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Marble Palace: Dubai’s most expensive home on sale for USD 204 million

The Marble Palace is covered in ornate gold leaf decoration and echoing marble

A luxury real estate company has announced Dubai’s and the region’s most expensive home the ‘Marble Palace’ is currently for sale for USD 204 Million Dollars. The Marble Palace is covered in ornate gold leaf decoration and echoing marble.

Located in the posh Emirates Hills community, the Versailles-inspired mega home features a 24-karat gold hot tub. The house is so big that it has its own substation. The palace also features a massive coral reef aquarium and is filled with sculptures and unique treasures, including a gemstone and crystal dining table.

Like the Palace of Versailles, it has a total of 160 marble columns and two roof domes that reach a height of 14 meters from the ground floor. Other luxurious amenities include a 16-car garage, koi carp pond, office and secretariat, gym and basement, and a garden with a private lake and gazebo.

Sotheby’s International Realty described the house as a “one-of-a-kind trophy home” and “a love letter to the architecture of the Belle Epoque, exuding grandeur with its display of rich surface treatments, geometric finery, and gilded statuaries.”

CEO George Azar said that 70 craftsmen spent nine months applying 700,000 gold leaf sheets to create the property’s decoration and that the palace, which is based on European royal palaces and residences, took 12 years to design.

“Such meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout the property, and it testifies to the unwavering dedication of everyone involved in making this project a resounding success,” George Azar said.

The property is inspired by Versailles and resembles the great Palace of Versailles, the brainchild of the 17th-century French King Louis XIV, known as Le Roi Soleil or Sun King, built as a seat and a symbol of his wealth and power.

The exquisite palace became a symbol of the lavish lifestyle of the French kings. Currently, the palace serves as a museum of French history. Its regal architecture and decor are the ultimate symbol of 17th-century European design artistry.

Image credits: Luxhabitat Sotheby’s

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