Celebrities have houses that cost a couple million and when you look at your own house, you can’t help but wonder what you would do with that amount. What kind of renovations would you build or what would your dream home look like?
Updown Court in England is by far the most expensive house on the planet. It stands at about $ 139 million or £ 75 million. Developer Leslie Allen-Vercoe currently owns it, although he has put it up for sale. The house was originally owned by Prince Sami Gayed of Egypt, but it was damaged in a fire. When you think of $ 139 million, it’s hard to understand. We all dream of what we would do with just a million, so when we think about building a home for that amount, the options and features are limitless.
Leslie added numerous elements to the home, including 5 pools, a squash court, and a double lane bowling alley. The house has 103 rooms, 22 of which are exclusive en-suite rooms. There is a 24-karat gold leaf and tennis court on the library floor, as well as a 50-seat movie theater.
All of that is pretty impressive, but if the average person were to spend £ 75 million building a house, gold leaf flooring probably wouldn’t be on the list for what they wanted. Donald Trump’s Palm Beach home is under £ 75 million, but it probably includes more items on the average person’s wish list.
His $ 125 million home is known as the Waterfront Mansion. Trump bought it in 2004 from a healthcare executive. It contains 15 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. For entertaining, it has a 4,100-square-foot greenhouse, media room, library, and 3 pools. Trump’s property is on the list of the 10 most expensive houses in America. His penthouse at Trump Towers is also on the list. The penthouse costs around $ 58 million. This is attributed to the panoramic views of the city from the attic.
But there is a house that costs considerably less than the Trump and Leslie mansions, but it probably has more appeal than the mansions. At $ 4.9 million, John Travolta’s house is probably every kid’s dream. The mansion has been called Jumbolair and is located in Ocala. A Boeing 707 is parked in front of the house. John also owns two planes and a Gulfstream that are parked in the driveway.
Although the home only has 6 bedrooms and 2 kitchens, it has a 6500m garage and a 1.4 mile airstrip. If flying isn’t for you, the property also features a pool, a giant slide, and a golf course.
Expensive houses are expensive because the material they use to build the houses is expensive. But if you think about it, would you rather have your own personal airport in your front yard or a 24-karat gold floor in the library? For most of us, we can’t have either. But most of the people who live in expensive houses didn’t have it at some point either, so we can still dream.