Just how large a house can be? For most the people, anything which is more than a couple of bedrooms and bathrooms is considered luxurious. However, these massive houses owned by the world’s billionaires bring extravagance to the next level. Today we will be taking a look at 5 of the biggest houses in the world. Also, we will have a look at what makes each one stand out. The list will not include castles, palaces, and official residences focusing strictly on private residential houses.
Area: 400,000 square feet Location: Mumbai, India Year Built: 2006 Unique Feature: Skyscraper height
Antilia is on top of the list of biggest houses in the world in terms of area. It is owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani and his family. The value of Antilia is estimated to be around 2 billion USD. This ranks it in the second position in the list of most expensive houses in the world after Buckingham Palace. The building makes a distinct appearance in the Mumbai skyline, standing at 550 feet tall.
2.# Biltmore Estate
Area: 178,926 square feet Location: North Carolina, USA Year Built: 1895 Unique Feature: Châteauesque architecture
Currently, the Biltmore Estate is the biggest privately-owned house in the United States, and also serves as a major tourist attraction in North Carolina. The Biltmore Estate was created by George W. Vanderbilt and was his life’s work.
3.# Safra Mansion
Area: 117,000 square feet Location: São Paulo, Brazil Year Built: 1895 Unique Feature: Ample privacy and curved shape
The Safra Mansion is home to the family of Joseph Safra, who is recognised as the richest banker in the world. The Safra family took over it to move to Brazil due to concerns about maintaining their privacy. And also to put three Upper East Side mansions up for sale.
4.# Fairfield Pond
Area: 110,000 square feet Location: New York, USA Year Built: 1999 Unique Feature: Multiple pools and oceanfront view
The property is located in the Hamptons on Long Island, NewYork. The Fairfield Pond mansion also has some history steeped in controversy. Claims have been made that the owner of Fairfield Pond, Ira Rennert, raided the funds of his now-defunct mining company to pay for the mansion.
Area: 90,000 square feet Location: Windermere, Florida Year Built: under construction Unique Feature: Modeled after the Palace of Versailles