Posted 4.29.19 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Oakville does have quite a number of expensive homes; but some expensive homes are so luxurious that they are world-famous! We’ve featured some very expensive personal abodes when we wrote about billion-dollar homes in the past. Today, we’ll share with you 5 of the world’s most expensive homes and what makes them special!

The $200 Million Ellison Estate

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If your dream luxury home is a big property with a huge home and a stunning garden, then the Ellison Estate by Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is right up your alley. The luxurious 23-acre Japanese-style compound features 10 separate buildings, a koi pond, a man-made lake, and other details that make this home worth every penny of its $200 million value. It feels like an oasis!

The $100 Million Playboy Mansion

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The Playboy Mansion was the primary residence of Playboy Magazine founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner. The late entrepreneur bought the second Playboy Mansion for just $1.1 and put it in the market in 2017 for a whopping $200 million. It came with the condition that he can stay in the home until his final days. The home features 12 bedrooms and sits on a 5-acre lot with plenty of room for a grotto, a cave, and is even licensed to have a zoo. Daren Metropoulos, the owner of Hostess, bought the Playboy Mansion that time and his asking price is at $100 million.

The $750 Million Villa Leopolda

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Situated in France’s French Riviera, Villa Leopolda is a sprawling home with its own helipad and outdoor kitchen. Rumor has it that this current home of Lily Safra was built for a mistress of King Leopold II. This $750 million property sits on a 20-acre land and is considered as the second most expensive residential home worldwide.

The $125 Million Xanadu 2.0

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Widely known as one of the largest houses in the world, Xanadu 2.0 in Washington has 66 thousand square foot of living space. This home is owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates. Features include a 60-foot pool enclosed in its own building plus other luxurious touches not found anywhere else such as a trampoline room with 20-foot ceilings and a high-tech theatre room.

The $128 Million 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens

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Located in London’s Billionaire’s Row. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens is owned by Lakshmi Mittal, owner of the largest steel manufacturer company ArcelorMittal. Mittal purchased this 55-thousand square foot mansion for $128 million in 2004 wowed by its indoor pool, 12 bedrooms, and Turkish baths. To date, several famous people called this address their home, including Bernie Ecclestone and David Khalili.

Are you interested in finding the luxury home of your dreams soon? Why not consider looking in Oakville? Oakville is a close-knit community with affluent neighbourhoods. If you’re scouting for a sprawling estate, a luxurious penthouse, or private getaway of your own around Toronto, our agents will surely be able to help you. Contact us today for available real estate recommendations that fit your needs or to schedule a viewing!

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