Owning a mansion is nearly the dream of everyone. Though we may not have the chance to achieve it, we can still appreciate the billionaires’ luxury houses.
1. Antilla, Mumbai- The first billion dollar home & Larger than life
Antilia is a 27-floor personal home in South Mumbai belonging to businessman Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries. A full-time staff of 600 maintains the residence, reportedly the most expensive home in the world.
This unbelievable building owns so many astounding facts: The first house EVER to exceed $1 billion, Antilla Mumbai’s almost 400,000 square feet of interior space even exceeds that of the Palace of Versailles! Each family member of the Mukesh Ambani family will have their own personal health club with a gym in Antilla Mumbai. Also, the mansion houses a dance studio, guest rooms, a variety of lounges, and a six-level garage for 168 cars, a panic room and a garden on each level.
A top six stories of parking lots, Antilla’s living quarters begin at a lobby with nine elevators, as well as several storage rooms and lounges. Down dual stairways with silver-covered railings is a large ballroom with 80% of its ceiling covered in crystal chandeliers. It features a retractable showcase for pieces of art, a number of LCD monitors and embedded speakers, as well as stages for entertainment. The hall opens to an indoor/outdoor bar, green rooms, and powder rooms and allows access to a nearby “entourage room” for security guards and assistants to relax.
Ambani plans to occasionally use the residence for corporate entertainment and the family wants the look and feel of the home’s interior to be distinctly Indian; 85% of the materials and labor will come from outside the U.S., most of it from India.
2. Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey ($139 Million)
This amazing palace is situated in Windlesham neighborhood in England. It includes 103 rooms and all the requirements that you may need in your life to live a luxurious life such as bowling alley, private cinema, horse stables, squash and tennis courts and a marble path with a parking space that is large enough for parking eight limousines.
Set in 11 acres of gardens and 46 acres of woodland, it has 24 en-suite bedrooms, five swimming pools, stables, tennis and squash courts, a bowling alley, a helipad and garage space for eight cars.
Allen-Vercoe put the house on the market in 2005, hoping to sell it in six months. However, with no buyer found, the cost of maintaining the house has grown to ￡1.5 million per year.
3. The Spelling Manor , Los Angeles – ($150 Million)
The 56,500-square foot ‘Spelling Manor’ sits on about 4.7 acres in Holmby Hills, a posh neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. This mansion has seven bedrooms including the “Prince Charles Suite,” so named after a visit from his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. A “grand entrance,” a sitting room, an office, a kitchenette, and his and her baths comprise the master bedroom suite.
The amazingly large house also comes with a famous doll room, a breakfast room with the elegant wallpaper and matching upholstery, 3 kitchens, 2 swimming pools, a bowling alley, beauty salon, and parking for 100 cars. It’s quite hard to imagine living in such a freaking big home especially the owner is only a 22-year-old woman…
4. The Pinnacle Montana – ($155 Million)
The castle was built in the 14th century and has 57 total rooms. The castle is now used as a museum and receives roughly 400 million tourists each year. The Pinnacle is a $155 million ski lodge and residence owned by Edra and Time Blixseth. The Blixseths own the Yellowstone Club which is a ski resort that only billionaires belong to. The house has 10 bedrooms, every floor is heated…including the driveway.
5. Fleur De Lys, Beverly Hills
What has been called the most beautiful estate in America is also the most patient: owner Suzanne Saperstein has had this mind-boggling mansion on the block since 2007 and the price has not come down a cent from $125 million. It has 12-bedrooms and 15-baths, plus a guest house, on 5-gated Beverly Hills acres, but it is not the size, a whopping 35,000+ square feet that impresses, it is the building itself, a European-style palace fit for royalty with marble walls and limestone floors and plenty of gold embossing everywhere. Besides a 50-seat theater (not home theater), there are dual kitchens, a ballroom, gym, pool house, and much more.
The Fleur de Lys was constructed in the 1990′s under billionaire David I Saperstein’s request for his then wife Suzanne Saperstein’s and took 5 years to complete. The house design was influenced by Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles and has been adorned with the finest statues, fabrics, crafts, paintings and all other luxurious ornaments that a home of this caliber is required to have.
6. Penthouse, One Hyde Park – ($200 Million)
A London penthouse is believed to be the most expensive rental property in the country after it was put on the market for £2.3 million a year.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom apartment is located in the exclusive One Hyde Park – the most expensive block of flats in the world. It boasts five reception rooms, parking for two cars and panoramic views across the capital.
One Hyde Park was built by billionaires Nick and Christian Candy. A number of the world’s wealthiest people have owned flats at the building in the past – including Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar.
7. Acqua Liana, Florida – The most luxurious eco mansion
Frank McKinney’s $22.9 million Acqua Liana home has been described as “Sui Generis” or the ultimate in luxury real estate. Creating a whole new class by itself, Acqua Liana is set upon more than 1.6 acres, is 23 feet above sea level, features the first ever glass water floor with hand-painted Monet-inspired illuminated tiles and a large glass chandelier designed by Dale Chihuly.
Acqua Liana is the first ultra-luxury home to obtain a triple green certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, the Florida Green Building Coalition and Energy Star. Acqua Liana’s rigorous green applications have set new standards for environmentally responsible luxury construction practices around the world.
8. Gold House, Switzerland ($12 Billion)
Designed by Stuart Hughes of Liverpool U.K. in collaboration with Zug Switzerland. Residing on a secret location in Switzerland near the Italian border the house was constructed.
This great mansion covers a land of 2442 m2 and has a living space of 725 m2. However what makes this the most bespoke living place, is it’s made from over 200,000 kilograms of solid gold and platinum fixtures and fittings.
It is prepared by using 440,000 pounds of the most precious metals in the world which are gold and platinum. Even the floors are made by using rare materials such as meteoric stones and Dinosaur bones. The home is provided with 8 bedrooms and a garage that can accommodate 4 cars, huge terrace and wine room in the basement.