I put up for sale the most expensive house in the world
• On sale is the most expensive house in the world
315 million pounds (more than 24 billion rubles) - in such an amount estimated villa Les Cèdres ( "Cedar") on the French Riviera, recently exposed for sale. Mansion area of over 15,000 square meters, surrounded by 14 hectares of private land, was built in 1830. None of the world's first home for the money did not sell.
Initially the villa owned by the mayor of the city of Villefranche-sur-Mer, keen olive growers. On the territory still has one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe: perfectly manicured lawn, 15,000 plants and 20 greenhouses with tropical flora.
In 1904, the villa became the property of the Belgian King Leopold II, who at the turn of the century unspeakably rich on the ruthless exploitation of Congo Free State (considered his "personal possession").
After him, it was during 80 years of giving directions noble French family Marnier-Lapostell. And now the owner of all this beauty is listed Italian company Davide Campari-Milano, which produces the famous liqueur "Campari" and other alcoholic beverages.
One of the ponds adorn the Amazonian water lilies, specially imported from Brazil.
This area is, of course, very fashionable. In particular, live side by side English composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen.
The house is decorated with many paintings of the XIX century, 16 bedrooms. A ballroom, a 50-meter indoor swimming pool, several fireplaces and a spacious terrace. In a separate building - a stable for 30 horses.
In the XX century, the villa Les Cèdres visited by many prominent people age: actors Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor, the writer Somerset Maugham, Monaco Prince Rainier III. British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill painted landscapes for hours, standing in the middle of the local splendor.