Property values may have shrunk in a number of countries in recent years; however that may not be the case at the higher end of the ladder. There are numerous homes that have seen astronomical amounts of money change hands during their building or sale. These are the sorts of homes that god would have built, if only he had the money.
A cool $1Billion could get you something similar to Mukesh Ambanin’s 27 storey Mumbai palace, which has been touted as a Taj Mahal for the 20th century. The house covers 40,000 square feet and is served by over 500 people. It’s got its own cinema, 3 helicopter pads, swimming pool and library, as well as a six storey car park for his 168 car collection. Bizarrely, the 600 staff serve a family of six people – what can we say.
Villa Leopolda, France
Situated in the Cote D’Azur, this 30,000 square foot villa has 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms and is worth over half a billion dollars. It’s also home to one of the most beautiful beach front views in the region and has two guest houses and a garden that takes 50 gardeners to tend. It’s a home that is more luxurious than most could ever imagine and the 18 acre estate comes with a bowling alley, sports courts and a number of kitchens and dining rooms.
The Penthouse London
Hyde Park is one of the most exclusive areas of England’s capital and this pent house is worth over 200m and among the most expensive flats in the world. The property has its own escape tunnel, as well as a panic room and is guarded on a 24/7 basis. At $6000 a square foot, it’s also extremely expensive.
Fairfield Pond, the Hamptons
If you ever fancied bathing in a $150,000 hot tub, then this is the place you can do it. Fairfield is one of the largest homes in the USA with 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms. It’s also got 40 tennis courts, so if you love a racquet and ball; it’s the place for you. However, if you want to buy my house for $170m, I’ll see if I can purchase it
The Pinnacle, Montana
Of course, if skiing is more your thing than tennis, The Pinnacle in Montana could be yours for a meagre $155m. The ski lodge has 10 bedrooms all of which have heated floors. It also has a fireplace in all bathrooms and an outdoor pool and also a massage room. It’s got all the trappings of a perfect holiday home if you ask us.