We know you guys like to see the most expensive and ludicrous things only billionaires can enjoy. So, we’re bringing you today the most expensive homes in Europe, some are for sale, some aren’t. This list today includes western countries like France, Italy or the UK and the most luxurious estates you can find on the continent. These houses were about to rank here are highly luxurious penthouses, old castles and holiday mansions that were once owned by kings and famous deceased billionaires. Although, the housing market right now in Europe is rising by almost 5%.
Rich people still have a big interest in estates all over the continent for both professional and personal use. If you’ve bought a new house or are planning to, have a look at these following homes. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration for your own house. It’s always good to keep an eye on the billionaires. Remember to buy investment pieces that will only grow in value over time. Because if you ever need money you can sell them for twice the price or even more. With that being said, let’s see how much it costs to buy a cozy yet luxurious nest in Europe.
10: Franchuk Villa, UK – Price $161 Million
Number 10 on our list of most expensive homes in Europe is Franchuk Villa. London is the perfect city for architecture lovers and bloggers. There are so many beautiful houses, especially in the central neighborhoods. It’s almost impossible to choose just one that you like. The perfect villa exists in real life and it’s the Franchuk Villa in central London. This mega house is a 10 bedroom and 5-floor Victorian style estate. Its equipped with a private cinema, a panic room, underground indoor swimming pool and a gym with all the facilities.
The house belongs to Elena Franchuk the daughter of former Ukrainian President and wife of Oligarch Viktor Pinchuk at $160 Million. It’s for sure one of the most expensive homes in the Europe and in the UK. She bought the mansion back in 2006. Prior to that it used to be a girl prep school until 1997. The house has a lot of history and a mix of relatively modern interior designs, pops of color and classic pieces covered in marble, gold and expensive artwork. As you would expect for such an important figure.
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9: St. Moritz Resort House, Switzerland – Price $185 Million
Number 9 on our list of most expensive homes in Europe is St. Moritz Resort House. Moving on with a beautiful resort home in the luxurious ski town of St. Moritz in Switzerland, a country that’s notorious for being expensive and exclusive. Only the rich come here to stay and enjoy New Year’s Eve. For those who are in love with a breathtaking landscape of the Alps? There is a cozy and luxurious nest built just for billionaires.
The mansion is worth $185 Million, and it said to be the most expensive house in the country. At the moment, it’s owned by an unnamed billionaire and he gets to enjoy 24-carat gold walls, 35-foot-long wide windows with the views of the Swiss Alps. Mink fur and velvety red walls as well as a theater, a spa and a wine cellar. This mega house has 7 floors, a private lift to the ski slopes and the most amazing thing ever an underground lake. This is how every ski holiday should look like.
8: One Hyde Park Penthouse, UK – Price $227 Million
Only people that live in London or have visited the city know how crazy expensive it is. Whether it’s Housing, transportation, food, or utilities, everything is either overpriced or suited only for the royal family and their friends. London is full of rich people and as you would expect they live in the most expensive and luxurious houses. One of the most expensive homes in Europe is located in the middle of London near Hyde Park. It’s called One Hyde Park Penthouse and for just one apartment it was sold for $227 Million. Only the richest Russians and Arab Sheiks afford to live in this area. Just as you would imagine their apartments are full of luxury amenities.
The 2-floor penthouse has a pool, wide floor-to-ceiling windows, SAS train security guards, McLaren showroom downstairs. It also contains a secret tunnel to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where you can go have dinner at their restaurant. It sure is a lot of money for an apartment. But it’s the price you have to pay if you want to live in the most expensive residential area in the world.
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7: Kensington Palace, UK – Price $230 Million
Another huge and one of the expensive homes in Europe is Kensington Palace, the place where the royal family resides. They’ve been living there since the 17th century. Currently it’s the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Duke and Duchess of Sussex as well as Princess Eugenie of York, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. It was also the place where Princess Diana and Prince Charles lived until her death. It was also the home of Prince William and Harry.
The palace was first bought by King William II and his Queen Mary II. They paid roughly 20,000 pounds at the time now being worth around $230 Million. Since then a lot of renovations have been done to the palace. State rooms and now historic parts of the palace are open for tourists to visit. If you’re ever in London Kensington Palace is definitely a tourist attraction you need to visit. Ans if you want to see how the royal family lives and some personal objects or art they own.
6: Chateau Louis XIV, France – Price $300 Million
Number 6 on our list of most expensive homes in Europe is Chateau Louis XIV. Moving on to France, we settle into the most expensive castle in the country, the Louis XIV Chateau. It is from the 17th century and is worth $300 Million. It was acquired by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Who has multiple Million Dollars estates in his portfolio and a fortune of $10 Billion. The castle has been recently renovated. It now has fountains that can be controlled from an iPhone, a cinema, a maze and a luxurious swimming pool. The whole property has 57 acres.
It seems to be a part of a chain of luxurious purchases the prince has made recently including a $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci painting and a $500 Million yacht. Although the castle was said to be from the 17th century. It was in fact rebuilt over an older castles ruins. So, it’s not the original structure but it’s indeed lavish and looks like a modern version of a 17th-century castle. However, the prince doesn’t seem to be bothered by this little detail.
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5: Odeon Tower Sky Penthouse, Monaco – Price $400 Million
Number 5 on our list of most expensive homes in Europe is Odeon Tower Sky Penthouse. As you would expect apartments and houses in Monaco are among the most expensive estates in the world. This small city-state is the home of the most extravagant billionaires in the world because it’s tax-free of course. To give you guys a little context Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Bill Gates are residents among other billionaires. This exclusive penthouse fitted for the most pretentious billionaires who could become one of the world’s most expensive properties per square meter. The 170-meter building has one of the most expensive penthouses in the world, with a price tag of $400 Million.
What do you get for that money? A 16-meter-high wide apartment with a direct slide into a rooftop pool looking over the Mediterranean Sea and all the facilities of a 5-star hotel. This penthouse is now more expensive than the One Hyde Park Penthouse in London. Other apartments in the tower are said to have a starting price of $25 Million. Although, the tower has had some setbacks and critics because it’s too Tall and modern for the area. It was successfully inaugurated in April of 2015.
4: Rafik Hariri’s London Mansion, UK – Price $400 Million
Number 4 on our list of most expensive homes in Europe is Rafik Hariri’s London Mansion. Back in London once again we find another house that’s even more expensive than Kensington Palace. It used to be the home for the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. It was gifted to Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Currently, the house is up for sale for $400 Million. If the owners don’t find a buyer they plan to sell all the furniture and luxury items worth over 50 Million Pounds at an auction.
The huge 45-bedroom mansion has a large swimming pool, industrial size catering kitchen, underground parking and several lifts. The rooms are fitted with expensive artworks, beautifully French styled custom-made furniture and in the bathrooms, there are golden tissue boxes. It’s a big splurge but they’re said to be a few billionaires interested in it. In fact, sources say the Qatar embassy is actually interested. The house has had some controversial owners. It’s a huge estate located in central London making it a great investment.
3: Villa Les Cedres, France – Price $410 Million
Number 3 on our list of most expensive homes in Europe is a 187-year-old villa in the south of France. We’re talking about Villa Les Cedres, Cedar Trees Villa, that’s the second most expensive house in France. The interior seems to be a true depiction of Queen Marie Antoinette’s taste and is set to be worth $410 Million. Now owned by a wealthy Italian Lucca Gaurav, the chairman of Davide Campari Milano Spa. The house used to belong to the late King Leopold II of Belgium, who built it using his profits from the land grabs in Congo and slavery.
The villa is now up for sale and it will be the most expensive residential sale in the history of the country. The home has 18000 square feet and has 14 bedrooms with impeccable French styled furniture, crystal chandeliers and marble statues, lavish French balconies, a garden full of palm trees and cedar trees that will make you feel like you’re in a jungle when you first enter the garden. Then just gaze out over the view of France’s Cote D’azur and it all goes away. Words just can’t describe how beautiful this villa is, but really who’s going to buy it, it was built with blood money.
2: Villa Leopolda, French Riviera – Price $736 Million
Another mansion in the French Riviera and the second on the list of the most expensive homes in Europe is Villa Leopolda. The famous villa was built almost 100 years ago by an American architect and it’s now owned by the controversial 83-year-old Lily Safra, who made her fortune through her for marriages, #golddigger. The villa was decorated by Lily and her husband and portrays the valley poke style and is now a French historical monument. In spite of all the luxurious furniture and artwork that resides within the villa, there are reasons why it’s so popular and expensive.
The Safra husbands used to throw lavish parties for only the rich had access and later the house was used as a movie set for Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “To Catch a Thief” and since it was built over the remains of a previous home owned by King Leopold II of Belgium. This villa has more history in 100 years than your history book. During World War I, it was even used as a military hospital and it’s now the most expensive house in France. It is estimated to be worth $736 Million, there were a few buyers interested in it but Lily Safra is not selling.
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1: Buckingham Palace – Most Expensive Homes In Europe – Price $1.5 Billion
At last the cherry on top, the most expensive homes in Europe. It’s not a penthouse or a villa, its a palace and it’s the famous Buckingham Palace, home to Queen Elizabeth of England. The palace is also the office of Queen Elizabeth and the place where most major events and receptions are held. A small part of the palace is open for tourists every summer, although the people are more curious to see the guards change and the lavish gardens. The entire palace has 775 rooms, 19 staterooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms and a few balconies.
The huge palace has a lot of meaning and importance for the royal family and the UK itself. It’s said to be worth $1.5 Billion and is one of the most visited sites in London. Since it’s administered by the royal family you can just imagine all the finest furniture and artworks decorating the palace. Artists like a Rubens and Rembrandt hang on the lavish walls of the palace, that was built by John Nash, an architect that got a little carried away and went way over the initial budget. If you’re visiting the palace and hope to see the queen herself around there which is highly improbable, take a look at the Union Flag, if it’s flying over the palace she’s not at home.
Bonus Mention: King’s Landing Croatia
The most famous castle everyone has seen in the last 5 years is King’s Landing from the Game of Thrones TV show. The famous series is one of the most loved and streamed shows in the history of television inspired by the books written by George R. R. Martin. The show produced by HBO was filmed all over the world but King’s Landing the famous castle from Westeros can be admired in real life because it’s located in Dubrovnik Croatia. Although in the first season they filmed the outside of the castle in Malta, starting in season 2 they moved to Dubrovnik.
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Well, that’s a wrap on the top 10 most expensive homes in Europe. We have to admit there’s no greater feeling than coming back home the place you love the most. Of course, it’s not the same without having people that you love waiting for you because not all houses are actually home. Since some people have multiple homes we’re curious to find out. Where in this world do you feel like you’re at home? Is it in another city, at the sea or at your grandparent’s house? Let us know what you think in the comments down below. Thank you for spending some time with us.