Imagine palatial homes featuring acres of manicured gardens, breathtaking views, and luxurious amenities. Now picture the interior of these homes, with dozens of bedrooms, marbled bathrooms, in-home cinema, indoor pools, and crystal chandeliers. These may sound like a dream, but they are in fact a reality for 5 of the world’s most luxurious homes and their owners. They are:
1. Updown Court
Updown Court is a beautiful home located 28 miles from London in the village of Windlesham. The home, which is nestled among 58 acres of gardens and woodlands, is composed of a main house, 2 guest houses, a helipad, and an underground garage. The main house has 4 stories and includes a library, banquet hall, a study, a reception area, 2 penthouses suites, and an infinity pool situated on the roof. In total, Updown Court has a total of 103 rooms, of which 24 are bedrooms with marble en suite bathrooms. Amenities include a squash court, tennis court, 2 lane bowling alley, wine cellar, and a 50 seat private cinema.
2. Villa Leopolda
Located on the French Riviera in Villerancho-sur-Mer, France, this beachfront estate once belonged to King Leopold II. The home that now stands was designed in 1929 by Ogden Codman, Jr., and American architect who drew inspiration from French and Italian architecture. Villa Leopolda is now considered a historical monument in France. Located on the property are the main house, 2 guest houses, a theater, a bowling alley, and a swimming pool, while the garden is 18 acres, of which many cypress, olive, and lemon trees grow.
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Named after a mythical island, Antilla is the epitome of luxury. This 27 floor home in Mumbai, India took 7 years to build and is maintained by a staff of 600. Included in the property is a ballroom, a health spa, yoga studio, 50 seat theater, dance studio, and swimming pool. To add to the luxurious feeling of the home are unobstructed views of the Arabian Sea, ceilings covered in crystal chandeliers, and beautiful terrace gardens.
4. Park Place
Park place is a 300 year-old mansion in Oxfordshire, England and once belonged to one of the sons of King George II. The estate sits on the shore of the Thames and includes 27 bedrooms, a spa, a theater, a panic room, a boathouse, stables, cottages, and 2 golf courses. Beautiful details include original stained glass windows and stone fireplaces.
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5. Cielo de Bonaire
On the island of Mallorca in Spain sits Cielo de Bonaire, a 3 story, 9 bedroom, 12 bathroom home. The property features a library, theater room, wine cellar, yacht dock, and helipad, as well as a spa composed of a gym, Finnish sauna, and Turkish bath. There are also panoramic views of the Traumuntana mountain range and the bay of Pollensa, a tennis court, heated swimming pool, and a beautiful garden.
Would you love to live the life of luxury in a home like one of those mentioned? In Europe, this can be a reality. The European real estate market has many beautiful luxury homes for sale right now. You too may soon be enjoying the life of luxury in your own European home.
Author Bio: Annette Hazard is a freelance writer that often writes about small business. She enjoys reading home blogs and occasionally writes for them. She is a mother of one and enjoys traveling in her free time.
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