6 most expensive cribs in the world

March 7, 2012 · 2 comments

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6 most expensive cribs in the world

Her Majesty’s crib was the height of distinction. Source

This list is a weird one. Not the idea – a lot of people are interested in what very, very expensive houses look like, and that is all well and good. What puzzles us is the mind boggling extent to which people will go to bling their homes; this list features both a T-Rex and a Velociraptor as elements of interior design.

With that, we’ll leave you to explore the six most expensive cribs in the world.

6. The Hearst-Davies Mansion, Beverley Hills – £107m ($165m)

6 most expensive cribs in the world

Before you ask, we don’t know how many fulltime gardeners it takes to maintain this. Source

The Basics

It’s the most expensive house in Beverley Hills. On one side your neighbours are the Beckhams, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on the other. You’ve got 29 rooms and 3 pools, 2 projection rooms, a night club (yep!) and space for 400 outside diners.

6 most expensive cribs in the world

Is that a camel in the background? Source

What Else Do I Get?

You get to be in a house that is crammed with modern history. Firstly, the Kennedy’s honeymooned there. Secondly, parts of the Godfather (including the famous horse’s head scene) were shot there. Thirdly, it was the inspiration for Citizen Kane. Pretty astounding history for one house. Source, source

5. Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons – £111m ($170m)

6 most expensive cribs in the world

All of this, believe it or not, is a house. Source

The Basics

The basics are that it’s huge. Owned by a man called Ira, Fairfield Pond is the largest occupied residential compound in the US. It’s so big we can’t even call it a house anymore, it’s a compound. It’s on the seafront and has 29 bedrooms to 39 bathrooms.

6 most expensive cribs in the world

The compound in all its gargantuan glory. Source

What Else Do I Get?

A hot tub worth more than most houses (£98,000 / $150,000), along with two tennis courts, two squash courts, a basketball court, a bowling alley and a ridiculously long dining room (clocking in at 91 feet). Source

4. The Penthouse – £136m ($200m)

6 most expensive cribs in the world

£136m and still the sofas aren’t straight. Source

The Basics

Based in central London, The Penthouse became the world’s most expensive flat when the Ukraine’s richest man bought it for £136.6 million. It has two floors and six bedrooms (working out at around £23m per BEDROOM), access to a spa and squash courts and stunning views of central London.

6 most expensive cribs in the world

There’s an SAS man hiding in those funny vase things. Source

What Else Do I Get?

Firstly, you get security. Shielded by bulletproof glass, with a panic room and protected by SAS trained bodyguards, one has to wonder exactly what the richest man in the Ukraine did to obtain that title. In addition to the ability to efficiently repel any unwanted assailants, it features an underground passage to one of Heston Blumenthal’s restaurants. Now THAT is amazing. Source

3. Villa Leopolda – £329m ($506m)

6 most expensive cribs in the world

In the foreground, a lion stands guard. In the background, Villa Leopolda. Source

The Basics

On the Cot d’Azure, France lies the Villa Leopolda, a stunning Villa and by far the classiest in our top three. It has a fascinating history – King Leopold II (a man who once personally owned the Congo) built it in 1900, since then it has seen its own fair share of drama. In 1999 its then owner, Edmond Safra, was murdered by his male nurse on the premises.

6 most expensive cribs in the world

Built by the controversial King Leopold II of Belgium. Source

What Else Do I Get?

A stunning slice of the French Riviera; a beautiful, multi-storied house overlooking the sea; 80,000 square feet of space; a wage bill for the 50 fulltime gardeners that are required to tend the grounds, and 1200 trees. It also served as a military hospital during the war, probably the only belle époque hospital France has ever offered.

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2. Antilla – £1.2bn ($1.8bn)

6 most expensive cribs in the world

Designed by a massive fan of Jenga. Source

The Basics

This isn’t the most expensive house in the world, not by a long way. It’s the second. That said, it has an incredible amount of stuff packed into it. It has 40,000 square feet of floor space, and 27 stories high.

It’s been billed as the Taj Mahal of the 21st century. Although, to be fair, it might have been the guy who’s paying for it that said that.

6 most expensive cribs in the world

The real Taj Mahal. Arguably the better one. Source

What Else Do I Get?

You get a lot of stuff you probably won’t need. Unless you’ve got something to rival Ambanin’s 168 car collection, you probably won’t need the six-story car park. There’s going to be an absolute tonne of housework to be done if you haven’t got the 600-strong workforce it takes to keep the place going. Who’s going to man your private bar, swimming pool, library, Krishna temple or, heaven forbid, your helipad?

Breaking news is that he won’t actually move into the place, because it doesn’t have enough windows facing east. That isn’t even a joke. So you get all that, but not enough windows.

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1. exklusivHAUS – £7.9bn ($12.2bn)

6 most expensive cribs in the world

You can’t see the dinosaurs from here, but trust us, they’re in there. Source

The Basics

It’s a beautiful house in a beautiful country. And, coming in at an eye-watering $7.9 billion, it ought to be. So, for those of you who are considering a bid, the basics are as follows – it has eight rooms, a specially built wine cellar (none of this accidentally built nonsense) and garage space for four cars.

What Else Do I Get?

Doesn’t sound that amazing for £7.9 billion, does it? No cinemas with eighty seats, no lasers to turn intruders to dust, no secret bunkers (though to be fair, they would hardly advertise a secret bunker). Don’t judge too soon tough, for a start the fittings and fixtures are made using a combination of gold and platinum. In total, over 200kg of precious metals adorn the inside of this house.

Oh, and the floor. It looks nice, but in one of the most pointless yet creative bursts of blingery we’ve ever heard of, it is made of meteoric rock and has shavings of real Tyrannosaurus Rex and Velociraptor bones throughout. Not that anyone would ever know unless you told them.

6 most expensive cribs in the world

This guy is lurking in your kitchen floor. That’s what billions get you. Source, source

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