Palais Bulles — or the “Bubble Palace” as it’s better known — in Cannes, France, is the most expensive property in the world.
Fashion designer Pierre Cardin, creator of the famous Bubble Dress in 1958, purchased Le Palais Bulles at auction in the early 1990s inspired by its round shapes. According to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. this property was used as a vacation home.
Magnificent retreat at South France is for sale at $456 million and is Europe’s most expensive listing.
The connecting bubbles representing one room each, is spread over six levels on 1.75 acres on a cliff with 180-degree-views over the Mediterranean.
Round houses were the architecture of choice for eons dating back before the Iron Age. They were built in Europe, Africa, Polynesia and almost anywhere humans congregated. In John Hawkesworth’s The Flame Trees of Thika, it was duly noted that Afrikaners believed evil spirits would collect and live in the corners of square homes and couldn’t understand the British penchant for residing in square buildings.
This futuristic looking 10-bedroom residence has spherical formal and private rooms including curved bathroom fixtures.
The lush gardens contain ponds and swimming pools that artistically reflect the architecture both during the day and when lit at night.
Open-air auditorium with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and the Bay of Cannes located at the edge of the cliff.
On occasion, the estate has been rented to private individuals for $1,100 per night per person.