The construction of the villa of King Leopold II, the most expensive home in the world, located on the French Riviera, began in the 1830s and was completed in the early 20th century. The villa was intended for the royal lover Blanche Delacroix, and today it is on sale for a whopping €1 bilion. When Leopold died, Blanche was thrown out of the villa, and his nephew, King Albert I moved in.
The current owner of the house is Suzanne Marnier-Lapostolle, part of the Grand Marnier liquor dynasty who owns it since the 1920s. She’s selling now because he wants something less for life.
The opulent address in the billionaire’s playground of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, close to Nice has ten bedrooms, several smaller pools and one Olympic.
In addition, it is considered its part is one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe, covering 15 hectares of maintained land, with more than 1,500 different plant species and 20 greenhouse gardens with rare tropical species.
This villa also has a ballroom, as well as stables where you can hold up to 30 horses.
The closest neighbors are British composer Andrew Lloyd Weber and American businessman Paul Alen.
The villa is on sale since Summer last year, but it would be said that no one wants a $1 billion price, although the value of the property itself is estimated to be as much.