Living large, like life goes by in the Big Apple. Today we go outside the limits of New York City to show you the most expensive and dream houses in the world. Check our New York Design Agenda top 10 most expensive homes in the world:
This single family home was the most expensive home ever fought over in a divorce case (Donald Trump’s of course!). The home has 18 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms. After being on the market for $125 million, the estate was finally sold for $95 million.
At $100 million, this French chateau-style mansion in Los Altos Hills in California is now the home of Yuri Milner, the billionaire founder of Moscow-based venture capital firm Digital Sky Technologies. The estate has panoramic views of San Francisco Bay and 11 acres of land.
With 41,000 square feet and 15 bedrooms, the Fleur de Lys was on the market in 2008 for $125 Million. The home was built by Texan billionaire David Saperstine ans was inspired by the Vaux le Vicomte palace outside Paris.
Tim Blixseth’s $155 million dollar house is practically in the backyard of the neighboring ski resort he owns. The Pinnacle in Montana has a private chair lift that connects the house to the resort.
This Victorian villa is often listed as the most expensive home in London at a value of $161 million. The freestanding five-story home has 10 bedrooms and an underground indoor swimming room, panic room, and movie theatre.
If there’s any home with the coolest pop culture cred, it’s the Hearst Mansion — also known as Hearst Castle, which is valued at $165 Million. The estate features three swimming pools, 29 bedrooms, movie theater, and a disco.
At a value of $198 million and property taxes of $400,000, The sprawling Fairfield Pond estate is considered the largest occupied residential compound in the United States. With 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, 63 acres, and two tennis courts — it’s no surprise that the house also has a $150,000 hot tub.
Built in 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium, the famous French Riviera villa was reportedly purchased for $736 million by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. La Leopolda was used as a set in the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film “To Catch a Thief”.
At one billion dollars, Antilla is the world’s first billion-dollar home and sits on top of a six-story parking garage. There are nine elevators and a four-story open garden. It’s highly unlikely that this one will be topped anytime soon.
The Hala Ranch estate north of Aspen, Colorado was one of the most expensive houses ever to hit the market in the United States when it was purchased in 2006 for $135 million by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan. The 56,000 square foot home was built in 1991 and features its own wastewater treatment plant and, mechanical shop, gasoline pumps, and car wash. In June 2012, billionaire John Paulson purchased the estate for $49 million.
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