With the value of houses soaring and decreasing at the drop of hat, it’s never been more of a precarious time to buy a property.

It’s been all over the news in the past couple of years about how millennials are going to struggle to scrape together a deposit for their first home, but there are still some houses that even the world’s richest people would have to think twice about forking out for.

Here are some of the most expensive homes in the world, today.


  • Buckingham Palace


West-end property prices are criminally expensive enough, let alone being smack-bang in the middle of Westminster. So, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the Queen’s residence is top of the list for most expensive home in the world.

Her Majesty apparently forgoes the spare bedroom tax in this 18th-century property, which boasts 775 bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. These amenities and historical value prices Buckingham Palace at £2.2 billion.

  1. Antilia

Owned by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, Antilia is criticised by the world over for its ostentatiousness, as just one family live there – with 600 servants, naturally.

Antilla can be found on Columbia Hill in Mumbai.

  1. Villa Leopolda

Located high in the mountains of the French Riviera, Villa Leopolda is hidden in 18 acres of ground once owned by King Leopold II of Belgium. Used as a military hospital in the First World War, today it is the property of Brazilian philanthropist, Lily Safra.

The estate itself is 50 acres and houses a huge swimming pool, helipad, guest house and enormous greenhouse. It is valued at $750 million US dollars.

  1. Villa Les Cedres

The French Riviera is known for opulence and luxury, so it’s no big surprise that two of the five most expensive houses in the world are to be found there. Valued at $410 million US dollars, this home was also built for King Leopold II of Belgium back in 1830.

It has 14 bedrooms, a library which houses over 3,000 books and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. There’s also a stable for up to 30 houses and a chandelier ballroom – this really is a house fit for a king.

This should not be construed as medical advice and is for informational purposes, only.