Once again the world’s most expensive house has come back on the market. The price, a whopping $410 million dollars (£315m) placing it firmly in the region of mega yachts.
While there are private houses which have higher potential valuations, if this achieves the valuation, it will take the title. The Villa Les Cedres in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, will lay claim to the enviable title of ‘world’s most expensive house’ if sold for its multi-million dollar price tag.
Revealing photos from inside the 187-year-old mansion show the house in all its regal glory – having been first built for the King of Belgium using his profits from land-grabs in the Congo.
It was then bought by the Marnier-Lapostolle family in 1924, 15 years after Leopold’s death, industrialists best known for producing Grand Marnier liqueur, a blend of cognac and triple sec. The property has 14 bedrooms and an Olympic sized swimming pool
While the garden may need some tender loving care (As does the house!), it has the potential to be one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe. With 35 acres of space, enough for 15000 plants, and some 20 greenhouses containing rare tropical vegetation.
With room for 30 horses and a ballroom, any billionaire would struggle to get bored here.
Location is everything, and you could not have a better spot to quickly access all that the South of France has to offer. There is also a private beach and a jetty from which the owners of the house can moor a small boat. Probably to take them to a much larger ‘boat’.
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