Most expensive house ever
By Miriam Landman on March 7, 2012
The most expensive house of the world is not to be found in Tokyo, neither in Hollywood or New York. The € 1.4 billion costing house is built in Dublin, Ireland. It’s not that big though. It counts only three rooms and you won’t find golden taps in the house, nor a bath. Above all, the occupant had to build it all by himself. Sounds like a bad deal!
In fact the real money is in the bricks, literally. For a moment of time, Artist Frank Buckly was the owner of € 1.4 billion of hard cash. But he shredded the huge pile of banknotes and made insulating bricks out of it from which he built a house. Although a bit overprized, the house looks pretty cool.
The artist lived in the house for a week in an art project intended to stimulate debate about the value of money in post-Celtic tiger island. The money was awarded to Frank for his installation by the national mint under strict terms. I wonder how they are ever going to recoup that.