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Luxury Living International Magazine - The Good Life: Yachting: Baccarat Meets Bomb-Proof Glass on the High SeasBARBADOS-At the top of a spiral staircase lined with scalloped, silver-leaf walls (the banister cost $60,000) is a door accessible by a fingerprint security system. It opens to an all-white, 2,583-square-foot master suite wrapped in bomb-proof, 44-milimeter glass. There, a king-sized bed sits on a giant platter that rotates with the press of a silver button.
Email Share 45 Email Share During a time when many of us are struggling to make monthly mortgage payments, the idea of living in or maintaining one of the world’s top ten most expensive homes is difficult to fathom. Nevertheless, for ten “lucky” individuals, their homes serve as their playgrounds, boasting luxuries and unique amenities. Below is a brief description of each home and its respective claim to fame, not just the large price tag. You be the judge; beautiful extravagances or superfluous eccentricities?
Set against a cornucopia of lush green landscaping that reverberates brilliantly with the blue sky is the World Class Estate located in La Jolla, California. Built in the old world Mediterranean style, this estate is, to put it simply, the house of your dreams! You will be obliged to agree upon setting foot on the stunning walk way leading into the estate.
The Alila Villas Hadahaa merges both of anyone’s travel passions into one luxury destination, a series of luxury villas in the southern end of the Maldives islands. The new development is comprised of 50 private villas, some are inland, including their own pools and others stilted above the Maldivian waters. While the focus of the Alila Villas Hadahaa is first about luxury and relaxation, the design of this resort is rooted in eco-conscious practices and was created by SCDA Architects . This prestigious development features 16 island villas, 20 island villas with a private pool, and 14 Aqua Villas. Nestled in natural vegetation, the Island Villas create an intimate setting for relaxation and are only a short sandy walk to the azure waters of the house reef. The 14 stilted over-the-water Aqua Villas allow guests to retreat into the endless horizon of the Indian Ocean.