Last year wasn’t exactly the best on record for the prime real estate marketplace, but even as a certain global pandemic extends further into its second year, things seem to be slowly bouncing back.
Manhattan and other big cities made a rebound in 2021 as people slowly returned to in-office work, resulting in one of the Big Apple’s best years in terms of luxury sales in well over a decade. Some pandemic trends still persisted, though, like the slew of private islands that returned to market, aiming to capitalize on buyers’ desire to have a paradisal escape in their back pocket in case of future global crises.
10. Buckingham Palace, London
Let’s start with the most obvious guess of most people, i.e, the residence of the Queen of England. Estimated at $2.9 billion, it has 775 rooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices. Though the British crown owns various castles and palaces across the United Kingdom, this one has been a symbol of the British monarchy since 1837. The palace is also at the forefront of state occasions and royal hospitality, situated in the City of Westminster.
9. Antilia Tower, Mumbai
Buckingham Palace is closely followed by this second-costliest house of the world which is owned by one of the most recognized Indian business families, Ambani’s. With an estimated value between $1-$2 billion dollars is 27 stories high. It has a 6 floors car garage, spa, and wellness center, indoor pools, movie theatre, and a snow room with heavy use of Vastu science.
8. Villa Leopolda, France
7. Wintanhurst, London
6. Villa Les Cedres, French Riviera, France
5. Fair Field Mansion, New York
4. 18-19 Kensington Palace, London
3. Ellison Estate, California
2. Palazzo Di Amore, California
- Xanadu 2.0, Washington DC