While I certainly do enjoy discussing real estate development and the industry as a whole, I also enjoy taking some time to admire the homes and properties that are being provided to the market. Like most other people, I thoroughly enjoy looking at lavish houses with dozens of rooms, extravagant decorations and top-notch amenities. With that being said, I wanted to go through and highlight some of the most expensive and extravagant houses around the world.
Beverly Hills, California
When most people think of extravagant houses, they picture Beverly Hills, with good reason. Boasting six flat acres of land, additional smaller homes, an expansive library, billiard room and family room with an outside terrace that can seat 400 people, this mansion has something for everybody. The mansion even features a nightclub, a wine cellar and a spa facility. With amenities like these, there’s no reason to ever leave your house. The house itself has become incredibly famous, most notably for being featured in The Godfather and The Bodyguard.
Not many people can say that their homes are built around royalty, but the owner of Villa Leopolda certainly can! Built by the Belgian King Leopold II in 1902, this absolutely magnificent mansion is truly a sight to behold. This 50-acre expansive building features a helipad, pool, outdoor kitchen a commercial greenhouse and more than a dozen bathrooms and bedrooms combined. Similar to the Beverly House, the Villa Leopolda has been featured in many movies, such as The Red Shoes and To Catch a Thief.
Tour Odéon Penthouse
Monte Carlo, Monaco
How can a penthouse be worth $400 million dollars? Simple: it’s the greatest penthouse in the world. This 35,000-square-foot space sits atop of a 560-foot skyscraper (the second-tallest building in the Mediterranean) and provides a breathtaking 360-degree view of the area’s beautiful waters. While some prefer to stay on the ground, for anyone looking for a lavish high-rise apartment, look no further.