4. Luxe Swiss Chalet - London, UK
At first glance, it kind of looks like the Luxe Swiss Chalet is located somewhere in the Swiss Alps, but the mansion can actually be found in Hampton Court, London. The Swiss imported chalet arrived in London back in 1882 and was recently found listed in the market for as much as $6 million. The mansion offers four of the most luxurious bathrooms we’ve ever seen, with one of them including gilded Italian washbasins that cost $23.5k and copper bathtubs that are worth $12k.
The property is 5,478 square-feet long and includes some of the most unusual features. For example, it has its own private river frontage, which is complemented by a private indoor beach in the basement that features 40 tonnes of sand, wine racks, and a heated underfloor. If an indoor beach and a private river weren’t enough, the Luxe Swiss Mansion also has its own Japanese water garden that has its own bridge decorated with eccentric lights.
5. Ceausescu Mansion - Bucharest, Romania
There is something about a seemingly modest-looking outside that makes the lavish inside of the Primaverii Palace a unique mansion to admire. The mansion is the former residence of Nicolae Ceausescu, Romania’s infamous ex-leader. The 80-room palace is located in Bucharest and was designed all the way back in the 1960s. The incredible house has a lot to offer, from the master suite’s fixture being made of gold to gold mosaic ceilings, mirrors, and a shower.
But there’s more! The Ceausescu Mansion also includes a swimming pool and a cinema, and a home where every tiny detail was adorned with an extremely baffling amount of extravagance. But let’s be honest, it is a common trait of your average dictator to have a home that is nothing less than excessive. This makes total sense since it's said that Ceausescu made sure to personally pick out the estate’s dramatic chandeliers and mosaics.
6. Opus - Beverly Hills, USA
Now here’s a property that absolutely takes the use of gold to an entirely different level. The Opus property, located in Beverly Hills, USA, was a creation of renowned real estate developer Nile Niami. The 20,500 square-foot estate is said to literally be dripping in gold, with its own gold-inspired facade, and personalized gold house sign. But this mansion has much more to offer than a whole lot of gold at every corner!
The house has its own car museum made of ten cars that include a Rolls-Royce Dawn and a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster that are, needless to say, in gold! The mansion includes 11 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a cinema, and its own beauty salon. But it’s its emphasis on some of the best and most expensive artworks in the market that makes it all up a notch. The likes of Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst’s artwork are displayed and those alone are said to be worth $2 million in value. As for the house? It's one of the most expensive in Beverly Hills, with a price tag of around $50 million.