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Israeli home goes on sale for a quarter of a BILLION dollars

A ‘royal-style’ luxury home in Israel has gone on sale for a quarter of a billion dollars. 

The stunning royal-style residence is located within a haven for the country’s rich and famous – and its illusive Russian billionaire owner is no different. 

Valery Kogan has an estimated net worth of $2.5billion (£1.87billion) and made his fortune as the co-owner of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.

His elaborate residence in the coastal town of Caesarea – which features sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea – has appeared on the market for a cool $258,318,757.

A stunning royal style residence inspired by Baroque and Rococo architecture overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in prestigious Caesarea. The property’s outdoor pool is pictured above 

Valery Kogan is a Russian business man who was listed as Russia’s 41st richest man in 2014 with a net worth of £2bn

 Valery Kogan is a Russian business man who was listed as Russia’s 41st richest man in 2014 with a net worth of £2bn

The property has gone on sale for a cool $258,318,757. The grand hall is pictured above complete with marble floors, a glass mosaic ceiling, a red stair runner and a chandelier

The property has gone on sale for a cool $258,318,757. The grand hall is pictured above complete with marble floors, a glass mosaic ceiling, a red stair runner and a chandelier 

The luxury mansion's additional amenities include a wine room, billiard hall and butler's pantry. Inside, a private elevator can be used by residents and guests

The luxury mansion’s additional amenities include a wine room, billiard hall and butler’s pantry. Inside, a private elevator can be used by residents and guests

The huge home, which was inspired by Baroque and Rococo architecture and features marble flooring, has a huge interior space of 69,000sq ft. The kitchen is pictured above

The huge home, which was inspired by Baroque and Rococo architecture and features marble flooring, has a huge interior space of 69,000sq ft. The kitchen is pictured above 

The huge home, which was inspired by Baroque and Rococo architecture and features marble flooring, has a huge interior space of 69,000sq ft. 

Despite the large amount of interior space, the property only has four bedrooms. 

Upon entrance, the visitor is met with an impressive 2,475 sq ft grand hall crowned with crystal chandeliers and marble columns. 

The property's indoor pool is pictured above with a glass ceiling and surrounded by white marble pillars. The house also has a number of saunas and a spa area

The property’s indoor pool is pictured above with a glass ceiling and surrounded by white marble pillars. The house also has a number of saunas and a spa area 

Ground floor amenities also include a 2,152 sq ft living room, a formal dining room (pictured above), a separate breakfast room, a fully equipped chef kitchen and a library

Ground floor amenities also include a 2,152 sq ft living room, a formal dining room (pictured above), a separate breakfast room, a fully equipped chef kitchen and a library

One of the property's bathrooms is pictured above. Overall, the mansion has five full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms

One of the property’s bathrooms is pictured above. Overall, the mansion has five full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms 

A majestic staircase leads to the upper floor. The property features just four bedrooms despite its size; three in-suite bedrooms and a vast master suite with two bathrooms, two walk-in closets and two dressing areas, as well as an upstairs study

A majestic staircase leads to the upper floor. The property features just four bedrooms despite its size; three in-suite bedrooms and a vast master suite with two bathrooms, two walk-in closets and two dressing areas, as well as an upstairs study

Ground floor amenities also include a 2,152 sq ft living room, a formal dining room, a separate breakfast room, a fully equipped chef kitchen and a library.

A majestic staircase leads to the upper floor. The property features just four bedrooms despite its size; three in-suite bedrooms and a vast master suite with two bathrooms, two walk-in closets and two dressing areas, as well as an upstairs study. 

However, it boasts a number of luxury amenities including a private spa with a fitness room, an indoor pool and saunas.

The enourmous property was bought by Kogan – who has never given an interview during his 25-year business career – in 2013.

He reportedly invested a massive $100million (£74.7million) on building it into Israel’s most-luxurious property. 

And, with the mansion on the market for $258,318,757, Kogan is set to take home a profit exceeding $158million. 

Outside, the mansion has landscaped gardens, two fountains with golden Roman sculptures and monumental columns

Outside, the mansion has landscaped gardens, two fountains with golden Roman sculptures and monumental columns

A huge bath is pictured in one of the upstairs bathrooms. The property boasts an indoor cinema room as well as eco-friendly energy saving systems

A huge bath is pictured in one of the upstairs bathrooms. The property boasts an indoor cinema room as well as eco-friendly energy saving systems

The property's expansive living room complete with luxury marble flooring and a chandelier is pictured above

The property’s expansive living room complete with luxury marble flooring and a chandelier is pictured above 

The property features a large billiard room with a pool table and a bar area, complete with a chandelier and wooden flooring

The property features a large billiard room with a pool table and a bar area, complete with a chandelier and wooden flooring 

One of the property's bathrooms is pictured above with blue and white marble decor

One of the property’s bathrooms is pictured above with blue and white marble decor 

The luxury mansion's additional amenities include a wine room, billard hall and butler's pantry. Inside, a private elevator can be used by residents and guests

The luxury mansion’s additional amenities include a wine room, billard hall and butler’s pantry. Inside, a private elevator can be used by residents and guests

A fitness room is located inside the property to help its occupiers keep fit

A fitness room is located inside the property to help its occupiers keep fit 

The property boasts an indoor cinema room as well as eco-friendly energy saving systems.

The property boasts an indoor cinema room as well as eco-friendly energy saving systems.

The property's exterior is pictured. The huge mansion offers its residents 'total security and privacy'

The property’s exterior is pictured. The huge mansion offers its residents ‘total security and privacy’

Outside, the mansion has landscaped gardens, two fountains with Roman sculptures and monumental columns. 

An expansive outdoor pool is complete built in stereo system and a large outdoor TV screen.

The luxury mansion’s additional amenities include a wine room, billard hall and butler’s pantry. Inside, a private elevator can be used by residents and guests. 

The property boasts an indoor cinema room as well as eco-friendly energy saving systems. 

It offers its residents ‘total security and privacy’. 

In comparison, a mega-mansion on London’s new ‘billionaire row’ became the most expensive property on sale in the capital this year when it went on the market in February. 

An aerial photograph shows an image of The One sitting atop a hill in the affluent neighborhood of Bel Air in Los Angeles, California

An aerial photograph shows an image of The One sitting atop a hill in the affluent neighborhood of Bel Air in Los Angeles, California 

The new build in St John’s Wood has become the most pricey house to be listed this year in the capital, boasting a 25,000 square footage, 14-meter pool and ten bathrooms.  

Developed by Greek business man George ​Dragoumanos, who bought the plot on ‘billionaires’ row’ in 2013, the neo-classical residence on Avenue Road is also available to rent for a whopping £160,000 a month. 

Across the pond, a developer is preparing to list what is believed to be America’s most expensive home at half a billion dollars. 

The mansion, dubbed ‘The One’ and developed by former film producer Nile Niami, sits atop a hill in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air and is expected to be ready for sale soon. 

It is complete with a nightclub, beauty salon, 20 bedrooms and sweeping views of LA and the Pacific Ocean.

Russian airport-owning billionaire who hired Elton John and Mariah Carey to sing at his granddaughter’s wedding is set to make a $158m profit selling his 69,000sq ft mega-mansion 

Aliki Kraterou and Jemma Carr for MailOnline 

Valery Kogan (pictured) has an estimated net worth of $2.5billion (£1.87billion) and made his fortune as the co-owner of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport

Valery Kogan (pictured) has an estimated net worth of $2.5billion (£1.87billion) and made his fortune as the co-owner of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport

A ‘royal-style’ luxury home owned by an illusive Russian billionaire has gone on the market in Israel for a quarter of a billion dollars.

The 69,000sq ft mega-mansion is situated in a haven for the country’s rich and famous – and the property’s owner is no different.

Valery Kogan has an estimated net worth of $2.5billion (£1.87billion) and made his fortune as the co-owner of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.

The vast airport is located east of the capital’s bustling centre and served upwards of 30 million passengers in 2017 alone. 

Kogan has not been shy in flaunting his fabulous wealth over the years.

In 2017, he threw a money-no-object, star-studded wedding for his 19-year-old granddaughter.

He forked out £3.5million for Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John to sing at the £1,450-a-night London Landmark hotel.

Guests included Antonio Bandaras and DJ Mark Ronson.

Kogan – who has never given an interview during his 25-year business career – also has an enviable portfolio of properties around the world.  

In 2013, he reportedly invested a massive $100million (£74.7million) on building Israel’s most-luxurious property. 

And, with that mansion now on the market for $258,318,757, Kogan is set to take home a profit exceeding $158million.

He formerly owned a 1,000 square metre flat in Israel which he bought for $31million – setting a real estate record in the country, Forbes reported. 

Earlier this year, Kogan put the tel Aviv seafront penthouse up for sale for over £48million. 

Kogan – who was the 41st richest man in Russia in 2014 – also bought a $20million (£15million) mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 2005. 

In 2017, Kogan hired Sir Elton John and Mariah Carey to sing at his granddaughter's wedding. Pictured: Mariah Carey and Kogans granddaughter Irene at the event

In 2017, Kogan hired Sir Elton John and Mariah Carey to sing at his granddaughter’s wedding. Pictured: Mariah Carey and Kogans granddaughter Irene at the event

Elton John, who does not play for less than £1million, opened the bill with a 12-song set at the incredibly lavish wedding

Elton John, who does not play for less than £1million, opened the bill with a 12-song set at the incredibly lavish wedding

Extravagant nuptials: Kogan's granddaughter Irene kissed her husband before Sir Elton, who reportedly charges £1million per private function performance, sang 12 songs for guests

Extravagant nuptials: Kogan’s granddaughter Irene kissed her husband before Sir Elton, who reportedly charges £1million per private function performance, sang 12 songs for guests

The home, built in 1924, has been described as ‘a 25,400-square-foot megamansion spread out on a seven-acre lot’.

‘The house, hidden beyond a front gate that looked remarkably like the gate from the first shot of Citizen Kane, was built in a whimsical and eclectic style, with a large dome and fairy-tale turrets; the inside was panelled in historic wood the owner had flown in from Flanders.’

In 2009, Olga was reported to have abandoned plans to demolish the mansion and build an even bigger one after planning rows with neighbours and the local authority.

Kogan’s children have clearly followed in their property-mogul father’s footsteps as his son Alexander, 36, reportedly owns one of the most expensive mansions in Miami, on Indian Creek Island, nicknamed ‘billionaire’s bunker’.

Russian popstar Alexander – who was born in Tajikistan but educated in New York – is one of the billionaire’s two children. 

His daughter Darina Lozovsky is a glamorous jet-setting banker.   

Bizarrely, it was revealed in 2017 that Darina’s daughter Irene planned her extravagant wedding to Daniel Kenvey to take revenge on an ex-boyfriend. 

In a video uploaded to Instagram, Irene stated her name and then says: ‘I only got married to p*** of my ex-boyfriend who I’m now back with. Everything works out well.’

Kogan forked out £3.5million for Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John to sing at the £1,450-a-night London Landmark hotel. Guests included Antonio Bandaras (pictured) and DJ Mark Ronson

Kogan forked out £3.5million for Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John to sing at the £1,450-a-night London Landmark hotel. Guests included Antonio Bandaras (pictured) and DJ Mark Ronson

The bride (pictured) wore a dress by one of Britain's most exclusive fashion brands, Ralph & Russo, which made Cheryl Cole's famous black wedding gown

The bride (pictured) wore a dress by one of Britain’s most exclusive fashion brands, Ralph & Russo, which made Cheryl Cole’s famous black wedding gown

The wedding took place at London’s Landmark Hotel, where the Presidential Suite costs £1,450-a-night and featured a star-studded bill of performances.

The pair had a traditional Jewish ceremony, as both Irene and Daniel are Jewish. The groom is thought to be from London, although how he met Irene is unclear.

Mariah Carey is said to have been paid £2.5million to fly in from the US and sing the 2005 ballad We Belong Together to the couple.

The bride wept when Sir Elton John, who charges no less than £1million, dedicated the song Tiny Dancer to her during a 12-song set, The Sun reported.

Actor Antonio Banderas also made a speech during the wedding, which ended with a DJ set from producer Mark Ronson.

The bride wore a dress by one of Britain’s most exclusive fashion brands, Ralph & Russo, which made Cheryl Cole’s famous black wedding gown.

Nor was any expense spared on the food. A ten-tier wedding cake (pictured) was created by London-based Elizabeth Solaru

Nor was any expense spared on the food. A ten-tier wedding cake (pictured) was created by London-based Elizabeth Solaru

The fashion house also boasts clients including Beyonce and Angelina Jolie, who wore one of their dresses to meet the Queen.

The dress made for Irene was so extravagant that four people had to help her down the aisle, Cosmopolitan reported.    

Nor was any expense spared on the food. A ten-tier wedding cake was created by London-based Elizabeth Solaru.  

It cost £100,000 and featured five flavours, more than 10,000 sugar flowers, and contained some 1,000 duck eggs. 

The nine-course menu from the day shows the luxurious food offered to guests, including tuna tartare, risotto, sea bass with caviar and fillet of beef.  

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