For many rich billionaire and millionaires, the synonym of a comfortable and luxurious home is giant McManions. But this list of 10 largest residential houses is not about just ‘rich’ but about those who live lavishly in an ultra giant houses.
Let’s have a look!
#10. Hala Ranch, Aspen, Colorado.
The owner of this palatial mansion is hedge-fund manager John Paulson. Having a size of 56,000 square feet and costing $135 mn, this house has fishing ponds, mechanic shop, heated horse stables, cross country skiing trails and its own sewer treatment plant. This one-of-its-kind villa is a combination of all rare things to be there in a house. It also has gas pumps, sculpture gardens, and reflection pools.
#9. The Manor, Los Angeles, California.
Owned by Petra Ecclestone-Stunt, the daughter of Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone, the Manor has a signature grand double staircase, just like the one in Gone With The Wind. The area of this abode is 56,500 square feet and is priced at $150mn.
#8. Maison de L’amitie, Palm Beach, Florida.
Previously the residence of Donald Trump, the President of USA, this homestead has gold and diamond fixtures. Stupendous! The mansion has a whopping price of $95mn with an area of 60,000 square feet.
#7. Xanadu 2.0, Medina, Washington.
Proud owner Bill Gates has made his house tech-savvy. Here, guests are given pins to adjust the temperature and lighting. There is a man-made river with sand from the Caribbean, 2,100 square foot library and tree canopies to reduce heat. Priced massively at $123.54 mn, this 66,000 square feet villa has a class of itself.
#6. The Pensmore Mansion, Ozark Mountains of Highlandville, Missouri.
Ever dreamt of a house that can survive all the man-made and natural disasters? This Steve Huff Manor is a dream come true. Spread across 72,000 square feet, the house is made from highly durable, safe, sustainable and energy efficient materials.
#5. La Reverie, Palm Beach, Florida.
Country house of Syndell Miller, co-founder of hair products company Matrix Essentials is the largest home in Palm Beach Country, Florida. The 84,626 square feet venue is used as a living space and also for charity balls and concerts.
#4. Versailles, Windemere, Florida.
The owner of Resorts himself, David Siegel’s 90,000 square feet abode has two movie theatres, 8,000 square-foot master suite, 15 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms, 11 kitchens, six pools and a 30-car underground garage. David Siegal is the CEO of Westgate Resorts.
#3. Fairfield Pond, Hamptons.
Looking like a fairytale home, this 110,000 square feet villa is the residence of American investor and junk bond businessman Ira Rennert. The cost of the house is $170 mn and has a lot of sports infrastructure. From a basketball court to a bowling alley, two tennis courts to two squash courts, the mansion also has a hot tub worth $150,000.
#2. Antilla, Mumbai, India.
In a highly crowded city of Mumbai, a house spread over 400,000 square feet is only possible for the utterly rich, for the richer than the richest. Owned by Mukesh Ambani; head of Reliance Industries, the high-rise has an ice-room, 4-story open garden, wine room, movie theatre and a ballroom with crystal chandeliers, LCD monitors, an entertainment stage and embedded speakers. Priced at $2 bn, having a look at this house is a dream for many.
#1. Istana Nurul Iman Palace (The Palace of the Faith Light), Brunei.
Abode of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, this number 1 house is laid out on an area of 2.15 million square feet. $1.4 bn home has a mosque that can accommodate 1500 people, air-conditioned stables for 200 polo ponies, 110-car accommodation garage and 1788 rooms with 257 bathrooms. This palace is designed by Leandro V. Locsin from Ayala International.