Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in the World


If you want to live big, you have to pay big.  Some of the greatest, largest, most exquisite, most expensive homes in the world are on the market, but before you write out that initial deposit, remember your place in the world.  If you go to the store and buy an extra can of Chef Boyardee because you got a bonus at work and feel like celebratin’, then you probably can’t afford any of the expensive houses below. But just which home is the most expensive house in the world; not as cut and dried as you would imagine. Read on…

10.  Rybolovlev Estate – $95 Million

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This house is the most expensive single family home in the country and, since it was owned by Donald Trump

, it’s obviously the most expensive home ever fought over in a divorce case.  The 33,000 square foot oceanfront mansion has become a key part of the proceedings since Trump’s ex-wife Elena Rybolovlev demanded jurisdiction due to infidelity.

This home has 18 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, and retails for $95 million, making it the most expensive single-family house in the nation…weird, we’re pretty sure we found nine more for this list.  Unless we’re suddenly on TopOnez.Net

Originally on sale for $125 million, it ended up being haggled down to a mere 95.  We guess the economy is hurting everyone these days.

9.  Silicon Valley Mansion — $100 Million

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As the most expensive single-family home in the US, this house… wait, didn’t we just say that the Rybolovlev Estate was the most expensive single-family house ever?  Well, okay, this one went for 100 million so I guess it wins.

With 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, and an indoor and outdoor pool (in case it rains, we guess), it’s all-in-all a pretty fancy house.

8.  Fleur De Lys — 125 Million

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Despite being marketed as the world’s most expensive house, the Fleur De Lys somehow only falls on number 8 on our list.  Wow, that’s weird, huh?  It’s almost like people on the Internet are wrong.

Fleur De Lys has 41,000 square feet and 15 bedrooms, but apparently no bathrooms, which we think is a huge oversight either by the architect or the person writing the articles we’re using as sources.

7.  The Manor — $150 Million

Here we are, finally, the most expensive residential real estate listing in the US, according to Wiki-freakin’-pedia.  $150 million.  Feels pretty good to put that part to rest, doesn’t it?  Thanks, Aaron Spelling, for having the (7th) most expensive house in the world.

This house features 56,000 square feet, 123 rooms, a bowling alley, an ice rink and allegedly an entire wing devoted to Spelling’s wife’s wardrobe.

6.  The Pinnacle — $155 Million

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Owned by Tim Blixseth, in Montana, this house is unique for two reasons: it has a private chair lift directly from the house to a nearby ski-resort (which Blixseth owns), and is the only house on this list so far named that doesn’t claim to be the most expensive in the world.

Also, we’re gonna call it right now: best back yard.  Because it’s a ski resort.

5.  Franchuk Villa — $161 Million

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This five-story, freestanding 10-bedroom Victorian Villa also features an underground indoor swimming pool, panic room, and private movie theatre.  It’s also the world’s most expensive home (yeah, sure it is), at $161 million.

How fancy is this place?  Allegedly, during some remodeling, the noise made the Mayor of Moscow angry.  The house is located in London.  That’s right: the house is so fancy it doesn’t make sense.

4.  The Hearst Mansion — $165 Million

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Top Three Facts about the Fourth Most Expensive House in the World: it was used in The Godfather, JFK spent his honeymoon there, and (holy crap, get this): it’s the most expensive home in the US!

It features three swimming pools, 29 bedrooms (you have to supply your own horse heads har har har), movie theater and, for some reason, a disco.

3.  Fairfield Pond — $198 Million

Currently valued that way due to its property taxes, this 66,000 square-foot main house has a basketball court, bowling alley, and a $150,000 hot tub. The most valuable home in the US (again, according to Wikipedia).

2.  Villa Leopolda — $736 Million

Wow, that’s a big jump in price.  Built by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902 and located on the French Riviera, this home was purchased by Russian billionaire Prokhorov, who is so rich he lost billions to the latest economic collapse and still had enough fun money to buy himself a three-quarter-billion-dollar summer home.  It has 27 stories, 19 bedrooms, and a rumored 50 full-time gardeners.

1.  Antilla – $1,000,000,000

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This is it. The one you’ve been waiting for. The grand finale. The one billion dollar home. We give you…Antilla, the actual most expensive house in the world…finally.

Located in Mumbai, Antilla challenges pretty much everything you’d expect about “what is possible in a home” and “what is possible for architecture.”  The 27-story house features six floors of parking, a health level with a jacuzzi, gym, and “ice room,” a ballroom level (for dancing?) several floors of bedrooms and bathrooms and even a four-story garden — because, yeah, we guess that’s possible.

The architecture is based on an Indian tradition called Vastu Shastra, which is supposed to be conducive to the movement of positive energy.  In keeping with this, each floor has not only a unique design, but an entirely unique set of materials and aesthetic design — meaning each room is meant to look like it’s from a different house.

Basically, this house has everything — things you can imagine, things you can’t imagine, and things you never thought to imagine but are now imagining because they sound like the greatest thing you’ve ever heard of.

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  1. Alkesh Sengar on

    Victor just hv a look abt Antilla on Google or YouTube… India is Always on TOP. Tum jaise chutiyo ko waha Job pr bhi nai rakhte… 😀 :-O 😛

  2. Alkesh Sengar on

    Victor just hv a look abt Antilla on Google or YouTube… India is Always on TOP. Tum jaise chutiyo ko waha Job pr bhi nai rakhte ????

  3. Jessica Knorr on

    I think there is an error on the home built by King Leopold. It says it has 27 stories but I dont see how that is possible. Im guessing you meant 27 bedrooms / 19 bathrooms?

  4. There is a house under construction in Los Angeles (Bel Air) that will reputedly list for 1/2 Billion USD. There is another house in Beverly Hills (on 25 ACRES IN BEVERLY HILLS)!!! It was initially listed at $195M, but was dropped to a measly $150M, and is now no longer listed. I assume it sold. Certainly these two should find their way onto your list, along with a $115M house in Bel Air, 15 Bed, 57,957 Sq Ft, Baths20 Full, 16 Half Bath, Lot Size 2.99 Acres.

    I love your articles they are at the same time enlightening and very entertaining.

  5. There’s an odd-looking building in South Mumbai in India that looks like it’s under construction, only that it’s finished and furnished. And by how much. Called the Antilia, after mythical island in the Atlantic, the building is famous not for its odd structures of extra high ceilings and protruding floors; it’s the second most expensive house today at $1 billion. Barring the Buckingham Palace, which is valued at $1.55 billion, it would have been our most expensive house in our list, as has named it in 2014. In fact, Forbes cited that it’s the first house (other than palaces) to breach the $1 billion range.

    Our infographic of the world’s most expensive houses compares the home values against the British Royal’s residence. Interestingly, the palace is not the most ornate or opulent among palaces; Saudi royals and sheiks are known to live more lavishly, beating their European counterparts. But property value is not just about what the house is, but who lives in it. The Queen of England lends to the palace a value higher than the structure’s worth.

    Likewise, property value is all about where it is. It’s no surprise that Kensington in Southwest London has three entries in our list, a known favorite playground by the world’s billionaires. The usual suspects, Aspen, Beverly Hills, and Palm Beach, are also included.

  6. I really wouldn’t want to live in a huge house even if I were rich.
    That’s a considerable waste of space and materials, and what an impact on the environment!
    I believe a medium-sized home would be ideal. Too cramped would probably be uncomfortable, but too big would be a burden and a waste.

  7. Incredible homes but what about Asetti’s ” James Bond House”. I think that had a projected cost of around $250 million. And that was without the land to build it on. Have to say it is the most spectacular home design I ever seen. Straight out of a James Bond movie. Awesome man.

    • Yeah not wrong there Jane. That is taking architecture to new exciting levels. Asetti own the super home.

  8. Super like for Rybolovlev Estate a dream home.. Sorry Mr Ambani more jobs would have been generated if money could have been invested in expansion of your venture……

  9. Easy folks.

    Yes, these homes are ostentatious, but if you had all that money, would you put it in the STOCK MARKET???, a place where you could lose a good chunk of all that money in a day?

    Real estate is a place to park cash. It often does well as an investment. You can entertain people there and you can house your family, or in this case, 163 families.

    If you’ve paid for one of these monstrosities, and the market dives, so what? You still have a place to live.

    It makes sense from the perspective of someone who has made a billion dollars.

    Easy. Remember, the people who own these houses are human beings too.

    • If I had that kind of money to spend, I would exactly do so. Maybe not only in stocks, but I would spend it all in equities for sure. A share is a piece of a company, even if the market goes sour and then crashes, you are still the owner of something just like in a house. And if you aren’t in a dire need of cash, you will eventually get some money back from dividends sometime later, so even if you are not a billionare anymore, you’ll still make enough money to make a living as long all the companies you own doesn

  10. Michael Murphy on

    I would give you 10 cents for anyone of these monstrositys….talk about human sickness…who needs anything this big? Rich people aren’t the brightest are they?

  11. iknowthesethings on

    The Silicon Valley Mansion is 13310 La Paloma Road in Los Altos Hills. He chose the home is in a very expensive neighborhood, and picked the most coveted street in that enclave. Now that I have said my piece, let me go back to home sweet home aka Villa Leopolda. Want to visit? You will have to buy yourself a ticket to the French Riviera. Did you expect me to send you a private jet from my fleet?

  12. The most expensive one is the ugliest one.whooo I will not pay even a tenth of that price.

  13. if i saw this $1B building without knowing any information about it i’ll say its a project for graduated engineer and its not done yet,its expensive but the most ugly one

  14. Ironically, I could have sworn that the $1B was some sort cheap apartment tower at first glance.

  15. Bailey Morton on

    I can think of one house that costs twice as much to build as the highest one on this list, or at least it does if you adjust for inflation. Versailles was a house built for Louis the fourteenth and cost roughly 2.5 Billion dollars in today’s money to build.

    • Meaningless publicity.. And kind of gelosy…mr.bailey Morton, you must need to update ur knowledge….antilla is one of the richest house in the world… Keep it in ur mind…

      • Bailey Morton on

        First of I believe you meant to say jealousy. Second I don’t live in Versailles or Antilla nor do I have any other reason to be jealous as you claim. Third their doesn’t seem to be a time requirement on these houses as one of them was built by King Leopold over 100 years ago so I can think of no reason why I would need to update my knowledge. Finally I’m not desputing that Antilla is one of the most expensive houses in the world I just feel that they should include Versailles on the list.

        • abhishek kishore on

          Antilla thats my father-in-law’s house..and i’m not joking. u can google it.

  16. where is buckingham palace or any of the other houses in london not to mention some of the arab royal familys houses in saudi arabia, bahrain ect

    • yeah mate, buckingham palace is at #2 behind antilia at1.5 billion dollars and to correct # stands at 1.8 billion dollars

    • George Tennessee Wiseman on

      John, that was pretty glaring, don’t you think? Before I saw your comment I had written: Hey, guys, what’s the big idea? Surely someone other than me is aware of the fact that you have completely screwed up with #4. Let me explain it, as it’s relatively simple and goes something like this: The caption reads “The Hearst Mansion.” Okay, I don’t have a problem with that, but the “Hearst Mansion” you’re referring to in the story is generally called “The Beverly House,” and it’s in Beverly Hills and W.R. Hearst DID own it, and I believe, in fact, that he died there. The photograph you have under the caption for #4 is NOT that house, but the more well known estate known generally as “Hearst Castle,” and to be more precise, the house in the picture was generally referred to as the “Casa Grande,” as it was the main residence on what Mr. Hearst liked to refer to as “The Ranch.” There are three very grand guest houses on the same hill, and they’re known as the “Casa del Sol,” “Casa del Mar,” and “Casa del Monte.” I’m no Einstein or even a Herodotus, but if I can reel of THESE facts off the tops of my head, you guys are DEFINITELY being sloppy. Hey – can I get a job working for you? Obviously you could use some help. THANKS!

    • it was the seen a very old age period. the picture of home shows it is before 150 year before.

  17. Elena Rybolovlev was never married ro Trump. She was divorcing a billionaire from Russia.

    Trump has had only 3 wives: Ivana, Marla and Melania.

  18. what a waste! as if all those rooms will ever be occupied, unless of course all the family members moved in.

  19. A house is not necessarily a home, and a home is not necessarily a house.

    Nice places though.

  20. These are pretty impressive, but have you seen Saddam Hussein`s, Chemical Ali`s and Nicolae Ceausecu`s houses? Granted, they were tyrants and madmen, but their houses were cool as hell. I mean, GOLD toilet seats?