At $198 million this is one of the most expensive properties in the United States. Built by Ira Rennert in Sagaponack, New York to the dismay of his neighbors, it faces the Atlantic and is packed with numerous “toys” including a $150,000 hot tub. Pricetag: $198 million
Nicknamed the “Rock Palace” due the fact that it seems to grow out of the rock on which it was constructed, this mansion was built to be the summer house of Imam Yahya, the Islamic leader of Yemen and is famous for its numerous secret passageways.
With 123 rooms, an indoor skating rink, and a room dedicated just to wrapping presents, the opulence on display in this Los Angeles mansion is borderline obscene. Pricetag: $150 million
Owned by Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia, he purchased the property when he was ambassador to the United States and as one of the largest in the country, it comes with its own waste water treatment facility, gasoline pumps, and ski resort. Pricetag: $135 million
Former home of William Hearst, the famous newspaper tycoon, this extravagant Beverly Hills property was sold in 1947 for $120,000. Today it goes for over 1300 times that much, it has its own nightclub, and the neighbors include Tom Cruise and David Beckham. Pricetag: $165 million
The Versailles in Florida is the largest home in the whole of America, totalling a floor area of about 90,000 square feet. The property belongs to Westgate Hotel founder David Siegel and his wife Jackie Siegel, and is currently still under construction at 6121 Kirkstone Lane, Windermere, Florida, in the gated community of Lake Butler Sound in Orange County. As its title strongly suggests, the mansion is both named and modeled after the Palace of Versailles in France, which pretty equates to some huge mortgage rates. The construction of this mega home started back in 2004 and halted in 2009 with only six-tenths of the property completed as the family faced financial difficulties.
The home is constructed on a man-made hill on a 10 acre property. The residence includes 11 kitchens, a garage with a 30 car capacity, a two-lane bowling alley, an indoor roller rink, three indoor pools, two outdoor pools, a video arcade, a two-story movie theater with a balcony inspired by the Paris Opera House, a fitness center with a spa, yoga studios, a 20,000-bottle wine cellar, an exotic-fish aquarium, two tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a formal outdoor garden, and an elevator in the master bedroom closet. Still planning to use that mortgage calculator to get this spot for yourself?
The personal ballroom has a 500 to a 1,000 person capacity, and the doors and windows are made of the last remaining Brazilian mahogany, at a cost of $4 million. The residence will also have ten staff quarters, each one with a built in jacuzzi and kitchen. Pricetag: $75 million