Have you seen some of the world’s most expensive homes? They are magnificent! An awe inspiring testament to the fact that people like expensive things. This includes things like expensive private jets, expensive yachts, and/or other expensive items most people can only wish of affording. With that said, it should come as no surprise that people who can afford to drive the most expensive cars, fly in the most expensive private jets and wear the most expensive clothes, can also afford to live in the most expensive homes. Ridiculously expensive homes! Like so expensive, you might as well buy a country (slight exaggeration). Out of curiosity we decided to find out which are the 25 most expensive homes ever built (and how much they actually cost) and you won’t believe what we found! Homes of prominent American businessmen, Russian oligarchs, Hollywood celebrities and other billionaires worth millions! In fact, you can almost say (and be fairly accurate) that each of the houses featured in this post are probably more expensive than all the houses in your neighborhood combined. From luxury mansions in the Silicon Valley and renowned lavish apartments in Central London to the legendary Villa Leopolda in France and the $1 billion private residence in India, these are 25 Most Expensive Homes Ever Built.
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Central Park West, New York (price: $88 million)
In 2012, the penthouse apartment on Central Park West in Manhattan was bought through a trust under the name of Ekatarina Rybolovleva, the daughter of the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. The 4-bedroom apartment has a wraparound terrace, windowed chef’s kitchen and a roof garden. It’s approximately 6,744 square feet with 4 1/2 baths and an oval-shaped master bedroom.
Maison de L'Amitie, Florida (price: $95 million)
In 2008, Rybolovlev purchased a luxury estate known as “Maison de L’Amitie” from property mogul Donald Trump for $95 million. Located in Palm Beach, Florida, the oceanfront 6.26 acre estate includes 18 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, large gardens, diamond and gold fixtures and a nearly 50 car garage. Yet, soon after Rybolovlev bought the estate, he said he would level it as the house was mold-infested.
9a Kensington Palace Gardens, U.K. (price: $99 million)
In 2008, Lakshmi Mittal, an Indian steel magnate, bought the building Nr. 9a in the Kensington Palace Gardens for $99 million for his daughter Vanisha. Kensington Palace Gardens is a street in west central London with some of the most expensive and luxurious properties in the world. Before the purchase, the building used to be the Embassy of the Philippines.
Silicon Valley Mansion, California (price: $100 million)
Another Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, investor in Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, purchased a lavish 25,500 square-foot mansion in Los Altos Hills, Silicon Valley, California, for $100 million in 2011. The mansion features a ballroom, game room, maid’s room, library, two dining rooms, an indoor pool, sauna and spa, two three-car garages, a carwash, tennis courts and 14 bathrooms.
Versailles House, Florida (price: over $100 million)
Both named and modeled after the Palace of Versailles in France, the Versailles House is a 90,000 square-foot house in Windermere, Florida, belonging to Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel and his wife Jackie Siegel. Currently, the estate is under construction but when the project is finished, it is expected to appraise at over $100 million. The residence will include 11 kitchens, 13 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms, a 30-car garage, bowling alley, indoor roller rink, several pools, video arcade, two-story movie theater and much more.