Trumping the £140million paid for a penthouse in One Hyde Park, London, last year, this mansion in France has just sold for more than 275 million euro (£200million).
Once a desired venue for Kim Kardashian’s wedding, this property has reportedly become the world’s most expensive home. Chateau Louis XIV, is a 50,000 sq/ft mega-home which is the work of Saudi developer Emad Khashoggi.Khashoogi’ employed 200 people to spend three years building the Versaille-style home on the outskirts of Paris. The house was eventually completed in 2011.
The palatial pad has ten bedrooms with en suites, a grand reception room with a 52ft-high frescoed dome ceiling (so just about enough space to swing a cat), a library, huge wine cellar, aquarium and a number of entertaining rooms.
Cogemad, a company of Khasoogi, used 13 different types of marble and 15,000 sheets gold to help construct this building. It is thought that there are around 650ft of leather-embossed books on the shelves – so if textiles are your thing, this home has a variety.The property is complete with indoor and outdoor pools, a private cinema, two ballrooms, a nightclub, a gold-leafed fountain, an infinite array of flowers, marble statues, bridle paths and a 2km labyrinth maze. This is all nestled in the ground of the 23-hectare estate. The house and its gardens were inspired by 17th century design, and meet the French standards for Historical Monuments.
With all that, and the overall price of the property, you would hope it has good security. Well you wont be disappointed. With 40 state-of-the-art surveillance cameras which can be viewed from anywhere in the world via iPad, as well as a high-tech alarm system, this home is incredibly secure.
According to Bloomberg, this bumper sale was seal by Christie’s International Realty.Although there is said to be many houses in London that are actually worth more than this stunning home, they have not in fact been sold, making this the most expensive home in Europe, if not the world.