Everyone wants a home that gives them lot of space to spread out. Furthermore make themselves comfortable. Any family can wants having a hideaway all to themselves, too, and more space means more opportunity for everything – and a potentially peaceful, happier home surrounding all round.But for many people, a few thousand square feet is enough. That’s not the case for the richest. The homes of the famous and rich often exceed 50,000 square feet. And almost always complete with an inconceivable number of bathrooms, extra rooms and bedrooms, that most common people would never dream of having. ViralBeer presents you the list of 10 Biggest Residential Houses in the world.
10. Hala Ranch – 56,000 square feet
The 56,000 sq. foot house is larger than White House with 15 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms. Amenities in house include sculpture gardens, reflection pools and fishing ponds.
It also has a gas pumps, mechanic shop and car wash, to care for Paulson’s various vehicles. The exterior of house includes racquetball court and cross-country skiing trails, heated horse stables and tennis court. And, in addition, the structure is equipped with its own sewer treatment plant.
9. The Manor – 56,500 square feet
Petra Ecclestone, proud owner of this house and daughter of billionare F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone. The home occupies 47 acres of land and houses 7 bedrooms, one of which once by Prince Charles of Wales during a visit to the Los Angeles. The home is renown for its grand double staircase to replica the staircase in classic film, “Gone with the Wind.”
8. Maison de L’Amitie – 60,000 square feet
This 60,000 sqft mansion purchase by Donald Trump $41 million in 2004. Trump kept the house for just over 6 years. At that time, the property boasted a garage that fit 50 vehicles, more than 20 bathrooms, and also 500 feet of ocean.
In 2005, Trump used this mansion in 3rd season of The Apprentice as a challenge for the victor Kendra Todd. Kendra was given $25 million to renovate this giant home, and she used each and every penny to line the complete home in gold and diamond fixtures. In 2010, Donald Trump sold this property to a Russian billionaire, Dmitry Rybolovlev. The house sold for a high $95 million.
7. Xanadu 2.0 – 66,000 square feet
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and America’s wealthiest man . With worth of $81.5 billion, you just know Bill’s house must be very tech friendly and massive.
Furthermore, the 66,000 sq.ft house is just as eco-friendly as well as it is tech savvy. The house is build into its natural environment and in addition the overhead tree canopies to lessen heating and cooling usage.
The Medina, Washington estate took 7 years and $63 millions to build. Interior of the house features with built-in speakers for continuous music selection. It is also fit with wall art which can change at the touch of a button. For visitors of Xanadu 2.0 who enjoy reading, there is a 2,100 square foot library.
When guests enter the house they grant a pin that allows them to adjust lighting of their room and the temperature without adjusting a thermostat. If that isn’t adequate, guests of the Bill’s house can relax beside a man made river and sunbathe in sand from the Caribbean. Altogether, the house is valued at approx $123.54 million.
6. The Pensmore Mansion – 72,000 square feet
Most mansions are build to be magnificient but Pensmore Mansion is build to be indestructible.
Located near Highlandville, Missouri, the peculiar Pensmore Mansion is capable of resisting nearly all natural and man-made disasters.
Huff invested in TF Forming Systems, Inc. As the manufacturers of insulated concrete forming (ICF) systems, TF Forming Systems in tie-up with Steve are working to get the highly efficient building and super strong technology to more commercial contractors and builders throughout Canada and the U.S. Because the ICF system is highly sustainable, durable, safe, and energy efficient. The structure is still undergoing construction and also there is no deadline for completion.
5. La Reverie – 84,626 square feet
Palm Beach, Florida is home to sevral rich people in the US. However, Sydell is the winner as the owner of the single largest house in Palm Beach County, Florida. Sydell Miller, the co-founder of Matrix Essentials hair products Co. purchased the site of his house for $4.9 million in 1995. Sydell now uses the home not just only as a living area, but also as a place to host concerts and charity balls.
4. Versailles – 90,000 square feet
‘Versailles’ is on the track to achieving the title of the largest house in the U.S. Versailles, a 90,000 sq.ft home in Orange County, Florida has been a stop and start project from the beginning due to recession hit David, the CEO of Westgate Resorts.
The home is equip with 2 movie theaters, an 8,000 sq.ft master suite, 15 bedrooms, 11 kitchens, 30 bathrooms, an underground 30-car garage, and 6 pools.
3. Fairfield Pond – 110,000 square feet
Ira Rennert, a Junk bond businessman and an American investor owns this house. The main house, which calculates as 66,000sq.ft, includes 39 bathrooms and 29 bedrooms.
Aside from bathrooms and bedrooms, the home is equipped with a basketball court, a bowling alley, two tennis courts, two squash courts, a formal dining room and a hot tub that costs $150,000. With value of $170 million, Fairfield Pond is the most valuable house in the Hamptons.
2. Antilla – 400,000 square feet
If you’re in Mumbai, India and you look up and see a 27-storey skyscraper, you have seen the planet’s second largest home.
Estimated cost of over $2 billion, Antilla is house of Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani. Mr.Mukesh, the head of India-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries, is the 5th richest man in the world..
The Ambanis desires to build a custom home. After 4 years of designing and building, the giant home is a startling 550 ft high with 400,000 sq.ft of interior space.
Besides 6 storeys of parking lots, the living area starts with a lobby that comprises of 9 elevators and several lounges. Furthermore, a ballroom that features crystal chandeliers, an entertainment stage, LCD monitors and embedded speakers. The rest stireys includes a bar area, yoga studio, ice room, a four story open garden, swimming pool, wine room, movie theater and of course personal sleeping areas for the family of 5.
1. Istana Nurul Iman Palace – 2.15 million square feet
The official residence of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei is currently the largest residence in the world. The word Istana Nurul Iman means Palace of the Faith Light and is over 2 million sq.ft.
There are 257 bathrooms and 1,788 rooms. Aside from normal rooms which are found in almost every house, the Palace of the Faith Light contains a 110-car garage, 5 swimming pools, an air conditioned stable for 200 polo ponies, a mosque that can accommodate 1,500 people and a banquet hall.
The palace was designed by Leandro V. Locsin in 1984 and constructed by Filipino firm, Ayala International. The cost of the 2,152,782 sq.ft house is almost $1.4 billion dollars.