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World's Most Expensive Homes in 2007
Review of the most expensive houses in the world in 2007 according to the Forbes business magazine.

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Forbes has scoured the world again to find the most expensive homes in 2007. They are spread throughout all corners of the globe, including Turkey, France, and the United Kingdom, but the majority of the top ten is dominated with American mansions. A UK home takes the number one position on the list, but six of the top ten are American.

worlds most expensive home
1. $138 million Updown Court - Windlesham, Surrey - United Kingdom
The world's most expensive home is located in Surrey, UK and is listed with Hamptons International. The recently built house is a mix of the old and the new, with the luxury and sophistication of a grand English manor combined with all the modern day technologies. Hampton's International says "Updown Court dominates its formal setting amid 63 sprawling acres of landscaped grounds, formal gardens and woodland."

Being the world's most expensive home means you have to make a mega-wealthy buyer's jaw drop. The Surrey mansion should impress even the pickiest buyers, with its heated marble driveway, several ballrooms, grand entrance ways, parking for eight limousines, a cinema seating 50, helipads, and the obligatory panic room for emergencies.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz mansion
2. $135 million Hala Ranch - Aspen, Colorado - United States
The second most expensive home in the world is a 56,000 square foot ranch owned by Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz with sixteen bathrooms and fifteen bedrooms. The Aspen home is being sold by Christie's Great Estates and has an "indoor pool, a steam room, an exercise room, a regulation-size indoor racquetball court, a tennis court, a fishing pond, cross-country ski trails, and an enormous firepit. For the equestrian, superb facilities are provided by a heated haybarn and a heated stable."

Donald Trump Florida mansion
3. $125 million Maison de L'Amitie - Palm Beach, Florida - United States
When one thinks of excess luxury and real estate, the first name that often comes to mind is Donald Trump. So it shouldn't be a surprise to see the Donald on the list of the most expensive homes in the world. The New York billionaire brought the Florida mansion a few years ago at a bankruptcy auction for a little over $40 million. After giving the mansion a Trump makeover, the real estate entrepreneur has put a firm $125 million price tag on it.

Tranquility - Lake Tahoe, Nevada
4. $100 million Tranquility - Lake Tahoe, Nevada - United States
The cofounder of Tommy Hilfiger, Joel Horowitz is selling his 210 acre property located on the tax free side of Lake Tahoe. Luxuries include a wine cellar that holds at least 3,500 bottles of fine wine, a giant indoor pool, and a cinema that seats nineteen. Chase International is selling the Lake Tahoe mansion.

most expensive turkish home
5. $100 million - Waterfront Estate - Istanbul, Turkey
The most expensive Turkish home is situated on the beautiful Bosphorus in Istanbul. The Turkish mansion has 64 rooms that all ooze luxury and opulence. A sultan would feel at home in this Istanbul home that is being sold by Luici Real Estate Agency.

6. $99 million - Bishops Avenue - Hampstead, London
The sixth most expensive house in the world also has a Turkish connection, even though it is actually located in London. Halis Toprak is a Turkish businessman that created the Toprak Mansion which is selling for around $99 million. Toprak filled his 28,000 square foot mansion's every room with luxury. A Turkish sultan would not look out of place in the Turkish bath that has room for twenty people. Glentree Estates is selling the house.

hamptons mansion
7. $75 million - Three Ponds - Bridgehampton, N.Y. - United States
The rich use the Hamptons in New York as their playground, so it should come as no surprise to see a $75 million Hamptons estate on the most expensive homes list. Three Ponds gives you 60 precious acres of Hamptons land and a USGA rated Rees Jones golf course that you invite your friends around to. See Corcoran real estate if you are planning a move to the Hamptons life.

most expensive californian home
8. $75 million - The Portabello Estate - Corona del Mar, California - United States
The 30,000 square foot modern masterpiece was built in 2002 and is being sold by Coldwell Banker. The ocean views, eight bedrooms, and ten bathrooms are part of the reason for the price on this home.

The Pierre Penthouse
9. $70 million - The Pierre Penthouse - New York, N.Y. - United States
If you are very wealthy, but don't like mowing lawns, perhaps 3 floors of luxury overlooking Central Park is for you. Christie's Great Estates describes the NY mansion like this; "Since its completion in 1920, The Pierre has been recognized worldwide as the ultimate address for affluent visitors to New York. Rising forty-three stories above Central Park, the building has remained a grand hotel in every sense.. where gilded finery, antique treasures, discreet white-glove service, and impeccable taste have always been de rigueur."

most expensive french home
10. $65 million - Cap Ferrat - Cote d’Azur, France
A French mansion takes the tenth position on the most expensive homes in the world list. One could easily get lost in the richly decorated nineteen bedrooms, twenty-one bathrooms, and ten reception rooms. Views of the ocean, Beaulieu and Monaco also add to the price of the most expensive French mansion in 2007. The good people at Knight Frank should be able to help with sales inquiries.

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