I have always wanted to own a luxurious mansion with hidden staircases, panoramic views of the ocean, a hedge maze, and of course, a murder room. Given the real estate situation in Manhattan, I am more likely to die alone in a studio apartment surrounded by my collection of porcelain dolls and an inspiration board of European locales I never visited.
Still, a girl can dream, can’t she? Here are the three most luxurious houses ever, just in case you like torturing yourself with aspirations, as I do:
Mukesh Ambani is the fifth richest man in the world, so it stands to reason that he would build the first billion dollar house. The home is inspired by the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York, and is currently under construction. Ambani is also the owner of a skyscraper worth 2 billion in Mumbai, so you should probably follow him on Twitter and try and weasel your way into his heart before the house is done. Good luck, gold digger.
Uptown Court, England
Situated 25 miles from London, Uptown Court has 103 rooms, five swimming pools, and 24-carat-gold leafing on the fucking floor. Oh yeah, I forgot the heated driveway, helipad, and neighbors like Elton John and the Queen of England. Uptown Court is a steal at $150 million, so start cashing in your Pac-Sun bucks now and soon you will be living like a royal.
You knew I was going to mention Florida eventually, right? Versailles is the largest family home in the US, with 30 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, a baseball field and an 80 foot waterfall, as well as its own bowling alley, olympic size swimming pool, and skating rink. The entrance to the house is modeled after the Palace of Versailles, in France, and it is currently unfinished and on the market. After all, nothing says classy as fuck, like Florida living.