Only Billionaires Need Apply

What do you get when spend $140 million on a house? One very big house! This video takes you on a tour of Updown Court, the most expensive house in the world currently for sale. You have to love a house with an En-suite swimming pool!

BTW – The $140 million just gets you the house. You’ll have to come up with about $2 million each year to maintain it. Like the title says, only billionaires need apply. Enjoy the video.

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45 thoughts on “Only Billionaires Need Apply”

  1. Tyler says:

    For me that house is tooo big.

    Nice though. I love the $400,000 gold floor.

    1. Leftblank says:

      I think I could get used to that room 😉

    2. Alex Becker says:

      I think its a bit to big for just about anyone that is normal and not insane.

      1. Jane says:

        I agree, it’s probably a bit too big for some small cities. But I love the pools!

  2. Actually, on a side note, I was reading just yesterday about how 2007 will be the year that online video takes over the real estate game on the net. Until now its been largely overlooked as a common means of online promotion apparently. Fools!

    Matt

  3. Marc says:

    Great house, I’d love to be able to afford to live in it. Though I think I’d go more urban. I like the idea of a nice moderately tall building and the whole top floor of it (maybe the one beneath too) all to my own. Can’t forget the four reserved extra large parking spots for me (each on a turntable). As for the four cars parked in there… I’ll save that story for another day 🙂

    1. Tyler says:

      When it comes to large houses, I personally would go old fashion with intricate detail in the small est parts of the house like those old mansion/castles have.

  4. to be honest, even if i had a billion + $ I would not buy it. Also, is it updown? or uptown?

  5. Stephen says:

    That would make a great Summer Home! 😀

    1. Alex Becker says:

      haha, nice attempt at humor.

  6. Ryan says:

    John, is this where you’re going to be throwing your next party?! 😀

  7. hey john,

    nice mansion…ill own it in 10 years

    and ill let you hang out with me in it also!

    because your such a big help.

    matt

  8. Ian says:

    Hi John, which plugin did you use to embed the video – I couldn’t get it to work on my blog!

    1. John Chow says:

      I didn’t use any plugin, just the embed command.

  9. soj says:

    😐 good to see a video of the future of John Chow :P, so have you made an offer on the house yet? lol

  10. Kiltak says:

    So John, when are you going to buy this monster? 🙂

    1. Leftblank says:

      He’s not, I’ll outbid him 😉

      1. Alex Becker says:

        Well John will need a couple hundred more blogs each making $3000 a month to buy that.

      2. Jane says:

        Outbidding is great, but its coming up with the cash that’s going to be the tricky part 🙂

  11. Dazzling, but too spacious. I prefer comfort and cosiness. Slap a jacuzzi in my suite and I’m set. If I had the means to own this beauty, I’d rent her out.

  12. Dale says:

    Wow. Too big of a house indeed. I wonder if you can hear your echo in it? 🙂

  13. agloco says:

    nice mansion. but i prefer a condominium.. 🙂

  14. As crazy as it might sound, that type of house doesn’t appeal to me even if I had that kind of money. Maybe I feel that way just because I don’t have that kind of money, but I honestly prefer the more humble, low-key type things.

  15. I have to start saving then… 🙂

  16. David Mackey says:

    That place is crazy. When I was a teenager I was working with a guy who did video. We went to NJ to film an ad for a new invention and the producer used his home for the setting – it was crazy. Nowehere near this size, but still very big. There was an indoor heated pool with glass windows looking in on it. There was a basketball court (probably half-court), a dance floor, a school room, and a mini-movie theater. The living room was humongous with a ceiling higher than many churches’. There was a full bar right next to the living room. It was amazing.

  17. Vinay says:

    The best thing about living in a house like that is what would be in the garage i.e. Ferrari Enzo and Mclaren F1 at a minimum! And a Carrera GT.

    1. Nate W. says:

      And a Konigsegg CCX and a Caparo T1… Don’t forget the Veyron! Race cars too! 🙂

  18. Nomar says:

    oh my god, this is sick. really nice house though

  19. Scott Howard says:

    I am too much of a Dave Ramsey fan to spend that much money on a house I would have to be the richest person in the world and then I probably wouldn’t do it anyway.

  20. HMTKSteve says:

    A $2M upkeep cost on a $140M home is not above average. It’s inline with spending $2K a year keeping up a $140K home.

    1. Jane says:

      Just sounds like it is because the numbers are so high…proportions are still similar.

  21. Guk says:

    I don’t need that huge house…I’m gonna get lost in it and no one will able to find me and i’ll die alone…

  22. Guk says:

    IF i get it I will certainly buy a good GPS to move around the house 🙂

    1. Leftblank says:

      I think you’ll need it indeed, especially the first days. Could be fun though ‘Hm, I don’t think I’ve ever used this bath before’.

      1. Alex Becker says:

        Yea, you know its to big when you need a month to learn of all the rooms.

  23. Stew says:

    I’d get lost and have an anxiety attack in one of the rooms

  24. Wow, thats amazing… that is basically now a hotel.

  25. Michael Kwan says:

    It doesn’t seem worth the price. Having a lot of space is nice, but it’s also a lot of waste. Then again, living in any sort of excess — like dining at Lumiere — is “wasteful” in the strictest sense.

  26. Mayo says:

    Man this is so tacky!! It has no stile, it looks like one big McMansion with lots of marble, gold, swimming pools and big lack of soul!

    This is really made for nouvelle rich Arab wankers!

    There are lots of properties that have soul and can get you money back (whot the hell needs 24-25 apartments?? it’s cheaper to rent entire hotel)

    Oh and by the way who the hell wants to spend 140MM$US in UK, maybe only Mohamed Al Fayed and his money grabbing co.

    Now this are some cool MM properties:

    http://www.happynews.com/news/1102007/dracula-castle-sale-78m.htm

    with 400,000 visitors p.a. and rising you can really make that 70MM$US back, or add another 70MM$US and make super luxurious hotel out of it!

    Got 140MM$US, why not live on a megayacht:

    http://henning.homelinux.org/henning/pelorus/

    Now for that wanking above i wouldn’t give a dime, even if i got into BB’s!

  27. Raghu says:

    To me the house looks a little too wasteful for its price – Yes luxury is good but this is a little overboard I think !

  28. From the Most Expensive in the UK (and the world) the Smallest in the UK.

    £170,000 will buy you 77 sq. ft. of prime real estate in London’s Chelsea District.

    For video and more:


    http://www.midtowntoronto.com/2007/01/22/170000-for-a-closet-well-almost/

  29. *update*
    I just had my platinum floor put in, i couldnt let those rich bastards outdue me.

  30. Ian says:

    Ha Ha! The link just sent me nearly 600 visitors in 3 hours – mainly from Belgium(?!) by the looks of it, sent you an email about it anyway!

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