A place specially designed as the abode of the man of the past who often lived in places like caves is not essential. However, with the development of social, economic and various sectors, housing has become one of the basic necessities of life for human beings today.
By now, building a house has become one of the main hopes of all of us. The nature of their homes varies from person to person depending on their financial strength. Some homes are spacious with all amenities. Some people do not even have the basic amenities needed to live in their own homes in today’s world.
Especially people with huge wealth prefer to live in a luxury house. It’s hard to even guess the value of some of those homes. This article is about some of the richest and most valuable homes owned by such wealthy people in different parts of the world.
#1 Istana Nurul Iman Palace
At 2.15 million square feet, it is currently the largest house in the world and is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei. It has 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, 110 garages, stables, several ballrooms and several swimming pools.
Another highlight of the house is the church, which can accommodate up to 1,500 worshipers at a time. Called the Palace of Light of Faith, the house was designed around 1984 by renowned architect Leonardo V. Loxin. It cost about $ 1.4 billion at the time.
#2 Mukesh Ambani’s house in Mumbai
The world-famous rich man Mukesh Ambani has built a house high enough to kiss the sky in the middle of a densely populated area of Mumbai, the heart of India. This house is about 400,000 square feet and consists of about 27 floors. Its height is about 550 feet.
The house is currently estimated to cost about $ 1 billion. However, Ambani, who is considered the number one richest man in India with assets of around US $ 30 billion, may have been a small sum. It is also the second-largest private home in the world.
One of the reasons why this house is so unique is that the floors are built differently. Each floor is reserved for a specific purpose, including massage parlours, gymnasiums, garages and indoor swimming pools. Another unique feature of this house is that its upper floor is designed as an airstrip where aircraft can land.
#3 Biltmore – North Carolina
Located in the state of North Carolina in the United States, this home is considered to be the largest private home in the United States. Built around 1895, this house is about 178,926 square feet in size.
The house was opened to the public around 1930 and during that time accommodation was provided for visitors from various parts of the country. The house is owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt, who inherited a large fortune through railroad construction and shipping. It also has 250 rooms, 43 bathrooms, a library with about 23,000 books and an indoor swimming pool.
#4 Safra House – Brazil
Located in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, this majestic Safra mansion covers an area of about 117,000 square feet. It is also owned by Brazilian billionaire Lily Safra. This house has about 130 bedrooms. It has several indoor as well as outdoor swimming pools.
#5 Witanhurst- London
After Buckingham Palace, the home of the British royal family in London, Witanhurst’s largest home in London covers an area of about 90,000 square feet. This building was designed and built between “1913-1920” by George Hubbard.
Built according to ancient British architecture, the house has a swimming pool, a cinema, a massage parlour, and many parking lots. The current owner of this house is a Russian billionaire. He bought the house in 2008 for about $ 64 million.
#6 Modern Versailles – Florida
The home in Florida is owned by Jacqueline and David Siegel. David Seagal is the CEO of Westgate Resort. Covering an area of about 90,000 square feet, this house has been under construction for a long time.
It has fifteen bedrooms, thirty bathrooms, eleven kitchens and six swimming pools. The house has been used for filming a number of movies and teledramas. It also includes the famous ‘The Queen of Versailles’ series.
#7 La Revere- Florida
These homes are located in Florida and cover an area of 84,626 square feet. Built by Seidel Miller, owner of a hair care company called Matrix, it was sold in 1995 for as little as $ 4.5 million.
Nowadays the owners of this house are said to use this house to organize various ceremonial occasions, especially charitable activities in addition to using it as their abode. In front of the house is a beautiful beach called Palm Beach and many people say that the value of this house has increased due to its location.
#8 Villa Leopolda – France
Designed by an American architect between 1929 and 1931, this house is located in an area of 80,000 square feet in the southeastern part of France. The house, owned by Brazilian billionaire Lily Safra, was reportedly sold in 2008 to a group in Russia. It was first built by King Leopold II of Belgium. It’s a gift from Blanche Zélia Joséphine Delacroix to his mistress.
These spacious houses were also used to house military units during the First World War. Today it is considered one of the most valuable homes in Europe and is worth over the US $ 500 million. The house has two guest houses and eleven bedrooms and several gardens. In addition, there is a beautiful beach in front of the park where this house is located.
#9 The one bel air – California
Designed and built by Nil Pilot, a filmmaker and real estate businessman, the house is located in Bel-Air, California and is 74,000 square feet. Its construction is not yet complete. It is believed that this will be the largest house in the United States once construction is completed. It currently has a gross value of US $ 500 million.
This house is not just an ordinary house but one with amenities not even found in a luxury hotel. Its master bedroom is 5,000 square feet. In addition, the house has a cinema, four swimming pools, a garage for about 30 cars and an 8,500 sq ft nightclub. In addition, this house with twenty bedrooms and thirty bathrooms is more like a banquet hall than any other house.
#10 Pensmore mansion – USA
Although one usually builds a large house to showcase their financial capabilities and social status, this house, located in the state of Missouri in the United States, is one of the largest houses in the world and was built for a different purpose.
Steven Hulf, a professional astrophysicist as well as a former CIA officer, is building this house because many people do not believe it. His aim is to ensure that a house can be built to withstand bullets, bombs, earthquakes, fires and hurricanes if needed.
Accordingly, he will construct this house with an area of 72,215 square feet and the construction work will commence in the year 2008. However, this house, built by a housing company, was not as strong as Half had hoped. As a result, the future of the house is uncertain, and according to the latest reports, Half hopes to completely demolish the house and rebuild it.