The real estate industry is taking off again, and luxury buyers are looking for incredible, stylish homes that offer great amenities. There are top-of-the-line mansions and manors across the globe that seem more like resorts than actual homes. They are on the market… albeit, for a hefty price. Here are seven of the most expensive luxury homes in the world.
Chartwell Estate (Bel Air, CA)
Listed at $350 million, the Chartwell Estate is the most expensive listing in the United States. The huge estate, set on a 10.3-acre lot, is inspired by 18th-century French neoclassical architecture. With 15 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms, there’s space for plenty of people to stay.
The home also has its own guesthouse, tennis court, wine cellar, 75-foot swimming pool, and even a ballroom. There’s even enough covered parking for 40 cars, which makes sense with a mansion that big. Fun fact: it was also the Clampett family’s mansion in the 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies!
Lonsdaleite Estate (St. Moritz, Switzerland)
Lonsdaleite Estate, set along the Swiss Alps, gives a gorgeous view of the mountains. It’s pretty much a ski resort with direct slope access and a private chairlift. With seven levels and an incredible design spread across 43,000 square feet, this estate firmly puts its owner into a rarified class that’s practically royalty for an asking price of $185 million.
Lonsdaleite is very grand in design with red-velvet library walls, 35-foot windows, and floor-to-ceiling fireplaces. In addition to the ski access, some of the other standout amenities include a personal theater and spa (complete with a Himalayan salt room and sauna). The estate even has its own underground lake, lit by 178 floating Swarovski-crystal candles.
Mesa Vista Ranch (Pamba, TX)
The Mesa Vista Ranch is surrounded by 101 square miles of rivers, hills, and man-made lakes. It’s a great choice for those who love outdoor adventures. Entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens has put the ranch on the market for $250 million.
The massive ranch has pretty much anything you need right on the grounds and then some. It has a chapel, an art gallery, a dog kennel, a nine-hole golf course, and a two-story pub. Owing to Pickens’ busy travel schedule, the ranch is even complete with its own private airport. Now that’s convenient.
Bubble Palace (South of France)
Listed at $418 million, the grand Bubble Palace is the most expensive house on this list. It’s appropriately named for its interlinked bubble-shaped pods. Near the blue bay of Cannes, the house has a waterfront swimming pool and even a 500-seat outdoor amphitheater that overlooks the bay.
It has 10 bedrooms and seven bathrooms with unique circular rooms across 13,000 square feet. The iconic estate has hosted many big events including James Bond’s 40th-anniversary party in 2002 and a fashion show for Dior in May 2018.
The Manor (Holmby Hills, CA)
This 56,000-square-foot estate was built by Aaron and Candy Spelling in the late 1980s and is inspired by Old Hollywood. It is built with Italian limestone complete with 30-foot ceilings. There are seven regular bedrooms, as well as seven more for the staff who help to care for The Manor.
The Manor is perfect for both entertaining and relaxation. It has a billiards room, game room, wine cellar and tasting room, and a bowling alley. You can even get a massage in the customized beauty salon. The estate is listed at $175 million.
West Creek Ranch (Mesa County, CO)
The West Creek Ranch, owned by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, is valued at $149 million. The Southwestern-style ranch has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms built on four levels. The ranch itself is spread across almost 7,000 acres.
Located literally on the border of Colorado and Utah, the ranch has breathtaking views of the cliffs. With an art studio, game room, and gym, there’s plenty to do indoors as well. It also has its own observatory to look up at the stars at night.
Molokai Ranch (Molokai, Hawaii)
Set on the beautiful island of Molokai, Hawaii, the Molokai Ranch covers 55,575 acres with tropical rainforests and secluded beaches in the background. That’s roughly a third of the island! Before it closed in 2008, this ranch served a big getaway for visitors to enjoy the area.
Molokai has its own lodge, movie theater, two golf courses, business centers, and even a working cattle ranch. Since the ranch is right along the ocean, you can go swimming, snorkeling, or surfing on a beautiful day. It’s also only a half-hour flight away from Hawaii’s capital city, Honolulu. It’s valued at $260 million.