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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ONE HYDE PARK PENTHOUSE - $225 MILLION - Most Expensive Homes in the World


Would you pay $225 million for an apartment? One with six bedrooms? The buyer is still a secret but this purchase was the most expensive in England's history.


This apartment covers two floors and features bullet proof windows, a panic room and panoramic views of The Serpentine.

Monday, March 17, 2014

MAISON DE L'AMITIE - $150 MILLION - Most Expensive Homes in the World


Billionaire Donald Trump purchased Palm Beach's Maison de L'Amitie out of bankruptcy in 2004 for $41.2 million. Just a few years later he listed the property for $150 million.


Maison de L'Amitie is 80,000 square feet and features over 20 bathrooms, 15 bedrooms, tennis courts, guest houses and a 100 foot swimming pool.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

THE PINNACLE MONTANA - $155 MILLION - Most Expensive Homes in the World


The Pinnacle is a $155 million ski lodge and residence owned by Edra and Time Blixseth. The Blixseths own the Yellowstone Club which is a ski resort that only billionaires belong to. The house has 10 bedrooms, every floor is heated...including the driveway.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

ELENA FRANCHUK'S VICTORIAN VILLA - $161 MILLION - Most Expensive Homes in the World


Originally a girls prep school, Elena Franchuk's upgraded the property in 2006 to the Victorian Villa.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Imposing and seductive Aman Canale Grande Hotel

Exclusive Aman Canale Grande Hotel in the City of Love and Waterways

Spotted first on Yatzer, the exclusive Aman Canale Grande Hotel is the place to stay when in Venice. Undoubtably, the so called Floating City is one of the most amazing places to visit, due to the romance surrounding it, its unique water canals, the historical buildings, its bridges and the stories. “Venice is a fabled destination with a glorious past. A city in northeast Italy, it is built atop 118 small islands separated by winding canals and linked by arching bridges. Once a major power in the Mediterranean, it is known today for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks.” The perfect spot to enjoy a memorable sunset, watching the sun slowly drifting into the water while feeling the scent of summer, this amazing city offers plenty of possibilities. For those in search of unique luxury experiences, we recommend to start their journey throughout Venice at the imposing and seductive Aman Canale Grande Hotel. A historical building, one of those places that reflect the wealth and the well-being of the old rich families, Palazzo Papadopoli houses the Aman resort. Built in the 16th century, the Palazzo features also two gardens, which is quite an interesting phenomenon, because rarely you’ll see green oasis in this city. At the hotel, one arrives (as expected) by boat. As soon as you step inside, the atmosphere overwhelms you. Frescos, reliefs, chandeliers, ballrooms, exclusive furniture – everything exudes luxury and elegance. Some of the rooms provide amazing views of the Grand Canal. Each room is unique and exclusive: from high ceilings to spectacular chandeliers, fireplaces like works of art, frescos and amazing decorations.

$190 Million Greenwich Estate: The Most Expensive House In America

$190 Million Greenwich Estate: The Most Expensive House In America

Did you just sell your social network toYahoo for $1.1 billion? Or maybe you are the anonymous 26 year old single mom who is rumored to have recently won $228 million in the single largest Powerball jackpot of all time. Either way, if you happen looking for an upgraded home that better fits your newly-found obscene wealth, we may have the perfect property for you. Last Friday, an estate in the ultra-exclusive Greenwich, Connecticut, hit the market. Big deal right? That must happen all the time, what's so special about this house? This particular 15,000 square foot mansion sits on 50 acres of pristine waterfront property and can be yours for the low low price of $190 million. That's enough to make it the most expensive house in America.

Most Expensive House In America

What exactly does a house need to have in order to cost $190 million and subsequently be named most expensive house in America? Let's start with the basics. Also known as Copper Beech Farm, the current owner is a businessman named John Rudey who purchased the house in a private transaction from a family friend in the 1980s. Prior to Mr. Rudey, the estate was owned by one of Andrew Carnegie's US Steel co-founders. Rudey made his fortune in the timber business as the Chairman of the US Timberlands Services Company and the CEO of the Inland Fiber Group. Who knew there was still so much money in trees?

This fantastic property features a 15,000 square Victorian mansion that dates back to 1898. It also has a 7,000 square foot basement area in case you need to store… everything. The driveway of this property alone is 1800 feet long. As we mentioned earlier, the mansion sits on 50 acre property that is mostly open fields and forest. If you buy this house, you will be able to enjoy multiple grass tennis courts, sprawling gardens, two greenhouses, a private apple orchard and a 75 foot heated pool with hot tub that overlooks the Long Island Sound. The property nestled on 4000 feet of water views and private beaches.

One word of caution: Even though you will already be spending $190 million, be prepared to pony up a few million more for upgrades. Believe it or not, many of the rooms still do not have central air and instead rely on regular old window units in warmer months. Also, the kitchen is actually located in the basement near the staff quarters. You will probably want to add a modern kitchen on the same floor as the main living area. On the bright side, if you don't mind neighbors there is a potential option to split the estate and sell off parcels for new mansions. That will probably make your accountant happy, but you might have to say goodbye to Sunday naked pool parties.

So what do you think? If you had the coin, would you drop $190 million to own the most expensive house in America? Here are some more photos of the property:

$190 Million Greenwich Estate:

$190 million estate viewed from above.


Another aerial view of this mind blowing property.


Here's a Google Earth view of the property in winter.

The facade of this mansion. Built in the 1890s.

Another view of the mansion.

$190 Million Greenwich Estate: The Most Expensive House In America

Not sure if you'd ever get sick of that view.


The 75 foot heated pool with attached hot tub.

$190 Million Greenwich Estate: The Most Expensive House In America

One of your perfectly manicured grass tennis courts.

$190 Million Greenwich Estate: The Most Expensive House In America

This lawn was made for Slip N Slide.

$190 Million Greenwich Estate: The Most Expensive House In America
Diddy will be knocking on YOUR door this summer.

Hope you own a lawnmower...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Saudi Prince's $500 Million Airbus A380 Will Blow Your Mind

Saudi Prince's $500 Million Airbus A380 Will Blow Your Mind
When people who are just a little bit rich travel, they fly first class. When you're really rich, you rent a private jet. When you're insanely rich, you fly on your very own private jet with your name painted on the wings. When you are a multi-billionaire Saudi Prince, you fly on a mind blowingly lavish$500 million customized Airbus A380. Recently it was revealed that Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, who has a net worth of $18 billion, purchased a $300 million Airbus A380 and is spending an additional $200 million remodeling the plane into a flying palace that makes Airforce One look like a hunk of junk….

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal is one of the wealthiest people in the Arab world. Thanks to thousands of extremely shrewd investments, the Prince was able to turn a modest fortune into more than $18 billion. Through his investment firm Kingdom Holding, Prince Alwaleed has bought up large stakes in companies like News Corp, Apple, Citigroup, Twitter and more. He owns luxury hotels like The Savoy in London, the Fairmont in San Francisco, the Plaza in New York and the Four Seasons. He owns several yachts, more than 200 cars and three incredible palaces that cover a combined 5 million square feet. When Prince Alwaleed takes delivery of his $500 million Airbus, it will be one of four massive private jets. It will also be the largest and most expensive private plane in the world.

$500 Million Airbus A380

The base Airbus A380 costs $300 million and normally fits around 800 passengers. Prince Alwaleed's Airbus A380 is being completely stripped and remodeled with the following mind blowing luxuries:
- One parking space for his Rolls Royce
- Concert hall with grand piano, seating for 10 and stage for private entertainment
- Marble tiled steam room with spa treatments
- A "wellbeing" room complete with flat screen TVs on the walls and floors that shows passengers what they are flying over
- Five master bedroom with king sized beds, private bathrooms and showers
- 20 smaller private rooms
- Private elevator that connects the master bedroom to the tarmac for quick entrances and exits
- Boardroom with holographic monitors
- A prayer room with computer monitored prayer mats that automatically adjust to face Mecca

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