20 Most Expensive Houses in the World [Infographic]

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20) Royal Villa of Marlia
Caponnori, Italy

The villa sits on 39.5 acres of gardens, designed by famed French architect Jacques Greber.

19) Bootjack Ranch
Colorado, United States

Owned by Texan billionaire energy tycoon Kelcy Warren, chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners.

18) Bel-Air Mansion
California, United States

Sold by real estate developer Mohamed Hadid to an unnamed Indonesian buyer in 2010.

17) Cielo de Bonaire
Mallorca, Spain

Located in Mallorca, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Also the birthplace of Rafael Nadal.

16) Hummingbird Ranch
California, United States

The second and third season of the reality TV show “The Biggest Loser” were filmed here.

15) Neo-Italian Renaissance mansion
New York, United States

Designed by famed New York architect, C.P.H. Gilbert.

14) Villa La Pallandiana
Cap d’Ail, France

Its architecture is influenced by the works of the Italian master builder, Andrea Palladio (1508-1580).

13) Tranquility
Nevada, United States

Owned by Joel Horowitz, the co-founder of global fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger.

12) Albermarle House
Virginia, United States

Once owned by Patricia Kluge, ex-wife of former world’s richest man, John Kluge.

11) Fleur de Lys
California, United States

Currently owned by celebrity couple Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon.

10) Dracula’s Castle
Bran, Romania

Vlad the Impaler, the ferocious warlord who inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula, was rumoured to have lived in the castle in the 1400s.

9) Updown Court
Surrey, England

The flamboyant English pop singer Sir Elton John lives next door.

8) Spelling Manor
Los Angeles, United States

Currently owned by Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone.

7) The Pinnacle
Montana, United States

Owned by Tim Blixseth, real estate developer and timber baron who also co-founded the Yellowstone Club.

6) Franchuk Villa
Kensington, England

Owned by Elena Franchuk, daughter of Ukrainian, ex-president and wife of a Ukrainian steel magnate and philanthropist.

5) Hearst Mansion
California, United States

Once owned by William Randolph Hearst, a prominent newspaper published who built up the nation’s largest newspaper chain.

4) Fairfield Pond
The Hamptons, United States

Owned by Ira Ennert, an investor who made fortune through junk bonds secured by metals companies he acquired.

3) The Penthouse
London, England

On top of lavish features such as wine tasting room, this flat also boasts top-level security measures, including SAS protection.

2) Villa Leopolda
Cote D’Azur, France

Lily Safra inherited the property when her banker husband, Edmond Safra died in a fire in 1999.

1) Antilla
Mumbai, India

Owned by the head of Mumbai based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambanin.

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David Boyd

Excellent infographic fella’s. My pick: Spelling Manor

Tomorrow Finance

Cheers Dave, yes the good old tv series 90210 certainly would have helped pay for that home!


great help should have pics though thanks

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