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Top 5: Swank Billionaire Homes

  By   Mar 21st 2011 at 6:10AM Homes & Real Estate RATED

 

Antilla
The world’s costliest building (its worth a $1.8 billion!) , Antilla is home to Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani. Spread across this 4, 00,000 sq ft area, this 27 floors luxury abode has nine elevators, six floors for parking; four stories vertical garden, and three helipads. What’s interesting about Antilla is that no two floors are alike, whether in design or even materials used.

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Taj Mittal
London-based steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal presently lives in Kensington, London. This home is truly palatial and can rightly called the 'Taj Mittal'. The marble used for his residence at 18-19 Kensington was taken from the same quarry that supplied to the Taj Mahal. The extravagant place he calls home has 12 bedrooms, an indoor pool, Turkish baths and parking for 20 cars.

Check out Mittal's many homes across the globes here

Xanadu 2.0.
Microsoft head honcho Bill Gates' house nicknamed Xanadu 2.0. is a mansion at the side of a hill that overlooks Lake Washington in Washington. The 66,000 sq ft house is built in the Pacific lodge style, and has 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 6 fireplaces and a art-deco theatre that seats 20 and has a popcorn machine. There is a room where when guests enter wearing a chip, it automatically adjusts the temperature, music, and lighting based on the guest's preferences. Also the floors are pressure sensitive; at any given time, family members or security know who is in the residence by their footsteps. It has a 60-ft swimming pool with the floor painted in a fossil motif, a 2,500-sq-ft gym, and a 1,000-sq ft dining room.

Woodside Villa
CEO of Oracle corporation, Larry Ellison's Atherton estate has a lot of Japanese elements. It has an authentic Japanese tea house, Japanese gardens with decks, ponds, waterfalls, koi pond and a clay tennis court. The 8,000 sq ft, 7 bedroom house sits on nearly three acres. Ellison imported over 500 cherry and maple trees and about 5,000 tonne of boulder to get the Japanese touch. It also has a man-made 2.3-acre lake and an extensive seismic retrofit. There are bridges and pathways that lead to a teahouse, a moon pavilion, a guesthouse, a bridge house, a boathouse, a barn and ‘Katsura house’ a made-in-Japan replica of a famous teahouse.

Happy Hollow
The legendary Warren Buffett, American investor and businessman resides in the 6,234 sq ft gray stucco home that was built in 1921, in Happy Hollow neighbourhood, Omaha. It has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The world’s third-richest man bought it for $31,500 in 1958, and has been residing in it ever since. With a modest garage, and an unfenced entrance this billionaire home spells simplicity.



Images via DailyMail, Luxedb, Bill Gates, Luxhomes

 

 

 

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