When it comes to replacing or cleaning windows, most of us are probably quite glad we don’t live in huge palaces! Most of us have to make do with relatively modest living accommodation compared to some of the rich and famous. Some celebrities and royalty live in amazing and hugely expensive properties. While some of these properties come on the market periodically for those of us who might win the lottery. Others are never likely to be sold to anyone. Here are just a few of the world’s priciest places to call home:
- 6 Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens, London
This majestic property was home to one of the richest men in the world, Lakshmi Mittal, who is a big name in the world of steel. It set him back a cool £158 million ten years ago, and he also had enough spare change to buy up another two properties on the same street. The street is known to locals as Billionaire’s Row, which is not surprising!
- The Penthouse, Hyde Park, London
Set over two floors, this luxury apartment boasts six bedrooms and a highly sought-after view over Hyde Park. Whilst, not a huge property, it could well be the most expensive, per square foot, of any property in the world. Number 1 Hyde Park, otherwise known as The Penthouse has a rather unusual feature – every window is made from bulletproof glass! If you’re looking to replace your windows, you probably won’t need bulletproof glass, but you will need a dublin windows and doors specialist like http://www.keanewindows.ie/
- Fairfield, The Hamptons, USA
This fine house is in an area known as The Hamptons which is a pretty well-to-do neighborhood anyway. However, this property called Fairfield is a beachfront home with no less than 29 bedrooms. It is so colossal that requires its own power supply. Next time it goes up for sale, it has an estimated value of £177 million.
- The White House, Washington DC
Whilst we don’t ever expect to see this house up for sale, it is said to be worth a whopping £230 million. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC has been home to every President of the United States since 1800.
- Villa Leopolda, French Riviera
This is Europe’s most expensive home owned by the owner of the Brooklyn Nets. The grand abode sits on 20 acres and is worth a staggering £360 million. The villa is a historical monument in France and was used in the filming of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’.
- Buckingham Palace, London
£111 billion is the mind-blowing amount given if ever this monumental building was put on the open market. That’s not likely though as it’s been in the Royal Family and the official residence of every British monarch since Queen Victoria in 1837.
- Antilla, India
Imagine a home with 27 floors! This tower in Mumbai is a private residence built Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani. There is garage space for 168 vehicles and the enormous home needs a staff of 600 people just to keep it running on a daily basis. Bizarrely, it also contains the world’s biggest collection of antique sewing machines! It has an estimated worth of £1 billion.