1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 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.
4. Pritzker Estate
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.
5. Fifteen Central Park West
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.
6. OHEKA Castle
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.
7. Beverly Hills Beverly House
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.
8. 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.
9. 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.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.
10. The One; Bell Air, California
This 100,000 square feet home in California 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.