Amazing homes of spectacular opulence can only be achieved if you have a lot of money. When I said money, I mean anything around millions or billions of dollars.
This article contains five of the most spectacularly opulent houses in the world, which are owned by none other than some of the insanely rich individuals or most important people in this planet.
These architectural masterpieces are not only extremely expensive, but they are also incredibly wonderful and fascinating. And even if we can’t afford to buy them, it doesn’t hurt to learn about a couple of them and dream about getting them – right? Anyway, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the world’s most opulent houses:
- Buckingham Palace (London, United Kingdom)
Situated in the City of Westminster, the Buckingham Palace is the home and administrative headquarters of the United Kingdom’s Queen. According to a report by Homes and Property UK in 2016, the Queen’s residence is worth a whopping £2.2 billion British pounds. Isn’t that impressive? If you’re wondering why it’s that expensive, it’s because apart from possessing classic British elegance and style on its exterior architecture, the Buckingham Palace also holds over 700 rooms in its interiors, including 19 state rooms and 188 staff rooms.
- Fair Field (New York, USA)
With a value that is estimated to be around $248.5 million, Fair Field is a 29-bedroom house that sits in a 63-acre oceanfront compound in The Hamptons. Aside from its wide array of bedrooms, the property also features 39 bathrooms, 2 courtyards, 3 swimming pools, an orangery, a synagogue, a bowling alley, a basketball court, a 164-seat home theatre, a 91-foot long dining room, and even its very own power plant. From its massive collection of luxury facilities to the sizeable size of land it occupies, Fair Field is certainly among the most opulent houses in this planet.
- Antilia (Mumbai, India)
In the traditional sense, the Antilia isn’t actually a home. However, it was built by the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambai, to function as his mega-house whenever he’s in Mumbai, so it rightfully deserves to be in this list. Anyway, the Antilia is a 27-story skyscraper that covers over 400,000 square feet. This massive structure, which towers in downtown Mumbai and is the first billion dollar home in the planet, contains three helicopter pads, six underground parking floors, and numerous luxury facilities. Do you know what’s even impressive? The Antilia was designed in a way that two floors of the gargantuan house are not the same, making it incredibly unique from designing to materials used. Oh, I forgot to mention that a 600-person staff is required just to maintain the Antilia.
- Fleur de Lys (Los Angeles, USA)
Though the Fleur de Lys is not as expensive as the other houses in this list, it’s still among the world’s most expensive mansions at around $100 million. This 41,000-square-foot place, which was previously owned by Mariah Carey, features 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar, an elegant ballroom, a two-storey library, a spa, and a pool. Aside from that, this magnificent house also boasts tennis courts, ornamental gardens, rolling lawns, a lavish garden folly, and a staff quarters, among others. Additionally, the mansion just looks oh-so lovely from the outside all the way to the inside. Everything that the Fleur de Lys has and is makes it absolutely deserving to be included in this list.
- Villa Leopolda (Villefrance-sur-Mer, France)
Built by King Leopold II of Belgium back in 1902, Villa Leopolda is a massive estate worth $750 million. This 50-acre property is comprised of 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a commercial greenhouse, a swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen, a helipad, and over 20 acres of lush gardens that require 50 full time gardeners to maintain. The garden boasts a gorgeous collection of cypress, olive, lemon, and orange trees, among others. As for the estate’s interiors, you can easily tell that it’s actually worth its hefty price tag by looking at its design, furnishings, and more.