Chateau Louis XIV, a 50,000 sq ft palace that Kim Kardashian considered as a potential wedding location in 2013, said to have been purchased by a Middle Eastern buyer who requested anonymity
A vast mansion built from scratch in just three years outside Paris has become the world’s most expensive home after reportedly being sold for €275 million (£200 million).
Chateau Louis XIV, a 50,000 sq ft palace that Kim Kardashian considered as a potential wedding location in 2013, is said to have been purchased by a Middle Eastern buyer who requested anonymity.
Situated between Versailles and Marly-le-Roi, the 17th century-inspired home has indoor and outdoor pools, a private cinema, a squash court, two ballrooms and a nightclub.
There are 10 bedroom suites, a grand reception room with a 52ft-high frescoed dome ceiling, a library, a wine cellar with space for 3,000 bottles, and a “meditation room” under the moat circled by an aquarium with huge sturgeon inside.
The property, built on grounds that once housed the Swiss Guards ensuring the protection of Louis XIV, pays various tributes to France’s Sun King.
In the grounds of the 23-hectare estate is a 1.2 mile maze with a three quarter-sized replica of the Chateau de Versailles’ fountain of Apollo, whose statues are covered in gold leaf.
The façade has a genuine monumental bronze and enamel clock identical to the one on the façade of Versailles.
It is the work of Saudi developer Emad Khashoggi who employed 200 people to spend three years building the property on the outskirts of Paris....MORE