China’s most expensive house has a lot going for it…
Costing a cool $154 million (1 billion Chinese yuan), the castle sits on a private island on China’s biggest lake – the Dushu in Suzhou – and has 32 bedrooms and bathrooms. It also comes with a mist-covered pond as well as luxury staples such as a wine cellar and swimming pool.
The sprawling 72,000 sq ft property took three years to build, with Xiangshanbang Traditional Architectural and Building Skills handcrafting all the brickwork and landscaping its gardens.
Christened ‘Taohuayuan’ – which translates as ‘Utopia’ or ‘Peace Blossom Land’ – the home is available via Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty.
Who knew peace and utopia would cost so much?
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