World's Most Expensive Mansion For Sale At Almost 2.5 Billion Chinese Yuan

Villa Les Cedres mansion
Villa Les Cedres mansion (Photo: The Plan Collection/ Facebook)

Have you ever dreamed of owning the most expensive mansion in the world? You may want to check the newest real-estate property that is up in the market now.

If you like to have a home with a classic yet luxurious vibe, then this mansion is perfect for you. The 188-year-old France's Villa Les Cedres mansion, which used to be the shelter of King Leopold II of Belgium, is now on sale for a staggering price of 350 million Euros or 2,440,459,760.82 Chinese Yuan. The mansion lies along the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat coast, promising its new owner a picturesque and breath-taking view of nature. With this list price, the property has now gained the title of the most expensive property in the world.

The property is made more sophisticated with the bronze statue of Athena.  Wrapped with marble tunic, the statue is built in front of the entrance ready to welcome the visitors of the place. Inside the mansion, the ambiance is made complete by chandeliers, antique portraits crafted in ornate frames, grand living rooms, and French-inspired doors. Book and nature lovers will also enjoy the mansion's wood-paneled library with its thousands of books about botanical information.

The real-estate in all its luxury is currently owned by Suzanne Marnier-Lapostolle, who is a member of the Grand Marnier family, the brilliant minds behind the orange-flavored cognac liqueur known as the Grand Marnier. The mansion and the entire area has been in their family since the 1920's. As posted by Daily Mail, though the real-estate is very lovely as it portrays history, architecture, beauty, nature, and luxury, Marnier-Lapostelle, still wants to sell it since she desires to have a smaller property.

This French 14-bedroom mansion, which was built in 1830, was first owned by the Villefranche-sur-Mer's Mayor. The property was then used as an olive tree farm before it was sold to King Leopold II in 1904. Even up to this day there are still some olive trees, which are over 300 years, still standing strong inside the area. These trees seem to be the only witness of how the place has changed for almost two hundred years now.

Years ago, there are other posts that claim a price tag of 1 billion Euros or 7,921,552,425.60 Chinese Yuan for this luxurious mansion, according to Bloomberg. But the managing director of SPML, Fabio Di Fede, exclaims that though the mansion has a total floor area of 18 thousand square feet and a total lot area of 35 acres, and also lies on one of the best and most beautiful locations in the world, the estimated price of 1 billion Euros are just "absurd rumor and folly."

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