The world’s most expensive house – 472.4mil

 The world’s most expensive house – 472.4mil

Chateau Louis XIV in France is truly a one-of-a-kind house – so much so that it holds the title of being the most expensive residential property in the world.

The opulent palace belongs to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman, who bought it in secrecy for $AU 472.4 million back in 2015. 

Stunning Chateau Louis XIV, constructed in 2009, is built in the style of a 17th-century French castle using the finest traditional craftsmanship techniques and materials.

The appearance might make you feel like you’re in 1630s Versailles but the amenities of this mansion are anything but ancient. The palace’s fountains, sound system, lights, and air conditioning can all be controlled by the iPhone.

One of the most spectacular features is undoubtedly the meditation room with an underwater transparent chamber with fish swimming above your head.

The Crown Prince has no need to worry about entertainment as the estate includes indoor and outdoor pools, a squash court, a private cinema, two ballrooms, a nightclub, and a 3000-bottle wine cellar.

The property sits on a staggering 20,230 hectares and boasts jaw-dropping luxury with every glance. The chateau is filled with exquisite artwork and incredible attention to detail, from astonishing frescoes to elegant gold-covered doors and fixtures.

The 34-year-old future king of Saudi Arabia is in control of part of the royal family’s fortune, which is estimated to be as high as $AU 2.04 trillion. Recently he has made the headlines due to his pursuit of buying English Premier League club Newcastle United.

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