News Feed Item

USA Dominates the List of World's Most Expensive Homes by BILLIONAIRE.COM

Billionaire.com, the lifestyle resource for ultra high net worth individuals, has revealed the world's top 10 most expensive listed properties for sale.

SINGAPORE, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From cascading waterfalls and waterslides to bowling alleys and private islands, Billionaire.com's eye-watering list of the world's most expensive properties takes extravagant real estate to the next level. Five of the top ten are from the US and include homes in New York and Los Angeles starting from US$ 95 million.

The list was complied from extensive in-house research and consulting the world's top property firms to find the current most expensive homes for sale.

1. Penthouse at the Tour Odeon Monaco, Monaco

Price: US$388 million

Scheduled for completion in early 2015, the Tour Odeon Monaco will be the second-largest building on the Mediterranean coastline and home to the world's most expensive apartment; a five-floor penthouse costing US$388. Apartments in the building start at US$36 million and with 35,000 square foot of space, ready to be designed according to buyer taste, the penthouse is a mini-mansion. Outside, a waterslide connects the dance floor to a circular infinity pool, which looks like an enormous floating glass.


2. The Manor, Los Angeles, US

Price: US$ 150 million

Built in 1988 by entertainment tycoon Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy, "The Manor" was bought three years ago by Petra Stunt (Ecclestone). Since then, she has spent US$ 20 million on refurbishments and now has 123 rooms, including a gym, bowling alley and screening room. The Manor sits within 4.7 acres of LA's most exclusive land and would be the most expensive house ever sold in the US should it meet the asking price.

To be sold privately.

3. Beverly House, Los Angeles, US

Price: US$ 135 million

It famously appeared in the movie The Godfather and was the honeymoon spot for JF Kennedy and his wife Jackie. With almost 365 days of sunshine a year the house is purpose built to take advantage of the Californian temperature, with floor-to-ceiling windows, large cool rooms, an outdoor tennis court, swimming pool and cascading waterfalls. The terrace seats 400 and, given there is also a nightclub in the house, it has all the ingredients for a successful party.


4. Rancho San Carlos, California, US

Price: US$ 125 million

This 30-room Monterey Colonial mansion, designed in 1929 by American architect Reginald Johnson, is surrounded by 237 acres of land in one of America's most sought-after addresses; Montecito, Santa Barbara. After 100 years the Jackson family estate, with ten residential cottages, horse paddocks and arenas, and 100 acres of cultivated orchards, is finally changing hands. Oak-paneled walls in the formal room, imported from the Jackson's Manor House in England, are still intact, as is the English whisky pub with a secret door. The house is built on two natural terraces with views down the valley, across the estate and over the Pacific.


5. One Hyde Park, London, UK

Price: US$ 103 million

The Candy brothers launched this billion-dollar complex mid-way through the recession. Occupying an entire floor, this apartment divides into two wings, known as "The City" and "The Park". A 65m hallway connects both wings. The Mandarin Oriental hotel provides prospective owners with a 24-hour hotel concierge, spa and recreation facilities, parking and valet, use of a private wine cellar and room service.


6. 17 The Sherry-Netherland, New York, US

Price: US$ 95 million

Built in 1927, The Sherry-Netherland in Manhattan is a luxury residential hotel co-op with apartments for sale. Apartment 17 occupies an entire floor with seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a huge terrace overlooking Central Park and downtown Manhattan. Would-be owners have access to all the hotel amenities, including room service from the Harry Cipriani restaurant downstairs. Caveat emptor: the hotel requires up to US$60,000 of maintenance fees -- per month.


7. The Penthouse at The Pierre Hotel, New York, US

Price: US$ 95 million

Once owned by Martin Zweig, a financial analyst who famously predicted the stock-market crash of 1987, this palatial Manhattan penthouse sprawls over three floors. But even if you've got a spare US$95 million, interested buyers must be first vetted by the hotel committee to ensure they are up to par. With 16 bedrooms, a grand salon (formerly the Pierre ballroom) and 360-degree views over Manhattan, this has justifiably been called the most spectacular penthouse in the world.


8. Du Parc Penthouse, Geneva, Switzerland

Price: US$ 94 million

On the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by the Dents du Midi mountain range in the UNESCO-protected vineyards of the Lavaux, is the former Palace Mont-Pelerin. This was renovated into 24 über-modern apartments, the penthouse of which costs US$94 million. A key to one of these apartments gives you lifetime membership for the Lavaux Golf Club, a 10-year membership for the Mirador Country Club and the services of lifestyle group Quintessentially for one year. Kempinski Hotel services, the use of a Rolls-Royce, butler, wine cellar, Davidoff cigar lounge and Givenchy Spa come included in the price tag.


9. Private Island Paradise, Exuma Cays, Bahamas

Price: US$ 85 million

This house comes with its own private island and with space for 22 guests and 29 staff; it's the place to relax in the hands of others. A self-generating power source, fuel, telecommunications system and a large vegetable garden make the house almost entirely self-sufficient. On top of this it is only a one-hour flight from Palm Beach and completely tax-free, so, if you're a tax exile with green fingers it might well be a perfect match.


10. Lyndhurst Road Mansion, London, UK

Price: US$ 77 million

The front door of this North London redbrick mansion opens to a grand entrance hall with an overhanging chandelier, balustrade and marble fireplace. The decor is bleeding-edge "nouveau", with every conceivable luxury, including indoor pools, steam rooms and a cinema. Upstairs, the master bedroom with adjoined dressing room has a large half-moon-shaped window, which opens up to a view down the garden and across London.


For the full report and images visit -- http://www.billionaire.com/luxury-real-estate/1203/the-worlds-top-10-most-expensive-homes

For queries and high-res images, please contact:

Lynda Williams, VIM & VIGOUR PR

Mobile: +65-8111-0290

Email: [email protected]

About Billionaire.com

Championing authentic luxury, discernment, culture and social conscience, Billionaire.com is the indispensable lifestyle resource for high and ultra-high net worth individuals who think and act globally -- "the global mobile elite". Headquartered in Singapore, the crossroads of the East and West, Billionaire.com and it's Mandarin

sibling site, Yiwanfuweng.com, provide a trusted voice for luxury brands, fine artisans and exclusive service providers. As philanthropy lies at the heart of Billionaire.com, the online and bi-annual print publication features charitable initiatives from around the world which aim to improve the quality of life for the under privileged.

SOURCE Billionaire.com

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"NetApp's vision is how we help organizations manage data - delivering the right data in the right place, in the right time, to the people who need it, and doing it agnostic to what the platform is," explained Josh Atwell, Developer Advocate for NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
What You Need to Know You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technolog...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp em...
One of the biggest challenges with adopting a DevOps mentality is: new applications are easily adapted to cloud-native, microservice-based, or containerized architectures - they can be built for them - but old applications need complex refactoring. On the other hand, these new technologies can require relearning or adapting new, oftentimes more complex, methodologies and tools to be ready for production. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, Solutions Marketi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SIGMA Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. uLaser flow inspection device from the Japanese top share to Global Standard! Then, make the best use of data to flip to next page. For more information, visit http://www.sigma-k.co.jp/en/.
Most of the time there is a lot of work involved to move to the cloud, and most of that isn't really related to AWS or Azure or Google Cloud. Before we talk about public cloud vendors and DevOps tools, there are usually several technical and non-technical challenges that are connected to it and that every company needs to solve to move to the cloud. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Stefano Bellasio, CEO and founder of Cloud Academy Inc., will discuss what the tools, disciplines, and cultural...
Why Federal cloud? What is in Federal Clouds and integrations? This session will identify the process and the FedRAMP initiative. But is it sufficient? What is the remedy for keeping abreast of cutting-edge technology? In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rasananda Behera will examine the proposed solutions: Private or public or hybrid cloud Responsible governing bodies How can we accomplish?
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data a...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
Real IoT production deployments running at scale are collecting sensor data from hundreds / thousands / millions of devices. The goal is to take business-critical actions on the real-time data and find insights from stored datasets. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Walicki, Watson IoT Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud, will provide a fast-paced developer journey that follows the IoT sensor data from generation, to edge gateway, to edge analytics, to encryption, to the IBM Bluemix cloud, to Wa...
With the rise of DevOps, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in Enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery for the business. When it comes to adopting containers in the enterprise, security is the highest adoption barrier. Is your organization ready to address the security risks with containers for your DevOps environment? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, will discuss: The top security r...
There is huge complexity in implementing a successful digital business that requires efficient on-premise and cloud back-end infrastructure, IT and Internet of Things (IoT) data, analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Applications. In the data center alone, there are physical and virtual infrastructures, multiple operating systems, multiple applications and new and emerging business and technological paradigms such as cloud computing and XaaS. And then there are pe...
SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. B2Cloud specializes in IoT devices for preventive and predictive maintenance in any kind of equipment retrieving data like Energy consumption, working time, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.