Priciest Pads Around The World

Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases people make in their life. But these homes take the cake! These gorgeous estates are blowing our mind and our budget. Here’s a run-down of some of most expensive real estate in the world.
$12.2 Billion – Switzerland Behold, the most expensive and luxurious private residence in the world.Built for $12.2 billion in Switzerland, by Stuart Hughes and Kevin Huber of exclusiveHaus.
The residence has 200,000 kilograms of solid gold and platinum fixtures and fittings,
along with meteoric stone and shavings of original Dinosaur bone of a Raptor and T-REX throughout the flooring. The home has eight rooms and a stone wine cellar. It took 5 years to build the house and for obvious reasons the location is private. Based on the pictures, we think its somewhere in the Alps!
$1 Billion – India Prior to the residence above, the most expensive home in the world belonged to Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, fourth richest man in the world.
The 27 story home named Antilia is in Mumbai and has more floor space than the palace of Versaille and a staff of 600. There is a four story hanging garden and solid gold chandeliers hanging from the ball room ceiling. There’s also parking for 168 cars, nine elevators, 3 helipads, a health spa, yoga studio, swimming pools and an ice room infused with man-made flurries.
Antilia is named after a mythical island in the Atlantic. Its situated on Altamont Road in Cumbella Hill, South Mumbai where land prices have been soaring. In 2008, Altamond Road was named the 10th most expensive street in the world.
$506 Million – France Imagine having the best beach front property in the south of France. Villa Leopolda is built on 20 acres of beautifully pristine grounds with olive, cypress and lemon trees all
around.Fifty gardeners are employed, taking care of the astounding grounds. The Villa has 19 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, formal gardens, swimming pools, a private beach, a movie theater, and a bowling alley. It was built in 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium, sold to Edmund Safra and is rumored to be the home of either Bill Gates or and undisclosed Russian tycoon.But the best thing about this property is the private and secluded location and its perfect location to one of the best beaches in the world.
$200 Million – England Would you pay $200 million for an apartment? How about if had bullet proof windows, a panic room, and 24 hour room service from the Mandarin Oriental hotel next door.
The Building of One Hyde ParkThis six bedroom located at One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge London is the most expensive property in Britain. The identity of the buyer is a secret. This isnt the only pricey pad at One Hyde Park, apartments, many apartment start at 20 million pounds.
$198 Million – United States Fairfield pond in the Hamptons is the largest residential compound in the US, with 29 bedrooms, 5 tennis courts, a bowling alley and a $150,000 hot tub!
Home to Ira Rennert, investor and business man, this palatial compound has a private beach front with stunning views of the water. Faifield Pond measures 63 acres and property taxes in 2007 were $397,559.
$100 Million – United States One of the most expensive single family homes sold in the U.S. was bought for $100 million by Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner. The mansion, in Silicon Valley boasts 11 acre grounds with 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a ballroom and 2 pools.
The tax bill on Yuri’s pricey pad is $304,000. Yuri Milner founded Digital Sky technologies and is an investors in Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, Spotify, ZocDoc and Groupon.