There’s something bittersweet about admiring things you will probably never own yourself, whether it be an overly expensive designer handbag, sports car or an extremely extravagant home. Let’s face it, we all do it. We all drive down the fancy road we know just to take a look at the homes we wished we owned. For this blog, we have put together a list of some of the most impressive homes from around the world – perfect for those of you who are looking for inspiration or those of you who are just being a little nosey and want to take a look at the dream homes out there.
So, let’s get started!
For one of the most successful female pop stars in the world, only the best will do, which is why Mariah Carey was more than happy to fork out a hefty down payment for this home, which is one of the world’s most expensive estates. It was built by a Texan billionaire on five acres of land and inspired by the Palace of Versaille.
This is China’s priciest real estate, with a total of 32 bedrooms and bathrooms, located on its own private island on Suzhou’s biggest lake, Dushu Lake, reinforcing the idea that it’s all about location, location, location.
A room with a view – and an ocean view at that. What more could you want? This three-storey mansion has everything; 14 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, a movie theatre, casino, gym with a beauty salon, and much more.
834 Fifth Avenue overlooks the iconic Central Park and is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside, including a total of 20 rooms, a wine cellar, grand marble staircase, and enormous master suite.
With four bedrooms with ensuites, a theatre room, multiple koi ponds, and a swimming pool, this property in South Africa has everything. The exterior of the building is unusual, yet aesthetically pleasing, with a crossover design and wood materials that blend into the surroundings.
The Wood House covers 1,320 metres of lot space and features four bedrooms and a 25 metre swimming pool. With its open plan design using see-through glass panels, the property is light and airy, providing residents with the chance to enjoy the beautiful sights of the outdoors.
The Mountain Estate in Stonebridge provides the setup for the perfect winter getaway home, with 1,850 square feet of outdoor living space, complete with a heated infinity pool, hot tub, and gas BBQ. Its outdoor appearance, covered in snow, makes it appear as though it should feature in a fairy tale.
Located in England, Updown Court is a Californian style residence that is particularly famous for its 15 acre landscape garden, which also includes a large swimming pool. Inside, the property houses bowling alleys, private cinema halls, and many bedrooms for guests.
This Medieval style castle was once home to the Royal families of Romania and is said to be the home of Count Dracula, which explains why it is also known as the Castle of the Vampires. As well as being rich with history, it is undoubtedly beautiful, yet spooky at the same time. Now, it acts as a museum, which is open to the general public.
This 27 storey high building in India is one of the most extravagant homes in the world, with three rooftop helipads, numerous guest bedrooms, a maintenance floor, 600 staff members, a 50-seat home theatre, and room to park 168 cars.