Once upon a time, the kings and emperors lived in forts and palaces, and rich and the elite lived in wonderful, similarly palatial buildings. But today, there is hardly any space available to build such houses, nor will such a construction play well with modern architecture. However, that has not stopped the wealthy people from finding the most luxurious places to live in. Some houses are old architectures that are inhabitable, while the others are new constructions. Let’s take you on a journey to visit the modern palaces. Here’s a countdown of the most expensive houses in the world.
The 10 Most Expensive Houses and Who Owns Them:
10. 17 Upper Phillimore Gardens
9. Kensington Palace
8. Seven The Pinnacle
7. Hearst Castle
6. Ellison Estate
5. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens
4. Four Fairfield Pond
3. Villa Leopolda
1. Buckingham Palace
While many know about the Buckingham Palace, many of these expensive residential estates are almost as unknown to the world as their owners are. There are some other expensive houses, like the most expensive apartment which is the Odeon Tower Penthouse in Monaco, owned by the Marzocco Family, the costliest celebrity home which is Santa Barbara Estate in Mentecito which belongs to television tycoon Oprah Winfrey, and the priciest castle, which is the Ashford Castle in Ireland.