The world is populated with extravagance and lavishness, which often includes sumptuous mansions, million-dollar cars, and in some instances, some rather crazy private jets. And while the word out there is that money can’t buy you happiness, it can sure buy some pretty spectacular mansions that surely provide some sort of satisfaction. In this article, we take a look at the world’s most luxurious and expensive homes, from mansions that are completely lined with white marble flooring to estates with gold ceilings.
1. Swish Supermansion - California, USA
This extravagant home located in Bel Air is probably amongst the most luxurious and expensive properties in the area. The Swish super-mansion, also known by the name of “Sabornne,” has nine bedrooms overall that are spread around 25,000 square feet of indoor space. If that wasn’t enough, the property also extends an additional 20,000 feet of outdoor space that is populated with breathtaking gardens, a never-ending pool, and incredible sundecks.
There is more, “Sabornne” is basically made for someone who enjoys living big and isn’t afraid of a hasty price tag. The property features 15 fancy bathrooms, an art studio for the art lovers, a gym, several gigantic statues, and a wine cellar that is carefully temperature-controlled. The Swish super-mansion also includes an out of this world glass car elevator that securely stores the house owner’s car collection. For all of this, one only has to pay the gigantic price tag of $88 million.
2. Casablanca Estate - Cape Town, South Africa
Anyone who has been lucky enough to travel to Cape Town, the “Mother City”, knows that the city is not only one of the most beautiful in the world, but also a place where investing in real estate is certainly worth it. The Casablanca Estate is a great example of the lavish possibilities that the city offers, with a price tag that though expensive, is still more realistic than other countries. This $35 million mansion is located on the shoreline of Camps Bay, one of the most luxurious areas in the city.
Casablanca Estate features the most spectacular sea views, which include eight extravagant bedrooms, crystal chandeliers, and some gold details in very strategic spots around the mansion. Even more, the 3,723 square feet house also has 12 posh bathrooms, a fitness room, a massage room, a squash court, a cinema room, and of course, a garage that has space for up to 14 lavish cars. To compliment all of this, the mansion obviously has an 82-foot swimming pool.
3. Lavish Bel Air Mansion - California, USA
This Bel Air mansion was created by world-renowned real estate developer Bruce Makowsky and is considered one of the most uniquely innovative houses in the world. The estate is located in an exclusive area of Bel-Air, settled between the homes of some of the richest people on the planet. The 42,000 square- foot residence has an additional 17,000 square-foot outdoor deck that embraces a glass infinity pool and a cinema size flat screen for anyone who feels like indulging in a movie while swimming.
Also known by the nickname of “Billionaire”, the lavish residence has a whopping 21 bathrooms and 17 bedrooms. The living room contains gold-encrusted Brut Champagne bottles in a mansion that extends to four luxurious floors. Uniquely, the elevators that connect the four floors are lined with a rare type of crocodile skin that is not easily found anywhere else. To conclude, the mansion also contains a garage that displays $30 million worth of fancy cars.
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.
7. Baroque Palace - St. Petersburg, Russia
Last but not least in our list is the Baroque Palace, one of Russia’s most sought out pieces of real estate. The nine-bed Baroque was on the market in 2015 for the massive amount of $109 million. The palace is located in the exclusive Russian neighborhood of Rublyovka and is spread out through 97 acres of pine forest surrounded by the most dazzling views. But the outside is nothing compared to its marble and gold-covered floors and ceilings.
The Baroque Palace’s master’s bathroom also has its touch of gold, with a sumptuous gold shower, a hallway that is covered in magnificent chandeliers, and antiques spread around the entire property, giving it a royal feel. And if that wasn’t enough bling, the property’s master bedroom is made of a combination of wooden floors and golden lashings. It’s safe to say that whoever gets to own this palace is in for a royal adventure brimming gold, crystal, and velvet.