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The world's most expensive homes for sale revealed: The houses with the highest price tags on each continent, including an Italian villa for 120m

  • The most expensive property for sale in Europe is an 18-bed villa in Italy's Milan, which is on the market for 120million
  • In Australia, the most expensive property for sale is a 6-bed house near Queensland's Great Barrier Reef for 10million
  • In Asia, the accolade goes to a seven-bed villa in Thailand for 16million
  • The most expensive house for sale in North America is an 11-bed house in California's Beverly Hills for 65million
  • In South America it is a 6-bed house in Brazil's S o Paulo for 3.5million
  • A 10-bed in Morrocco's Marrakesh is the most expensive for sale in Africa and is on the market for 17.5million

Imagine having an unlimited budget to buy a property anywhere in the world. What house would you pick?

Perhaps a seven-bedroom townhouse in the heart of London's fashionable Chelsea, or a private mansion in Australia with views of the Great Barrier Reef.

Below we reveal a potential property on every continent, if money really was no object, thanks to some exclusive research from property website Rightmove, which identified the most expensive homes for sale – with price tags that reach up to 120million.

Just right for the super-rich lifestyle: This Thai property is the most expensive home for sale in Asia on property website Rightmove at 16million

Just right for the super-rich lifestyle: This Thai property is the most expensive home for sale in Asia on property website Rightmove at 16million

And the properties come with all the trimmings that you would expect from luxury homes, including swimming pools, tennis courts and helipads.

The values of the individual properties are well above the average prices for the areas they are in.

AVERAGE HOUSE PRICES OVERSEAS Country Average enquiry price Australia 472,363 Brazil 355,269 Italy 205,782 Morocco 552,130 Thailand 140,970 United States of America 371,973

For example, the most expensive property for sale in Thailand is 16million – and yet the average price for that country is closer to 140,000.

Chris Please, head of overseas property at Rightmove, said: 'These stately homes, mansions and villas really do show just how the other half live.

'They're a far cry from the average enquiry prices that we see in many of these countries, but we do get interest in these high-end properties from extremely wealthy investors.'

He added: 'My particular favourite is the Mandalay Mansion in the Great Barrier Reef – just imagine being able to wake up to that view every morning.'

Below are the most expensive properties for sale in each continent

1. Europe: Eighteen-bedroom villa in Milan, Italy, for 119,754,450

If you're looking for a historic sixteenth century villa, approached by a grand tree-lined avenue, then this property in Italy's Milan fits the bill.

But you'll need to fork out almost 120million for the privilege of being able to call it home. The sale of the property is being handled by Santandrea luxury homes.

The 16th century villa is approached via tall gates and a pretty tree-lined avenue

The 16th century villa is approached via tall gates and a pretty tree-lined avenue

The expansive property covers an impressive 3,500 square meters in total and is surrounded by parkland

The expansive property covers an impressive 3,500 square meters in total and is surrounded by parkland

The unique interiors includes ornate plasterwork, tile flooring and double doors

The unique interiors includes ornate plasterwork, tile flooring and double doors

A spiritual experience: There is a beautiful private chapel that comes with the historic house

A spiritual experience: There is a beautiful private chapel that comes with the historic house

There are 18 bedrooms - many of which are so spacious that they could house an entire apartment in their own right

There are 18 bedrooms – many of which are so spacious that they could house an entire apartment in their own right

2. Australia: Six-bedroom house in Queensland for 10,419,000

This stunning mansion is totally private and can be accessed by land, sea or air (via it's own helipad).

It comes with everything that you would expect from such a luxury home, including a cinema room, staff rooms and CCTV.

But it's stunning location in Queensland's Great Barrier Reef in Australia is perhaps its most impressive quality.

The property is being sold by Aylesford International estate agents.

The luxury mansion is a grand private residence in Queensland, Australia

The luxury mansion is a grand private residence in Queensland, Australia

It has its own swimming pool with pillars and views of the Great Barrier Reef

It has its own swimming pool with pillars and views of the Great Barrier Reef

The master bedroom covers a massive 144 sq m and includes its own spacious lounge

The master bedroom covers a massive 144 sq m and includes its own spacious lounge

Fancy a drink? The extensive wine cellar has a large fridge and plenty of storage facilities

Fancy a drink? The extensive wine cellar has a large fridge and plenty of storage facilities

3. Asia: Seven-bedroom villa in Thailand's Phuket for 16,104,700

You can live the millionaire's lifestyle with this Thai property and it's luxury surroundings.

It sits on a generous 16,000 sq metre plot of land and has breathtaking views of Phang Nga Bay. It is being sold estate agents FazWaz.

Making a splash in the property world: There is a 40-metre infinity swimming pool

Making a splash in the property world: There is a 40-metre infinity swimming pool

The villa combines contemporary design with beautiful surroundings of the water

The villa combines contemporary design with beautiful surroundings of the water

The interior has been designed by Debbie Oppenheimer, who is based in Hong Kong

The interior has been designed by Debbie Oppenheimer, who is based in Hong Kong

Ready to move into! The villa is called Villa Verai and comes fully-furnished throughout

Ready to move into! The villa is called Villa Verai and comes fully-furnished throughout

4. North America: Eleven-bedroom house in California's Beverly Hills for 65,336,100

This dream home is set in 16 acres of land behind a guarded gate in the prestigious area of Beverly Hills, in California, USA.

The main house covers 20,000 sq ft and comes with equestrian facilities, a tennis court and a Moroccan guest house. It is being sold via John Aaroe Group.

The mansion in California is just moments away from the Beverly Hills Hotel and Rodeo Drive

The mansion in California is just moments away from the Beverly Hills Hotel and Rodeo Drive

The main house comes with a tennis court, horse riding ring and a large guest property

The main house comes with a tennis court, horse riding ring and a large guest property

The high entrance gate is currently guarded, providing a high level of security for its owners

The high entrance gate is currently guarded, providing a high level of security for its owners

Horsing around: The property is the equestrian dream with a riding ring and a total of 16 acres

Horsing around: The property is the equestrian dream with a riding ring and a total of 16 acres

It comes with several stables and a pair of pristine and white-graveled riding rings

It comes with several stables and a pair of pristine and white-graveled riding rings

5. South America: Six-bedroom house in Brazil's S o Paulo for 3,755,645

This large property in Brazil's S o Paulo has more bathrooms than bedrooms – with eight of the former and six of the later.

The estate agent handling the sale of the house is List Globally Brazil.

The brightly-coloured house comes with a large decked seating and lawned area

The brightly-coloured house comes with a large decked seating and lawned area

The total amount of land that comes with the property extends to almost 5,000 sq m

The total amount of land that comes with the property extends to almost 5,000 sq m

There is plenty of room for friends and family to enjoy this property in Brazil

There is plenty of room for friends and family to enjoy this property in Brazil

Take a dip in the large swimming pool in the grounds of the house

Take a dip in the large swimming pool in the grounds of the house

Clean and tidy! Buyers will appreciate the modern kitchen, which is ready to move into

Clean and tidy! Buyers will appreciate the modern kitchen, which is ready to move into

6. Africa: Ten-bedroom villa in Morrocco's Marrakesh for 17,586,000

This new build property in Morrocco's Marrakesh is a collaboration between an architect and an art connoisseur.

The design is minimal and contemporary, but non-the-less impressive with a 5,000 sq man-made lake. It is being sold via Kensington Luxury Properties.

Outside in the grounds of the property is a swimming pool, which is 50 metres long

Outside in the grounds of the property is a swimming pool, which is 50 metres long

The design stems from a collaboration between an architect and an art connoisseur

The design stems from a collaboration between an architect and an art connoisseur

There is a man-made lake, which extends across an impressive 5,000 sq metres

There is a man-made lake, which extends across an impressive 5,000 sq metres

The minimal interior includes white walls, dark pieces of furniture and large pieces of art

The minimal interior includes white walls, dark pieces of furniture and large pieces of art

The 10-bedroom villa also has a spacious dinning room, which can be enjoyed by family and friends

The 10-bedroom villa also has a spacious dinning room, which can be enjoyed by family and friends

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