When it comes to celebrity homes and luxury mansions, architects take building design to a whole new level. The sheer size of some celebrity-owned properties is enough to take your breath away, never mind the detailing. In fact, some of the planet’s biggest stars have dwellings that are bigger than your whole neighbourhood! Seriously!
So if you are easily jealous, perhaps this blog isn’t for you. But if you would like to take a sneak peek at how the other half live, join us on our journey through the most luxurious mansions from around the world.
The Microsoft Mansion – Bill Gates
Let’s begin with one of the big hitters – Mr Bill Gates. One of the richest, most powerful businessmen in the world has a 66,000 square foot mansion located in Washington, USA. The technological guru regularly appears on the World’s Rich List and his home certainly supports this status.
Microsoft’s CEO owns one of the most expensive properties ever built – with several bedrooms and it’s very own in-built library. We wonder if the building comes with its own IT support department – probably not!
The Playboy Mansion – Hugh Hefner
There is no way we could have a list of luxury mansions without including the obvious – the Playboy Mansion! The Heffner makes no secret about what goes on inside his home, which is perhaps why it is one of the most recognised properties in the world. The mansion full of bunnies contains several swimming pools, tennis courts, luxury wine cellars, games rooms and even its own fully functioning zoo!
The Posh and Becks – David and Victoria Beckham
We couldn’t have a list of famous/luxurious properties without a mention of Posh and Becks. One of the world’s most famous couples have been reported to have snapped up this £27m country estate in Gloucestershire. The property boasts ten bedrooms, six bathrooms and enough space for a staggering 380 football pitches!
It’s just a pity David isn’t able to show off a World Cup winning trophy in there, eh?
The Talk Show House – Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest women in the world, so it’s no surprise she owns a ridiculously lavish home. In fact, this is not just any home, it’s a great big treehouse! Based in Colorado, the high-tech treehouse sits over 3 acres in the Telluride Mountains. Designed by tech mogul Bob Wall, the house comes with lots of cool features and design elements.
Perhaps the coolest of features is the $150,000 Fibre optic glass bridge hallway that changes colour and the heated driveway that lights up as someone pulls up the drive.
The White Russian – Roman Abramovich
Let’s jump back over to this side of the pond again and take a look at Kensington Palace Gardens – home of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. This London based property contains everything from a tennis court to an auto museum and even a health centre! We’ve heard John Terry can be found at the back too!
The Vertical Home – Mukesh Ambani
Indian billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani owns one of the most unique properties on the planet. With an estimated value of around £1 billion, the 27-story estate covers 400,000 square feet and comes with 600 members of staff. 600 members of staff! What could you possibly need all those members of staff for?
The owner of the second-largest company in India can also boast three helipads, six underground parking levels and an unbeatable view of south Mumbai.
Buckingham Palace – The Royal Family
Our list of lavish celebrity homes would not be complete without the inclusion of the planet’s most expensive home. Billionaires across the globe can show off with their grand and luxurious properties, but none will ever be more regal of lucrative than the Queen’s stately home!
Valued at over £1billion, the palace contains 775 rooms, 52 guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 188 staffrooms and 92 offices! So it is fair to say, the building has its fair share of glass – and a rather tired window cleaner!
That’s it for our mini list of lavish and luxurious properties. Keep following our blog for more information and interesting reads. Next up, we will be discussing planning permission and when you may or may not need it. Keep watching!