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Living Large! Gather Design Inspiration From The World's Most Lavish Homes

So it's the start of the year and maybe you're looking to renovate, redecorate, or move into a totally new place. No matter what your plan is, you just know you want to raise the bar of overall awesomeness of your home. There are so many ways to spruce up a place and up your living game, so allow us to inspire in you some grand design ideas from some of the most lavish and beautiful homes from around the world. 

 

Villa Les C├Ędres, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the French Riviera: $415 million

This French villa on overdrive gives you 18 bedrooms built throughout a whopping 18,000 square-feet. 

 

Il Palmetto, Palm Beach, Florida: $15 million 

Redefine the standards for seaside living with this home that overlooks the ocean. Throw a beach party here (or in a home or rest house inspired by it) and your guests will never want to leave. 

 

A property rich in history that has stood the test of time can be all yours for a cool $115 million. Il Palmetto in Palm Beach was originally built in 1930 by architect Maurice Fatio before being meticulously restored by Fairfax and Sammons, who maintained the stunning detail of the estate. The main house features 10 bedrooms, 14 full-bathrooms and 12 half-baths over 60,352 SF. It features a 2-story grand foyer, formal dining room, chef's kitchen, butler's pantry, family room, indoor theater, billiard room, library, office and pavilion, all circling a courtyard which is connected to a pool. The home also features a 20,000-bottle, limestone wine cellar; 2 elevators, gym, spa, secondary 1,000 bottle wine cellar, and a large master suite. Il Palmetto sits on 5.46 acres and stretches between Lake Worth Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. A private, underground tunnel allows access under A1A to another 2 bedroom, 3 bathrooms beach house with an oceanfront infinity pool. On the other side of A1A is a lakefront boathouse complete with 2 more bedrooms and full bathrooms. Il Palmetto is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an ultra-rich buyer looking for complete privacy on the sunny shores of Palm Beach. Il Palmetto is currently listed for $115 million with Cristina Condon of Sotheby's International Realty. Head to PROFILEmiamire.com or follow link in bio to tour the #estate. #IlPalmetto #PalmBeach #LuxuryListings #FeaturedListing

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Villa Leopolda, the French Riviera: $736 million

This house was used by Alfred Hitchcock to film To Catch A Thief. It might have been used for thriller-horror movie, but the only thing thrilling about this place is how magnificent it is. 

 

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Antilia house, India: $1 billion

This crazy idea of a house, or apartment, earned this structure the title of the world's most expensive house, by far. It's 27 floors high, has three helipads, and houses six underground parking floors. 

 

#antilia The most expensive home in the world.... #mumbaidiaries

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Franchuk Villa, London: $161 million

A home fit for a member of the British family, this villa is composed of 10 bedrooms and has a special twist to its otherwise classic facade: an underground movie theater. 

 

The Hearst Castle, California: Approximately $600 million 

While not exactly a new home, this historic structure and national treasure has given many a romantic idea in its visitors wishing to take home dreamy design inspirations. Check out this indoor pool that looks like it trapped the universe in its waters. 

 

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Hacienda Palancar, Mexico: $30 million 

Warm weather and al fresco dining and relaxation; could you hand me that Margarita, please?  

 

Bubble Palace, the French Riviera: $390 million 

For the unconventional and whimsical, this one's for you. Who said houses needed to be square? 

 

Del Dios Ranch, Santa Fe: $85 million 

When you want to get closer to nature, but still want to enjoy the comforts of modern living. We can already smell the fresh air, and enjoy the sunlight (or moonlight) streaming in. 

 

Bel Air Spec Manor, California: $250 million 

This house was built for those that wanted an unaparalleled view, and who knew that their lives would make great views too. Have no problems seeing, and being seen, with a home like this. 

 

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