The World’s Most Expensive Homes

Having everything from a pool to an indoor cinema and a bowling alley, the world’s wealthiest live large in homes worth billions of dollars. Here is our list of the most expensive homes in the world that are a dream for the majority but a reality for the lucky few:


Worth: $2 billion

Home to the Queen of England, the Buckingham Palace is on the top of the list when we talk about the most expensive homes in the world. The palace was constructed for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. It became the official residence of the ruling monarch after Queen Victoria’s ascension to the throne.

The property contains 775 rooms, spread over five floors, including 188 staff rooms, 92 offices, 52 bedrooms for other royals and guests, 78 bathrooms, and 19 staterooms inclusive of a state dining room, a music room as well as the throne room, and a ballroom that was added to the palace in the 1850s. The palace also has a swimming pool, a fully equipped doctor’s surgery, and around 40 acres of landscaped gardens.


Worth: $1 billion

Buckingham Palace is the most costly property on our list of the most expensive homes in the world. However, since the palace is crown property and not privately owned, many consider Antilia in Mumbai to be leading the pack as the most expensive private residence in the world. Spread vertically over 27 floors, Antilia towers over Mumbai from its location on Cumballa Hills. It is owned by Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India.

With more than 1,500 rooms, 250+ bathrooms, and 9 high-speed elevators, Antilia was custom-built, ensuring that no two floors were the same in terms of the floor plan and building materials. The project was designed by the architects, Perkins and Will, who are based in Chicago. Each floor has extra-high ceilings, equivalent to two storeys of an average building. The home is earthquake proof as well.

On the inside, Antilia contains 6 floors with a parking space for 168 vehicles that contain Ambani’s collection of cars. It also has 3 helipads, a temple, several gardens on various levels, guest suites, a ballroom, two health and fitness floors, an indoor swimming pool, and a home theatre with seating for up to 50 people. The residence took around 4 years to be built and requires a staff of 600 to maintain the property. Antilia offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea from its top floors where the Ambani family primarily resides.

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