#15 Updown Court
Sold in October 2011 for a reported $55 million, this Californian style residence sits in the Windlesham village in Surrey, England. The mansion includes 58 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland in addition to the 103 rooms. It was the most expensive home on the market in 2006.
#14 Castillo Caribe
On the market for $59.5 million, Castillo Caribe is the largest private home in the Cayman Islands at 48,000 square feet.The home’s amenities include a wine room, home theater, billiards room with custom made bar, gym, steam room, spa, staff quarters, swimming pool with grotto, tennis court and helipad.
#13 Lyons Demesne
Lyons Demesne hit the market again for a price tag of $65 million. It is the estate of discount airline Ryanair founder Tony Ryan, who reportedly spent $120 million restoring the property. The home was originally listed for $100 million in 2009, and even with the price slash it’ll still be the most expensive home sold in Ireland — that is, when it does sell!
#12 Spelling Manor
#11 The Woolworth Mansion
Located in New York City on 80th and Fifth Avenue, the home known as the Woolworth mansion is currently listed with Christie’s for $90 million. The home was built in the 1890s when retail chain magnate Frank Woolworth
had famed architect Charles Pierpont Henry Gilbert design a French Gothic style mansion for him.
#10 Maison de l’Amitie
This single family home was the most expensive home ever fought over in a divorce case (Donald Trump’s of course!). The home has 18 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms. After being on the market for $125 million, the estate was finally sold for $95 million.
#9 Silicon Valley mansion
At $100 million, this French chateau-style mansion in Los Altos Hills in California is now the home of Yuri Milner, the billionaire founder of Moscow-based venture capital firm Digital Sky Technologies. The estate has panoramic views of San Francisco Bay and 11 acres of land.
#8 Fleur de Lys
With 41,000 square feet and 15 bedrooms, the Fleur de Lys was on the market in 2008 for $125 Million. The home was built by Texan billionaire David Saperstine ans was inspired by the Vaux le Vicomte palace outside Paris.
#7 The Pinnacle
Tim Blixseth’s $155 million dollar house is practically in the backyard of the neighboring ski resort he owns. The Pinnacle in Montana has a private chair lift that connects the house to the resort.
#6 Franchuk Villa
This Victorian villa is often listed as the most expensive home in London at a value of $161 million. The freestanding five-story home has 10 bedrooms and an underground indoor swimming room, panic room, and movie theatre.
#5 The Hearst Mansion
#4 Fairfield Pond
At a value of $198 million and property taxes of $400,000, The sprawling Fairfield Pond estate is considered the largest occupied residential compound in the United States. With 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, 63 acres, and two tennis courts — it’s no surprise that the house also has a $150,000 hot tub.
#3 Villa Leopolda
Built in 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium, the famous French Riviera villa was reportedly purchased for $736 million by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. La Leopolda was used as a set in the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film “To Catch a Thief”.
At one billion dollars, Antilla is the world’s first billion-dollar home and sits on top of a six-story parking garage. There are nine elevators and a four-story open garden. It’s highly unlikely that this one will be topped anytime soon.
#1.The Hala Ranch estate
The Hala Ranch estate north of Aspen, Colorado was one of the most expensive houses ever to hit the market in the United States when it was purchased in 2006 for $135 million by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan. The 56,000 square foot home was built in 1991 and features its own wastewater treatment plant and, mechanical shop, gasoline pumps, and car wash. In June 2012, billionaire John Paulson purchased the estate for $49 million.