Former home of William Hearst, the famous newspaper tycoon, this extravagant Beverly Hills property was sold in 1947 for $120,000. Today it goes for over 1300 times that much, it has its own nightclub, and the neighbors include Tom Cruise and David Beckham.
Pricetag: $165 million
Nicknamed the “Rock Palace” due the fact that it seems to grow out of the rock on which it was constructed, this mansion was built to be the summer house of Imam Yahya, the Islamic leader of Yemen and is famous for its numerous secret passageways.
Owned by Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia, he purchased the property when he was ambassador to the United States and as one of the largest in the country, it comes with its own waste water treatment facility, gasoline pumps, and ski resort.
Pricetag: $135 million
Alan Jackson Estate
Florida is famous for its luxury abodes but this one takes it a step further. Frank McKinney, the famous real estate artist, built this 15,000 sq ft eco mansion after being inspired by trips to Fiji and Tahiti. Its features include an army of solar panels, a water system that fills the pool with runoff rain water, and enough reclaimed wood to save roughly 10 acres of rainforest.
Pricetag: $23 million
As the home of the Royal Family in Scotland, Balmoral Castle is just a small part of the Queen’s extensive portfolio of properties. It is probably one of the larger properties on the list, however, at 50,000 acres. It’s so big in fact that it comes with managed herds of deer, cattle, and ponies.
At $198 million this is one of the most expensive properties in the United States. Built by Ira Rennert in Sagaponack, New York to the dismay of his neighbors, it faces the Atlantic and is packed with numerous “toys” including a $150,000 hot tub.
Pricetag: $198 million
Elena Franchuck Villa
At $25 million dollars this New Zealand piece of real estate is a steal compared to every other mansion on this list. It comes with over 16,000 acres of land and the main house is constructed on a plateau over the Taharua River.
Pricetag: $25 million
If this list tells us anything, it would surely include the fact that London is not a cheap place to live. Built by Turkish businessman Halis Toprak, this massive mansion in the north of the city comes with its very own Turkish bath.
Located in Malibu, California, this life size replica of Barbie’s house features a very prominent motif of the color pink, numerous dolls scattered throughout the premises, and a $200,000 chandelier made of blonde wigs.
There are several locations in Romannia claiming to be the home of the infamous Dracula and you can find a few others on our list of 25 awesome castles you should see. This one has had its fair share of ownership disputes, however, and eventually found its way back into the hands of the Hapsburgs after being seized by the communists earlier in the century.
Pricetag: $91 million