1. Presidential Palace
Who lives there: The President of Turkey
Sorry, rest of the world. Charm, history, design, and uniqueness go a long way, but when it comes to over-the-top grandiosity, the Presidential Palace in Ankara takes the cake. Then it turns that cake into a gargantuan structure with 1,000 rooms, a price tag of more than half a billion dollars, and nearly 50 times the floor space of the White House. Unveiled in 2014, this brand-new behemoth even extends four stories underground (allegedly), and is meant to symbolize the new direction that Turkey is headed in. We can only assume that direction is obesity.
Gianni Jaccoma is an editorial assistant for Thrillist Travel. Given the choice of any of these places, he'd go with Kirribilli House, just to see if the carpets match the drapes. For more "Down Under" puns, follow him on Twitter @gjaccoma