Remember the most expensive house ever sold in South Africa recently for R290 million HERE? Well let’s put things into perspective shall we and compare it to the most expensive residential property in the world which is now apparently for sale…for just under R16 BILLION. The ridiculous $1 billion price tag belongs to a villa in St Jean Cape Ferrat in the south of France. The 10 bedroom estate includes a 50 meter swimming pool and 15 permanent gardeners need to maintain the massive garden with 20 greenhouses.
Here’s a Google Earth image of the main house on the estate.
Was built way back in 1830 and was owned by Suzanne Marnier-Lapostolle, the Grand Marnier heiress, who sold it to the Campari Group.
“The mansion, situated in the billionaire-laden French peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat near Nice, is currently owned by drinks maker Campari.
It boasts 10 bedrooms, 30 stables, as well as a chapel. Its gardens have been deemed a national heritage site by France’s government, and it was once a holiday home for the King of Belgium, Leopold II. It has also housed stars including Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor, according to CNBC. In the 1920s, the Marnier-Lapostolle family—which created Grand Marnier—snapped up the property.” [Fortune]
There are more pics of the house in the Fortune.com link.
Zuma take notes.