The most expensive home in the world

It would be a disservice to call this property a home, this ‘castle’ just outside of Paris, France recently made history when it was sold for r $301 million - the highest selling price yet. 

To put it into rand value - at the current rand exchange rate, the buyer bought the property for an awe inspiring R4,81 billion. 

The Chateau Louis XIV, spread out over 23 hectares, is situated between Versailles - where the world renowned Palace of Versailles is situated - and Marly-le-Roi and took three years to complete.

The property boasts with an aquarium, a movie theater, wine cellar, a maze, large gardens and a gold covered water fountain.

The gardens are reported to be very similar to those that Le Notre, die gardener to King Louis XIV, designed for the Palace of Versailles.

Christie’s International reported that the previous record price was in 2011 when a penthouse in London sold  for  $221 million. The company also handled the sale of this French property.

South Africa also boasts with sought after luxury property which is coveted by the super rich - like this property in Clifton, Cape Town

4 Bedroom House for sale in Clifton, Cape Town

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