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100 Extremely Expensive Estates

Take a Look at Homes That Only the Forbes 400 Can Afford

— September 20, 2012 — Art & Design
With the recent release of this year's Forbes 400, it's the perfect time to take a look at the homes that only the mega-rich can afford. These homes are from all over the world, but the exclusive location that they reside in make it so that the 99% usually don't get a look inside.

Generally, moguls live in opulent homes. Some of these mansions are located on man-made islands, while others don't need to be located on an island because they are an island -- complete with moat and drawbridge.

These houses are so enormous that it makes you wonder what the billionaires who live in them fill them with. Maybe they fill up the extra rooms with all their money, or maybe they just have a different bedroom for each day of the week.

Start saving up now, and maybe one day you too can enter the Forbes 400 and their exuberant homes.
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Musical Mansions
Musical Mansions
The Singing House Uses Kinetic Energy to Hum Your Home
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99
Transparent Botanical Abodes
Transparent Botanical Abodes
Kenneth Hobgood Architects 'Gk House' is an Ode to Flora
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98
Stone-Clad Residences
Stone-Clad Residences
Pitsou Kedem Architects Jaffa Apartment is Rocky
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97
Solar Manors
Solar Manors
Kerr Gulch Highlands House by Entasis Group is an Eco-Friendly Estate
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96
Orange Peel Eco Abodes
Orange Peel Eco Abodes
Aguas De Marco Uses a System of Adjustable Orange Shades to Heat/Cool
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95
Minimalist Mediterranean Mansions
Minimalist Mediterranean Mansions
Villa GM by Architrend is a Magnificent Home in Sicily
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94
Urban Mansions
Urban Mansions
Migration From The Suburbs
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93
Shiny Symmetrical Mansions
Shiny Symmetrical Mansions
Redmond Street House by Bojan Simic Architecture
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92
Slanted Mountain Abodes
Slanted Mountain Abodes
Double Helix Ranch by Williams Partners Architects is Remote
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91
Charming Estate Properties
Charming Estate Properties
This Scandinavian Waterfront Home is an Expansive Summer Escape
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90
Lavish Prism Palaces
Lavish Prism Palaces
House 'La Punta' is an L-Shaped Vacation Destination
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89
Modern Faceted Abodes
Modern Faceted Abodes
The Palms House Gives a Sense of Privacy via Its Metal Enclosure
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88
Cubed Geometric Desert Havens
Cubed Geometric Desert Havens
The Casa CC by Longhi Architects Combines Glass and Concrete
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87
Supercharged Spanish Escapes
Supercharged Spanish Escapes
The Sherry Stringfield Estate Looks Too Cute for Words
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86
Metallic Brick Mansions
Metallic Brick Mansions
The Grzywinski+Pons Dutchess House No. 1 is Magnificent
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85
Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
Charcoal Cliffside Abodes
The 'Nettleton' 195 House is Nestled in Cape Town, South Africa
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84
Mansion Hotel Makeovers
Mansion Hotel Makeovers
The Casa Gangotena Gets a $10 Million Facelift
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83
Colossal Curvacious Cabanas
Colossal Curvacious Cabanas
The Aamer Architects 'Ninety7 @ Siglap' Abode is Full of Twists
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82
Crisp White Mansions
Crisp White Mansions
The ‘Cleft House’ by Culver Architects is a Gorgeous Living Space
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81
Molded Mansions
Molded Mansions
Conception to Construction of the Plastic Moon House by Norisada Maeda Atelier
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80
Sweeping Desert Dwellings
Sweeping Desert Dwellings
The Brown Residence is Defined by No Boundaries with Broad Fenestration
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79
Huge Holy Houses
Huge Holy Houses
Old Church Remodeled into the $7.5 Million 601 Dolores Street Home
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78
Chic Whitewashed Abodes
Chic Whitewashed Abodes
The STAV Aharoni House is a Sleek, Rectangular Wonder
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Marvellous Moonlit Mansions
Marvellous Moonlit Mansions
The Residential Hercules by Amit Apel Design is Like a Dream Come True
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Cabana-Inspired Abodes
Cabana-Inspired Abodes
The House Aboobaker by Nico van der Meulen Architects is Unbelievable
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75
$56 Million Apartments
$56 Million Apartments
This Hong Kong Apartment is an Extra-Expensive Estate
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Palatial Bouyant Abodes
Palatial Bouyant Abodes
The 'Ome Floating Island Homes are Exclusive Unsinkable Seclusions
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73
Ivory Shoreline Fortresses
Ivory Shoreline Fortresses
The Oslob House by Erazo Inciong Designs has a Breathtaking View
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Panoramic Beachfront Mansions
Panoramic Beachfront Mansions
This Pistou Kedem Architects Home is a Seriously Luxurious Retreat
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Contemporary Courtyard Abodes
Contemporary Courtyard Abodes
Spanish Oaks by James D LaRue Architects is Welcoming
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Massive Avian Estates
Massive Avian Estates
John Looser's Bird Mansions Will Make Your Jaw Drop
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Sprawling Resort-Style Abodes
Sprawling Resort-Style Abodes
Oz Residence by Swatt Miers Architects is an Idyllic Cali Mansion
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68
Hollywood Getaway Homes
Hollywood Getaway Homes
The Coldwater Studio by Casey Hughes is Sweetly Surreal
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$300 Million Faux Islands
$300 Million Faux Islands
Ocean Reef Islands Project Will Transform Panama City Beach Front
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66
Man Made Luxury Islands
Man Made Luxury Islands
Reef Island in Bahrain
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Hip Hop-Inspired Abodes
Hip Hop-Inspired Abodes
The Hive Graffiti Apartments by Zvi Belling are Sleek and Contemporary
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Open Concept Garden Estates
Open Concept Garden Estates
Actor Jason Lee Puts Up 5745 Hill Oak Drive for Sale
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Extravagant Celebrity Estates
Extravagant Celebrity Estates
The Michael Jackson LA Mansion Back on the Market at Over $28 Millio
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River-Infused Residences
River-Infused Residences
The Nico van der Meulen Architects ‘Ber House’ is Luxurious
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Mega Mansion Fashion Boutiques
Mega Mansion Fashion Boutiques
The Beautiful Antwerp Verso Store Reflects its Luxurious Offerings
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60
Charcoal-Colored Coppices
Charcoal-Colored Coppices
'The Black House' by Andres Remy Arquitectos' is an Architectural Marvel
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Contemporary Clean-Line Abodes
Contemporary Clean-Line Abodes
The Casa Bauza Uses Simple Designs to Complement the Environment
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Multimillionaire Diva Mansions
Multimillionaire Diva Mansions
The Jennifer Lopez $18m Hamptons House is Extremely Extravagant
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Fashionable Framed Living
Fashionable Framed Living
Marc Boutin Architectural Collective's Frame House is a Home in a Box
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Urban Mountainside Mansions
Urban Mountainside Mansions
The Spa House in Cape Town Fuses the City with Nature
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Parking Lot-Like Abodes
Parking Lot-Like Abodes
The Marcio Kogan Studio MK27 'V4 House' is Awe-Inspiring
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Opulent Overhanging Abodes
Opulent Overhanging Abodes
The Browne Street House is an Airy Australian Masterpiece
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Spanish Cliffside Abodes
Spanish Cliffside Abodes
The 'Casa Nuria Amat' by Jordi Garces is Nestled on Exotic Terrain
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Geometric Ivory Mansions
Geometric Ivory Mansions
The Aradas House by RVDM Architects is Minimalist and Boxy
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Element-Embracing Abodes
Element-Embracing Abodes
The 'Lefevre' Beach House is a Division Between Sand and Water
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Minimalist Mansions
Minimalist Mansions
The Nanna Lagerman Elle Interior Design Series is Simple and Inviting
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Sustainable Coastal Abodes
Sustainable Coastal Abodes
The Point Loma House in San Diego is the Epitome of Eco-Architecture
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Stunning Slanted Sanctuaries
Stunning Slanted Sanctuaries
The Lanfranco Pollini 'Villa al Mare' is Geometric
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Angular Sculptural Abodes
Angular Sculptural Abodes
Nakahouse by XTEN Makes Art of the Surrounding Scene
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Boxy Geometric Abodes
Boxy Geometric Abodes
The Crab Creek House by Robert Gurney Architects is Very Detailed
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Sustainable Wedding Mansions
Sustainable Wedding Mansions
Sarah Jean Sylvester Redesigns Elm Tree Mansion to be Eco-Friendly
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Meticulously Manicured Mansions
Meticulously Manicured Mansions
The Villalenda De Avila in Florida is Picture Perfect
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Hillside Party Mansions
Hillside Party Mansions
The Marcio Kogan Paraty House is the Perfect Abode for a Bash
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Green Megamansions
Green Megamansions
Multimillion Dollar Ecotecture
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Curtain-Covered Mansions
Curtain-Covered Mansions
The Mit Atelier House by C18 Architects is a Minimalist Masterpiece
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Exquisite Asymmetrical Edifices
Exquisite Asymmetrical Edifices
The Graham Residence Features Intricate Imbalanced Architecture
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18-Bedroom Super Homes
18-Bedroom Super Homes
The Donald Trump Mansion Is The Most Expensive Estate In The United States
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Chic Mod Coastal Abodes
Chic Mod Coastal Abodes
The Gunderson House is the Epitome of Sweet Shoreline Living
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Semi-Submerged Eco Luxury Home
Semi-Submerged Eco Luxury Home
Trilobis 65
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Decadent Designer Abodes
Decadent Designer Abodes
The Dean Conley 'Villa Collina' is an Estate Owner's Dream
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Greek Island Seaside Mansions
Greek Island Seaside Mansions
The Edge Summer Houses by React Architects Boast Panoramic Views
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Spectacular Slanted Mountain Retreats
Spectacular Slanted Mountain Retreats
'Canyon House' by Balance Associates Architects is Stunning
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Palatial Garden Mansions
Palatial Garden Mansions
The Osprey Incline Village Estate is Fit For a Modern Day King
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Impressive Visionary Villas
Impressive Visionary Villas
The Belmont Dream Home Takes Architecture to New Heights
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Stacked & Slanted Mansions
Stacked & Slanted Mansions
A-Cero Architects' Dream Home in Pozuelo de Alarcon
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Arboreal Tropical Villas
Arboreal Tropical Villas
The ‘Treehouse' by Van Der Miszewski Architects is Stunning
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World's Most Expensive Homes
World's Most Expensive Homes
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Entry-Bridge Mansions
Entry-Bridge Mansions
The Westlake Drive House is a Luxurious Three-Building Residence in Texas
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Enrapturing Forest Residences
Enrapturing Forest Residences
Flowing Lake by David Vandervort Frames Modern Perspectives
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Heavenly Treehouse Mansions
Heavenly Treehouse Mansions
The Fray Leon House by 57Studio is Daringly Dreamy
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$100 Million Estates
$100 Million Estates
London Landmark 'Cornwall Terrace' Estates for Sale Starting at $65 Million
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Eco-Friendly Matrix Mansions
Eco-Friendly Matrix Mansions
The Michael Jantzen M House is Powered by Sustainable Energy Sources
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$30 Million Triplexes
$30 Million Triplexes
This Tribeca Triplex Will Have Your Jaw Dropping in Awe
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Fanboy Mansions
Fanboy Mansions
The 'Star Wars' Fan Home is Paradise for Geeks Everywhere
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$140 Million Parisian Estates
$140 Million Parisian Estates
The Historical Gem 'Palais Montmorence' is Back on the Mark
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Concrete Mega-Mansions
Concrete Mega-Mansions
The Joaquin Torres A-Cero Concrete House II is an Above-Ground Bunker
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$165M For Godfather Mansion
$165M For Godfather Mansion
Rosebud Estate Most Expensive Home in US
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Extravagant Executive Homes
Extravagant Executive Homes
The David Neeleman Connecticut Mansion is Worth About $11 Million
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Exposed Concrete Mansions
Exposed Concrete Mansions
The Ipes House was Designed by Marcio Kogan's StudioMK27
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$150,000,000 Homes
$150,000,000 Homes
Candy Spelling Tries to Sell 'The Manor' in Hollywood
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Magnificent Moat Mansions
Magnificent Moat Mansions
The Cadas Architecture Itaipava Residence is Lavish and Rustic
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Marvelous Mobile Mansions
Marvelous Mobile Mansions
The Marchi EleMMent Motorhomes are Insanely Plush Portable Palaces
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Resort-Like Residences
Resort-Like Residences
Nico van der Meulen Architects' Joc House is a Retreat In and Of Itself
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Isolated Hillside Mansions
Isolated Hillside Mansions
Hidden in a Valley in the Czech Republic, Orak's Luxury Homes Dazzles
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Moat-Surrounded Mansions
Moat-Surrounded Mansions
Luxurious Miami Mansion is the Epitome of Extravagance
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$263 Million Manors
$263 Million Manors
Giovanni Russo Releases his Three-Island Paradise
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Modern Marilyn Monroe Mansions
Modern Marilyn Monroe Mansions
This Geometrix B Dmitrovka Home is a 1950s Hollywood Heaven
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Treetop Mansions
Treetop Mansions
This Huge Structure is the World's Tallest Tree House
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Immense Extravagant Housing
Immense Extravagant Housing
La Habra Heights Boasts $21 Million Worth of Luxury Features
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$26 Million Malibu Mansions
$26 Million Malibu Mansions
This 32852 Pacific Coast Highway House Offers Opulent Living
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Underground Mansions
Underground Mansions
Britain Plans to Build a Ritzy Subterranean Home
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Monolithic Modern Mansions
Monolithic Modern Mansions
The Las Rozas Home is a Stylish Gem in Madrid
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Tree Mansions
Tree Mansions
The Gigantic Treehouse is More like a Dream Come True
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$12 Billion Homes
$12 Billion Homes
ExklusivHAUS First House of Gold is the World's Most Expensive Property
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$75 Million Mega-Mansions
$75 Million Mega-Mansions
Biggest House in America Goes Up for Sale (All 90,000 Square Feet of It)
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