5 most expensive houses in the world


At this moment in time, the most expensive house in the world is reported to be Buckingham Palace, worth a cool $1.55 billion, but what about those properties that are available on the open market? In this article we will take a look at the most expensive properties money can buy. If you thought that apartments for sale in Downtown Dubai were on the expensive side, then check out these.

1. Casa Encantada, $225 million (Los Angeles, USA)

This Georgian-style mansion built in the 1930s in the Bel Air district of Los Angeles and close to the famous Bel Air Country Club comes with 60 rooms and has a reception hall that was designed by world-famous designer T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.

2. Authentic Italian Villa, $165 million (Los Angeles, USA)

LA also takes second place on our list, with this more modern Italian style villa built in the Venetian style and located in the desirable Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles. Surrounded by other mansions with the average cost of neighbouring properties coming in at $22 million, your neighbours are likely to be some of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities.

3. Fei Ngo Shan Single House, $126,447,533 (Hong Kong)

Offering stunning views of Victoria Harbour, and located in the Fei Ngo Shan, this house contains grand staircases, floor to ceiling windows and extravagant interior décor. In short, this is a luxury hideaway to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city.

4. Mansion in St. John’s Wood, $98,501,981 (London, UK)

The costliest UK based property on this list is situated in St. John’s Wood in London, which is one of the most desirable addresses in England’s capital city. This property in Avenue Road has been designed for those seeking a contemporary high-end lifestyle and includes a 12-seat cinema.

5. 5-Bedroom Apartment, $75,000,000 (NYC, USA)

This stunning penthouse sits on the top floor of the Time Warner Center’s South Tower bang in the heart of Manhattan in New York and couples modern design with breath-taking views and high-end amenities. Owners will also get to enjoy a massage room, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a swimming pool and full-time staff.

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