Step inside the most expensive home ever sold in China — complete with 32 bedrooms and a monster wine cellar

Charles Clark
Friday 22 July 2016 16:44

At 1,000,000,000 Chinese Yuan (£113 million/$149 million), this mansion is the most expensive home ever sold in mainland China.

The 1,663-acre estate is named Taohuayuan, which translates to "Utopia" or "Peace Blossom Land," located on a private island on the city of Suzhou’s Dushu Lake.

It comes complete with 32 bedrooms, a cavernous wine cellar, a lakeside swimming pool, and breathtaking gardens modelled on a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Take a look inside the home which is available through Sotheby's International Realty.

This is Taohuayuan. The record-breaking home is surrounded by Dushu Lake and covers a staggering 1,663 acres.

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Traditional Chinese landscaping gives this three-year-old home a heightened sense of age and grandeur. All 32 bedrooms are south-facing for optimal sunlight.

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The gardens — including this mist-covered pond — are modelled on the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, which have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A lakeside swimming pool offers spectacular views of the lake and, in the distance, the city of Suzhou.

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The 72,441 square foot mansion took three years to build and all brickwork was handcrafted by Xiangshanbang Traditional Architectural and Building Skills.

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The interior is equally as spectacular, with a beautiful wine cellar which looks large enough to store a lifetime's supply of alcohol.

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A blend of traditional east-Asian and contemporary styling brings the home to life inside.

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There's plenty of outdoor space and several courtyards for the buyers to relax in.

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As well as a swimming pool, incredible gardens, a swimming pool, a wine cellar, and 32 bedrooms, there are also 32 bathrooms. You'll never have to queue for the loo again.

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Sotheby's have begun referring to it as simply the "one billion yuan luxury home,” according to Mansion Global.

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