Once upon a time, the kings and emperors lived in forts and palaces, and rich and the elite lived in wonderful, similarly palatial buildings. But today, there is hardly any space available to build such houses, nor will such a construction play well with modern architecture. However, that has not stopped the wealthy people from finding the most luxurious places to live in.

Some houses are old architectures that are inhabitable, while the others are new constructions. Let’s take you on a journey to visit the modern palaces. Owning a home maybe one of the most expensive things people will buy during their life time. Everyone of us wish to own a luxury home one day. The rich and elite of the world have the most luxurious places to live in

Here are 7 most expensive houses in the World.

1. Buckingham Palace ($1.55 billion)

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Technically still a house, The Queen’s residence was valued at roughly $1.5 billion by the Nationwide Building Society in 2012. The property holds 775 rooms, including 19 state rooms, 52 bedrooms, 188 staff rooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms.

2. Antilia ($1 billion)

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Antilia, a 27-storey skyscraper on the pricey Altamount Road in Mumbai, is one of the most expensive home in the world, valued at upwards of $1 billion. Antilia, which was named for a phantom island in the Atlantic, features a multistory garage with space for 168 cars, a ballroom, three helipads, gardens, a temple, guest suites, a health level and a home theater that seats 50. There are 3 helipads on top, swimming pool, two storey health center and a parking space for 168 cars.

3. Villa Leopolda ($750 million)

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The estate, which is spread over an area of 50 acres, is located at Cote D’Azure in France, and is inclusive of a green house almost as large as a commercial building, a helipad, an outhouse kitchen and a guest house larger than many of the mansions owned by millionaires. It was featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief in 1955. Brazilian philanthropist, Lily Safra owns this gigantic mansion which is valued at $750 million.

4. Four Fairfield Pond ($248 million)

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The main house, have an Italianate facade, 29 bedrooms, and 39 bathrooms. Four Fairfield Pond has a Mediterranean-style tile roof as well as a 91-foot (28 m) long formal dining room, a basketball court, a bowling alley, two tennis courts, two squash courts, and a $150,000 hot tub. Property value about $248 million.

5. 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens ($222 million)

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Another property on Billionaires Row, 18-19 sits alongside the home of Prince William and Kate Middleton. This particular residence has 12 bedrooms, Turkish baths, an indoor pool, and parking for 20 cars. Property value about $222 million.

6. Ellison Estate ($200 million)

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Located at Woodside in California, this is more of a compound than a house, and it consists of 10 buildings. Apart from that, the compound also a man-made lake, a koi pond, a bath house and also a tea house. Together, the area covered by the Ellison estate is 23 acres, and it is owned by Larry Ellison, who is the co-founder of Oracle and was third richest man of 2013 by none other than Forbes. Its value is $200 million.

7. Hearst Castle ($190 Million)

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Hearst Castle is a National Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California. Hearst Castle was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. The 27-bedroom castle claim to fame after being featured in the epic, The Godfather. Its Value is $190 Million.