An incredible villa in France has just set the record for the most expensive home currently for sale in the world. Dubbed “Villa Les Cèdres”, the 187-year-old mansion is situated along the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. It is owned by Italian distiller Davide Campari-Milano SpA.
From Businessweek.com – 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. (There are olive trees more than 300 years old on the grounds.) The mayor’s descendants sold the property to the Belgian King Leopold II in 1904, who, made stupendously rich by his exploitation of mineral resources and rubber trees in the Congo Free State (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), expanded the gardens that still surround the home.
The 18,000 square foot home features 14 bedrooms and is situated on 35 acres of land.
It is listed at €350 million or $410 million.
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