From ultramodern mansions to classic estates, what defines luxury living is unique to each country. However, there is one thing all these homes share in common, they are incredibly expensive and incredibly beautiful.
The One – Bel Air, United States.
4-acres, 360-degree views, and the largest residence to ever be built in the United States this century. Located on the peak of this Los Angeles neighbourhood, days can be spent in the casino, bowling alley, or you can take a dip in one of the four swimming pools. The list of amenities is far more expansive, making this estate sound more like a resort than a home. This home is currently listed at $500 million USD.
Villa Les Cedres, France.
If you happen to be in the market for an extravagant 14-bedroom home on the French Riviera, you’re in luck. This 187-year-old mansion has a chandelier-lit ballroom, a wood-panelled library, an Olympic sized swimming pool, and a stable big enough for up to 30 horses. This estate was originally built in 1830 for the King of Belgium and is now listed for £308 million.
24 Middle Gap Road, Hong Kong.
Built in 1991, this two-story single-family home boasts four bedrooms, a circular swimming pool in the backyard, and a spectacular view of the country park surrounded by lush greenery. This estate is currently being listed for $446 million USD.
Lonsdaleite Estate – Switzerland
43,000 square foot, 7-level mountain escape overlooking the snow-capped Alps. This home has several whimsical features such as a library with a hidden office, a private elevator, enormous white-onyx bathroom, six-car garage, cinema, direct access to world-class skiing and a full spa. This home was listed as the best mountain home and it’s not hard to see why at the price of 185 million USD.
Located on the west coast of Barbados is a flawless display of sophistication, ageless architecture, and luxury. Boasting one of the world’s most breathtaking seascapes, this beachfront estate valued at $125 million USD redefines beach living.