Feast your eyes on some of the most priciest homes on the planet including a 27-story apartment building, a palatial palace and even a New York Penthouse… Today we look at the 25 Most Expensive Houses on Planet Earth.
25. Palladian Estate – Bradbury Estates
Located in the Bradbury Estates community in San Gabriel Valley, this massive modern style mansion kicks off our list with some impressive features and is one of the most expensive houses in the world.
The home is estate is complete with a 3-D movie theater, 2,000 bottle wine cellar and underground firing range where you can test your gun skills for the zombie apocalypse.
One of the most impressive features of this home include the amazing landscaped gardens and massive swimming pool located at the rear.
The price for this outstanding piece of real estate is said to be worth around $79 Million dollars.
24. Edie Goetz Mansion, California
This $79 Million Dollar mansion was previously owned by Edie Goetz, the daughter of MGM founder Louis B Mayer.
The home was a regular use for glitzy Hollywood parties and features an art-deco bar, large private library and amazing landscaped gardens.
The house covers 20,000 square feet and has 11 bedrooms, center hall entrance way with curved floating staircase and comfortably spacious formal living and dining rooms.
There is a breakfast room with classically aristocratic black and white checkerboard marble floor and outside you will find a large circular pool.
23. 432 Park Penthouse, New York City
Located in one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere, this 95th floor penthouse has a going rate of $82 Million Dollars.
The penthouse features floor to ceiling windows that give great views of the city and the rooms inside are large and spacious.
The building also has over 30,000 square feet of private amenities, including a restaurant, outdoor terrace, a gym, and a 75-foot-pool and massage therapy
Buyers can also expect private elevator landings, heated bathroom floors and the option to purchase a climate-controlled wine cellar.
22. Del Dios Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe
Listed for $85 Million dollars, this 210 acre ranch stands in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
The main house sits atop a hill and is made of redwood, glass, marble and concrete and features amazing 360 degree views.
The property embraces 40 acres of producing Valencia orange groves and includes a lake, tennis court, and equestrian facilities.
Rancho Santa Fe is known for its top-ranking schools, its exclusive golf course, and proximity to Del Mar Race Track and some of the best Pacific Ocean beaches.
The property also features a large spa and private guest house.
21. Cher’s Beverly Hills Mansion, Los Angeles
Thought to have a value of £85 Million Dollars this massive mansion has access to miles of horse trails and two horse rings.
There are also 5 deluxe stables for those wanting to keep their pride and joy on-site.
This mansion, located in Beverly Hills was once owned by Cher who later sold it to Eddie Murphy.
The property has large landscaped gardens and an outside tennis court.
The main house features six bedrooms, a staff quarters and 5500 square feet of Travertine terraces.
The estate includes a 7,000-square foot, Moroccan-style guesthouse with four en suite bedrooms, six bathrooms, two kitchens, and two fireplaces.
The on-site equestrian barn also features a spacious stone-floored lounge with fireplace along with two bedrooms, two bathrooms
20. Brookline Estate, Boston
Owned by Reebok CEO Paul Fireman this large mansion located in Boston is made of limestone and is thought to have a value of over $90 Million.
The 26,623 square foot home is surrounded by a golf course and country club and features numerous bedrooms and bathrooms.
The house features a large central driveway that opens out into 360 degrees and has a large fountain in the middle.
19. Pumpkin Key, Key Largo
Located near Key Largo in the Florida keys this massive island based property is currently on the market for $95 Million Dollars.
The island features a 20-slip marina, tennis courts, and countless cottages.
The island also has several private beaches, guest houses and a tennis court hidden away in the trees.
The price of this island has actually gone down $15 million dollars since it was listed on the market back in 2014.
18. Las Varas and Edwards Raches, Santa Barbara
Located in the hills of Santa Barbra, this large ranch recently hit the market for an asking price of $108 Million Dollars.
The ranch has access to flat pastures, two miles of private beach access, avocado and lemon orchards, and private canyon trails.
17. Silicon Valley Mansion, California
Owned by Netscape co-founder Jim Clark this massive sea front property is thought to be worth $110 Million Dollars.
The property is set over 60,000 square feet and its design features a set of unique pavilions.
There are 10 bedrooms located over 3 properties, a large boathouse and beach house and infinity pool.
The 5.14-acre parcel stretches from Lake Worth to the Atlantic Ocean and was built in the 1930’s
16. Woolworth Building’s Pinnacle Penthouse, New York
Sitting around 700 Feet above the ground and coming with its own open air conservatory, this large penthouse was recently added to the market for around $110 Million Dollars.
This 9,710-square-foot apartment that is said to cover 7 floors has been shrouded in secrecy, so much so that currently no pictures of the inside exist.
Let it be known however that once the Pinnacle goes on sale it will be one of the most sought after properties in the city and possibly one of the most sought after penthouses in the world.
15. Xanadu 2.0, Washington
Xanadu 2.0 needs no introduction as it is the current home of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and is thought to have cost around $120.5 Million dollars to build.
The 66,000-square-foot mansion is noted for its design and the technology it incorporates is thought to be some of the most sophisticated in the world.
A high-tech sensor system helps guests monitor a room’s climate and lighting and the house uses its natural surroundings to reduce heat loss.
The pool features its own underwater music system and there is even a trampoline room with a 20ft ceiling.
There are 24 bathrooms, a 200 person reception hall, six kitchens, an enormous library, 20 seat movie theater and private dock.
The 1900 square foot guest house is also thought to have the same kind of technology as the main house.
There is a garage for 23 cars, an artificial stream stocked with fish and sand on the beach has been imported from the Caribbean.
14. Rancho San Carlos, California
Located in Santa Barbara, California this this monstrous compound has been on the market since 2014 and is thought to have a price tag of around $125 Million.
It features ten cottages, horse stables, and fields of citrus and avocado trees with the main house covering 10,000 square feet.
The public rooms of the home feature wood paneling and the 11,250 square foot covered riding area was built in 1930.
13. – River House Residence, New York
With an eye watering asking price of £130 Million Dollars, this is one of New York Cities most expensive homes.
Encompassing a massive 62,000-square feet it features a 62-foot indoor swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, an IMAX screening room, a wine cellar, a full spa, and a card room.
There is also a private riverfront garden, 15,000-square foot bedroom level with a giant master suite and a level designated entirely to staff.
And with the property located in the center of Manhattan, you have access to everything the city has to offer, that is if you can afford around $2100 per square foot.
12. – Briar Patch, The Hampton’s
Currently one of the most expensive mansions in the popular beach location of the Hampton’s, it is thought to be valued at $140 Million dollars.
The main house covers 10,000 square feet, while the added guest house covers 3500 square feet.
Outside you can find a tennis court, pool, hot tub, plus a private pond, woodlands, and landscaped lawns with picturesque gardens.
The guest house is thought to have 4 bedrooms and the main house 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
11. – Great Island, Connecticut
Located just off the coast of Connecticut, is this massive island property listed at $175 million dollars and is just a thirty minute drive from Manhattan.
The tropical style mansion boasts a gorgeous waterfront view and is one of the older properties on our list.
Great Island is connected to the mainland by a land bridge and features stunning views of Long Island Sound.
There’s a private beach, yacht basin, and several smaller houses on the island, which is just 55 minutes drive from Manhattan.
The island also features a granite stable and there’s a Grand Prix equestrian ring and riding trails.
10. – Manapalan Mansion, Florida
Thought to be worth around $195 million dollars and located in Florida, this mansion boasts 33 bedrooms and 47 bathrooms, and was once home to twentieth century socialite Gloria Guinness.
The mansion was built in the 1940’s and covers an area of around 63,000 square feet.
Other amenities on the complex include a world-class botanic garden, with over 1,500 species of tropical trees and plants and a PGA-standard golf practice area.
– There is also a sports complex featuring a regulation tennis court, half basketball court, playground, and miniature golf course and for the kids… a Robinson Crusoe-style tree house.
9. – Holmby Hills Spelling Manor
Quite possibly one of the most famous manor houses in the United States, the former Spelling manor as it was named at the time is valued at $200 Million Dollars.
The home and surrounding estate was built for TV producer Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy in 1988 and is thought to contain 122 rooms.
Now simply called “The Manor”, it also features a screening room, gym, bowling alley, three rooms for wrapping presents, four two-car garages, tennis court, and a swimming pool.
The parking lot accommodates 100 vehicles, and there are also 16 carports on-site.
8. – Ellison Estate, California
Home to Oracle founder Larry Ellison, this large estate is currently thought to be valued at around $200 million dollars and is located on Lake Tahoe.
The property has about 420 feet of lake frontage, and two private piers with 3 guest houses also located on the lake near to the main house.
The complete structure which composes of a main house with a pool and spa, a beach house, a cottage and a writer’s cabin extends over 18,000 square feet of living space.
The house features a billiards room and a grand master suite and the pier is filled with expensive water toys and reports of a submarine are also in the air.
7. – Kensington Palace Gardens, London
Known to now be one of the most expensive private homes in London this pad is thought to be worth around $222 Million Dollars.
Owned by an Indian steel magnate, this house is not only situated on London’s most expensive street, it is also just around the corner from the former home of Princess Diana.
The mansion comes with 12 bedrooms, Turkish baths and parking for 20 cars and was once owned by Berne Ecclestone, head of the Formula One racing series.
If you were to buy this house then you can expect your neighbors to include your neighbors the Russian Embassy, Tamara Ecclestone and Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich.
6. – Four Farfield Pond
Coming in at number six, we have another New York located property that has been valued at around $248.5 Million Dollars.
The massive mansion features 29 bedrooms, a bowling alley and even three swimming pools.
It’s also got a basketball court, 39 bathrooms, squash courts, a 91-foot long dining room and several tennis courts.
The mansion is located in the Hampton’s and is currently regarded as one of the most expensive homes on the continental united states.
5. – Bel Air Spec Manor, Los Angeles – $250 Million
Moving across to the west coast now and this house has to be one of my personal favorites.
This modern style Bel Air Mansion covers 380,000 square feet and was created by a luxury developer.
Features of this insane modern home include 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, six bars, a massage room and private spa,
And if you think thats extravagant then you also have access to a fitness center, two wine-champagne cellars, the most advanced home theater in any United States home, and even an 85-foot infinity pool.
The mansion is aimed at a new type of successful global billionaires who desire state of the art technology and spacious living.
4. – La Tour Odeon Penthouse, Monaco
Officially at the time of publication, the most expensive penthouse in the world goes to the La Tour Odeon penthouse in Monaco with a price tag of $355 Million Dollars.
Set atop a massive skyscraper, this penthouse has everything billionaires could ever dream of including an infinity pool with attached water-slide, health center, 24/7 concierge service and a private chauffeur.
The penthouse covers five floors in total and includes 32,000 square feet of living space in a town where just over 90 square feet can sell for over $1 Million Dollars.
3. – Villa Leopolda, France
So what does $750 Million dollars buy you on the South Coast of France?
Your answer is this massive French Riviera style Villa that was once a WWI military hospital and the set for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film, To Catch a Thief.
The house is currently owned by Lily Safra, who inherited the villa after her husband’s death.
The estate is spread over two guest houses that sit on 20 acres of grounds with countless olive, cypress and lemon trees taken care by 50 gardeners.
There are 19 luxurious bedrooms inside main house and other features include huge bathrooms, antique furnishings, walk-out terraces, and fireplaces.
Other features inside of the home include sporting courts, a bowling alley, multiple kitchens and dining rooms, a movie theater, and other touches like rare marble and period artwork.
The 80,000 square-foot estate is one of the worlds most spectacular aeas and Villa Leopolda has been featured on many television shows like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and VH1’s Fabulous Life.
2. – Antilla Mumbai Tower, India
Currently the tallest single use residential home in the world, Antilla Tower in the Indian city of Mumbai is currently thought to be valued at an astounding $1 Billion Dollars.
This small arcology with its 27-stories is owned by the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani.
On the upper floors you will find a helicopter landing pad, a full on movie theater and a private spa.
The house has a staff of 600 people and is designed to be able to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale.
Coming in at a staggering 400,000 square feet, this massive home also features a multi-story garage with space for 168 cars, nine elevators, a temple where the family prays regularly and a 2 story recreation center.
1. – Buckingham Palace, United Kingdom
Although stated as a crown property, Buckingham Palace is currently thought to be the most expensive residence in the world today with a valuation of $1.5 Billion.
The whole building has 775 rooms and these include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
The queens private residences are located inside the palace on the upper floors of a specific wing.
More than 50,000 people visit the Palace each year as guests to State banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and Garden Parties.
The balcony of Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous in the world and members of the Royal Family can often be seen waving to the crowds during celebrations.
The royal kitchens are also huge and cover some of the lower floors and are partly underground.
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