We see houses everyday. But very rarely do we get to see a house that might have an area of 60,000 square feet, or have a garage big enough to park eight limousines. But the world’s three most expensive houses have these features and more…
Updown Court Windlesham
- Location: Surrey, England
- Current Price: US $ 138 million
- Living area: 60,000 square feet
Released in the market in 2005, the Updown Court Windlesham is the most expensive house in the world. This amazing 103-room home has 58 acres of garden and woodlands, all set up in the very ideal English countryside, making it a fantasy for anyone able to afford it. Brimming with grand hallways and ballrooms, this house has one panic room, an indoor squash court, a bowling alley, helipads, a 50-seat cinema, a garage giving space for eight limousines and then there’s a heated marble driveway to add to the splendid glamour. Out of the 103 rooms, 22 are bedrooms, each with its own marbled bathroom.
- Location: Aspen, Colorado, USA
- Current Price: US $ 135 million
- Living Area: 56,000 square feet
Named after the Arabic word “Ahalan” (meaning “welcome”), the Hala ranch (or Starwood Ranch, as it is also known as), is the largest house in the western US and the second largest in the whole world. Its name is basically Arabic because it is currently owned by Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the former Saudi Arabian ambassador in the US. But it is now on sale because the prince has accepted his new position as National Security Councilor in his home country, Saudi Arabia.
The marvelous center piece lodge of this house is actually larger than the white house itself! This house has 15 bedrooms, each with its own patio, and there are 16 bathrooms in all. There is an interior elevator that’ll take you around the gigantic house, whose decorations are mainly of mahogany wood and bronze hardware, with stained glass for the windows. The guest rooms in this house open up commonly onto a courtyard with a swimming pool and a waterfall.
And of course, safety is a priority, so there’s a highly sophisticated security system that keeps the watch, while you enjoy the marvels of the second most expensive house in the world.
Maison de L’Amitie
- Location: Palm Beach, Florida, USA
- Current Price: US $ 125 million
- Living Area: 43,000 square feet
The world’s third currently third most expensive house, the Maison de L’Amitie was bought by Donald Trump in 2004, for approximately US $ 41 million, at a bankruptcy auction from, former health care executive, Abe Gosman. The magnificent house includes a ballroom, conservatory and an amazing 100 foot-long swimming pool, with 475 feet of oceanfront. Trump has now put the house on sale for US $ 125 million as he aims for the record of “The most expensive house ever sold in the United States” ( the current record is held by Ron Perelman’s estate, which was also located in the Palm Beach, Florida, sold for US $ 70 million in 2004 )
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