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World's Most Expensive Homes

Updated on August 19, 2010

Everyday we here of luxurious homes being bought and sold all over the world, but which ones are the most expensive. The number 10 most expensive home in the world is a home that many people have heard of, Bran "Dracula's" Castle in Romania, worth $135 million.

The castle was built in the 14th century and has 57 total rooms. The castle is now used as a museum and receives roughly 400 million tourists each year. If you would like to see more or take a virtual tour of the castle, then please visit the Bran Castle Website.

The Number 9 most expensive home in the world is the Updown Court in Windlesham, worth $139 million.

The Updown Court was originally built in 1924 and then re-built in 1987, after a large fire. The home has 103 rooms in total, a 2 lane bowling alley, squash court, tennis court, and 5 swimming pools. To learn more about this luxurious mansion, have a look at the Updown Court Website.

The Number 8 most expensive home in the world is The Manor in Los Angeles, worth $155 million.

The Manor was Built in 1988 and owned by television producer Aaron Spelling.  The home has 123 total rooms and is located on 4.6 acres of land.  The house has 4 garages, tennis court, pool, screening room, bowling alley, indoor skating rink and three rooms for wrapping gifts.

The Number 7 most expensive home in the world is Blixseth's The Pinnacle in Montana, worth $155 million.

The Pinnacle is owned by Tim Blixseth, the owner of Yellowstone Clud.  The home is smaller than most on the list but the property and location make up for it.  The mansion has indoor/outdoor pool, amazing view of Pioneer mountain, Cedar Mountain and Yellowstone Club.  The house even has a private chair left directly from the house to the ski resort.  The beauty and scenery are what sets this home apart from the others.

The Number 6 most expensive home in the world is Franchuk Villa in Kensington, worth $161 million.

The Franckuk Villa is named after the owner Elena Franchuk, who purchased the home in 2006.  The house was originally a girl's prep school before being remodeled.  The house is 5 stories tall and has an underground pool, that takes up an entire floor.  The Villa's true worth is on the interior of the house, which has some of the most amazing wood furnishings and artwork.

The Number 5 most expensive home in the world is the Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills, worth $165 million.

The Hearst Mansion was the home of William Randolph Hearst and was built in 1926.  This mansion is not only famous for having movie star neighbors, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, but it was also featured in The Godfather movie.  The home has 29 bedrooms, 3 pools, 2 tennis courts, a disco, and a private cinema.  A truly remarkable home with an exterior as beautiful as the interior.

The Number 4 most expensive home in the world is Fairfield Pond in The Hamptons, worth $170 million.

Fairfield Pond is the home of billionaire, Ira Rennert.  The property is considered the largest residential compound in the United States.  The home is comprised of 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, basketball court, 2 tennis courts, bowling alley, and a $150,000 hot tub.  The buildings are more than 110,000 square feet, with stunning large columns for support.

The Number 3 most expensive building in the world is the One Hyde Park Penthouse in London, worth $200 million.

The One Hyde Park Penthouse wouldn't be worth $200 million, if it was not located at the one hyde park address.  The location of this penthouse is what is the true value of this building.  Hyde Park is one of the most famous parks in the world and was the site of the Live 8 concert.  The building itself is stunning with wine tasting rooms, squash courts, spas, and 24 hour room service.  If you would like to see more please visit the One Hyde Park Website.

The Number 2 most expensive home in the world is the Villa Leopolda in the French Riviera, worth $506 million.

The home was originally built in 1902 by King Leopold II, for who the villa is named after.  The house is an architectural masterpiece and is the most expensive villa in the world.  The real value in the property is the 20 acres of land covered in 1200 orange, cypress, lemon, and olive trees.

The Number 1 most expensive home in the world is the Antilla in Mumbai, worth $1billion.

Without a doubt the Antilla is the most expensive home in the world.  The building is owned by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, who is the 5th richest man in the world.  The home is a 27 story mansion, with each floor different from the next.  The mansion is also home to roughly 600 employees to help maintain and care for the residence.  To learn more of the world's most expensive house please visit Forbes Inside Look.

We know which home was the most expensive, but which would you live in?

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      Anaadi shrivastava 14 months ago

      I live in India but even i did'nt know about antilla . nice hub.:-}

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      virendra singh 6 years ago

      woooowwwwwwwwwww its my dream house

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      hameidinger 6 years ago

      What a great home, amazing.

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      AllSuretyBonds 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures of the most expensive homes. The #1 most expensive is definitely something!

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      eudociadavis 7 years ago

      Awesome work,i love to know about these types of information.

      thanks a lot for letting me know.

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      saima abdul jaleel 7 years ago

      manor owned by candy spelling is better option as compared to other mansions to live.i like its interior.its a gorgoeus mansions

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      Billy Mac 7 years ago

      thanks, I am glad you liked it :)

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      BJBenson 7 years ago from USA

      I liked your hub.