Forbes Most Expensive Luxury Homes in the World:

For the third consecutive year, Forbes compiled lists of the world's most valuable properties on the market through out the world, excluding Antarctica.

These are some of the world's most expensive properties, and the prices are as unique as the homes. Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan's Aspen ski lodge lists for $135 million, while 6,000 miles away, a 64-room Istanbul waterfront mansion asks $100 million.

Take a look... In Pictures: World's Most Expensive Homes:

#1) $165 million Hearst Home, Beverly Hills, California.

Pictures of Luxury Homes - $165 million Hearst Home

Once owned by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, this expansive villa sits on six and a half acres in Beverly Hills. A massive 75,000 square feet of living space is spread across three stories. The home boasts 29 bedrooms and 40 bathrooms.The home was built in 1926 in the style of a Mediterranean villa and was featured in the 1972 film The Godfather. The compound comprises six buildings, three swimming pools and a movie theater.

#2 Bran Castle - $140 million, Brasov, Romania
#3 $138 million - Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey
#4 $135 million - Hala Ranch, Aspen, Colo.
#5 $125 million - Maison de L'Amitie, Palm Beach, Fla.
#6 $100 million - Tranquility, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

#7 $100 million - Waterfront Estate, Istanbul, Turkey

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The fifth most expensive home in the world is in a somewhat unexpected spot, located on three-quarters of an acre directly on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. This residence offers more than 30,000 square feet of opulent living space in 64 rooms, which feature large windows looking to the water. Details include gilded moldings and crystal chandeliers. The mansion has a rare quay that is nearly 200-feet long.

#8 $100 million, Eurasia, Moscow

#9 $99 million, Bishops Avenue Hampstead, London

$99 million, Bishops Avenue Hampstead, London

Just under the $100 million mark--depending on today’s exchange rate--the Toprak Mansion was built by Turkish entrepreneur Halis Toprak.The 28,000-square-foot house has a double staircase and glass elevator.There is a swimming pool with a glass bridge and a Turkish bath for 20.

#10 $75 million, Three Ponds, Bridgehampton, N.Y.

$75 million Three Ponds Bridgehampton, N.Y.

Three Ponds, which encompasses more than 60 acres of Hamptons farmland, is named for its surrounding lakes, but also features its own USGA-rated Rees Jones golf course. Surrounding the main house are 14 gardens, a 75-foot-long swimming pool, golf pro shop, grass tennis court and a guest house. The main house, designed by architect Allan Greenberg, has a great room with a 28-foot-high domed ceiling.

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