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10 Most Beautiful And
Expensive Homes


1. Antilla, Mumbai
Price – $1 billion

The gizmo-filled posh pad, named “Antilla,” is a 27-story,
40,000 sq/ft tower that belongs to the head of
Mumbai-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries.
The building will stand 570-ft tall above the ground and will
have 400,000 sq. ft. of interior space. The home has six
stories of parking space alone after which the living
quarters with nine elevators and a host of storage rooms
and lounges begin. Mostly glass, it has a staff of 600
servants, but at the rate this palatial home is getting
blinged out, we won’t be entirely surprised if the number
increased by a couple of hundreds more!

2. Villa Leopolda, Cote D’Azur, France
Price – $506 million

Situated on the French Riviera and built on 29,000
square feet of interior space that opens to manicured
lawns and a swimming pool, it also has 11 bedrooms
and 14 bathrooms. The villa is not only known to
have the best sea views in the south of France, but it
also sits on 10 acres of immaculate grounds that run
right down to the resort of Villefranche. Originally built
for Belgian king Leopold’s mistresses, this house has
been a den of big shots like late banking magnate
Edmund Safra, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Fiat
tycoon Gianni Agnelli. www.PoweredTemplate.com

3. The Penthouse, London
Price – $200 million

The most expensive flat in the world, at 6,000 per
sq/ft sits atop the 82 other apartments at the famous
Number One Hyde Park address. Guarded by the
SAS, with special features such a panic rooms,
bulletproof windows, iris scanners and even a secret
tunnel to the nearby Mandarin Hotel, the apartment is
the biggest of all the luxury flats in the ambitious One
Hyde Park. The building boasts communal spas,
squash courts and even wine tasting rooms! This
plush apartment will have 24-hour room service
despite the floor to ceiling refrigerators.

4. Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons
Price – $170 million
Fair Field, the Ira Rennert Estate, is named after
Fairfield Pond, which is adjacent to the property.
Located on 63 acres, the main home consists of
66,000 square feet, with additional outbuildings
bringing the total living space to over 100,000 square
feet. Italianate in design, there are 29 bedrooms, 39
bathrooms, squash and tennis courts and numerous
other amenities.

5. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills
Price – $165 million

This prestigious Beverly Hills mansion, which was once home of
the US newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, has 6
separate residences, 3 swimming pools, eight fireplaces, a
tennis court, a nightclub and 29 bedrooms, all spread across
over 6 acres of land in a famed Beverly Hills environ called the
Platinum Triangle. The nationally recognized home was then
bought by lawyer and investor Leonard Ross in 1976, who
wants a “lifestyle change.” Buying this would make you the
owner of most expensive real estate in the US and moreover,
you would become the next door neighbor to Amazon CEO, Jeff
Bezos, including Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and David and
Victoria Beckham.

6. Franchuk Villa, Kensington
Price – $165 million

This six-story property in Belgravia, central London, has 20-foot
ceilings, luxurious fixtures and more than 21,000 square feet of
living space. Along with Candy Spelling’s Holmby Hills mansion,
this white-stucco-fronted house at No. 10 Belgrave Square,
owned by Lebanese developer Musa Salem, is now the most
expensive home on the market in the world. Mr. Salem bought
this property many years back on a long lease from the
Grosvenor Estate, with a condition to restore the house to full
Victorian glory. The lavish amenities include an indoor swimming
pool in the basement, a gym, a home theater, a garage room, a
news house and much more.

7. “The Pinnacle,” Montana
Price – $155 million

This luxury ski-lodge is to be the largest property in
the exclusive billionaires-only private ski and golf
community, “Yellowstone Club.” Naturally then, it will
be the home of the owners of this elite group, Tim
and Edra Blixseth. While not considered big
compared to others on this list with only 10
bedrooms, this home will include heated flooring
throughout the house that stretches all the way to the
heated driveway, as well as fireplaces in all
bathrooms, a huge wine cellar, an indoor/outdoor
pool, gym and massage room.

8. “The Manor,” Los Angeles
Price – $150 million

This French chateau-style mansion was built in 1991, has 5,248
square meters of space on more than 4.6 acres and is also the
largest private home in Los Angeles County. The main Spelling
house is located at the end of a long driveway and is protected
by a security system. Other luxurious amenities include a
bowling alley, a gift-wrapping room, a humidity-controlled silver
storage room, tennis courts, two swimming pools, barber shop
and beauty salon on attic, a spa, an 18th Century-style garden,
rooftop garden, a citrus orchard and a parking space for over
100 cars. The screening room is also one of the major
highlights, where a projector emerges from the floor at the click
of a button as shades cover the windows.

9. Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey
Price – $139 million

Built on a huge 58-acre estate amid the lavish
surroundings of Windlesham, this massive structure
features 103 rooms plus everything that can be
described as magnificence and richness to the core.
The uptown court offers a bowling alley and a private
cinema for your recreation, stables if you love horses
and squash and tennis courts to hit some shots when
you want to relax. Apart from this, a heated marble
driveway awaits you every morning together with a
parking space big enough to accommodate eight

10. Dracula’s Castle, Romania
Price – $135 million

Built on 200 ft. tall rock, the castle has 57 inviting rooms,
courtyard and underground passages. It is said that Prince Vlad
the Impaler, the ferocious warlord who inspired Bram Stoker’s
“Dracula” character, lived in this castle for one night in 1400s.
Digging a bit deep into the past, the Bran castle is believed to
be originally built as a stronghold by the Teutonic Knights in
1212. From 1920 to 1948, the castle became the residence of
royal family. Presently, the historical castle is operating as a
museum of medieval arts and about 450,000 people visit the
castle every year. And yes, do remember that you will be
greeted by bats flying around the ramparts at twilight.


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