Real estate properties run the gamut from basic flats and houses to the other end of the spectrum, namely the highest-priced properties you can imagine. If you’re lucky enough to be one of the few, you may want to take a closer look at that expensive, high-end property you’ve always been dreaming about. But if you are one of the many who has a limited budget for property investment, it doesn’t mean that you can’t dream about owning one of these stellar properties. Here’s an in-depth look at the most expensive (and luxurious) properties around the globe.
The Playboy Mansion
Who hasn’t heard of the Playboy mansion? If you haven’t been living in a cave for the last 30 years, then you would know that this mansion has played host to some of the most glamorous stars of Hollywood and has been the residence of beautiful and striking women (along with Hugh Hefner, of course). But now, the mansion is for sale at a whopping £138 million. This price comes with a total of 29 rooms and other add-ons. But whilst the property has 5 acres, there’s a catch: you have to be willing to live with Hugh Hefner as your roommate. He comes with the house.
Updown Court may have the look and feel of a home in Orange County, California, but it’s actually thousands of miles away from the sunshine state. Updown Court is, in fact, located in Surrey. But don’t let the location get you down – Updown Court features an astonishing 103 bedrooms and an even more astonishing 5 swimming pools. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg – the property also features a bowling alley, tennis and squash court, cinema, wine cellar, and panic room. Updown Court can be yours for the (relatively) low price of £35 million.
Another upscale property – this time in the actual sunshine state – is The Manor, the erstwhile home of producer Aaron Spelling. With the property comes the usual: a gym, cinema, swimming pool, bowling alley, and tennis court. But what makes this property special is its three (!) rooms solely dedicated to gift-wrapping. The Manor is available at a humble £54 million.
One Hyde Park
Although only the second priciest address in London (next to Buckingham Palace at £1bn), One Hyde Park has plenty to boast about. A flat will set you back a cool £75 million, and you not only get a nice flat – you also get a massive garden view and a view of Knightsbridge.
If you’re looking for residential or commercial property but wouldn’t quite be able to cough up the necessary £35 to £138 million required by the above-mentioned properties, don’t despair. There are great properties for sale in areas such as Cambridge, Edinburgh, Norwich, Swansea, Reading, Coventry, and a host of other locations, as confirmed by property specialists like Commercial People.