Published On: Sat, Aug 20th, 2016

World’s most expensive home once owned by a king on sale for whopping $1.1 BILLION

The mansion features 10 bedrooms and luxuriates in enviable surroundings - the billionaire’s playground of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, close to Nice

World's most expensive home once owned by a king on sale for whopping $1.1 BILLION

Villa Le Cedres, the world’s most expensive house, is set to go on sale for the incredible sum of $1.1 billion.

The 10-bedroom property,  close to Nice,  south of France, belonged to Belgian King Leopold II.

The house has 35 acres of acres of manicured lawns, an Olympic sized swimming pool and luxuriates in enviable surroundings – billionaire’s playground of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.



The princely property has one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe, which includes 15, 000 plants, and 20 greenhouses containing rare tropical vegetation.

Close neighbours include British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and US tech tycoon Paul Allen.

Here are quick facts about the villa, according to  :

1. The villa was last owned by Suzanne Marnier-Lapostolle, a member of the illustrious Grand Marnier dynasty whose brands of liquor are serenaded across the globe. They bought it in 1924
2. The villa used to be the former home of Belgium King Leopold II
3. It is located in a peninsula in the south of France favoured by billionaires
4. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, adulated actors,  once stayed there
5. The property was built in 1830, has 35 acres of botanic gardens, 15000 plants, 20 green houses, winter garden, chapel and stables
6. Grand Marnier, started in 1827 by Jean-Baptiste Lapostelle,  was bought by Campari in March 2016, and now selling the property
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