Ever wonder how far $400 million (and then some) will get you? For a mind-blowing €350 million ($410 million), you can call the priciest home in the world yours.
Literally fit for royalty, the 18,000-square-foot abode boasts 14 bedrooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, detailed coffered ceilings, and silk-clad walls. While some may find the home’s interiors extravagant or old-fashioned, the furnishings offer a unique peek into the past.
On the ground floor, a 12-foot tall stone fireplace champions the main living space.
A true bibliophile’s haven, the wood-paneled library holds 3,000 books on flora and naturalism.
Outside, potential buyers will discover panoramic views of Villefranche-sur-Mer and the town below, as well as the Alps.
But just like with buying any new home, it’s crucial to scope out the area—because who wants nosey (or noisy) neighbors? Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber are just two A-listers who own villas around the corner.
Perhaps one of the most unique features of the luxe abode is its gardens. Approximately 14,000 plant species are scattered throughout the home’s 25 whimsical greenhouses, in addition to the open gardens. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Villa Les Cèdres’ grounds are considered among the top 10 botanical gardens in the world—giving towns and universities around the globe a run for their money.
Other dreamy botanical features include the larger-than-life Amazonian lily pads that fill the man-made pond outside.
Villa Les Cèdres is currently listed through real estate Savills. Furnishings can also be bought with the home.
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
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