Do You Know about the World's Priciest Homes and their Owners?
We all know who owns Buckingham Palace but do you recognize the Indian billionaire who owns a palatial private residence in Kensington Palace Gardens? Or do you know the one who has built a 27-storey apartment building just for himself and his 4 other family members? I doubt – most of us do not.
From helipads to tennis courts and from ball rooms to exclusive gardens and swimming pools – these are few facilities and amenities that only few super-rich can afford. The mystery ends here, as the following post will unveil few of these priciest properties.
Crespi Hicks Estate
Crespi Hicks Estate, an exclusive property, spreads across 25 acres and is priced at $135 million. The exquisite piece of real estate was built and designed by architect Maurice Fatio for his personal use. Now it belongs to Tom Hicks, the owner of Liverpool FC, Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers. The property was not originally in this shape and form so Hicks spent more than $100 million and still it took him more than 10 years to restore the mansion. The result is that now the mansion has secured its place in the list of most expensive properties.
Seven The Pinnacle
Seven The Pinnacle is the largest property in the Yellowstone Club boasting a private ski and a golf community for the ultra rich people. Moreover, it has heated floors, multiple pools, a gym, a wine cellar and even its own ski lift. The owner of this property is Edra, a real estate developer and Tim Blixseth – a timber baron and co-founder of the Yellowstone Club. The property is estimated to be at $155 million.
Kensington Palace Gardens
Located on London' s Billionaire Row, bought by steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal in 2008 is now estimated at $222 million. Neighbouring Prince William and Kate Middleton, the 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens has 12 bedrooms, Turkish baths, indoor pool and parking for 20 cars. According to rumours, Mr Mittal is putting this property back on the market, as he is looking for a bigger property.
Fairfield – NY
The 29-bedroom property spreads on 63 acres and boasts its own power plant. Moreover, it has 39 bathrooms, a basketball court, bowling alley, squash courts, three swimming pools and a spacious dining room and is estimated at $248 million. The property is owned by Ira Rennert, owner of the Renco Group, a holding company with investment in auto manufacturing and smelting.
Antilia is not a traditional home but a 27-storey apartment building that spreads over 400,000 square feet. This development boasts six parking floors, three helicopter pads and requires a 600-person staff to maintain it. Mukesh Ambani with a net worth of $23.6 billion is the proud owner of this palatial private residence with an estimated worth at $2.2 billion.