Biggest Residential Houses In The World
10.Hala Ranch – 56,000 square feet
The Hala Ranch is a 95-acre estate located just north of Aspen, Colorado, originally purchased and given its name by Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
9.The Manor – 56,500 square feet
The Manor, also known as Spelling Manor, is a mansion located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, across the street from Holmby Park.
8.Maison de L’Amitie – 60,000 square feet
This 60,000 square-foot mansion was purchased by Donald Trump in 2004 for $41 million. Donald kept the house for just over six years. During that time, the property boasted a garage that fit 50 cars, over 20 bathrooms, and 500 feet of ocean.
7.Xanadu 2.0 – 66,000 square feet
The Gates’ Mansion is a large mansion that overlooks Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. The 66,000-square-foot mansion is noted for its design and the technology it incorporates.
6.The Pensmore Mansion – 72,000 square feet
Pensmore is a manor under construction in the Ozark Mountains of Highlandville, Missouri. When completed, the home will be the private residence of Steven T. Huff and his family.
5.La Reverie – 84,626 square feet
Palm Beach, Florida is home to some of the richest people in the United States. Highrollers like Donald Trump and James Patterson are among the wealthy whose homes are not only extravagant, but are also some of the largest homes in the South Florida area.
However, Sydell Miller takes the prize as the owner of the single largest home in Palm Beach County, Florida. Miller, the co-founder of Matrix Essentials hair products company, purchased the site of his home for $4.9 million in 1995. Miller now uses the home not just as a living area, but as a place to host charity balls and concerts.
4.Versailles – 90,000 square feet
The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. It is also known as the Château de Versailles.
3.Fairfield Pond – 110,000 square feet
Many of the United State’s wealthy consider the Hamptons to be their second home. But most of those homes, while ridiculously expensive, lack the grandiose nature of Fairfield Pond.
Owned by Ira Rennert, an American investor and junk bond businessman, Fairfield Pond totals a whopping 110,000 square feet of livable space. The main house, which totals 66,000-square-feet, includes 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms.
Aside from bedrooms and bathrooms, the house is equipped with a formal dining room, a basketball court, a bowling alley, two tennis courts, two squash courts, and a hot tub that is estimated to cost $150,000.
With a value at $170 million, Fairfield Pond is the most valuable home in the Hamptons. Recently, Rennert was accused of cheating MagCorp, a company he previously owned, out of $118 million in the late 1990’s. It’s believed the ill-gotten gains paid for the design and building of Fairfield Pond.
2.Antilla – Mumbai, India – 400,000 square feet
Antilia is a private home in South Mumbai. It is owned by Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries and includes a staff of 600 to maintain the residence.
1.Istana Nurul Iman Palace – 2.15 million square feet
The official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is by far the largest residence in the world. The name Istana Nurul Iman means Palace of the Faith Light and is over two million square feet. What’s inside the world’s biggest home?
There are 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms. Aside from the normal rooms that are found in almost every home, the Palace of the Faith Light contains 5 swimming pools, a 110-car garage, an air conditioned stable for 200 polo ponies, a banquet hall, and a mosque that can accommodate 1,500 people.
The palace was designed in 1984 by Leandro V. Locsin and constructed by the Filipino firm, Ayala International. The cost of the 2,152,782 square foot house? Around $1.4 billion dollars.