Size definitely matters, and that is exactly what thought was put into these gigantic houses. A normal-sized house is generally substantial enough for the average home buyer, but not for these owners, they took it to the next level and weren’t settling for anything medium to small, they wanted large and extra-large. These homes have a ridiculous amount of interior with countless bathrooms, bedrooms and luxury rooms. That is rarely going to be used. Do you think you lose comfort in a home this big? Most people prefer to have a compact cosy home that has just what they need and no more. The average person doesn’t need to have 20 or 30 bathrooms, although it would save a lot of cleaning time. Some of these houses are just over the top and are simply too big, find out what the biggest houses in the world are, you won’t believe your eyes.
Antilia is a 400,000 square foot, 550-foot high house that has 27 stories in Mumbai, India. It is owned by the fifth richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani, who is the head of the petrochemical giant Reliance Industries. It is priced at $2 billion and it has 9 elevators, a movie theatre, entertainment stage, swimming pool among countless other facilities.
The Biltmore Estate is an incredible 178,926 square foot house in Asheville, North Carolina. It was finished in 1895 and is considered to be the largest private residence in the United States. There are 250 rooms, 43 bathrooms, a library, a bowling alley and an indoor swimming pool. Are you jealous yet? Wait until you see this next one.
Located in the home of the Fresh Prince in California, this incredible Bel-Air house is a whopping 74,000 square feet perched up on banks overlooking the area. It is to be the most expensive house in America with a sum of $500 million. It contains a nightclub, 20 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms, an Imax style theatre and 4 swimming pools.
The Pensmore mansion is one of the greatest architectural houses you will ever see. It is located in the Ozark Mountains of Highlandville, Missouri. It is 72,000 square feet and is owned by astrophysicist Steve Huff. It is fully proofed from everything including earthquakes, storms and bullets. This is an incredible house, but it is nothing compared to this next masterpiece.
Istana Nurul Iman Palace
This is the biggest house in the world with a whopping 2.5 million square feet, located in Brunei, costing $1.4 billion. It is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei. There are 1,788 bedrooms, 257 bathrooms, 5 swimming pools, a 110 car garage, a banquet hall and a mosque. You would never want to leave this place, but you probably wouldn’t find your way out anyway.
Safra Mansion is a huge 117,000 square foot house located in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil. It is owned by Lily Safra and is surrounded by a large wall to keep the 130 rooms and swimming pools private. Safra is the second richest Brazilian and world’s richest banker with a net worth of $15.9 billion. Look at this enormous Florida mansion next.
Located in Windermere, Florida, the Versailles mega-mansion is a stunning 90,000 square feet. It has an 8,000 square foot master suite, 2 cinemas, 30 bathrooms, 15 bedrooms, 11 kitchens, 6 swimmings pools and a 30 car underground garage. It is owned by the CEO of Westgate Resorts, David Siegel.
Located in The Hampdens on Long Island, New York, this 110,000 square foot mansion was built back in 1999. The mansion has some incredible features including 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, a dining room that is 91 feet long, 3 swimming pools and a 100 car garage. This costs a whopping $170 million. You need to see this next mansion.
This residence on Palm Beach, Florida is the largest celebrity residence that costs a crazy $4.5 million. It is an 84,626 square mega-mansion that is owned by Sydell Miller and is valued at $61 million. There is a swimming pool, a tennis court and it is so big that it is used to host concerts and charity events. This next mansion is incredible.
This 66,000 square foot mansion overlooks Lake Washington and is owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. It cost the second richest man in the world $63 million to build, taking seven years in total to complete. It is now estimated to be worth $124 million and has a 60-foot swimming pool, a full exercise facility, a library and a hidden bar.
We are truly shocked that anyone could live in these size houses. Who possibly needs 257 bathrooms, 250 bedrooms and a 110-car garage, not to mention multiple swimming rooms? Would you like to live in these mega-mansions or are they simply too big?