A few points of procedure. The famous $750 million Villa Leopolda in the south of France is no longer in the running, despite the purchaser having backed out of the deal, because owner Lily Safra decided not to re-list it. When and if it does come back on the market it will undoubtedly recapture the top spot. Second, in compiling the list we are following . Includes only current and public listings of single-family residential properties, not private islands, compounds of several different properties, undeveloped land, or houses that have already been sold.
Estates offered privately overseas for undisclosed prices obviously cannot be quantified. And we are using Forbes' price for Updown Court, which has been variously quoted, as the latest number available. Of course, if anyone has or knows of any other verifiable listings that also make the grade, please let us know via email or contact and we'll issue an update.
Villa Leopolda out of the market
Back in February, Russia's richest man Mikhail Prokhorov had reportedly agreed to purchase the Villa for $750 million but later backed out of the deal, forfeiting a $55 million deposit. The estate has not been re-listed.
Candy Spelling's legendary massive 123-room Holmby Hills mansion has officially hit the market with a record-breaking asking price of $150 million. That's $25 million more than the Beverly Hills behemoth Mariah Carey is said to have made an offer on recently, and officially makes the Spelling mansion, called "The Manor," the world's most expensive estate in terms of current listings, the Wall St. Journal reports. The 57,000-sq.-ft. mansion, which has at least 11 bedrooms and 16 baths, was built by TV producer Aaron Spelling on the site of Bing Crosby's former estate, which they razed
A mansion in London's posh Belgrave Square has hit the market for £100 million, or about $150 million, tying it with Candy Spelling's The Manor in Beverly Hills for the title of the world's most expensive estate (in terms of current listings). The six-floor, 21,000-sq.-ft. white-stucco-fronted building has 12 bedrooms, 20-ft. ceilings, a basement swimming pool, gym, media room, and every imaginable luxury fitting. The property has been gutted and revamped by Lebanese developer Musa Salem, the London Times reports.
The Manalapan Residence
Palm Beach, FL: $135 million
Set upon 5.5 acres, with 520 feet fronting direct Atlantic Ocean-to-Intracoastal waterway property.
The Manalapan Residence offers the unique opportunity to enjoy a private stroll on the estate's white sandy beach, and the ability to keep a yacht of nearly any size at your private dock on the Intracoastal waterway immediately across from the residence.
A small sampling of the major amenities of this 3-story home include 67,672 square feet, 14 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 18 car garage, 6,140 sq. ft. master bedroom suite, lavish Grand Rotunda room for entertaining, dual water walls, aquarium ceilings and walls, movie theatre, casino and club room, , 10 wet bars, 2 wine rooms (1 for red, 1 for white), gymnasium with beauty salon, 2 swimming pools (classical lap and grotto waterfall/waterslide), shark tank, 2 elevators, bowling alley, tennis court with pavilion, archery range, 1/4 mile jogging/go cart track,
Fleur de Lys
Beverly Hills, CA: $125 million
The palatial mansion beat out Leona Helmsley's Dunnellen Hall in Greenwich, Conn., which had been listed at $125 million as well, but saw its price cut by $30 million back in October (Forbes has not yet registered the change). Fleur de Lys has been on the market since 2007, but unlike some other major property owners, billionaire's ex Suzanne Saperstein has yet to slash the price. In compiling its list of the world's 10 most expensive estates, Forbes culled from property listings, high-end brokerages and conversations with real estate agents. "We include only publicly listed properties," they note. "In Europe, especially, estates and luxury residences that might qualify are shopped privately for undisclosed prices."
No. 31 Belgrave Square
London, UK: $120 million
One additional house in the region Of belgrave Of square (London, Great Britain). Six-storied urban house is put out to sale after the two-year-old reconstruction: 12 bedrooms, garage to 4 automobiles and all the remaining conceivable signs of luxury.
Britain is no stranger to luxury real estate but a house in Belgrave Square is making news because it is set to go on the market for an astronomical £90 million early next year after a two-year refurbishment. The six-story home is owned by a Madeira-registered company, believed to be run by a Lebanese man. Property records show that the owner paid £6.87million for a 99-year lease in January 2005. In the past the substantial building has been used for offices. In order to turn it into a family home a basement swimming pool, gym and media room have been added. There are 12 bedrooms, garage space for four cars and the home measures more than 20,000 sq ft.
Surrey, UK: $110 million
Larger in area than both the royal residences of Hampton Court Palace or Buckingham Palace, this magnificent estate symbolises the grand and imposing presence of the Great Houses of England, yet employs state-of-the-art 21st Century technology to provide the ultimate living environment.
It has been more than two centuries since a private house has been constructed on this majestic scale, finished to such a sophisticated degree, or has offered such extravagant privacy.
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