Get ready to positively drip with envy.
You may live in a nice house or a cool apartment, or maybe you’ve been living it up in a totally-flawed-yet-passably-charming off-campus spot filled with empty Natty Light cartons and/or Franzia boxes (you know, depending on what stage of life you’re in). But no matter what, these 5 Sickest Cribs we’ve rounded up from spots all over the world will have you thinking, “UGH, I hope all the terrible things in life happen to the owner of that spot.”
Really, get ready to hate hate hate, because these world mansions are impossibly amazing, and yeah, you’ll likely never sniff living in anything near as dope. But we can’t help but look and imagine anyway, right?
Let’s start off super chill (moderate sarcasm intended). Recently renovated with marble from the same quarry used to build the Taj Mahal, this expensive af property on London’s "Billionaires' Row” offers 55,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms, an indoor pool, ballroom, and a Turkish bath. Not too shabby…
This one’s not just a cool name. Xanadu 2.0 absolutely brings the goods. Owned by Bill Gates himself, the 66,000-square-foot spot overlooking Lake Washington has a domed-ceiling library, gym, and underground garage. Oh, and true to Gates’ nerdy nature, all residents/guests have an electronic pin that records their personal preferences. As they walk through the house, lighting, temperature, and even digital art automatically change to reflect this.
Next. Level. Shit.
A holiday villa within medieval walls? Yes, please.
House Sperone doesn’t f*** around. Look at it. It’s gorgeous and modern af, and features a rooftop party area that overlooks the Adriatic Sea. If that wasn’t enough, there is a spa, sauna, AND an infinity pool, not to mention a wine cellar and a friggin’ discotheque.
These cribs are making us feel hopelessly inadequate. Anyway, next…
At nearly a cool half a bill is Villa Les Cèdre. Its appeal? Simple: Built way back in 1830, it’s a 35-acre Nice, France mansion with views of the French Riviera and the Maritime Alps. Bonus: Its land is dotted with a man-made pond, roughly 14,000 different species of plants, and 300-year-old olive trees. Plus, neighbors include Andrew Lloyd Weber, Mel Gibson, Bono, and Tina Turner.
No. The above wasn’t a typo. This pad in an undisclosed location in Switzerland along the Italian border—yes, that’s right—is worth an estimated $12 billion.
But why? It’s only eight rooms, after all. And although there is a wine cellar, the garage “only” holds four cars. What’s the big damn deal?
Simple: Dinosaur bones.
The floors of this crazy-ass place are constructed of meteoric rock containing shavings of both Velociraptor and T-Rex bones. Plus, the fixtures throughout the home are comprised of platinum and gold (200kg total).
Yeah, okay. We’re officially jealous.