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For most of us after central heating and a kitchen you can swing a cat in luxurious house extras might only extend to flat screen TV and gas BBQ.

But for some a front door bell that plays sound of the General Lee from the Duke of Hazard is not enough luxe.

Think 50 bathrooms, a helicopter pad that vanishes beneath your lawn, a home cinema and bowling lane or what about a massive wine cellar and your own river.

These can all be found in homes around the world – for a price.

We’ve turned estate agent and had a look at some of the world’s most luxurious homes.

Booze

When are you going to drink 2,000 bottles of wine

This beautiful Los Angeles home has been valued at a whopping $180million recently and we can see why.

Developed by plastic surgeon Raj Kanodia this mansion has plenty of things for any potential house guests to visit the property.

Features include: 9 bedrooms, a wine room which can hold the capacity of 2,000 bottles and even a gym designed by a celebrity personal trainer.

Neighbours

Million dollar view of the ocean

The house next door, built by property developer Bruce Makowsky , was first put on the market for an incredible $250million.

It features 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms as well as 5 bars and 2 champagne rooms.

If that’s not enough, there is a secret agent theme throughout with a James Bond inspired cinema which seats 40 and a helipad up top for a quick getaway.

Bowl me over

A piece of California style comes to Surrey

This gigantic stately home known as Uptown Court is situated in Widdlesham, Surrey.

With 103 rooms in total (which includes 27 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms) this home is one of the most expensive houses in the UK having sold in 2011 for £35m. It had been on the market for more than £70 million but took six years to sell.

Other features include five swimming pools, a 50 seat cinema, a bowling alley and a helipad.

Sky’s the limit

The most expensive private house in the world

Antilia a sky high property, owned by Mukesh Ambani, has a price tag of an eye watering $1billion.

Located in South Mumbai, India, this custom build is the world’s first billion dollar home.

The house features it’s own yoga studio, a large ballroom of with 80% of its ceiling covered by chandeliers, and even a four story outdoor garden.

Dining

This one was bought for £50million

It doesn’t look very cosy

Toprak Mansion in North London, broke the record for the most expensive new build property in Britain selling for £50m back in 2008.

The mansion has 7 bedrooms, 4 kitchens and a dining room that stretches to an incredible 80ft.

And what’s more, the mansion has it’s own helicopter pad that sinks into the garden, its own cinema and it’s very own private river (for canoeing, of course).

Film buff

Looks like a military base

Fairfield Pond is owned by business mogul Ira Rennert and is based on 63 acres of land.

With 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms, there is plenty to do on this estate.

Features include: a 91 foot long dining room, a 164 seat theatre, a garage that can fit up to 100 cars and even a two lane bowling alley!

Trumped

Presidential palace of Donald Trump

Mar a Lago now known as The Winter White House. This impressive mansion was brought by none other than Donald Trump in 1985, for $5million.

The 128 room mansion is based in Palm Beach, Florida and was built by Majorie Merriweater Post in 1927.

The 20 acre estate (now turned into a private members club) has 120 rooms, gold plated sinks and even a 20,000 sq ft ballroom – which is covered in around $7million worth of gold leaf.

Interestingly the American flag placed outside the estate was placed on a 80ft pole, violating the rule of flag poles being no larger than 42ft, causing Trump to have to pay $250 fine per day. He now opts for a 70ft pole and donated $100,000 to veteran’s charities.

Roomy

This French mansion is rumoured to be owned by a rich Russian

Villa Leopolda in France has incredible features including a room that spreads 400 square metres.

The main house includes 19 deluxe rooms, along with 14 bathrooms all of which are decorated with antique furniture and terraces around the property.

It was both a military hospital during WWI and a set for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film, To Catch a Thief.

Facade

Once one of Britain’s largest houses

Grade 1 listed Wentworth Woodhouse house located in South Yorkshire is another notable expensive property in the UK.

It was once one of the largest private houses in the UK, with 365 rooms.

The mansion, is reputed to have five miles of corridors and the longest facade of a country house in Europe

The house was sold by the Fitzwilliam family in 1979 and was brought for £1.7million.

For sale

A flat in Carlton Terrace by the Royal Society is for sale in £35million

This house in Carlton House Terrace costs a whopping £35million

Split over two floors, the property has four bedroom suites inside and a vaulted ceiling which adds character to the three guest suites.

The property is owned by the billionaire Hinduja brothers.

It’s still only a flat though.

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