#16 Oprah’s Estate
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Oprah’s estate, also known as The Promised Land is owned by Oprah Winfrey and it is located in Montecito, California. The house is set on 42 acres of land and it is worth $88 million. The house has 6 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, two movie theaters, a wine cellar, a barn, a manmade lake stocked with fish, ponds, and orchards. There is also an outdoor entertainment area and a pool. There is also a pool house and a teahouse on the property. While she may not play often, the house also has a full-size basketball court.
#15 La Reverie
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This home is located in Palm Beach, Florida. It is owned by Sydell Miller, the founder of Matrix Essentials hair products. The house is 84,626 square feet and is one of the largest homes in the Palm Beach area. Today, the house is valued at $61,277,132. There isn’t much information on the details of the house except that it has a swimming pool and a tennis court.
#14 The Spelling Manor
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This house is located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. The house was built in 1988 and it was originally owned by television mogul Aaron Spelling and his wife, Candy. It is the house where their children grew up. After Aaron’s death, Candy sold the mansion for close to $90 million. Today, it is owned by Petra Stunt, the daughter of a Formula One racing magnate. The house is 56,000 square foot on over 4.6 acres of land. It is the largest home in Los Angeles County. There are 123 rooms in the house. Their house contains a screening room, a bowling alley, a gym, three rooms for wrapping presents, four, two car garages, a pool, and a tennis court. The parking lot on the property is so large that it can accommodate 100 vehicles.
#13 Michael Dell’s Mansion
Michael Dell’s mansion is located in Austin, Texas. It is also known as “the castle”, due to the high walls and very tight security. The house was built in 1997 and it is a 33,000 square foot mansion sitting on top of a 20-acre hilltop. The house contains 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 13 half bathrooms, a conference room, an indoor pool and a gym. Outside there is a pool, a cabana, and a 5 level terrace lawn. The value of the home has been assessed at $22.5 million.
#12 The White House
Of all the houses on the list, this one is the most famous. It is the home and the workplace of the President of the United States and it has been since John Adams was President in 1800. The White House is 6 stories and 55,000 square feet. There are 132 rooms in the house, 35 bathrooms, 147 windows, 412 doors, 28 fireplaces, a bowling alley, and a movie theater. Outside is a swimming pool, a running track, and a putting green. This house is so large that it takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the exterior. There are a variety of wings in the house for the family, work, visitors, and staff.
#11 Toprak Mansion
Toprak Mansion is located in London. The interior of the house contains 7 bedrooms, 4 kitchens, an 80-foot dining room with a 40-foot dining room table. There is also a grand double staircase, glass elevators, and a Turkish bath that is large enough for 20 people. Outdoors, there is a two-acre garden and a swimming pool with a glass bridge. The house was sold in 2008 for £50 million to an unknown buyer. It is believed that the buyer chose to remain anonymous to avoid being harassed by the press.
#10 Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England. It is home to the Royal Family and it is the largest lived in the castle in the world. The castle’s floor area is 484,000 square feet and it sits on 13 acres of land. There are about 1,000 rooms in the house with various floors, chapels, and towers. This amazing castle also contains many dungeons that are no longer used as well as a working mote. The estimated value of the house is $1 billion.
Versailles is located in Orange County, Florida and it is owned by David and Jackie Siegel. When he was building the home he had to stop construction due to the Great Recession. When the economy healed, the construction was completed. The house is 90,000 square feet and it is set on a 10-acre manmade hill by the lake. Inside the house, there are 14 bedrooms, 32 bathrooms, 11 kitchens, a bowling alley, a video arcade, and three indoor pools. There is also a two-story movie theater, a ballroom, a gym, a spa, and a 20,000 bottle wine cellar. Outside is a formal garden, two tennis courts, and a baseball diamond. Most people think that this house is absolutely amazing, however, writer Matt Hickman called it absurd and gaudy.
#8 Carolands Chateau
Carolands Chateau is located in Hillsborough, Calfornia. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is 46,058 square feet and there are 98 rooms in the house. Over the years, there have been 12 owners of the house. Today, it is owned by Carolands Foundation. The house was in the news in 1985, but not for its size or its elegance. In 1985 a security guard who worked at Carolands Chateau tricked two high school students to the property where he attacked and stabbed them. He took their bodies to a ravine in San Jose and left them for dead. Fortunately, they were able to get out and a passing motorist helped them. Sadly, one of the girls died from the wounds. The security guard was given the death penalty.
#7 Nottoway Plantation
Nottoway Plantation is located in White Castle, Louisiana. It was built in 1859 and it is the largest plantation in the South that is still standing. The house has over an acre of floor space that is spread over three floors. There are 65 rooms in the house. Over the years, there have been updates in the house such as bathrooms with flushing toilets and running water. On the property, there is a carriage house, 120 fruit trees, 12 magnolia trees, 150 strawberry plants, and 75 rose bushes. There are also several remodeled cottages on the property that was once quarters for the slaves. Finally, the Randolph Family cemetery is located on the property.
#6 Istana Nurul Iman
This amazing house is located in Brunei and it is owned by Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah. The name of the mansion translates to “Palace of the Faith Light.” The total square footage of the palace is 2,152,782 square feet. There are 1,788 rooms which include 257 bathrooms. There is a banquet hall that can accommodate 5,000 guests and a mosque that is large enough to for 1,500 people. The interior of the house contains 564 chandeliers, 51,000 light bulbs, 18 elevators, and 44 stairwells. Outside, there is a stable for 200 polo ponies, 5 swimming pools, and a 110 car garage. The palace was built in 1984 for a total cost of $1.4 billion.
#5 The Pritzker Estate
The Pritzker Estate is a private residence located in Los Angeles. The owner of the house, Anthony Pritzker started construction on the house in 2005 and it was complete in 2011. The main house features 49,300 square feet of living space. On the property, there is also a guest house, a pool house, and living quarters for the full-time staff. There are two levels below ground with a game room, an entertainment hallway, a bar, his and hers offices, and a two-lane bowling alley. On the upper levels are a gym, a library, a spa, a beauty salon, and a kitchen the size of one that you would find in a restaurant. Some of the owner’s neighbors hate the house saying that it is a “huge monstrosity.” When this house was appraised in 2016, it was estimated to be worth $29 billion.
#4 Fairfield Pond
Fairfield Pond is the biggest house in the Hamptons and it is one of the biggest homes in the world. It is located in a gated community, and Ira Rennert is the owner of the house. The house is located in Sagaponack, New York and it sits on 63 waterfront acres. The house boasts 100,000 square feet of living space. There are 29 bedrooms and 49 bathrooms. There are also two bowling alleys, a 164 seat screen theater, two tennis courts, a basketball court, two squash courts, and plenty out outdoor buildings. The estimated worth of the house is $6.5 billion.
Mar-a-Lago is located in Palm Beach, Florida. Since the presidential election, this house has become quite famous. It is also known as the Winter White House and it is owned by Donald Trump. The estate boasts 114 rooms and 62,500 square feet of living space. The house once belonged to Marjorie Merriweather Post and today, it is a members-only club. Since Donald Trump purchased the property he changed it from being a private home to a hotel. The estimated value of the estate is $175 million.
#2 Oheka Castle
Oheka Castle is owned by Otto Hermann Khan and it has been used as the backdrop for many Hollywood films and television shows. The castle is located on the North Shore of Long Island in the West Hills section of Huntington, NY. The estate was once a home, however, today it is a historic hotel with 32 guest rooms and suites. The house sits on 443 acres of land and it has an 18 hole golf course, a greenhouse, swimming pools, stables, orchards, and even a landing strip for planes and helicopters. Today, it is also a popular wedding venue for celebrities. Kevin Jonas, Megyn Kelly, and Joey Fatone were all married at the estate.
Antilla is located in Mumbai, India. It is the world’s biggest house and the most expensive house in the world. It is actually a skyscraper and it is owned by the 5th richest man in the world, Mukesh Ambani. He built the tower for his family of 5. It takes a staff of over 600 people to care for the family and the home 24 hours a day. The house is valued at over $2 billion. The home has 27 floors all with extra high ceilings. The owner made sure that the house is strong and it is said to be able to survive an earthquake rated 8 on the Richter scale. It is the tallest single family home in the world. The interior of the home is over 400,000 square feet. The house boasts three helipads, a ballroom, swimming pools, a movie theater, a six-story parking garage, and a four-story hanging garden. This is a house that you would not believe exists unless you see it for yourself.
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