Windfall wishes – which house would you buy if you won the lottery?

We all love to dream. Everyone, at some point, has had a discussion about what they would spend their millions on if they won the lottery, with holidays, cars and houses usually topping the list.

Unless you’re lucky enough to win the euromillons, even a hefty windfall wouldn’t buy you a bedroom in some of the most expensive pads on the planet though.

Quick Move Now took a look some of the top-priced residences in the world…

Dracula’s Castle, Romania – $135m
With Hallowe’en not too far off, this spooky dwelling seemed the best property to start this list with. Built in the 14th century, the castle is now a national monument and museum. It has 57 rooms, 17 of which are bedrooms, and if you’ve got change left over, it’s bursting with beautiful antique furniture.

‘The Pinnacle’, Montana, USA – $155m
With a heated driveway leading up to this majestic mountain retreat, it is not difficult to imagine what treasures lie inside. The ‘keeping your feet warm’ theme continues as soon as you walk through the door, with underfloor heating throughout the 10 bedroom property. With a fireplace in all the bathrooms, a gym, a cellar and a massage room, this really is the epitome of a luxurious holiday home.

Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons, USA – $170
This sprawling beachfront mansion sits within 63 acres of land and is known as the largest residence in America. It was built between 1998 and 2008 and has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms and five tennis courts. It also has two bowling alleys and a 164-seat cinema. All this is on top of the reported $150,000 hot tub which sits inside one of the luxurious bathrooms.

The Penthouse, London – $200m
This modern penthouse may only have its unbelievable price tag because it perches at the pinnacle of the famous Number 1 Hyde Park address. As can be expected of a property in such an exclusive address, it comes complete with SAS guard, bullet proof windows, iris scanners, panic rooms and a secret escape tunnel. The building has communal spas, squash courts and wine tasting rooms. At a cost of £6,000 per sq ft it is no surprise that it also offers 24 hour room service.

Antilla, Mumbai, India – $1bn
Land is at a premium in Mumbai so it is onwards and upwards for new developments. And this – the most expensive home in the world – is no exception at a staggering 570ft tall. It is 40,000 sq ft, over 27 floors, and has been described as the ‘Taj Mahal of the 21st Century’. Owner Mukesh Ambani has ensured it has everything you could ever want, with a cinema, helipad, pool and library. It is said to have six storeys of car parks to house the rumoured 150 cars the owner has. It is also rumoured that the home is served by 600 staff.

This content was written by Quick Move Now
Published on 30th September 2013
Last updated on 20th April 2017

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