Home & Garden Inside the world’s most expensive house

22:27  05 june  2018
22:27  05 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a large tree in a city: The Villa Les Cedres is the former home of King Leopold II, the ruler of Belgium, who bought the estate with profits made from his country's empire© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Villa Les Cedres is the former home of King Leopold II, the ruler of Belgium, who bought the estate with profits made from his country's empire

An opulent 14-bedroom villa which once belonged to King Leopold II of Belgium has gone on sale for a whopping $410 million.

The Villa Les Cedres in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, will lay claim to the enviable title of 'world's most expensive house' if sold for its multi-million dollar price tag.

Revealing photos from inside the 187-year-old mansion show the house in all its regal glory - having been first built for the King of Belgium using his profits from land-grabs in the Congo.

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See Inside the World ' s Most Expensive House . The home in the South of France, offered for £350 million, used to belong to King Leopold II of Belgium.

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It was then bought by the Marnier-Lapostolle family in 1924, 15 years after Leopold’s death, industrialists best known for producing Grand Marnier liqueur, a blend of cognac and triple sec.

The remarkable property recently passed into the hands of Italian brewing giants Campari - who put it straight on the market in October 2017.

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The plan is that the home, which comes complete with its own nightclub, will become the world ' s most expensive house .

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Les Cèdres was built in 1830 and bought in 1850 by the mayor of Villefranche-sur-Mer, when it operated as an olive tree farm.

The fourteen-bedroom property comes with an Olympic size swimming pool, is in a glamorous coastal enclave close to Nice.

It has one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe, which includes 35 acres of manicured lawns, 15,000 plants, and some 20 greenhouses containing rare tropical vegetation.

The palatial home features a ballroom and also stables for up to 30 horses.

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

But despite the villa's obvious draws, it seems the property has been struggling to sell, as it is no longer available to view online, indicating that it may have been taken off the market.

Campari chief executive Bob Kunze-Concewitz told Bloomberg in October he had received approaches from Middle Eastern and North American buyers.

He also revealed that proceeds from the sale will be distributed among the shareholders.


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