Buying our own home may be but a distant dream for many of us, but snooping around the luxury cribs of the rich and famous helps tide us over while we scrape together enough pennies to maybe, one day, afford a one-bedroom flat in the middle of nowhere.
To fuel your obsession with posh pads (sorry), we thought you might enjoy a snoop around the most expensive home currently on sale. Keen to sneak a peek at how the other half live? Oh, go on then, let’s indulge in a bit of masochism.
For £120million, you could splash out on Carate Brianza, a stunning 16th century 18-bedroom villa near Milan, Italy.
Owning this would all but make you royalty as it is palatial in every way, from the grand security gates that open onto a sweeping tree-lined drive to the sprawling parkland hugging the house – and that’s before you even step foot inside.
The interior is breathtaking, with too many period details to note in one viewing. There are tiled floors, intricate plaster detailing, a private chapel with sculpture and paintings and that master bedroom is the stuff of fairytales.
This would officially be the most awesome place to play hide and seek as every room is huge.
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The most valuable property ever built – although not for sale – is the Antilla Building in Mumbai, which was designed for a single family and is worth a whopping £650million.
In Europe, Villa Leopolda on the French Riviera costs £578million, but is also not on the housing market at the moment.