Have you ever wondered who owns the biggest residential houses in the world? Or how about the biggest house in the US? While many of these houses are in the places you would expect – California, Florida, the French Riviera…there are a few that you might not have guessed. One of the biggest is actually in downtown Mumbai! These are the 25 Biggest Residential Houses In The World!
Hearst Castle (San Simeon, California)
Located on the legendary Californian coastline, this castle became a national park after its owner, William Hearst, passed away in 1951.
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, North Carolina)
Built in the late 1800’s by George Washington Vanderbilt II (no relation to George Washington), this estate is still the largest privately owned residence in the US.
Maison de L’Amitie (Palm Beach, Florida)
This massive mansion was renovated by Donald Trump and then sold to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev for nearly $100 billion. (At the time it was the most expensive residential property sale in US history.) Dmitry eventually destroyed the house.
Oprah’s Estate (Montecito, California)
Oprah even nicknamed her sprawling 42 acre residence the “promised land.”
Villa Leopolda (Villefranche-sur-Mer, France)
This massive estate on the French Riviera has had several owners, the latest of which were busy suing each other over money and stuff…#richpeopleproblems. Here’s a fun fact though – the villa has 50 gardeners for 20 acres of land.