I’m sure most people would love to live in a beautiful eight bedroom home with classic French chandeliers, and sweeping bay windows, but, unfortunately, it’s not a reality for most of us. That doesn’t mean, however, that we can’t satisfy our craving for those sprawling lawns and Olympic-sized swimming pools with a list such as this one.

Here are 5 of the most expensive houses for sale on Property24.

4 bedroom house in Balito – R45 000 000
Located on the edge of the Indian Ocean, and surrounded by indigenous forest that provides absolute privacy, this home sounds like the things dreams are made of. With its high ceilings and Thai-Balinese style it already sounds too good to be true. Then you read about its sea facing rim flow pool overlooking an ancient Milkwood down to the ocean below, and the inner courtyard pool that lies between a Frangipani tree and a Koi pond and you basically want to pack all your belongings and move in immediately.

4 bedroom house in Sandhurst – R47 000 000

Want a beautiful garden? Check. Want to entertain 22 guests all at once? Check. Want an atrium with a cascading water feature? Check. Pizza oven? Built in braai with fridge and basin? Fully fitted gym? Check, check, aaand check. Let’s not forget about the reception area, boardroom, study and secretary office for the millionaire who works from home. Or the private lounge that opens to a balcony, the 4 garages, more than adequate staff accommodation, and guard house. I swear all this place needs is a helipad.

5 bedroom house in Bryanston – R55 000 000
Boasting gorgeous 360° views, covered patios, a 48m rim flow pool over the Sandton CBD, 14-seater cinema, cocktail bars (yes, more than just one), a banquet-sized formal dining room, a gym, pyjama lounge (we assume you only wear your PJs in here. Or it’s an elaborate sleepwear cupboard), and a gourmet kitchen with cold room. This one certainly seems worth the price tag doesn’t it? And, that’s not all. There’s also a guard house, tennis court and a self-contained second dwelling. As well as ample luxurious domestic suites and a 7 car garage.

5 bedroom in Fresnaye – R110 000 000
This baby has great views of Robben island and beyond and was designed by Stefan Antoni. It has top of the range fittings and fixtures with 4 open plan living rooms which lead to an expansive pool deck with infinity pool. And that’s not all folks. There’s a gym, playroom, media room, and elevator access to all floors. Wow.

4 bedroom in Camps Bay – R300 million
The Enigma mansion is over 7000 square meters in size, has a study, four reception rooms, six garages, A winter garden, sauna, gym, teahouse, massage temple, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool with marble inlays. It’s been on sale for over a year now. We were so amazed when we initially found this listing that we just had to write something about it.