The Most Expensive Houses in the World in 2018
By TLB Contributing Writer: Nirdesh
It is understandable that every adult who is of age will dream of owning a home. The dreams vary, with some wishing for a four-bedroom house with a white fence, while others dream of owning executive mansions built on the shores of a pristine beach that will treat them to the magnificent views of the ocean every single day.
It is difficult to imagine just to what lengths people are willing to own homes, and a look at some of the most expensive properties in the world in 2018 will leave your mouth wide open just at how much people are willing to spend on homes. If you think the houses are too expensive, just remember that they were constructed because there are people who are willing to buy them. Otherwise, it would have been pointless to construct them. Here is a look at some of the most expensive houses in the world currently-:
Upper Phillimore Gardens
This London mansion was one time a ten-bedroom preparatory school, but it currently serves as someone’s private dwelling. The property goes for $128 million and a single glance at the property is sufficient to justify such a high price for a house. The property boasts of well-manicured gardens and it has a fully-fledged panic room for the safety of the occupants should someone try to threaten its security.
The amenities in the property are so many, featuring high-end systems and facilities such a well-equipped gym, a sauna, an underground pool, and a modern theatre to just name a few. The house is currently owned by Olena Pinchuk, who, coincidentally, happens to be the daughter of a former Ukrainian president.
16 Kensington Place Garden
The 16 Kensington Place Garden is located in a location commonly referred to as the Billionaires Row in London and it one of the kinds of properties you can just dream of owning if you don’t have the adequate financial muscles you can flex to acquire it. The property is valued at $140 million and it comes with all forms of luxury and opulence you would admire in a dream home. It is owned by Russian business Mogul, Roman Abramovich, who is one of the top billionaires in the world and also the owner of Chelsea Football Club. As such, it is understandable why and how such an investor would qualify to have a property on the Billionaires Row. If you are considering expedited passport renewal for a UK tour, be sure to pass around this area and marvel at the elegance and the opulence of the structure.
Seven the Pinnacle
Seven the Pinnacle is located in Big Sky, Montana and it is currently valued at $155 million. It is part of the highly envied and ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club and it also happens to be the club’s biggest and most expensive property. In this property, you get ski centers, a golf course, several pools and a myriad of other luxurious amenities that most of you would probably see in the movies. The property is owned by Edra and Tim Blixseth, who are also the co-founders of the Yellowstone Club. But this is not a big surprise, given that the Blixeths made their fortunes in real estate and it would be expected of them to have such an extraordinary development to call their own.
If you happen to go for expedited passport renewal and by any chance, you find yourself at the Hearst Castle, don’t shy away from asking the owner if you could spend a night there. With over 27 bedrooms you can potentially choose from, there is plenty of space for you to have more than a good night’s rest. The property is valued at $191 million and it is one of the most expensive homes you will ever find in San Simeon in California.
It is a castle that should look relatively familiar to you since it is the very same mansion you see in The Godfather if you have watched the show. It is owned by the trustees of William Randolph Hearst, the late newspaper tycoon. Currently, the property is primarily used for tourism and it has been a home to all manner of visitors including politicians and presidents such as John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill. This should give you the kind of thrill you can expect to spend time in such a castle.
This is another magnificent property worth millions of dollars in California. It is the property of Larry Ellison, who also happens to be the third richest man in the world and so it is not a surprise that he has his name attached to a $200 million dollar property. The luxurious estate features a total of ten separate and exquisitely designed buildings, together with a lake. In this estate, just the bathroom alone would confuse you to be an entire building. This illustrates the kind of opulence in the design and the building of the estate. In case you don’t know who the owner is, Ellison is one of the co-founders of Oracle and so it is easy to understand how he made his millions.
Would you go grocery shopping if you could easily get your produce right from your backyard? Well, this is some of the pleasantries you get from Villa Leopolda in Cote D’Azure in France. The $750 million property has a commercial-sized greenhouse where you will find a good variety of anything you would go to the grocery store for.
But it is not just the grocery aspect that gives the property a list of our most expensive houses. The design and the construction of the property have opulence written all over it and in it, you will also find virtually every amenity for luxury you may ever wish for. The house is the property of Lily Satra who is a widow to one of the most influential Lebanese bankers. Lily is also one of the philanthropists of our time.
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