Who doesn’t wish their home was just a little bit bigger? Who wouldn’t love an extra room for storage or for guests or to enjoy that favorite hobby of theirs? Well, if you were living in any of the homes that made this list then space is definitely not something you’d be short of in your home. Let’s take a look at the largest houses in the world:
5. Versailles Mansion in Orlando
The construction of this mammoth home was started by David Siegel, who runs the Westgate Resorts timeshares. The house includes a whopping 90,000 square feet in a very expensive area of Orlando, Florida. Here’s what you can put in all that room: 13 bedrooms, a video arcade, roller rink, video arcade, movie theater, 10 kitchens, a bowling alley, and more than 20 bathrooms.
Although the house is huge, it isn’t finished. Siegel stopped construction and put the house on the market in 2010 for $75 million USD. The buyer will just need to finish up the floors and walls then can move into his or her own gigantic residence.
4. Fairfield Pond
Ira Rennert, an American billionaire, is the owner of this massive compound. While the main house is a measly 66,000 square feet, the square footage of all the buildings equals 110,000 square feet. That’s a large amount of living area. The compound is named for an adjacent pond.
Among the compound’s many features are its 29 bedrooms, its bowling alley, its 39 bathrooms, and its $150,000 hot tub. The home is valued at around $200 million USD.
This massive residential home can be found in the middle of Mumbai, India and was built to be the private home of Mukesh Ambani, one of the wealthiest men in the world. Because horizontal space is hard to come by in Mumbai, this unusual house is built vertically and takes up 27 stories.
In terms of living space, the house contains about 400,000 square feet of it! That’s not much compared to our #1 house but it’s definitely nothing to sneeze at. The house includes three floors of gardens, a ballroom, a private theater for 50 people, three helipads, a garage for more than 160 cars, and even a room where man-made snow falls.
Estimates suggest the house is worth $2 billion but rumors say that even though the house was completed in 2010 the billionaire and his family still haven’t moved in.
2. Windsor Castle
While most castles are merely museums or historic relics today, Windsor Castle still functions as a home for the royal family. The castle covers 484,000 square feet making it only slightly larger than the Mumbai high rise, although the castle covers 13 acres of ground.
The castle includes approximately 1,000 rooms and includes a feature you won’t find in any of the other houses on this list: dungeons.
1. Palace of the Faith Light
While technically a palace not just an ordinary home, this place is the residence of Brunei’s sultan. Brunei is located on the island of Borneo and is nearly surrounded on all sides by parts of Malaysia. So how big is this palace? The house contains more than 2 million square feet of floor space! That massive space is broken down into over 1,700 rooms and more than 250 bathrooms.
You can also find a garage that holds more than 100 cars, a banquet hall that can comfortably seat 4,000 people, an air-conditioned stable for 200 horses, and 5 swimming pools.
The palace was built in the mid-1980’s for a reasonable $1.4 billion USD.