The world’s most expensive home is a French palace brought to life and it was just sold for $301 million!

Past and present have beautifully melded together in the world’s most expensive home. Named after France’s extravagant Sun King and located on the outskirts of Paris, Château Louis XIV features a domed ceiling with a fresco painting and old world décor including gold leaf moldings, marble inlays, tables sculpted from solid stone, fine silks, hand-painted frescoes, elegant metalwork and many other details. The house sits on an impressive 56 acre park and has been in the making for three years. Its extensive grounds include marble statues, fountains, and even a labyrinth!

On the inside look out for the 10 bedroom suites, 2 ballrooms, 3,000-bottle wine cellar, meditation room, aquarium, indoor and outdoor pools, squash court, gym, movie theater and private nightclub. Did you think that was all? No way, the house also features an “indoor moat” (what on earth is an indoor moat?) and an underwater safe.

Impressively the décor conceals most of the tech that that the house includes. For example, the fresco hides the air conditioner, an app controls the lights and water in the fountain and the house is outfitted with a high tech security system complete with 40 cameras.

Reportedly, Saudi developer Emad Khashoggi’s company Cogemad used 13 types of marble and 15,000 sheets of gold in creating this palatial house. And given that the house sold to a private buyer for $301 million, we’ll say the investment must have been worth it.

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