Most Expensive House In The World 2007

I was curious to find out what is currently the most expensive house in the world. Turns out, you would only need to buy a house for more than 70million pounds to be the owner of the most expensive house in the world. That’s not too bad, aye? Pocket change as far as I’m concerned. However, i’ve checked through various sources and apparently 2 houses in the UK sold for a rumoured 70million pounds, so I guess there are 2 houses that can be considered the most expensive house in the world.

PROPERTY 1

Here’s the first one, Updown Court. You’ll need a spare 1million pounds a year just to run this damn thing.

Uptown Court

Uptown Court 2

Uptown Court 3

Uptown Court 4

Uptown Court 5

Uptown Court 6

Uptown Court 7

Uptown Court 8

It’s located 25 miles outside of London. Among the estate’s neighbours are the Duchess of York, Elton John, and, at nearby Windsor Castle, the Queen. So, what exactly would you get for your money? Well, you know, just the basic:

  • 103 rooms
  • five swimming pools
  • 50-seat screening room
  • 24-carat-gold leafing flooring
  • squash court
  • bowling alley
  • all-weather, floodlit tennis courts
  • 58-acre estate
  • 22 bedroom and bathroom suites
  • Gate lodge
  • estate manager’s office
  • Private cinema
  • Stables
  • Heated marble driveway
  • Underground garaging for eight limousines
  • a shooting gallery
  • 30 self-contained luxury apartments

IS THAT ALL?
Don’t be silly. The master bedroom has its own swimming pool accessed by a private glass lift. The roof has an infinity pool and hot tub encased by a glass barrier that allowed sky and water to meet. The reception hall occupies a footprint larger than most five-bedroom houses. It is dominated by marble columns and a sweeping double staircase modelled on one owned by fashion designer Versace.

So, who owns this little shack?
Apparently the proud owner of Updown Court is multi-billionaire crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The racehorse owner, who already owns a property in Chertsey in Surrey, is expected to entertain official guests at the mansion.

Mohammed Bin Rashid

PROPERTY 2

Again, apparently rumoured to be the most expensive house in the world. It’s located in Kensington Palace Gardens in West London, which has been bought by one of the richest tycoons living in Britain. For some reason, there’s really not that much information available about this property, especially compared to Updown Court. It formerly belonged to Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One racing boss, who bought the home for £50 million as a surprise gift for his wife. The Kensington Palace gardens houses are dubbed ‘billionaires’ row. Nearby are Kensington Palace and the London home of the Sultan of Brunei. It consists of the former Egyptian embassy and a one-time annex to Russia’s embassy knocked together.

What do you get for your money?
To be honest, I don’t really know. Like I said, information is limited. However, I do know you only get 12 bedrooms. Pffft. For 70 million I want at least 20 bedrooms, so who knows why it cost so damn much? There are literally no pictures of this property available, so you’ll have to settle for this ONE (I’m sorry guys)…

Kensington palace

  • 12 bedrooms
  • garage space for 20 cars
  • turkish baths
  • a ballroom
  • an oak-paneled picture gallery
  • ornate basement pool
  • Jewelled pool
  • controlled by 65 state-of-the-art CCTV cameras
  • more than 9,000 sq ft of the same marble used in the Taj Mahal is incorporated in the design.

So, who owns this dump?
Steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal, that’s who. He is the richest asian man currently living in the UK. He made his fortune through his steel company- LNM Group, one of the world’s biggest steelmaking companies,. He purchased it in 2004, so again, like Updown Court, there’s no telling how much it is worth now.

Lakshmi N Mittal

NOTE: If anyone knows any further, relevant information about either of these properties, please let me know. I’ll add it to the content. Thanks :)

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kloweeissexy 17th July, 2010 @ 09:55

whoa, the first house is fukin amazing...the 2nd is SHIT!!!

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yeh yeh yeh girl 17th July, 2010 @ 20:02

i wish my house was the biggest in the world
lol

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must 19th July, 2010 @ 04:37

woww!!!!!! amazing... i want to live with that brilliant house... how i wish!!!!!!!!

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H.R.E 22nd July, 2010 @ 20:07

Wow. I would LOVE to live in that first house. As for the debate on whether the owners should pay so much for them - of course they should! If you're that rich, you need to spend it on something. Why not a luxury, £70m house? I'm sure they do give money to worthy causes, too.
Gosh, when I'm rich and successful, I want a house like Updown Court :)

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nice 29th July, 2010 @ 12:08

My precious, want it, love it.2nd house is classier though.

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Any Time Help 9th August, 2010 @ 11:42

Woow !
This is very cool !!!
If only I had a lot of money . . . :(

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ALI 11th August, 2010 @ 11:22

I LAUGH AT SOMED OF THESE COMMENTS, SOME PEOPLE ARE JELOUSE ANS SOME JUST CANT TAKE THE FACT THAT THE MOST EXPENSIVE PROPERTIES IN THE WORLD ARE OWNED BY NON BRITISH. AND NO1 IS OWNED BY A MUSLIM (MASHALLAH) BUT HE SHOULD GIVE ALOT MORE TO THE POOR COUNTRIES NO ONE CAN TAKE ANY THING WITH THEM. YES THAT IS ONE BEAUTIFUL MANSION. BUT COMPARED TO WHAT ALLAH SWT HAS PROMISED HIS BELIVERS IN HEAVEN IT IS A SHACK.
BUT WORK HARD AND SPEND YOUR MONEY HOW YOU WANT BUT DONT FORGET THE POOR PEOPLE SUFFERING.

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ted 13th August, 2010 @ 13:48

theres probably some immigrant living in it now claiming benefits

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alvin 14th August, 2010 @ 11:31

i want to know the mastermind behind these building's,and who is gonna buy such a building for his lovely wife,that sucks.

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ghulam hussain 21st August, 2010 @ 13:19

No God NO heaven
this world is heaven for rech people

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shaznay 23rd August, 2010 @ 04:39

very impressed that MUSLIMa own one of the most expensive house in london MA

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Losh 26th August, 2010 @ 09:52

I hate to think like this but...when the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, is he really gonna leave this behind...even worse, will it burn with everything else on earth?

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alikhafan 10th September, 2010 @ 18:10

Shit.
The owner of property 1 is like a farmer.

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Elissa 27th September, 2010 @ 16:51

Omg the 1st house is Beautiful!! who cares whos own it, The question is why isnt he living in it? haha its amazing.

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geloy 15th October, 2010 @ 10:15

wow amazing if i only have money i will buy all the house

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chrisbrown.log.bg 18th October, 2010 @ 21:37

i have a house for 15 mil and im glad

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angel 21st October, 2010 @ 02:14

Its impressive seen such nice house but then again all that is just materials that many of us may never have in our lives! But hey I have a small house and yet extremely happy and wouldn't trade it! Hahaha

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Andrew 21st October, 2010 @ 21:31

I currently have a 30 bed mansion, but i work and give to charity, as i believe the more you own the more you should pay towards charity, I currently hold £575m due to me owning 65% of first great weston train service, and also many other companies located around the world.

Thank you

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Lerotholi Letsie 26th October, 2010 @ 09:04

There is no point of rich people buying expensive mansions if they are not living in them, it is rediculous, What do you do with 102 bedroom house, unless you want to turn it into the hotel.

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gadzy 26th October, 2010 @ 09:22

i real love that house, i wish i owns the house. God will surely provide one for those that help them selves

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Emaratti 25th November, 2010 @ 01:21

He is no 1 in UAE dealing with money laundry.One of the most arrogant and ignorant people in the world.Always haunted with ( no 1) in every thing and ready to pay anything in order to be no1, no matter what it is, as long as it is no 1.Suffers from an inferiority complex

shit

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kaptain Kod 28th November, 2010 @ 15:20

Wikipedia says updown court is still unsold!
wiki can be wrong, but usually gets corrected quickish as soooo many people visit that site,.... so, is shaykh al Khimar al Dubai (the donkey of dubai) the developer wishing to sell this house or do you have your facts wrong?

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Miss June 29th December, 2010 @ 03:55

BREATHTAKING......
Living in sheer elegance. I could see myself relaxing in paradise with a glass of fine wine in the hot tub! !! :-)
Congratulations to you and your beautiful home...

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shaney boy junior 31st December, 2010 @ 18:16

dear .. Andrew you say you own "65% of first great weston train service" but then again you can not even spell western :) embarrassing sunshine. !

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Jeremy Jones 9th January, 2011 @ 21:10

What is wrong with u people why is everything so religious with y'all don't get me wrong I hear y'all but y'all need to be peaceful the world is so messed up WE ARE HEADED FOR DESTRUCTION and there is a GOD he may not always show himself but the devil does that's how u know GOD's here and will help.

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blid boii ;) 13th January, 2011 @ 13:29

u low lives hhahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lolX

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Gerald 19th January, 2011 @ 12:44

its total madness,i would love just to have a tour in the first house.do u use a map for the house?its too big

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murad 25th January, 2011 @ 23:14

3asho el3arab

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rich but i dont care 6th February, 2011 @ 19:26

I sold a house twice the size to a fella who bought if for £140m not to much is it il probably build another in Beverly hills and hold a huge party.

P.S also i have 7 different colour Lamborghini's for 7 days of the week that's not spoilt.

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Savannah 16th February, 2011 @ 16:11

whoaaa baby, these houses are huge. watch one day you'll see me with the worlds biggest house. & for all of you people saying "i wish i had that" or "dang their rich" you can have a house just like that. get your lazy selfs up, and go to school and get a job.(:
-savannah?

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dranreb 28th February, 2011 @ 11:34

Wow!!!! what a house they have... if ever i will have that much of money they have ryt now i think i'll just settle for bahay kubo.....heheheheh

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John Smith 28th February, 2011 @ 22:23

I own the biggest tree house in the world though the amazon

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Jazz Micheal 10th March, 2011 @ 09:18

WEll, Just As I read it, I Wondered if the owner of the house will ever go Live in all those over 100 dreams and Float in d countless pools all day long!
Trust me, They may not be visiting the rooms in their house NOT EVEN ONCE A YEAR!

LMFAO @ d craze! I'm Perfectly in harmony with my
2-Bedroom Lovely flat! It's the place of peace and relaxation! 2-bed or 100-bed, Its the soul v leaves in our house!

-PEACE OUT :D

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pjm 15th March, 2011 @ 16:48

How do we get in touch with these people?

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Haneef Mohammed 14th June, 2011 @ 07:08

Everyone like to decorate and make his house beautiful famous, the limit depends on the financial strength.
A few of us cares to have a peace, love and house to hide in order to share the small life in an oustanding way.

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WADZI 17th July, 2011 @ 16:19

Bad boy house but the thing is who the fuks goner live in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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shul 31st August, 2011 @ 06:59

okayyyyyyy people first of all tht guy is not muslim or he is self made millionair he just cums frm a rich family thts all an so wht if his got a big house it dosent make any biger he just a normal guy with shit load of money!!! all dis comment left by people sound so gay !!! just be happy with wht u got and move on jokers

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shul 31st August, 2011 @ 07:04

this guy has hair on his head thts funny most rich people dnt lol

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shul 31st August, 2011 @ 07:08

T M F said his house worth 280m now 2011

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mila 27th September, 2011 @ 10:08

yey hey I love the no.1 & 2 houses. very beautiful but I guess this adorable house is good only for displaying riches of somebody that really can afford the life style but Im sure the owner dont stay that much because they are business people traveling around the world staying probably to thier different houses or best hotels. And those owners help a lot of people in thier countries or even to charitable institution around the world too.We are blessed too in some other way although we won the biggest lottery we can not match thier riches cheers!!! dreaming is free. Happy to see those pictures at least it exist.
By the way those critics of Andrew to his wrong spelling of Western ( weston )maybe he mis -type only. Iether it true or not for having the mentioned networth We dont know him personally It its true hope he can help his penny to my poor people or relatives in Philippines.

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Papa myra 2nd October, 2011 @ 18:24

vanity upon vanity

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jasmin 18th October, 2011 @ 19:29

omg imagin livin here on your own and theres like a ghost o.o

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emily 14th January, 2012 @ 17:46

this house is awwwsssooommmeeee!!!!!!!!

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megan 21st January, 2012 @ 15:25

at the moment im living in a mansion but this one is beautiful only if i could get a hand on a million pound i could afford it

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joe 19th February, 2012 @ 16:25

wow just wish that i owned the ground floor of the first house

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Kiiba 5th April, 2012 @ 21:20

Guys lets all believ that in this world people are not on the same level.Those guys are miles ahead of us,stop being jelousy.If others buy only flowers 4 their wives then others buy them such houses as gifts.

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Stella 14th May, 2012 @ 21:44

Knowing me with a house that size I would forever be losing my glasses.

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Max Nielsen 26th May, 2014 @ 14:53

WOW! What houses, wish I could get one like that one day!!??

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marion 3rd April, 2015 @ 17:15

I get lost going around the corner, you wouldn't see me for weeks. but I think it is loverly if only. but be happy with what your got

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