Safra Says Villa Leopolda Not for Sale at Any Price
The other day we wrote about a report in Forbes stating that Villa Leopolda in the Cote d'Azur, once the most expensive estate in the world with a reputed pricetag of $750 million, had been put back on the market for a mere $102 million. Leopolda's owner Lily Safra now says the Forbes report was "pure fantasy". "The residence is not being sold and was never offered for sale," Safra's rep Seth Goldschlager insists. Forbes has now removed Leopolda from its list of the world's most expensive estates. Albemarle House in Charlottesville, Va., listed at $100 million, is now the 4th most expensive estate in the world according to the magazine, behind No. 1, the Spelling Manor at $150 million; No. 2, Fleur De Lys at $125 million; and No. 3, Updown Court at $117 million.