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Luxury Doomsday Bunkers in New Zealand – $8 Million

New Zealand is a remote country better known for its sheep, incredible scenery and Lord of the Rings! It also happens to be the destination of choice for millionaires to build luxury, subterranean bunkers. New Zealand offers a favourable tax regime, a remote location and neutrality in the event of war, which are all attractive incentives. Consequently, the island nation of 4.5 million inhabitants has become a hot spot for people plotting a quick escape in the event of a world disaster. If you have the money, the bunker offers a refuge with food and other supplies at the ready.

New Zealand luxury bunker

It is not just the wealthy. Some bunkers take 300 people at a modest cost of $35,000 each. However, luxurious bunkers are being fabricated in the USA and shipped to undisclosed locations in New Zealand and buried secretly without a trace. The very best materials are used, and they are designed to resist nuclear explosions, extreme weather, and even a Zombie attack! Surveillance cameras show you if the coast is clear before you emerge from the safe cocoon and they are equipped with everything you might need. These deluxe bunkers can cost up to $8 million, and some of them even come with garden rooms, games rooms, and gun practice ranges alongside kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms. They have advanced communication systems, air conditioning and air filtering systems. You get a large amount of imperishable food supplies, medical supplies and even a stash of weapons! The interior is furnished like a modern apartment with all the conveniences and gadgets one could wish for.

Waiting out Armageddon won’t be so bad in a luxurious bunker buried deep underground, equipped with all the things you need to survive in luxury!

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The Crown Penthouse, 5th Avenue, New York – US$78.8 million

There must be something about 5th Avenue, and this majestic penthouse is the epitome of luxurious living in one of the best neighborhoods in New York. The penthouse is at the top of the famous Crown building close to Madison Square Park. A historical masterpiece, the Crown Penthouse is a magnificent trophy residence second to none.

The triplex penthouse was meticulously designed by Pembrooke and Ives. With an internal living area of over 10,000 square feet, and exterior terraces measuring 5,730 square feet, this 5-bedroom penthouse is majestically proportioned just like a palace. The spectacular vistas from 56-foot exposures take in downtown Manhattan with its coveted architecture.

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The interior majesty matches the iconic views with elegant arched windows and a breathtaking bronze staircase as the centerpiece. High ceilings and gallery-sized walls along with marble flooring mean the penthouse is an art collector’s paradise. The marble foyer has its own private elevator going up to the grand ballroom and library with marble and glass fireplace. The lavish master suite has no less than seven rooms with every conceivable luxury and attention to detail considered.

212 5th Avenue view

212 5th Avenue view

212 5th Avenue view

212 5th Avenue view

The second level houses a unique sky-lit entertaining space with a vast outdoor oasis that extends along the full length of the building. The terraces are kept private with copper barriers, and the painstakingly constructed parapet provides unmatched privacy. Once you reach the third floor, the observatory offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building and beyond. With amenities including 24-hour doorman and concierge service, a state-of-the-art fitness room, a golf simulator, a screening room and even a children’s playroom, the Crown Penthouse signifies the opportunity of a lifetime.

500 Greenwich Street Penthouse

Hudson Square, Chic Penthouse – with Solarium/Roof Terrace – US$10.8 Million

The up-market Hudson Square location is quickly becoming a sought-after and chic area. There are currently several new developments underway which will transform the neighborhood with aesthetically charming new apartment condominiums. The breathtaking new duplex penthouse just up for sale is right on Greenwich Street with an initial asking price of US$10.8 million. Undoubtedly unique and prestigious, the designer home is finished in an industrial-chic style and spans a massive 5,400 square feet of living space.

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The building is a six-storey block dating back to the early 1930’s. The building was recently renovated to its original glory using authentic materials. The penthouse is a four bedroom, loft style dwelling and the classy abode comes complete with high-beamed ceilings. The walls expose the original bricks, and there are majestic arched cutouts and impressive doorways. Wooden columns and barn doors complete the picture in true classic styling. The kitchen is bright and airy with a massive skylight above flooding the room with abundant natural sunlight. All the latest, bespoke appliances complement the breakfast bar and custom-made cabinetry. The furniture and internal specifications are of the highest standards with all the modern features one would expect from a high-class property such as this one.

Hudson Square Penthouse bedroom

Hudson Square Penthouse solarium and terrace

A floating staircase made of solid wood takes you up to the top level where the solarium and private landscaped rooftop garden greet you. The terrace is equipped with a kitchen and barbecue, a pergola, and lots of space for outdoor entertaining. The marvelous views are indeed splendid and befitting a penthouse priced at over $10 million. The exclusivity of the location, large interior living area and sweeping, panoramic views make this property a tempting prospect for the rich and famous.

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19th Century Moscow Mansion For Sale at $88 million

Moscow has become one of the most expensive cities in the world. Property prices have been constantly increasing over the last few years, yet no-one would have expected such a pricey house to come onto the market. Currently being offered at $88 million, the vast, historic estate is located right in the centre of Moscow, at the corner of Ostozhenka Street and Sechenovsky Street. The estate incorporates large, mature gardens and ample outdoor area which is perfect for private entertainment and parties.

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The estate used to form part of a larger one that was partitioned in 1842, and its roots go all the way back to then. Historically, the estate block formed part of the grand-ducal lands. In 1890 the estate passed into the hands of a guild merchant, and between 1901 and 1907 it was refurbished and transformed into a 20 room mansion. It generally remains the same to this day. Current reconstruction and decoration work has been performed to ensure the estate has all the latest mod-cons, technological marvels and all the utilities entirely correspond to modern day expectations.

Luxury Russian villa

The internal furnishings are reminiscent of the period, with stately rooms, quality wood finishings, original paintings and crystal chandeliers. The rooms are all uniquely decorated, yet follow a familiar pattern. The mansion has a unique atmosphere seeping in history. One can almost picture and imagine high ranking Soviet government officials and KGB chiefs meeting there!

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The massive car park on the territory can easily accommodate numerous vehicles, and the sizeable garden near Ostozhenka and Poluektovsky Street has existed there for over a hundred and fifty years! Buying into this property means you are also getting a little bit of Russian history and culture besides an ultra-lavish abode. The price tag may seem to be a tad high, but with property prices in Moscow rising the way they are, it could even be a bargain at $88 million!

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Most expensive mansion in Washington

Most expensive mansion in Washington DC in 2018 $63 million

Up until 2016, Jeff Bezos had the honour of owning the most expensive house in Washington DC, which he bought for $35 million. He also spent another $12 million on renovations. However, it has just been overtaken by a stunning new 48,000 square foot property in Great Falls, McLean, Virginia. Recently coming onto the market for an astonishing $62,950,000, it has become the most expensive property ever offered for sale in the Washington DC area.

The 3.2 acre, sprawling property has been dubbed The Falls due to its spectacular views of the Potomac River and rapid falls. There are six bedrooms, and they all have private en-suite facilities. The master bedroom also includes a sauna and Jacuzzi. The mansion has a custom-made mahogany library and a wet bar. Additionally, there is a private lounge, wine cellar, and a multimedia room. The outside area includes an infinity pool with sweeping views of the Potomac River.

The grounds incorporate a tennis court, mature garden, sun-terraces and afford total privacy. The estate is adequately protected by state of the art security systems, alarms, and surveillance cameras, and the property is as impregnable as Fort Knox, and the entrance gate is manned by private security personnel. Underground parking facilities can accommodate up to thirty vehicles, and it is accessed directly from the main driveway.

There is a separate dwelling on the grounds, which is a beautifully designed, three-bedroom guesthouse. It was crafted by Frank Lloyd Wright way back in 1959, the year it was constructed. The house is shaped like a fish and was initially called The Marden House. It retains some original pieces of furniture, a few paintings, and it has stayed true to its original design. With a price tag of $63 million, it is undoubtedly for billionaires only!

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Crown Building: Five-Storey Dream Penthouse $180 million

The Crown Building Penthouse has the prestigious title of the most expensive penthouse in the world at US$180 million, which is a full $100 million more than the most expensive apartment ever sold at $80 million! Situated at the corner of the famous 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Crown Building is ready to realise its massive potential as a world leading hotel and luxury condominiums.

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The penthouse has 14,000 square feet of floor area spread over five storeys which equates to an astronomical price of $14,000 per square foot! The unnamed buyer is a wealthy European investor who owns several luxury properties around the world. The penthouse is loaded with the most impressive array of amenities one can dream up. They include a show kitchen, a working kitchen, a piano lounge, two large swimming pools, a master suite taking up a whole floor, and a games room. The property will undoubtedly be fitted with every imaginable luxury, high-class furnishings using bespoke and natural materials, and the latest technological gadgets. Stupendous views overlooking metropolitan New York can be seen from every aperture, which is what makes this penthouse so special and unique, hence the astronomical price tag.

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Crown Building may have some competition from other buildings of note along Billionaires’ Row. The Central Park Tower was recently launched with 40 apartments commanding an impressive asking price of $60 million each. Not to be outdone, the 220 Central Park South luxury condominium block was just launched with its own penthouse reportedly priced at $250 million! Nevertheless, to date, the Crown Building Penthouse holds the enviable record of being the most expensive penthouse ever sold.

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Bel Air Super Villa: A peek inside $49.9 million worth of Luxury & Style

Bel Air is undoubtedly a haunt for the rich and famous. It attracts the wealthy and is an ultra-exclusive location. It is therefore fitting that this palace of a villa is situated in the heart of Bel Air. The price is a cool $49.9 million, and understandably, it comes fully loaded with every kind of luxury imaginable and a classy style.

The villa is located in the prestigious East Gate area of Bel Air and has been renovated several times since it was built in the 1920s. This latest renovation is the most ambitious of all, with a 20,000 square foot mansion built upon the 35,000 square foot compound. It was remodelled by renowned British designer Gavin Brodin and is finished to meticulous standards.

This architectural masterpiece has a contemporary Mediterranean style and offers complete privacy. There is a colonial style gate with a lush garden surrounding the building and protected from prying eyes. The internal design provides unlimited options for entertainment, with large open spaces and bright and airy rooms.

The beautiful vine-covered pool house is accessed via spiral staircases leading down to the lower level. The mosaic swimming pool is surrounded by massive classical columns, with a bright skylight up above. Also on this level, one can find a spa and fitness centre, basketball and racquetball courts, a bowling alley, a bar, a wine cellar, a home cinema, and lavish living quarters for guests. The internal areas include eight bedrooms, most with ensuite bathrooms up on the first floor. The ground floor level has a huge kitchen, formal dining room, a couple of relaxing lounges, an office, a playroom for children and much more besides. There are twenty bathrooms in all! The modern decor is tempered with old world style, such as the wood panelled library and massive chandeliers. This Bel Air villa is indeed a dream come true and may be worth the price tag of almost $50 million!

Villa De Madre Estate

80-Acre Villa De Madre Estate, California: A Car Collector’s Paradise!

Few properties can compare with this palatial villa in the ultra-prestigious location in California. With a 63-Acre vineyard, devoted to Cabernet grapes, a large central 23,000 square-foot villa, a 1,900 square-foot cottage, with four-bedroom, and two large barns big enough to house over 100 cars! Located in the Suisun Valley, the villa was constructed in 2002 for Willis Johnson, the founder and CEO of auto auction giant Copart.

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The buildings are created to resemble classic 1950s American Main Street-style architecture and external finishes. The retro style is complete with vintage signs and incorporates a diner, a gas station and working garage workshop. There is even a soda fountain. The large barn garages were built to house Johnson’s bludgeoning classic car collection.

The main villa is reminiscent of grand European mansions. There are six bedrooms, which include a massive 2,000 square foot master bedroom. The living room ceiling reaches up to 24 feet, and the kitchen quarters include four freezers and three ovens, and an indoor pool. There is also a wine cave that stores up to 250 bottles in a controlled temperature.

Villa De Madre Estate

The luxurious decorations include handcrafted Venetian, hand-painted murals as well as the ceilings. The ornate marble fireplaces and a grand double-winding staircase add to the mystic and allure of the place. The extensive vineyards provide 150,000 bottles of Cabernet wine, rich on the palate, every year. The entrance driveway is lined with olive trees which produce an annual 80 gallons of the most delicate olive oil.

Villa De Madre Estate

The asking price of $12.9 million represents exceptional value for its size, exclusivity and location, not to mention the 100 car storage space! The unique decorations make this lovely property even more attractive and valuable.

James Bond Style Mansion

New on the Market: £25 Million Notting Hill James Bond Style Mansion

Havona House in Notting Hill, London is the most vast and expansive property to be contracted in the area! With 8,700 feet of internal floor area, this palatial home is the epitome of luxury living in the city centre. With an asking price more than £25 million, the lavish property has every imaginable luxury and convenience. With extensive bright areas ideal for entertaining, Havona House is a dream come true.

James Bond Style Mansion

The mansion is located in a historical area of architectural value and importance. Havona House stands at the entrance to the famous Portobello Road, and the name Havona, which is carved over the entrance archway, comes from Ancient Greek and means ‘Plato’s world of perfection’.

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The internal areas of the house are furnished with the highest quality of bespoke and handmade furniture along with the most exceptional smart house technology and features. There are three upper floors, a ground floor, lower ground, a basement and sub-basement. The bespoke lighting was designed by the renowned glass artist Esther Patterson and cascades down from the upper deck down the staircase. The property includes a three-car garage, accessed via an internal lift. The lower levels house a fully equipped Spa, 21-meter swimming pool, a gymnasium, sauna and showers. The pool can be covered to create a massive ballroom or banqueting area, and the swimming pool has an adjustable depth. The bedrooms are on the upper levels which afford beautiful vistas and bright open spaces. The flooring has been finished using the best quality timber, and the place is wired for the state of the art Control 4 home automation and entertainment system.

Luxury mansion

With the location gaining importance and becoming a rival to areas such as Kensington, Mayfair and Belgravia, Havona House is situated in a prestigious and exclusive location. The price tag of £25 million plus offers real value for money, with prices in the area continually on the increase. This beautiful creation is set to become a modern day, residential landmark.

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Zaha Hadid $140 Million Luxury Futuristic Fortress Residence

The only residence ever designed by the late, great Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect. Hidden in the Barvikha Forest, close to Moscow in Russia, the house was commissioned by the Russian James Bond; Vladislav Doronin, as described by Hadid. Named the Capital Hill Residence, the ideal project includes a master suite bedroom elevated 36 meters into the sky, towering above the surrounding forest. The cost of this unique and superlative dwelling is a cool USD 140 million! The concept was born over a decade ago, with the design first drawn on a napkin! Doronin requested that he wake up with blue skies and no neighbours, free of distractions.

Zaha Hadid luxury residence

The house has several levels, some of them underground. There are three floors on the forested terrain rising to 22 meters which are artfully sheltered by angled glass facades and extensive, broad roofs. There is an impressive and expansive 65-foot-long swimming pool, a massage parlour, a hammam, a beautiful Japanese garden and even a nightclub!

Zaha Hadid luxury

There are beautiful geometric shapes and angles overhanging the walls, creating an elegant and aesthetic feel. The lower level contains a grand library, children’s bedrooms, kitchen and lounge areas. All the latest electronic security features and every conceivable luxury is built into the house, which is to be expected with such a hefty price tag! The project is a masterpiece and an absolute testament to Zaha’s genius, and his signature features are carved all over this marvellous creation. It features all the organic intricacy, complexity and a feeling of bright, open space. Since this is Zaha Hadid’s only residence, the exclusivity of the building is even more accentuated. It is one of a kind and a Kind of Magic! Although the house is a fortress, it looks like a palace!