Celebrities have homes that cost a few million and when you look at your own home, you can't help but wonder what you would do with that amount. What type of renovations will 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 around $ 139 million, or £ 75 million. Developer Leslie Allen-Vercoe currently owns it, although it has put it on sale. Originally, Prince Sami Gayed of Egypt owned the house, but it was damaged by fire. When you think of around $ 139 million, it's hard to put your head down. We all dream of what we would do with just a million dollars, so when we think about building a house for that amount, the options and features are limitless.
Leslie added many elements to the house, including 5 swimming pools, a squash court and a two-lane bowling alley. The house has 103 rooms, including 22 exclusive en-suite bedrooms. There is a tennis court and 24 carat gold leaf on the library floor as well as a 50 seat cinema.
All of this is pretty impressive, but if the average person were to spend £ 75 million to build a house, the gold leaf flooring probably wouldn't be on the list for what they wanted. Donald Trump's Palm Beach home is not 75 million pounds, but probably includes more items on the average person's wish list.
Her home is $ 125 million and is known as the Waterfront Mansion. Trump bought it in 2004 from a health care official. It contains 15 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. For entertainment, it has a 4,100 square foot veranda, a multimedia room, a library and 3 swimming pools. Trump's estate is on the list of the 10 most expensive homes in America. His Trump Towers penthouse is also on the list. The penthouse costs around $ 58 million. This is attributed to the panoramic city views from the penthouse.
But there is one house that costs considerably less than the mansions of Trump and Leslie, but which probably has more appeal than the mansions. For $ 4.9 million, John Travolta's home is probably a little boy's dream. The mansion was named Jumbolair and is located in Ocala. In front of the house is parked a Boeing 707. John also has two jets and a Gulfstream which are parked in the aisle.
Although the house only has 6 bedrooms and 2 kitchens, it does have a 6500 m garage and a 1.4 mile landing runway. If the plane is not for you, the area also has a swimming pool, a giant slide and a golf course.
Expensive homes are expensive because the materials they use to build the homes are expensive. But if you think about it, would you rather have your own personal airport in your front yard or a 24 carat gold floor in the library? For most of us, we cannot have either. But most people who live in expensive homes also didn't have one at some point, so we can still dream.