20 Most Expensive Homes in the World

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From Cannes to California, the most expensive homes in the world can cost hundreds of millions of dollars and sit on lots with square footage measuring bigger than you can imagine. The price per square foot can range from a few pennies to more than $70,000, depending on whether the listing is for a mansion in Beverly Hills, a ranch in Texas or a villa in Europe. 

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Needless to say, the listings are fairly exclusive and if you’re considering making an offer on one, you’ll probably want to consider getting preapproved before you call your realtor. If you’re just window shopping, here’s how the list came to be.  

GOBankingRates used Robb Report data as well as information from individual listings to find the most expensive actively listed properties on the planet as of March 16. They’re ranked by listing price in ascending order from least expensive to most. Also included are the properties’ locations, square footage and price per square foot.

Stonewall Farm

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Westchester County, New York
  • Listing price: $100,000,000 
  • Square feet: 32,230,000
  • Price per square feet: $3.10

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Orchid House

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Malibu, California
  • Listing price: $100,000,000 
  • Square feet: 51,401
  • Price per square feet: $1,945.50

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Villa Theoule Sur Mer

  • Country: France
  • City/state: Cannes
  • Listing price: $107,140,500 
  • Square feet: 129,167
  • Price per square feet: $829.47

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1341 S Ocean Blvd

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Palm Beach, Florida
  • Listing price: $110,000,000 
  • Square feet: 88,322
  • Price per square feet: $1,245.44

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El Rancho Tajiguas

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Santa Barbara, California
  • Listing price: $110,000,000 
  • Square feet: 152,460,000
  • Price per square feet: $0.72

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Owlwood Estates

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Holmby Hills, California
  • Listing price: $115,000,000
  • Square feet: 431,330
  • Price per square feet: $266.62

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Mar de Amor

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Malibu, California
  • Listing price: $115,000,000 
  • Square feet: 113,256
  • Price per square feet: $1,015.40

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Palazzo di Amore

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Beverly Hills, California
  • Listing price: $129,000,000 
  • Square feet: 1,089,000
  • Price per square feet: $118.46

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Green Gables

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Woodside, California
  • Listing price: $135,000,000 
  • Square feet: 3,223,000
  • Price per square feet: $41.89

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Le Palais Vénitien

  • Country: France
  • City/state: Cannes
  • Listing price: $142,890,000 
  • Square feet: 261,360
  • Price per square feet: $546.72

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90 Jule Pond Drive

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Southampton, New York
  • Listing price: $145,000,000 
  • Square feet: 1,835,183
  • Price per square feet: $79.01

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Vatuvara Private Islands

  • Country: Fiji
  • City/state: Northern Lau 
  • Listing price: $215,000,000 
  • Square feet: 225,950,000
  • Price per square feet: $0.95

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Mesa Vista Ranch

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Pampa, Texas
  • Listing price: $220,000,000 
  • Square feet: 2,823,080,000
  • Price per square feet: $0.08

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Aspen Valley Ranch

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Aspen, Colorado
  • Listing price: $220,000,000 
  • Square feet: 35,410,000
  • Price per square feet: $6.21

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Casa Encantada

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Bel Air, California
  • Listing price: $225,000,000 
  • Square feet: 40,000
  • Price per square feet: $5,625.00

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Gateways Canyons Ranch

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Gateway, Colorado
  • Listing price: $279,000,000 
  • Square feet: 936,460,000
  • Price per square feet: $0.30

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Brewster Ranches

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Marathon, Texas
  • Listing price: $319,957,696 
  • Square feet: 18,295,200,000
  • Price per square feet: $0.02

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The One

  • Country: United States
  • City/state: Bel Air, California
  • Listing price: $340,000,000 
  • Square feet: 100,000
  • Price per square feet: $3,400.00

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Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace

  • Country: France
  • City/state: Cannes
  • Listing price: $390,000,000 
  • Square feet: 12,900
  • Price per square feet: $30,232.56

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24 Middle Gap Road

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • City/state: N/A
  • Listing price: $450,714,250
  • Square feet: 6,200
  • Price per square feet: $72,695.85

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Last updated: March 31, 2021

Methodology: For this study, GOBankingRates used Robb Report’s “The 25 Most Expensive Homes in the World for Sale” to source a list of the priciest homes on the market in the world. GOBankingRates then looked at individual listings for each property and found (1) listing price; (2) total square footage of lot; and (3) price per square footage of the property. To be included in this ranking, each home had to have an active listing available. All data were collected on and up to date as of March 16, 2021. 

About the Author

Andrew Lisa has been writing professionally since 2001. An award-winning writer, Andrew was formerly one of the youngest nationally distributed columnists for the largest newspaper syndicate in the country, the Gannett News Service. He worked as the business section editor for amNewYork, the most widely distributed newspaper in Manhattan, and worked as a copy editor for TheStreet.com, a financial publication in the heart of Wall Street's investment community in New York City.

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