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Here Are 11 Of The Most Expensive Homes In The World

Posted May 2

Everyone has a dream home. We all want to find the perfect place to kick back at the end of a long day and feel fantastic. Well, some people have bigger than dreams than others. These 11 over-the-top mansions might make your current dream home seem downright ordinary. Or may they’ll inspire you to aim higher!

1. A French Estate Built For Royalty

Commissioned in 1902 by Belgium’s King Leopold II, this 50-acre property is one of France’s real estate jewels. It has 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms a commercial greenhouse, outdoor kitchen, pool and helipad. Hollywood loves this place, too. The movies “To Catch a Thief” and “The Red Shoes” were both filmed at the sprawling villa. This home was valued at nearly $750 million in 2008.

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2. The High Life In Hong Kong

Imagine yourself in this glamorous townhouse in Hong Kong. It occupies 4,120 square feet, has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet. The adjoining marble bathroom has a large tub to soak in along with a shower. And what luxury home would be complete without a maid’s quarters? This dream home is on the market for $89 million. No, that is not a typo!

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3. Big Living In Bel Air

Here in the U.S., a $250 million mansion went on the market earlier this year. What do you get for a quarter of a billion dollars? Here’s a quick rundown:

  • 38,000 square feet
  • 12 bedrooms
  • 21 bathrooms
  • Three kitchens
  • Six bars
  • Two wine-champagne cellars
  • 85-foot infinity pool
  • Massage room
  • Fitness center
  • The most advanced home theater in the U.S.

The builder told CNBC he didn’t just want to build a home. Instead, he wanted to create a “curated lifestyle.” If you lived in this well-appointed mansion, you wouldn’t have to leave home very often! But, if you did want to go out, you could depart in style from your very own heliport!

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4. Seaside Luxury In The Bahamas

A tropical island. Sea breezes. An almost 20,000-square-foot home. Sound perfect? Then, this waterfront mansion in Lucaya, Bahamas, might be your dream home. You’d never have to worry about running out of space for guests in this home. It has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and one half-bath. There’s a dining room, study/library and kitchen with butler’s pantry. The covered patio overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Oh, and there’s 355 feet of private beach right outside the door.

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5. Mexican Mansion On The Beach

For “only” $30 million, you could live in this Mexican mansion located 40 minutes from popular Tulum. This estate has five independent buildings. The main house has his-and-hers bathrooms, dressing rooms, outdoor showers and more. The family compound has 13 bedrooms and 16.5 bathrooms, and it sits on 2,000 feet of beach property.

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6. Glitzy Monaco Penthouse

Monaco is known for its extravagant lifestyle, so you need an equally glamorous home if you’re going to live there! This sea-view penthouse is a little small on space compared to other luxury homes: It’s only about 8,000 square feet (we could make that work!). But, it does have four bedrooms, a pool, an outdoor garden roof area and a killer view!

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7. Sky-High Decadance In Mumbai

The most expensive home in the world can be found in Mumbai, India. This 27-story skyscraper, known as Antilia, has 400,000 square feet to get lost in. The garage can hold up to 168 cars. If helicopter travel is more your speed, you can land it on one of the three helipads. Guests can enjoy their own private suites, a health club and a 50-seat home theater, too.

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8. Fluer de Lys In Los Angeles

This estate is a little piece of France right in the U.S. The Fleur de Lys mansion has 12 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. The wine cellar and tasting room occupy a sprawling 3,000 square feet. The palatial home has a ballroom for all the fancy parties you’d ever want to host! This LA mansion sold for a record-setting $102 million in 2014.

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9. A Norwegian Bargain

If you’re looking for something a little more “affordable,” then this villa in Norway might fit your budget. This beautiful home only costs $6.8 million. The three-story mansion has a sub-level private garage. On the first floor is a fully-equipped bar and sitting area, exercise room, pool and solarium. A gourmet kitchen, dining room, TV room and more fill the second floor. Sadly, the yacht is not included.

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10. “Bubble Palace” On The French Riviera

This estate looks like the setting of a science fiction story. Bloomberg actually compared it to Luke Skywalker’s home on the desert planet Tatooine! Worth $455 million, the price is out of this world, for sure. The home has 12,916 square feet and a total of 10 bedroom suites. It even served as the venue for a 2015 fashion show.

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11. The Gemini Estate In Florida

This secluded estate has 33 bedrooms, 34 full bathrooms and 13 half bathrooms. In total, the home provides nearly 85,000 square feet for its owner. With 1,200 feet of waterfront property, we envision some pretty epic beach parties! For a cool $195 million, it could be yours.

For more dream-home inspiration, check out Business Insider’s list of the most expensive home in 28 countries.

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