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  • 10 Insanely Luxurious Mansions

  • 10. Acqua Liana

  • This 15,000 square foot Florida mansion was designed by the famous artist Frank McKinney

  • with the sole purpose of providing luxury in an Eco-friendly manner. The mansion boasts

  • seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, floating sun terraces, a waterfall spa with an under-water

  • fire feature and an aquarium wet bar. The compound’s solar panels can generate enough

  • energy for two average size homes, while the mansion’s electricity consumption has been

  • reduced by 70 percent thanks to environmental conscious lighting.

  • The mansion also features glass water floors, tiles that illuminate with Monet-inspired

  • paintings, water gardens, a lounge, a pool, and a grass driveway. Frank McKinney’s creative

  • juices were probably at an all-time high when he designed this place.

  • 9. Antilla

  • The world’s most expensive residence is home to the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani.

  • The Mumbai mansion resembles a skyscraper and consists of 27 stories, six of which are

  • for parking alone. There’s over 400,000 square feet of living space available, and

  • it’s filled with all the amenities money can buyterraced gardens, snack bars,

  • gyms, swimming pools and a yoga studio.

  • There are three helipads available if one needs to make a grand entrance. The lobby

  • has nine elevators which can take you to the ball room or the 50 seat movie theater. The

  • place is also home to a collection of antique sewing machines, because rich people simply

  • have different hobbies than the rest of us. Over 600 servants are employed to keep the

  • house running.

  • 8. The Manalapan Residence

  • The 5.5 acre, $135 million Manalapan Residence is located on Florida’s Gold Coast. It provides

  • an extremely tranquil environment and the perfect escape from your hectic schedule.

  • The place has a private beach, and if one needs to spend some time in the Atlantic Ocean

  • the occupant can use a boat stationed at the residence’s exclusive dock.

  • The luxurious home boasts 14 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 10 wet bars, two wine rooms, two

  • swimming pools, a bowling alley, a tennis court, an archery range and a go-kart track

  • provide basically everything one could dream of, while the Italian and Floridian gardens

  • are the perfect setting to whistle Dixie.

  • 7. Xanadu 2.0

  • It’s only fitting that Bill Gates owns one of the most sophisticated and luxurious mansions

  • in the world. Located in Medina, Washington and nicknamed Xanadu 2.0, the property boasts

  • an estate-wide server system and a 60-foot swimming pool with an underwater music setup.

  • Gates certainly has a unique way of making his guests feel at home. Before entering,

  • visitors are provided with pins that adjust the temperature, music and lighting of the

  • rooms they enter based on their preferences. The mansion has 24 bathrooms, and a garage

  • that can house 23 cars. The estate even has its own beach, with sand imported from overseas

  • on a yearly basis. And obviously the security system in the tech geniushome is top notch.

  • Cameras are located in the walls, ceilings, trees and even stones.

  • 6. Copper Beech Farm

  • Copper Beech Farm occupies around 50 acres of land in Greenwich, Connecticut. The property

  • also has a pair of offshore islands and a private beach to compliment the 13,500 square

  • foot, 12 bedroom mansion, making it worth $190 million.

  • Built in 1896, the mansion is perfect for people looking to revisit the classic designs

  • of yesteryear. The entire mansion is simply a work of art, with hand carved fireplaces

  • and intricate ceilings. There’s also a 75 foot heated pool, a tennis court and even

  • a clock tower. The various courtyards and flourishing apple orchards also contribute

  • to the property’s steep evaluation.

  • 5. Crespi-Hicks Estate

  • The Crespi-Hicks Estate’s 25 acres include a five-story main house, a two floor guest

  • house and a three floor pool house. The luxurious features of the mansion include a library

  • made of 19th century Italian walnut and burl and a kitchen made of 10th Century Dutch Delft

  • manganese tiles.

  • There’s also a home theater that covers an entire floor, a tennis court, greenhouses,

  • rose gardens and a tree house for that homely touch. The mansion was designed by Maurice

  • Fatio, a prominent New York architect in the 1920s, while the gardens and landscape were

  • created by an award-winning international landscape architect, Arabella Lennox-Boyd.

  • It’s the perfect estate for someone enamored with the past.

  • 4. Maison de L’Amitie

  • Say what you will about Donald Trump, but he knows how to live well. The billionaire

  • once owned the keys to this luxurious Floridian home, and he enjoyed many memorable years

  • there. The 80,000 square foot mansion includes bulletproof windows and an 80 car garage that

  • gives you options if you ever need to make a quick getaway.

  • There are several tennis courts and guest houses, and a 100-foot swimming pool. The

  • mansion itself has 15 bedrooms and and a staggering 20 bathroomsan entire soccer team could

  • privately bathe at the same time. The current occupant is Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev,

  • who bought the house from Trump in 2008.

  • 3. The Penthouse

  • The Penthouse is valued at $200 million, mostly because of its exquisite location. Even our

  • houses would be worth millions if they were situated in London’s famous number one Hyde

  • Park address. Of course, our homes don’t come with SAS-trained bodyguards, bulletproof

  • windows, iris scanners and panic rooms. In case of emergencies, occupants also have access

  • to a secret tunnel that leads to the nearby Mandarin Hotel. It sounds like a home from

  • a James Bond movie.

  • When youre rich enough to afford the penthouse, you also get access to 24-hour room service.

  • In order to replenish one’s energy levels, the occupants of the penthouse use the communal

  • spas. And when they want to exercise, a squash court is readily available. The apartment

  • consists of two floors and is the perfect getaway residence for the rich and famous.

  • 2. The Playboy Mansion

  • How can we talk about luxury homes and not mention the Playboy Mansion? Home to Playboy

  • founder Hugh Hefner, the mansion is situated in Beverly Hills and is by far the most famous

  • in the world. The 5.3 acre, 22 room home boasts a wine cellar, a game room (home to arcade

  • games, pinball machines and a jukebox), a waterfall, a swimming pool, and even a zoo

  • and an aviary. Then there are the tennis courts, the grotto, the sauna and the bathhouse.

  • While it’s commonly believed that the Playboy Mansion is owned by Hugh Hefner, that’s

  • technically not truethe place is owned by Playboy, and Hefner is just a paying guest.

  • We doubt it’s straining his budget.

  • 1. Updown Court

  • Updown Court, located in Windlesham, England, is second to none in terms of luxury. Calling

  • the 58 acre mansion massive is an understatementit has an astounding 103 rooms. There’s

  • a 50 seat theater, a bowling alley, and squash and tennis courts. The heated marble driveway

  • leads to a garage that can fit eight limousines, though if you’d prefer you can land your

  • helicopter on the helipad. There are also five swimming pools, because we all know how

  • boring life can get with just four.

10 Insanely Luxurious Mansions

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    Chihyu Lin posted on 2014/11/23
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