This lavish modern day castle, dubbed “Chateau Louis XIV”, has just sold for a whopping $301 million to a Middle Eastern buyer. This makes it the most expensive home ever sold!

The home is located in France (coordinates 48.8499°N 2.1204°E) and started construction in October 2008 and finished in June 2011. It was designed by renowned French architect Pierre Bortolussi and built by Cogemad. It was modeled after Vaux-le-Vicomte and built around a moat. The grand interior features over 53,000 square feet of living space with extensive marble and gold leaf throughout. Rooms include a grand foyer with marble staircase, amazing 50 foot high grand salon, gourmet kitchen, multiple reception rooms, home theater, wine cellar, indoor racquetball court, indoor swimming pool with spa, steam room and sauna, massage room, ball room, nightclub, lounge areas made of glass with views of the fish and much more. The rear of the home features a grand terrace with double staircase leading to a swimming pool. The grounds feature spectacular formal gardens, fountains, a stable and more.