Welcome to Their Not So Humble Abode: These are the Most Expensive Houses in the World

A Royal Residence

Located in Westminster, London, Buckingham Palace is home to the Queen of England and other British sovereigns. Built in 1703, it stands on approximately 40 acres of land and is worth an estimated US$5 billion. Over the years, the palace has undergone multiple renovations and changes to preserve the structure and decoration of the building. From the magnificent structural architecture to the stunning artworks and furniture inside, Buckingham Palace is both impressive and luxurious.

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The palace contains a total of 775 rooms, including 188 staff bedrooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms and 19 staterooms. Amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, a lake, a cinema, a staff eatery and a chapel – everything a royal could ever want is at their disposal.