7 Luxury Properties That Will Cost You A Fortune
Jellyfish tanks as walls in your living room, fishing rights in your name for 12-miles stretch of river, house on a private island the bricks of which are handmade. Want to relive the scenes from your Hollywood flicks, The Godfather and The Bodyguard? Many such experiences can be yours for a fortune in these opulent houses that are on sale around the world. These are some of the most lavish properties in the market and ready to be owned. The design, the architecture and finishing involved in the construction of these luxurious buildings are worth every penny spent on them.
Bel Air Spec Home, Los Angeles
Priced at $500 million, the Los Angeles mansion Nile Niami Bel Air Spec Home is the most expensive property on sale. From its position on the hilltop it commands the view of the entire LA Basin, San Gabriel Mountains, Beverly Hills and the Pacific Ocean. The property boasts celebrity neighbours like Jennifer Aniston. Bel Air is 100,000 square feet in area, twice the size of White House. The interesting features of the property are the walls and ceilings of the lounge, which are not the standard concrete walls but Jellyfish tanks. After its completion it will have five swimming pools, a casino and a nightclub with VIP access.
Tour de Odeon penthouse, Monaco
Tour de Odeon penthouse, is a 560 ft. tower. It is the second tallest building in the Mediterranean coastline. At an asking price of$330 million, one gets to enjoy the five-floor penthouse, with an infinity pool with its own slide. The penthouse has 70 luxurious palatial flats. The penthouse offers concierge service and a private chauffer to its residents. It is the first skyscraper to be built in Monaco since the 1980's.
With a listed price of approximately $ 200 million, Gemini is a 15.7acre property, in the South of Palm Beach in Florida. The feature that makes this property special is the 1,200-foot private beach. The palatial residence includes 12 bedrooms. It also has three-storey guesthouse, two cottages and a manager's room, increasing the count to 33 bedrooms, 34 bathrooms and 13 powder rooms.
Taohuayuan, meaning “Utopia” or “Peace Blossom Land” in Mandarin may happen to be the most expensive property in China. It was designed after the UNESCO world Heritage Site, The Suzhou Gardens. Taohuayuan is priced at $154 million, earning the name The One Billion Luxury Garden Home. It is located on a private island which is in the heart of Suzhou's Dushu Lake. The location is considered to be highly agreeable since it follows the laws of Feng Shui. The luxury Garden Home having 32 bedrooms and bathrooms, took three years to complete. The Garden Home is built in an area of 72,400-square-foot, with handmade bricks. It has an array of traditional Chinese fixtures and Infinity pool overlooking the lake.
Beverly House, Beverly Hills, California
The fabled Godfather and The Bodyguard house spread across 3.7 acres was the residence of the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst who once lived here. Later it served as the honeymoon resort for JFK and Jacqueline and then was used for the presidential election headquarters for the west coast. Beverly house was built in the year 1920 by banking executive, with an impressive 50 ft. long entryway. The house boasts of 17 bedrooms and 29 bathrooms and long motorway. The property has a patio which can accommodate approximately 400 guests. It is also famous for the library which has hand-carved woodwork and a second-storey wrap around balcony.
Palais Venitien, Cannes France
This French mansion spread across 23,110sq ft. priced at $124.6million is set on the top of the hill in Cannes and commands a breath-taking view of the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. The mansion was made to entertain its guests. It has grand entrance hall, three formal reception rooms and five bedrooms, each having its own bathroom and dressing room all on the ground floor. The bonus feature of Palais Venitien, is the wine cellar, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, kitchen and underground parking.
Elk River Ranch, Colorado
Elk River Ranch originally went on the market for $22 million, but it has been reduced to $19.5 million. The property spread across more than 800 acres, includes both the sides of the river Elk and no part of it is reserved forest. One can buy the whole ranch or can buy the different parts of the ranch separately.