World’s Most Expensive Home, Palais Bulles, Listed for $335 Million
When your home is a legend, you price it accordingly. Such is the case with Palais Bulles, the iconic residence in Cannes, France. A cluster of spherical-shaped rooms, it was the brainchild of avante-garde fashion designer Pierre Cardin and influential architect Antti Lovag.
Palais Bulles has 12,900-square-feet of living space over 10 suites, a dining room, and a lounge with beautiful panoramic views of the Bay of Cannes. Although the home itself is considered an art piece by architecture lovers, many of the rooms feature original pieces by contemporary artists.
Much like the lounge, the home features a 500-seat outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Mediterranean. The 91,000-square-foot property is home to several modern gardens, ponds, and swimming pools.
Cardin’s home, which took 14 years to build, was a popular party destination along the French Riviera during the late 1980s. These days, the celebrated palace continues to be home for many parties, hosted by those renting it out for the evening (Cardin is currently 94). The bubble house is often used to host fashion events, such as photo shoots or runway shows.
It remains a seminal piece in the post-structuralist movement that swept through architecture in the 1980s, evidence of which can be still found throughout France. The post-structuralist movement in Europe was a rejection of the organic architecture wave in America that was led by John Lautner and Frank Lloyd Wright.
The listing for Palais Bulles, hosted by Christie’s International Real Estate, says the price will be made available upon inquiry. However, Architectural Digest reports the asking price is $335 million, which would make it the most expensive home on the planet currently for sale. For more information, you can contact Christie’s here. Watch a walkthrough of the home below, before you continue your visual preview of the listing.