What are the biggest houses in the world? Here’s what we have compiled. Having a big house is not cheap and most billionaires happen to own some of these magnificent homes.
Here, we outlined not just the biggest houses in the world but we pointed out some luxurious homes.
In fact, after reading this article, you will be astonished by these magnificent homes and some of them are quite irresistible.
Don’t deny it! You’ve at least dreamt of owning one of the biggest (well, not necessarily the biggest) houses in the world when you become a billionaire someday.
Biggest Houses in the World
Wondering which houses will make the list? Or do you already know of a mega house that you expect to be listed here? Well, our list is strictly exclusive to residential houses privately owned by average billionaires, so we exclude palaces and royalty homes. Else, we’ll have a list filled with palaces like the Sultan of Brunei’s 2,152,782-square-foot, marble-laden palace. Who can beat that? So, what are the biggest houses in the world?
Let’s find out…
17. Carolands Chateau
First on our list is a 46,050-square-foot, 4.5-floor mansion owned by Charles and Ann Johnson. The Johnsons who uses the mansion as gathering place for their very large family spent a whopping $20 million on the restoration of this early 1900s, 98-room California Historical Landmark on 5.83 acres. The building, which is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places has had a lot of twists and turns over the past decades – which includes a murder case and natural disaster. It ranks as the 17th biggest houses in the world.
16. Nottoway Plantation
The Nottoway Plantation comes next as the biggest houses in the world. Built-in 1859 by John Hampden Randolph, this historic building remains the largest plantation in all of America with 53,000 square feet (4,900 m2) of floor space. The building is located close to White Castle, Louisiana, United States. It is currently owned by Paul Ramsay and has a total of 64-rooms with 165 doors and 200 windows. The building, which has a Greek Revival and Italianate-style, is currently used as an inn popular tourist attraction. It ranks as the 16th biggest houses in the world.
15. Pritzker Estate
On number 15 is the Pritzker Estate, which is also Los Angeles’ third biggest privately owned villa. Located at 1261 Angelo Drive, LA, it was built and is still currently owned by billionaire Anthony Pritzker (who is also the heir to Hyatt Hotel fortune) between 2005 and 2011. This enormous mansion features a game room, bowling alley, entertainment foyer with a bar, library, fitness room, gymnasium with an attached locker room, spa, beauty salon, and a restaurant-sized kitchen. Also, the building has been nicknamed the by dissatisfied neighbours as “Grand Hyatt Bel Air” due to its gigantic size.
14. Mar-a-Lago Florida
Our next gargantuan home is a historic landmark and Florida’s palace, Mar-a-Lago. It was built between 1924 and 1927 cereal-company heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and is now currently owned by the Trump family. The
The 62,500-square-foot mansion was built with 128-room and contains a Mar-a-Lago Club; a members-only club which runs a resort and hotel. The edaphic is nicknamed by Trump’s to “Winter White House,” and it ranks as the 14th biggest houses in the world.
13. OHEKA Castle
Our 13th biggest houses in the world is the OHEKA Castle, located on the North Shore of Long Island, in West Hills, New York. It was built by Otto Khan between 1914 and 1919 and was his family’s only country’s home. The 109,000 square feet estate comes with 127-rooms and is believed to be the second largest home in the U.S. The gigantic mansion is operated today as a 32-room hotel, and a favourite venue for wedding ceremonies.
12. Fifteen Central Park West
Up next as the 12th biggest house in the world is Fifteen Central Park West, one of the most widely talked about architectural development of the 20th Century in the City of New York. We did say big, so, here you go! This very enormous condominium apartment building is considered one of the most expensive real estates in all of Manhattan and is located at the corner of West 61st Street and Central Park West in New York City. The building which cost a total of $950 million took nearly 4-years to build as construction started in 2005 and was completed in 2008. It comprises of really wide luxury apartments and suits. The New Classical Style of the building was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and it ranks as the 12th biggest houses in the world.
11. Fleur de Lys Mansion; Los Angeles, California
Located in Holmby Hills, this mega residential home was built in 2002 by Texans David I. and Suzanne Saperstein. It’s the Fleur de Lys Mansion, a 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) property suited on five acres of land, and features “12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, two motor courts, a pool/spa complex, a tennis court, formal gardens, a ballroom for 500, a two-story library, a tennis court, a music room, a commercial kitchen, a cutlery room, a staff dining room, staff offices, security center, and a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar and tasting room.” However, this very luxurious palace was sold in 2014 for $102 million dollars. But, it’s sale wasn’t as easy as it was thought. The
Fleur de Lys Mansion; Los Angeles ranks as the 11th biggest houses in the world.
10. Beverly Hills Beverly House
At number 10 is an iconic and one of the most famous houses in the U.S, the Beverly Hills Beverly House. Located at a private small natural hill, just a couple of blocks from Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California, the mansion was built by William Randolph Hearst and situated on 3.7 acres with an incredible 19-rooms 29 bathrooms. The mansion was also the honeymoon location of former American president JFK before his murder. Truly a magnificent structure, it was described by Jade Mills as “By far the most important and iconic Mediterranean Estate in California. A collectable in every sense.” The house, however, is placed on sale with an asking price of $135 million. It ranks as the 10th biggest houses in the world.
9. The One; Bell Air, California
This 100,000 square feet home in California is not just the 9th biggest house in the world, it is also dubbed the most expensive (2017). Costing a jaw-dropping $500 million-dollar when I was placed on sale. It was designed by David Gould and features an amazing four infinity pools, jellyfish rooms, nightclub, bowling alley, movie theatre, two-storey waterfall, and glass-encased library. The building, which is built as a private residence, is located at
924 Bel Air Road in the Bel Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles and is ranked as the 9th biggest houses in the world.
8. Versailles Florida
Currently set at auction with an asking price of $159 million, this 85,000 square-foot house located at 6121 Kirkstone Lane, Windermere, Florida, is our 7th biggest house in the world. The house, which is still under construction, is owned by David Siegel, the founder of Westgate Resorts, and his wife, Jackie Siegel. The ginormous ediphis is said to boasts of “11 kitchens, 14 bedrooms, 32 bathrooms, a 30-car garage, a bowling alley, an indoor roller rink, three indoor pools, two outdoor pools, a video arcade, a grand ballroom, a two-story movie theater, a fitness center with a 10,000 square-foot spa, yoga studios, a wine cellar, an exotic-fish aquarium, two tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a formal outdoor garden, and an elevator in the master bedroom closet. With all these astonishing features, the building is set to become the largest home for a single-family in the U.S.
7. Antilia, Mumbai
Talk of huge with class, Antilia is a private residential building owned by the richest person in India (2018) Mukesh Ambani. It’s a 27-story skyscraper located in downtown Mumbai, India, and is ranked as the 7th biggest house in the world. The building which is valued at $2 billion USD, is said to be the second most valuable private residence in the world, after the British crown property Buckingham Palace. This 550-feet high and 400,000 square feet skyscraper took over four years to build, from construction to complete.
6. Fair Field New York
Up next at number 6 is another massive house built by billionaire investor Ira Rennert, beginning in 1999, Fair Field Mansion. The mansion features 29-bedroom, 39-bathroom, a power plant, three swimming pools, a synagogue, two courtyards, an orangery, a 164-seat home theatre, basketball court and bowling alley. The house was so huge, that it received complaints from neighbours who claim the building was just too much for the neighbourhood to deal with. It ranks as the 6th biggest houses in the world.
5. Taohuayuan China
At number 5 is China‘s most expensive home with a $154 million price tag on it. The 72,441-square-foot mansion situated on a 1663-acre on Dushu Lake, a private island, comprises of 32-bedroom, 32-bathroom, wine cellar, with an interior decor which sees a blended mix of modern and more classic design. The house is ranked as the 5th biggest houses in the world.
4. Villa Leopolda France
As you know, naming your house is a thing for the super-rich, and apparently, the Villa Leopolda is no exception. The mansion is a large detached villa situated in 18 acres of grounds in Villefranche-sur-Mer, on the French Riviera. It took over three years to fully complete the building of this mansion which began in 1929 to 1931 by American architect, Ogden Codman. The estate is currently owned by Lily Safra after the death of her husband. The estate which costs €750,000,000 could carry the title as the most expensive house in the world. It features gardens, greenhouse, outdoor kitchen, pool, and helipad. And is ranked as the 4th c
3. Safra Mansion; Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Safra Mansion belongs to Joseph Safra, the second richest Brazilian and the world’s richest banker with a net worth of $15.9 billion (2013). The 130-room house is about 10,868 square meters (35,565 square feet) is the largest private residence in all of Sao Paulo, and is ranked as the 3rd biggest houses in the world. Not much is known about the mansion due to the secret life of the Safra Family. There aren’t many photos of the house only either.
2. Witanhurst England
The second biggest house in the world is the Witanhurst. It is also the second biggest private residence in all of London, next to the distinguish Buckingham Palace. The mansion is located on 5 acres (2.0 ha) in Highgate, North-West London and has been owned by several prominent names such as Bashar al-Assad, a cousin of the then-president of Syria, Somar al-Assad, but is now currently owned by Andrey Guryev, a Russian billionaire. The building features 65 rooms (including 25 bedrooms), Chinese room, billiards room, and the gallery hallway.
1. Biltmore Estate; Asheville, North Carolina
The biggest house in the world is the Biltmore Estate. This historic house is one of the most iconic private residences in the world and serves as a museum as well as a tourist attraction. Its construction began in 1889 and was completed in 1895 by George Vanderbilt II. Biltmore Estate which stands at 178,926 square feet (16,622.8 m2) of floor space (135,280 square feet of living area), holds the largest privately owned house in the United States. This Century old house is still owned by the descendants of George Vanderbilt to date. The building features an incredible 250 rooms, 35 bedrooms for family and guests, 43 bathrooms, 65 fireplaces, 3 kitchens, electric elevators, forced-air heating, centrally controlled clocks, fire alarms, and a call-bell system.