famous from Buckingham Palace to Bill Gates amazing mansion
7. Kensington Palace Gardens, London
Bought in 2004 by Indian steel stycoon Lakshmi Mittal, this spectacular property on the tree-lined Billionaire’s Row in Kensington Palace Gardens is valued at $89.5 million. The estate has been nicknamed “Taj Mittal” by its owner, and this is in reference to the houses renovations using marble sourced from the same quarry as that of the Taj Mahal. Boasting 55,000 square feet of spacious luxury, this amazing property features 12 bedrooms, a hammam – Turkish bath, a heated swimming pool, an art gallery, and a ballroom.
6. Fleur de Lys Mansion, Los Angeles
Situated on 5 acres of land, the sprawling 45,000 square foot mansion is the highest-priced home ever sold in Los Angeles at the time, selling in 2014 to a French millionaire for $102 million. This gorgeous mansion was built in 2002, and was modeled afterk It features 12 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, a massive movie theater, a ball room, a double story library, a tennis court, a gym, a pool, a 3,000 square foot wine cellar with a tasting room, a spa, and a parking garage that can accommodate nine vehicles.
5. Casa Brutale, Beirut, Lebanon
Although this ultra-modern house is yet to be completed, a budget of $2.5 million will see this unique concept coming to fruition. Perched on the Faqra mountainside at an altitude of 5,250 feet, this remarkable home is being built into the rock with none of the building being visible above the surface level, and resembled a secret lair for a James Bond villain. The only evidence that the home is even there is the surface swimming pool, which has a transparent bottom made from reinforced glass, where those in the house can watch the swimmers above. The 3,000 square foot home sleeps six people, and has underground parking for three cars.
4. Beverly House, Beverly Hills
Located on six acres of land just three blocks from Sunset Boulevard, this sprawling mansion is made up of a large Italian and Spanish style, H-shaped main house, as well as smaller homes. This $135 million home has been used in films such as “The Godfather” and “The Bodyguard”. The mansion features a 50 foot entrance hall, stunningly carved ceilings, a great library, billiard room, large wine cellar, a spa, two projection rooms, an art deco nightclub, a swimming pool, and a family room that leads to an outer terrace that can seat up to 400 people.
3. The Manor at Holmby Hills, Los Angeles
Built in 1988 by television producer Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy, this massive Los Angeles estate has 123 rooms in total(video), and is valued at $200 million. Candy Spelling used one of the many rooms to house her doll collection, which was made up of more than 400 antique collectables. The Manor at Holmby Hills, also known as the Spelling Manor, is spread over 56,000 square feet on a 4.6 acre property. The mansion features a screening room, gym, bowling alley, three rooms for wrapping gifts, four two-car garages, 16 carports, a 100 vehicle parking lot, a tennis court, and a swimming pool. This phenomenal manor is one of the largest homes in the Los Angeles County, and it is easy to see why.
2. Buckingham Palace, London - $1.5 billion
Although it is a palace, it is also officially a home – to the Queen of England and the royal family. Built in 1703 on 40 acres of land, the palace, with an estimated value of over $1.5 billion, has had several renovations and modifications while still maintaining palatial elegance. The palace features 775 rooms, which are made up of 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, and 19 State rooms. The palace estate also boasts facilities including a swimming pool, tennis court, chapel, hospital, cinema, lake, and staff eatery.
1. Antilia, Mumbai, India
Situated on the expensive Altamount Road in Mumbai), Antilia is the most expensive private home in the world, valued at over $1 billion. Built by Indian business tycoon and multibillionaire Mukesh Ambani for himself, his wife, and their three children, the 27 story skyscraper home sprawls over 400,000 square feet became their home in 2012. Named after the phantom island in the Atlantic, Antilia comprises of a six story garage with parking for 168 cars, three helipads, a temple, a home theater with seating for 50 people, a ballroom, a health and spa floor, gardens, and guest suites. This massive home needs a 600 person staff just to maintain it, and ieat is built to withstand earthquakes that measure up to an 8 on the Richter scale.