The majority of the world live in standard small cubes compared to the minor few, some live in houses made out of mud and some no home at all but then at the top of the food chain there is a select few residences that are ridiculous in size check them out with the top 5 biggest mansions 2016.
5. La Reverie – 84,626 square feet
Palm Beach, Florida is home to some of the richest people in the United States. Highrollers like Donald Trump and James Patterson are among the wealthy whose homes are not only extravagant, but are also some of the largest homes in the South Florida area.
However, Sydell Miller takes the prize as the owner of the single largest home in Palm Beach County, Florida. Miller, the co-founder of Matrix Essentials hair products company, purchased the site of his home for $4.9 million in 1995. Miller now uses the home not just as a living area, but as a place to host charity balls and concerts.
4. Versailles – 90,000 square feet
What was once a lost cause has finally come close to completion. ‘Versailles’ is on the way to achieving the title as the largest house in the United States.
Versailles, a 90,000 square foot house in Orange County, Florida has been a stop and go project from the start. After the recession hit, David Siegel, the CEO of Westgate Resorts, and his wife Jacqueline Siegel, were forced to halt the construction of their dream house.
After several years of sitting on the market for around $75 million, the couple was able to restart construction in 2013.
What’s inside Versailles? Two movie theaters, an 8,000 square foot master suite, 30 bathrooms, 15 bedrooms, 11 kitchens, six pools, and an underground 30-car garage.
3. Fairfield Pond – 110,000 square feet
Many of the United State’s wealthy consider the Hamptons to be their second home. But most of those homes, while ridiculously expensive, lack the grandiose nature of Fairfield Pond.
Owned by Ira Rennert, an American investor and junk bond businessman, Fairfield Pond totals a whopping 110,000 square feet of livable space. The main house, which totals 66,000-square-feet, includes 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms.
Aside from bedrooms and bathrooms, the house is equipped with a formal dining room, a basketball court, a bowling alley, two tennis courts, two squash courts, and a hot tub that is estimated to cost $150,000.
With a value at $170 million, Fairfield Pond is the most valuable home in the Hamptons. Recently, Rennert was accused of cheating MagCorp, a company he previously owned, out of $118 million in the late 1990’s. It’s believed the ill-gotten gains paid for the design and building of Fairfield Pond.
2. Antilla – Mumbai, India – 400,000 square feet
If you’re in Mumbai, India and you happen to look up and see a 27-story skyscraper, you have seen the world’s second largest home.
With an estimated cost of over $2 billion, Antilla is home toMukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani. And the couple can afford to spend billions on their home considering Mukesh Ambani, the head of India-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries, is the fifth richest man in the world. He has a net worth of $43 billion.
With so much money available, the Ambanis wanted to build a custom home. After four years of building and designing, the massive home is a startling 550 feet high with 400,000 square feet of interior space. What comprises the 400,000 square feet?
Besides six stories of parking lots, the living area begins with a lobby that consists of nine elevators and several lounges. There is also a ballroom that features crystal chandeliers, LCD monitors, an entertainment stage, and embedded speakers. The rest of the house includes a bar area, swimming pool, yoga studio, ice room, a four story open garden, movie theater, wine room, and of course private sleeping areas for the family of five.
1. Istana Nurul Iman Palace – 2.15 million square feet
The official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is by far the largest residence in the world. The name Istana Nurul Iman means Palace of the Faith Light and is over two million square feet. What’s inside the world’s biggest home?
There are 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms. Aside from the normal rooms that are found in almost every home, the Palace of the Faith Light contains 5 swimming pools, a 110-car garage, an air conditioned stable for 200 polo ponies, a banquet hall, and a mosque that can accommodate 1,500 people.
The palace was designed in 1984 by Leandro V. Locsin and constructed by the Filipino firm, Ayala International. The cost of the 2,152,782 square foot house? Around $1.4 billion dollars.