The world’s most expensive home has an indoor moat and just sold for $301 million
Nicknamed the Sun King, France’s Louis XIV was known for many things during his 72-year reign but perhaps most of all for Versailles, which he expanded into a palace and made the seat of the country’s power. The world’s most expensive home, Château Louis XIV, which just sold for $301 million to a private buyer, was built to resemble just such a 17th-century palace, but has more amenities than your average modern-day home.
Sitting in a 56-acre park, the 20-bedroom home has a long list of ridiculous features. It took 200 people three years to build the home for developer Emad Khashoggi and his company Cogemad, according to The Telegraph. Its grounds have marble statues, fountains, and a labyrinth. There’s also a domed ceiling with a fresco painting, 3,000-bottle wine cellar, meditation room, aquarium, indoor and outdoor pools, squash court, gym, movie theater, and nightclub. There’s an indoor moat and underwater safe. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West visited the Château when looking for a wedding venue but opted for a 16th-century Italian fortress instead.
( Digital Trends )