As wealth inequality continues to grow in the United States, there are more Ultra-high net-worth individuals (UHNWI) than ever before. This surge in wealth can be seen in many ways throughout society, but it is most prominently displayed through the massive homes being built across the United States.
This article uncovers the largest homes in the United States. More interestingly, it focuses on the largest home in each of the states.
Unlike many other lists, this article will focus exclusively on the largest privately owned, residential homes across America. Most lists emphasize the largest homes in America as a whole; almost none look for the largest home in each state.
Determining the largest home in each state was no easy task. I had to comb through lots of state specific tax data. It is possible I have missed homes, since the data is so decentralized, and different municipalities calculate square footage uniquely. That said, I believe this list is accurate and up to date.
The homes were picked based on total indoor square footage that was heated or air conditioned. Finished basement space was also included in the calculation.
The homes needed to be habitable (some were abandoned an in a state of disrepair with major safety issues) and construction needed to be completed on newer mansions.
This list only covers mansions that currently exist. There were a number of mansions that at some point in time would have met the above criteria, but have since been demolished or lost in fires.
Any home that is no longer privately owned (i.e. turned into a museum, or not fully utilized as a single family home) is excluded. However, since many of these homes boast resort-like amenities, and some are occasionally rented out, there will be some homes that function as a home/high end rental hybrid.
1. Largest House in Alabama
7 Montagel Way / “The Guitar House”
- 55,000 Square Feet
- 15 Beds, 19 Baths
- Birmingham, AL
The estate, built in 1997, features handcrafted stucco, limestone, marble and other decorative features as well as a Grand Hall, and a 25-seat movie theater with a 170-inch screen, two full apartments with separate entrances on either side of the house, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, and an elaborate driveway shaped like a guitar.
Known as “The Guitar House” and touted as Alabama’s biggest private estate, 7 Montagel Way is the dream home of Larry House, the former CEO of MedPartners, a healthcare-staffing firm. House resigned his position in 1998, right before the company was sued by its shareholders. This happened around the same time that House settled a costly divorce.
Since then, this home has been sold several times at auction. The 27-acre estate was first sold through an auction house in 2003. The home later was listed in 2011 for $17.9 million. The mansion appeared to be sold at auction in November 2015 for $4 million, but that transaction was not finalized and the sale did not close. It was subsequently put back on the market for $9.9 million in early 2016 and another auction was scheduled. The 54,000-square-foot estate at 7 Montagel Way in Shoal Creek was most recently purchased for $4.8 million, according to public records.
2. Largest House in Alaska
The Second Star Mansion
- 17,000 Square Feet
- 8 Beds, 7 Baths
- Birmingham, AL
A stunning seaside lodge sparkling with luxury in one of the world’s most majestic settings. Includes a 2,000 square foot Neverland complete with Pirate Ship, a private spa wing that includes an indoor pool, steam room, Turkish Bath, massage room, and infrared sauna, a huge custom theater (with a secret passageway to a candy shop), an opulent library perched above the ocean, and a giant telescope in a 270 degree conservatory.
Second Star, named for the location of Neverland in the book, Peter Pan, is a luxury property. This 17,000-square-foot home, is situated on 3.5 acres of oceanfront property overlooking the Kachemak Bay in the North Pacific Ocean. Eight luxurious bedroom suites, each with its own elegant theme, can accommodate up to 30 overnight guests.
The owners of this house have begun renting it out in recent years, but the home is still privately owned and doe snot function exclusively as a resort (although it obviously boasts resort level amenities).
3. Largest House in Arizona
The McCune Mansion/Hormel Mansion or Cave Creek Compound
- McCune Mansion — 52,000 Square Feet
- Cave Creek Compound ~60,000 Square feet
The largest home in Arizona is disputed, based on my research. The McCune Mansion/Hormel Mansion is the clear front runner, with an established 52,000 square feet. The home has been inspected and sold numerous times over the years.
The home has two elevators, an underground racquetball court, a ballroom, a small beauty salon, his-and-hers locker rooms, an Olympic-size pool, and a 2,000-square-foot theater with the capacity for about 150 seats.
However, there is also a secretive compound in Cave Creek, which is supposedly 60,000 square feet. The property is shrouded in secrecy, partially because it is owned bya Delaware LLC, shielding the owner’s identity (6902 GR, LLC is the owner).
According to the architect, who posted it on his portfolio, Blue Sky Preserve has a 14,000-square-foot main house, which is actually a renovation of an existing smaller house. It also includes:
- A 24-car working garage
- 14,000-square-foot business center
- 5,000-square-foot arcade
- 6,500-square-foot spa and gym
- 7,000-square-foot equestrian center
- tennis courts
- polo field
However, it is unclear whether the construction has been finished and whether anyone is actually occupying the property.
Bonus: While never completed, there were plans and some construction completed on a 100,000 square foot mansion in AZ:
A partially built Scottsdale mansion that was supposed to have 100,000 square feet of space has sold for $5 million.
Tech entrepreneur Jason Hope began building the compound-like estate on 14 acres in the posh Silverleaf community more than five years ago. Plans called for more than nine buildings, connecting tunnels, a man-made river, the first residential IMAX movie theater, an indoor bowling alley and a stand-alone spa.
But construction stopped after 2011, after the Texas Attorney General and Verizon filed lawsuits against Hope and his company Jawa, alleging a text-messaging scheme that cost cellphone users millions of dollars. Hope settled the suits in 2012, but construction never resumed.
Should this house ever be completed, it would be by far the largest home in Arizona.
4. Largest House in Arkansas
9221 Moody Rd
- 18,367 square feet
- 4 Beds, 9 Baths
- Fort Smith, AR
This mansion has a 2-story foyer with double staircase, elevator, 2-story great room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with built-in aquarium, breakfast room, family room, home office, gentleman’s room, 2400 square foot game room with circular bar, home theater, playroom with authentic treehouse, garage and more.
5. Largest House in California
- 52,503 sqft
- 11 beds, 18 baths
- Los Angeles, CA
The Manor was built in 1991 for late producer Aaron Spelling and his widow, Candy Spelling. She then sold it to its current owner Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, for $85 million in an all-cash deal eight years ago.
Nicknamed “Candyland” during the Spellings’ reign, the W-shaped estate introduced extravagance unrivaled at the time: 20-plus customized rooms including a flower-cutting room, a humidity-controlled silver storage room, a barbershop and multiple gift-wrapping rooms.
A French wine and cheese room was furnished with sidewalk-cafe-style tables and chairs — plus French music. A one-lane bowling alley featured its own shoe closet.
6. Largest House in Colorado
- 56,000 sqft
- 15 beds, 16 baths
- Aspen, CO
Hedge-fund billionaire John Paulson purchased the famed Hala Ranch along with another property in Aspen for $49 million, in 2012.
The lavish ranch, sold by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, was once the most expensive estate ever listed in the U.S., with a price tag in 2006 of $135 million.
The property includes a main house with 15-bedrooms, 16-baths, and 56,000-square-feet. It also includes several side buildings, as well as a water-treatment plant, gas pumps and other high-tech features.
7. Largest House in Connecticut
Chase Mansion (Avon Mountain)
- 56,000 sqft
- 15 beds, 16 baths
- West Hartford, CT
Besides the two-tiered movie theater, soda fountain and men’s and women’s bathrooms, the Chase home will include a 400-square foot “observatory,” five bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and five half bathrooms, according to documents filed with the West Hartford planning office. The game room, in the “upper” basement, will take up nearly 4,900 square feet — nearly twice as big as the average-size house. Only 16,000 sq. ft. are visible from the homes exterior, as the home has a gigantic multilevel basement built into the mountain.
8. Largest House in Delaware
313 Pentland Dr
- 25,499 sqft
- 10 beds, 14 baths
- Wilmington, DE
This mansion includes a full court gymnasium, tennis court, pool, spa, pool house with kitchen and bath, indoor hottub, sauna, and steam room, exercise room, Greenhouse with movie theatre in lower level and property manager apt., finished lower level designed as arcade/game center, catering kitchen, 6 garages, (3 attached), large guest suite with kitchen/living area, first floor master suite, Four additional bedrooms,( 3 en-suite), gentle sloping acreage provides gorgeous vistas.
9. Largest House in Florida
- 90,000 sq ft
- 14 bedrooms, 32 bathrooms
- Windermere, FL
When completed, Versailles will be roughly 90,000 sq ft, making it the largest private residence in Florida.
Versailles will have 14 bedrooms, 32 bathrooms, 11 kitchens, a movie theater, a roller rink, a bowling alley, a 30-car garage, three levels, two elevators — including one that is gold — and a slew of other amenities. The price of the property is estimated to exceed $30 million.
Versailles gained fame thanks to the “Queen of Versailles” film that focused on the Siegels building the home in the midst of the Great Recession in 2008, as well as appearing on Bravo’s “Flipping Out” TV show last year.
While all the other homes on this list are 100% complete, Versailles is about 95% complete. However, large portions of the house are already complete (in fact, some are even being renovated), so even without the additional space, it will be the largest home in the state.
10. Largest House in Georgia
- ~49,000 sq ft
- 12 beds, 13.5 baths
- Fayetteville, GA
This Georgia mansion is currently owned by rapper Rick Ross. Boxing legend Evander Holyfield was the previous owner. Holyfield was forced to give up the palatial mansion back in June of 2012 at a foreclosure auction. At nearly 50,000 sqft on almost 105 acres, the estate features 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, palatial formal and informal spaces. Dining Room seats appx 100 guests and has been featured on shows like Drop Dead Diva. At over 350,000 gallons, the Pool is one of the largest private Pools in the US.
11. Largest House in Hawaii
- 21,692 square feet
- 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms
- Maui, HI
Wall Street investment banker Thom Weisel’s own Hawaii’s largets private home. With eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, 21,692 square feet of interior, and 38,028 square feet total in the lot. Weisel has been described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “the alpha male of Wall Street West” with an “uber-competitive streak.” It’s a drive that extends to athletic pursuits, as well. Weisel is a three-time world masters cycling champion.
12. Largest House in Idaho
Parkwood Place Mansion
- 28,469 sqft
- 13 Bedrooms
- 13 Bathrooms
26,00 sq.ft. of ‘’5 Star Hotel’’ quality, large home theater, exercise center, outdoor salt water pool, putting green, tennis and much, much more. Very private 3.8 acre site with 452 feet of deep water frontage. 10+ car garage, caretaker home and large shop.
13. Largest House in Illinois
The Palace Royale
- 30,097 sq ft
- 8 Bedrooms
- 11 Bathrooms
Jerusalem limestone, White House flooring. 30,000+ sq ft of spectacular living & entertaining area +15,000 sq. ft covered wrapped terraces stretch the entire home. Seller has rehabbed to brand new condition from all previous damage! 6 large en-suite bedrooms w marble baths & closet build outs. Master Suite offers custom walk-in dressing room. Master bath spa w separate dual vanities & separate showers. 2 additional bedrooms in lower level. Gourmet kitchen with newer high end appliances and huge center island. Over-sized Dining Room w adjacent dining lounge and butlers pantry. Grand Ballroom w 38' conservatory ceiling. Wood paneled library. Custom antique doors, hand carved railings. Double wide staircases & elevator to all 3 floors. 22 car heated garage. Located 20 minutes from the Loop/downtown Chicago.
14. Largest House in Indiana
- 51,267 sq ft
- 7 beds
- 8.5+ baths
Asherwood is unlike anything else in Indiana. A particularly interesting feature is the 2,700-square-foot Moroccan spa. It opens into a salon with stations for hair styling, manicures and pedicures. Further in is a hammam-like space with richly hued murals. There are changing rooms that lead to the indoor pool, Jacuzzi, dry sauna, wet sauna, and two massage rooms. There is also a large gym with treadmills, weights and a bank of television screens.
The dining room can seat more than two-dozen people. A screening room has round classical ceiling art, tapestry panels and red, tufted seats. A 1,300-square-foot, two-story library with a spiral staircase has room for 10,000 books. A therapy pool has an underwater treadmill — the same kind that sports teams use. The main house has eight full bathrooms, 17 half-baths, nine fireplaces and two elevators, one for passengers and one for freight.
The grounds have a tennis court and an outdoor pool with a cabana area and a locker room, party area, and grill station. The gardens have a greenhouse. There is also a private chapel.
The estate’s two golf courses were designed for the Simon family by Steve Smyers, with input from design great Pete Dye (whose famous Crooked Stick course is down the street from Asherwood).
15. Largest House in Iowa
- 24,876 sq ft
- 8 beds
- 15 baths
Business owners Tom and Molly Bedell built the house in 2004. Bedell, a Spirit Lake, Iowa, native, is the son of former U.S. Rep. Berkley Bedell, who founded Berkley Fly Co. Bedell expanded the business, then known as Pure Fishing, before selling it in 2007.
The house is more than 24,000 square feet, including a separate caretaker’s cabin. There are nine bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, six fireplaces and enough space to park 10 vehicles. The artwork was commissioned for the house, and a nautical theme is brought to life with blue Brazilian marble throughout the property.
It’s also high-tech, wired so that a home owner can control all of the lights, drapes and locks through a single point. Music can play throughout the house or in certain rooms.
There’s a theater room with its own concession area and a caterer’s kitchen. It has an elevator and an art studio with two potter’s wheels and a kiln. It also has a pub.
16. Largest House in Kansas
Spirit of Avalon
- 17,755 sq ft
- 7 beds
- 14 baths
This spectacular property is truly one-of-a-kind. No detail has been left out in the design of the home — various commercial grade kitchens, 2-story office, library, conference rooms, recreation room with billiards & media, wine cellar, multiple living & entertaining spaces. Breathtaking views from every window. Miles of paved walking or golf-cart paths to explore the 15 acres of trees, gardens, water features, statues, and wildlife! Features a 35' waterfall with pool & grotto, SCUBA diving tunnels with fossils.
17. Largest House in Kentucky
- 28,596 sqft square feet
- 5 beds
- 7 baths
Patterned after a 17th-centure English Country home, this 3-story manor features museum quality construction and is secluded on 11 acres with exquisite formals gardens, two pool houses, a croquet garden and double gated entries. the two story entry is 84 long and features a walk-in fireplace. The two story Great Hall has a paneled, coffered ceiling and the Banquet Hall seats 16. There are two additional Dining Rooms, Library and Bar room, huge downstairs master, upstairs gallery with art lighting and a third floor designed for children.
18. Largest House in Louisiana
- 36,689 sq ft
- 5 Bedrooms
- 6.5 Bathrooms
The Pennington estate, which was built in 2006, is spread over 12.5 acres near the intersection of Highland and Bluebonnet Boulevard. The main home is 27,562 square feet and has five bedrooms. There is a four-bedroom cabana, which boosts the square footage up to 36,689. There are nine bathrooms and three half-bathrooms spread among the entire estate. Amenities include three separate three-car garages, a wine cellar, two grand foyers, two pools, including a saltwater pool, and a pond.
19. Largest House in Maine
Shore Road Mansion
- 15,455 sqft
- 8 bed
- 10 bath
Owner-built in 2000 and designed by noted Maine architect Robert Knight, this extraordinary property was featured in the Wall Street Journal and has been called ‘’the best house in Maine.’’ On 5 ½ acres that sit atop a 30-foot cliff overlooking the bold Atlantic Ocean are two houses that combine isolation and protection with almost immediate, traffic-free access to the Portland Jetport. This estate boasts spectacular views from nearly every room of both the four-bedroom main house and the four-bedroom guest house. With big and comfortable rooms for entertaining, a kitchen that challenges the best restaurants, amazing home offices and a jaw-dropping master suite, there is nothing missing in spaces that exude attention to detail. The landscape includes more than 650 feet of shore frontage, acres of mature perennial gardens, a gazebo with fireplace that overlooks crashing surf, an oceanside swimming pool, a tennis court and a private beach.
20. Largest House in Maryland
- 35,000 sq ft
- 12 Beds
- 18 Baths
The 35,000 square-foot mansion sits on just under five acres spread over two lots. The home was built in 1995 by Rashid Chaudhary, a cosmetics manufacturer, so that his four daughters could attend school in Northern Virginia. Now that his children have completed school, he is heading back to Chicago where his business is located.
The property took three years to design and build, and has hosted the Clintons and Gores at a number of functions. Al Gore even planted two trees in the backyard. The owners named the estate Haveli, which means “Gathering place for important people.”
21. Largest House in Massachusetts
- 8 Beds
- 7.5 Baths
14 acres of untamed scrub and ledge were assembled into a single property, entirely reclaimed from the wild and transformed into a breathtaking tapestry of rolling lawns, ponds, sculpted rock outcrops and a horticultural encyclopedia of specimen plantings. Five miles from central Boston, this emerald island rises between the surrounding Brookline Country Club and Putterham Meadows Golf Course. Turf walkways and pathways meander through this extraordinary landscape and the winding driveway provides a multi-step reveal of this unique estate and its residence. The curving façade of Indiana limestone creates a home of singular distinction with 26,000 sf of luxurious living space. Every exterior and interior stone was individually hand drawn ensuring a flawless finish. The appearance of simplicity is the ultimate challenge, achieved by creative architecture, sophisticated engineering and generations of the finest craftsmen.
22. Largest House in Michigan
Winkler Mill Mansion
- 31,256 Sq ft
- 5 Bedrooms 17 Baths
- Rochester Hills, MI
This European inspired mega mansion is located in Rochester, MI. It is situated on 7 landscaped acres with a spring fed lake, swimming pool, double cabanas, circular motor court and porte-cochere. It was built in 2006 and features a 22,000 square foot main house and a 10,000 square foot attached 30-car museum garage with office. The main house features 5 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, grand 2-story foyer with curved staircase and domed ceiling, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, great room, 2-story library, 5 fireplaces, recreation room, wet bar, billiards room, home theater, wine cellar, indoor spa, terrace and much more.
23. Largest House in Minnesota
- 22,430 sq ft
- 8 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms
- Rochester Hills, MI
This gated 22,430 square foot, 2.19 acre estate is like no other. All the latest technology. Super-efficient 40 zone in-floor heat and air-conditioning and heated 7 car garage. Despite its size, the 4 floor estate has a warm cozy feel in every spectacular room. Access each floor via two stair cases or a beautiful commercial size elevator for 10. The most magical place to entertain or host family! Perfect for a wedding, photo shoot, or movie. The main house has large bedroom suites with 9 fireplaces and 3 kitchens, perfect for entertaining. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa, sauna, and beauty salon. Own a piece of history with cobblestones from old Washington D.C. said to have been walked on by President Lincoln.
The largest home in Minnesota was “Southways”, former Pillsbury Mansion in Wayzata, MN, but sadly this mansion was demolished to construct a new house in 2018.
24. Largest House in Mississippi
- 25,854 sq ft
- 9 bedroom, 12 bathroom
- Oxford, MS
Built in 1926, this one of a kind home consists of 23,788 sq ft plus 2,066 sq ft in a walkout basement and 3,600 sq ft in a 3 story pool house. One of a kind home in a great location. Home is very convenient to the Square and the University. Main house was built in 1926 and has gone thru at least 2 renovations and additions. Home is on 4 levels. Plenty of off street parking. House and grounds are approximately 1.3 acres.
The largest home in Mississippi was the historic Pass Christian mansion, but sadly this mansion burned down in 2019.
25. Largest House in Missouri
- 72,000 square feet
- 14 baths, 13 bedrooms
- Highlandville, MO
Pensmore is one of the largest homes in the United States located in the Ozark Mountains near Highlandville, Missouri, that spreads more than 72,000 square feet, reaches five stories, contains 14 baths, 13 bedrooms, has exterior walls 12 inches thick, and was designed to survive earthquakes, tornadoes, and bomb blasts. The home’s owner, entrepreneur and retired CIA official Steven T. Huff told The Kansas City Star, in 2015, that “the house should stand for 2,000 years.” Because of its size and special construction materials, Pensmore has inspired a plethora of conspiracy theories circulated on the internet: defense systems, shadowy plots by the Illuminati to use the building in case of global disaster, and even connections to a series of underground escape tunnels spanning the North American continent.
26. Largest House in Montana
- 32,000 square feet
- 5 baths, 8 bedrooms
- Shelter Island, Montana
This majestic mountain aerie, Shelter Island Estate, sits atop a solid granite foundation on 22-acre Shelter Island, rising from Montana’s Flathead Lake — one of the top-3 cleanest lakes in the world.
This mansion features over 32,000 square feet of structures and commands 7,000 feet of prime lakeside frontage, extremely unique for private ownership. Nearby Glacier National Park is one more facet in this incredible jewel of a property.
27. Largest House in Nebraska
- 23,118 sq ft
- 6 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms
- Omaha, NE
Private gated Mansion in Linden Estates. This executive home sits on approx 3.73 acres. Resort type back yard with an infinity pool, patios, veranda & more. 8 car garage. Main floor library w/fireplace. Mediterranean flair.
28. Largest House in Nevada
Tivoli Nevada Mansion
- 23,118 sq ft
- 33 bedrooms, 14.5 bathrooms
- Omaha, NE
According to the Henderson public records, the property at 1299 Via Tivoli, Henderson, NV 89052 has approximately 44,371 square feet, 33 beds, 14 full and 22 half baths with a lot size of 11.45 acres. This home was built for and occupied by Ebay billionaire founder Pierre Omidyar.
29. Largest House in New Hampshire
- 63,029 (38,196 main house) sq ft
- 12 bedroom
- 26 bathroom
Built between 2004 and 2007 by the Bahre family, the founders of NH International Speedway, the property totals over 63,000 square feet of living space. It includes a 7,655-square-foot reproduction post and beam entertainment barn, a tea house, boat houses and a secret hidden room.
“Of the three homes above $10 million available for sale in New Hampshire, this property, priced below the town’s assessment and at about a third of what the owner invested, offers the greatest value,” said Claire.
Named “Longview on Lake Winnipesaukee”, the property sits at the southern end of the “Broads,” the famously wide, open stretch of Lake Winnipesaukee, where some of the boating scenes from the 1981 Academy Award-winning film On Golden Pond were shot.
30. Largest House in New Jersey
Villa Collina is the largest residential home in New Jersey. The 45,854 square-foot limestone mega mansion sits on a hill with 50 acres and features a long tree-lined driveway surrounded by water, a double staircase entrance with 35 foot ceilings, a library, 4,000 square-foot gym, indoor pool, movie theater, 5,000 bottle wine cellar, 2 floor 60 car garage , and much much more! Also, the entire west wing of the home is covered in a wall of all bulletproof glass. The estate is owned by Vernon Hill, who is the founder of Commerce Bank.
31. Largest House in New Mexico
- 26,000 sq ft
- 10 Bedrooms, 15 Bathrooms
- Stanley, New Mexico
The largest home in New Mexico appears to belong to the late pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein.
The home known as Zorro ranch, was purchased years decades ago by Epstein. Records show Epstein purchased the ranch valued by county officials at over $12 million from the family of former Gov. Bruce King. His son Gary King was the state attorney general from 2007 to 2015.
The seemingly idyllic ranch in the shrub-dotted hills 23 miles south of Santa Fe has gone under the radar following raids on Epstein’s private Caribbean island and mansions in Manhattan and Palm Beach, but may have played a key role in the depraved pedophile’s crimes.
Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts has said she was taken to the ranch as an underage sex slave, sharing photos of herself on the property taken when she was about 17.
As well, Epstein revealed to scientists and close friends that he ‘hoped to seed the human race with his DNA by impregnating women’ at the vast New Mexico ranch, according to the New York Times.
On February 22, 1993, Epstein’s shell company the Zorro Trust completed a purchase of lands owned by members of the King family, a powerful New Mexico agricultural and political dynasty that included then-Governor Bruce King.
Jeffrey Epstein revealed to scientists and close friends that he ‘hoped to seed the human race with his DNA by impregnating women’ at the vast New Mexico ranch
Zorro’s deal included rights to the Kings’ leases on public lands, a total of 1,159 acres rented for $872.22 a year. The entire ranch, including privately held land, totaled nearly 8,000 acres.
Authorities in New Mexico are now cooperating with the federal probe into Epstein’s potential co-conspirators.
Zorro Trust remains the legal owner of the New Mexico property. Epstein stated in a court document filed just weeks before his death that his estate was worth approximately $550 million.
32. Largest House in New York
- 110,000 sqft
- 29 beds 47 baths
- Sagaponack, NY
Billionaire Ira Rennert is the proud owner of what has been dubbed the ‘largest home in the United States’. Located in Sagaponack, NY, the massive waterfront compound was built on 63 acres of land in 2003.
Featuring 110,000 square feet of space, 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms and enough space for an industrial strength helicopter, which has caused a stir between some of his neighbors recently. Built for self-made billionaire Ira Rennert and his family, the estate is located at 261 Daniels Lane and is estimated to be worth around $200 million. The home is arguably one of America’s largest single-family homes and the most expensive and it includes three dining rooms, three swimming pools, two tennis courts, two courtyards, an orangery, a 164-seat screening theater, a pavilion housing a basketball court, a gym, and a two-land bowling alley. It has been reported that Rennert also had a private museum built to accommodate and showcase his massive art collection.
33. Largest House in North Carolina
- 5 Bedrooms, 8.5 Bathrooms
- Mooresville, NC
Offering nearly 21,000 square feet of extremely private living space, this 3.7-acre property sits on the shores of Lake Norman boasting its own private pier complete with boat lift, and is just steps from Trump National Golf Club Charlotte. The 5-bed property features a double pool, spa, and outdoor fireplace, with manicured lawns, a tennis court, mature trees, and ample terrace and deck space making it ideal for entertaining.
Add the 10+ seat theater, chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, recreation lounge with pool area and entertaining kitchen, two-story foyer and formal entertaining areas, and parties practically organize themselves. The large-scale home also features a private fitness center and a large workshop.
34. Largest House in North Dakota
- 18,000 sq ft
- 6 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms
- Fargo, ND
6 bedrooms with baths/walk in closets, 10 total baths! Movie theater/16 recliners for entertaining. Indoor pool, hot tub, steam room & dry sauna, 2 kitchens (main and entertainment) with 4 ovens etc., amazing golf course views, huge backyard & much more.
35. Largest House in Ohio
- 57,000 Square Feet
- 7 Beds, 10 Baths
- Nashport, Ohio
The 200-acre estate, about 40 miles east of Columbus, was originally listed in 2011 for $15 million. It was listed most recently at $9.85 million.
The 20-room Georgian brick mansion has seven bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and three half-baths, a horse barn, three ponds stocked with fish, a six-car garage, a wine cellar, a theater, a helicopter pad, a pool, a guest wing and a ballroom wing that can accommodate more than 300 guests.
36. Largest House in Oklahoma
- 39,354 sqft Square Feet
- 12 Beds, 24 Baths
- Yukon, OK
Sitting on a hill overlooking 6,000 acres between Oklahoma City and Yukon, the Express Ranch has become one of the top working ranches in the United States.
“I have been in the cattle business 20 years,” Bob says, “and we are now the largest pure-bred Angus breeder in the United States, maybe the world.”
Funk lives in the sprawling but elegant home with Janine Regier. They have been together three years and have built a life mixed with horses and ranching, as well as traveling, entertaining and philanthropy.
A magnificent double staircase is the first thing you notice when you walk in the front hall. Then comes room after room filled with incredible artwork, priceless antiques and memorabilia from a lifetime of collecting. Books and paintings, crystal and elegant overstuffed furniture offer welcoming touches. It’s easy to picture yourself nestled into one of the many nooks, reading one of the fine pieces of literature on a crisp autumn day. Among his most prized possessions is a collection of Western artwork, reflecting Funk’s appreciation for all things cowboy.
37. Largest House in Oregon
Del Smith Estate
- 26,148 sqft
- 11 Beds, 10 Baths
- Dundee, OR
The name of the estate, Del Mar, hints at the original owner: Delford (“Del”) Smith founded the Evergreen aviation empire, including Evergreen International Airlines and its subsidiaries. His pride and joy was the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, where Smith displayed the trophy of another big dreamer: Howard Hughes’ WWII H-4 Hercules “Spruce Goose.”
Smith’s ambitious business ventures experienced ups and downs during his life, including bankruptcies, and after his death in 2014, his cherished museum struggled to stay open, but continues to survive.
In 2002, Smith set his sights on building a Mediterranean-style mansion, with five fireplaces, French doors and seemingly endless hardwood floors, in Yamhill County.
The kitchen has a butler’s pantry, wine cooler and pricey stainless-steel appliances spread across 380 square feet.
Access most of the 11 bedrooms via an elevator. The 475-square-foot master suite, however, is on the main floor of the three-level house. The master suite’s double walk-in closets can hold a boutique’s worth of clothes.
In total, there are 12 full baths plus powder rooms, including those installed in staff quarters and a self-contained guest house that was design to look like one from the Victorian era. A massive structure enclosing the pool has arched, conservatory-style windows.
For outdoor entertainment, there is a lighted tennis court and a sports court. A fire pit fronts a wisteria-covered arbor supported by classic columns. Water features and European-style garden elements are organized around trimmed-hedge borders.
- There is a home under construction in Jacksonville, that according to county plans, will be 31,939 square feet, when completed.
- Mark Wattles, former owner of Hollywood video, had a dream of building one of the largest homes in the country. He tried to build it along the banks of the Willamette river just south of Portland Oregon. At over 50,000 square feet, it would have been one of the largest homes in the United States. An ongoing problem with the builder, and in the end a lack of funding led to the shelving of the project. It was to include a gymnasium, a 4,000 sq. ft. pool, a 19- car garage, and a 10,000 sq. ft. master suite. It’s been sitting unfinished since 1997.
38. Largest House in Pennsylvania
- 39,000 sq ft
- 18 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms
- Sewickley, PA
Villa Noci 34-room Bell Acres mansion built by businessman Joseph Nocito Sr., the former CEO and President of Automated Health Systems Inc. The Pittsburgh-based company administered public health programs for state and local government, and Nocito was indicted in 2018 by a federal Grand Jury on charges of conspiracy and filing fraudulent income tax returns.
The estate is so large, passengers flying in and out of Pittsburgh have noted its size. Although the U.S. Attorney’s Office won’t confirm it, it has been reported that federal agents flying over “Villa Noci” were so amazed by the size of the property that they began investigating and that led to the launching of the federal investigation into Nocito’s financial dealings and his indictment.
The three-story mansion has 12 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, eight half baths, and 22 fireplaces. On the expansive grounds outside the massive stone home are fountains and gardens, a swimming pool, basketball court and tennis court. Experts value the home at $20 million.
Note: Pennsylvania actually has a far larger mansion that is privately owned, Lynnewood Hall. Lynnewood Hall is a 110-room Neoclassical Revival vacant mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. It was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer for industrialist Peter A. B. Widener and built between 1897 and 1900. Considered the largest surviving Gilded Age mansion in the Philadelphia area. However, the mansion has been vacant for years and there have been few recent attempts to renovate the 70,000 sq ft property, and it has not been recently inhabited.
39. Largest House in Rhode Island
- 24,393 sq ft
- 15 Bedrooms, 14 Bathrooms
- Newport, RI
This dazzling historic oceanfront estate is superbly sited on 4.3 acres of legendary Gilded Age coastline in Newport, RI with 425 feet of ocean frontage. From the grand ballroom to the classically detailed living areas and ample staff spaces, the meticulously maintained and fully updated manor house reflects a bygone era of luxury and refinement. The 1875 Tudor revival masterpiece lies at the heart of an impressive compound that also contains a picturesque carriage house, greenhouses, and an exquisitely tiled swimming pool, complete with a cabana pavilion overlooking the Atlantic. Graceful gates and a park-like setting introduce the impressive facade of the 20,000+ square foot main house which, with its elaborate half-timbering, richly textured surfaces and gothic tripartite entrance porch, gives few hints as to the bright relaxed elegance of the interior.
40. Largest House in South Carolina
- 20,100 sqft
- 6 beds 13 baths
- Bluffton, SC
Located in prestigious Colleton River Club, this gorgeous French-style waterfront chateau sits on 10 acres of pristine maritime forest just two miles from Hilton Head Island. A majestically designed home, this legacy estate offers luxury, comfort, and privacy. The many windows overlook the beautiful Colleton River and the home’s private deep-water dock. Outside, specimen live oaks, magnolias, and palmettos frame the grounds, and with nearly 500 feet of shoreline, scenic natural beauty surrounds you on all sides and beyond. Unique details such as the music room with 1830’s paneling originally from the Hungarian Embassy in Paris, the Tea Room with a leaded glass ceiling from an old New York hotel, and the hand-carved mahogany mantle crafted over the span of two years make this residence truly special. The gourmet kitchen and dining room with seating for up to 28 are well-suited for the entertainer, while the discreetly located pool and spa offer a soothing retreat.
41. Largest House in South Dakota
Wynstone Drive Mansion
- 14,743 sq ft
- 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms
- Jefferson, SD
South Dakota is odd in that there are few obvious contenders for the largest home in the state. There a very few mansions, and only a few homes above 10,000 sq ft.
The house on Wynstone Drive has scenic views of Missouri river (Kansas-Missouri State Line), and has nearly 15,000 sq ft of living space.
42. Largest House in Tennessee
- 40,250 sq ft
- 8 Bedrooms, 13.5 Bathrooms
- Knoxville, Tennessee
The home is built in the Italianate tradition and includes intricately elaborate details, such as gold faucets, hand-painted lavatory bowls and Turkish Afyon sugar marble. The home’s hidden passageways and secret doors make Villa Collina a place of surprise and intrigue.
The mansion has a total of 86 rooms, including eight bedrooms, 11 full baths and five half baths, commercial grade kitchen, three-story library, 2,600-square-foot wine cellar, 11 fireplaces, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, spa, sauna, dance floor, elevator, home theater, six-car garage, secluded guest suite and staff quarters.
Its $5 million master suite, featured on HGTV’s “Million Dollar Rooms,” includes luxurious touches such as gold inlay crown molding, Swarovski crystal chandeliers imported from Italy, handmade imported silk window treatments and doorknobs valued at $200,000.
43. Largest House in Texas
- 48,000 sq ft
- 6 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms
- Hickory Creek, Texas
Champ d’Or, which means ‘field of gold’ in French, is a 48,000-square-foot mansion located about 30 miles northwest of Dallas. The property includes luxury amenities like a bowling alley and a home theater.
The home, which lies just north of Lake Lewisville in Hickory Creek, Texas, sits on more than 119 acres of land. It was the dream home that was first built by Alan Goldfield and his wife, Shirley Goldfield. Goldfield, who made his fortune as the head of a cellular telephone distribution company, spent $52 million on the house and the four-year construction was completed in 2002.
Note: There is a 60,000+ sq ft mansion in Manvel, Texas (which is amazingly ugly and bizarre), but it remains unfinished and unoccupied.
44. Largest House in Utah
- 49,568 sqft
- 6 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms
- Springville, UT
Estate is on over 156 acres nestled beneath the beautiful Wasatch range, with amazing views of Hobble Creek Valley and the mountains surrounding the home. Quality craftsmanship throughout. Includes an indoor swimming pool with water fall and slides, lazy river, spa, sauna, movie theater, bowling alley, indoor basketball court, indoor area for archery or shooting, indoor basketball court/meeting area, elevator, and heated driveway.
45. Largest House in Vermont
North Hill Mansion
- 17,218 Sq Ft.
- 11 Bedrooms, 16 Bathrooms
- Stowe, VT
Stone walls, hardscapes, ledge outcroppings, curated plantings, woodland paths, streams, & deep interconnected ponds. Interiors of fir and cedar, stone, glass, & steel. Visual indulgence, aural signal, & tactile feedback pleasures at every turn. Softness of bush-hammered stone, thud/click of massive metal door, solid ring of steel framed steps. Yacht-like fit & finish. Tower suite with separate baths, & lounge & exercise aerie. Lavishly appointed guest house of timber, stone, and steel. Envelop yourself in wonder and solitude. Stainless steel and Ipe bridge through hemlock forest to copper & stone clad gallery/studio with fully translucent roof, heart pine, steel-framed fenestration, & elevator to subterranean gallery. Stream & waterfall flow beneath gallery. Friends & family euphoric; discovery & intrigue endless. Elevated level of design, materials, & composition throughout. Discerning balance of rustic & refined. The attributes & amenities found in this exclusive compound are unmatched. Heated garages for 12+ vehicles. Equipment barn with car wash. Staff quarters over garage. Extravagant mini golf. Sunken hot tub with glass cube warming hut.
46. Largest House in Virginia
- 38,500 sq ft
- 22 Bedrooms, 18 Bathrooms
- Warrenton, VA
Unparalleled in its beauty and charm, this historic, circa 1776, 1, 471~ acre Virginia estate is surrounded by breathtaking rural countryside, yet is less than one hour to our Nation~s Capital and 45 minutes to Dulles International Airport. The stately Georgian-style manor house is one of America~s great homes and is situated in a private park-like setting with vistas reminiscent of the English countryside. Estate dependencies include a two-story Georgian Revival-style stone carriage house, farm and equestrian improvements, a guesthouse, additional residences and a shooting preserve, all adding to the property~s unique character and distinction. Listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, as well as under a preservation easement, this extraordinary property is in excellent condition and is a rare offering of a National treasure.
47. Largest House in Washington
- 48,160 sq ft
- 7 Bedrooms, 19.75 Bathrooms
- Medina, WA
Bill Gates is known for having the largest home in Washington State. However, while the home is in fact massive, it does not appear to be as big as many “news” sources consistently cite.
According to the King County Department of Assessments, the house is 48,160 sq ft.
The rumors of the house being 66,000 sq ft seem to have begun with a “Bill Gates fan site” which Wikipedia cites as its source on the figure:
Gates purchased the lot for $2 million in 1988. It has 7 bedrooms and a whopping 18.75 bathrooms, according to public records.
Half a million board-feet of lumber was needed to complete the project. The house was built with 500-year-old Douglas fir trees, and 300 construction workers labored on the home — 100 of whom were electricians.
A high-tech sensor system helps guests monitor a room’s climate and lighting. When guests arrive, they’re given a pin that interacts with sensors located all over the house. Guests enter their temperature and lighting preferences so that the settings change as they move throughout the home. Speakers hidden behind wallpaper allow music to follow you from room to room.
The house uses its natural surroundings to reduce heat loss. Xanadu 2.0 is an “earth-sheltered” house, meaning that it’s built into its surroundings to regulate temperature more efficiently.
You can change the artwork on the walls with just the touch of a button. Situated around the house are $80,000 worth of computer screens. Anyone can make the screens display their favorite paintings or photographs, which are stored on devices worth $150,000.
The pool also has its own underwater music system. The 60-foot pool is in its own separate, 3,900-square-foot building — the large brown building in the photo above. People in the pool could swim underneath a glass wall to come up to a terrace area on the outside.
There’s also a locker room with four showers and two baths.
48. Largest House in West Virginia
Quarry Ridge Mansion
- 19,000 sq ft
- 8 Bedrooms, 14 Bathrooms
- Charleston, WV
The owners initially put the eye-popping estate on the market in 2015 for exactly what they put into it: $17 million. But two years later, the mansion remains on the market, at a reduced price of $13 million.
Completed in 2000, the 19,000-square-foot residence with a steel structure took three years to build. It features elegant touches like doors made from hardwood trees felled to clear the 25-acre property.
Nestled on a mountaintop in one of Charleston’s most prestigious neighborhoods lies a masterfully designed architectural display. Custom built by West Virginia artisans and union laborers, this residence showcases the talent and craftsmanship of the community. What started as a steel structure was transformed into a truly remarkable estate in which no detail was forgotten.
This residence welcomes its visitors with an impressive reception hall, showcasing intricate Brazilian Mahogany woodwork handcrafted by Hallidays of England and unique ironwork designed by Herndon & Merry of Tennessee. The silk lined walls perfectly balance the acoustics, while the alabaster chandeliers provide subtle and elegant lighting for this grand entrance. Perfect for entertaining, this space seamlessly flows into the formal living and dining rooms as well as the salon bar and sitting area. The sophisticated interior design and custom furnishings create a distinctive and unforgettable aesthetic.
Aside from the entertainment features, this residence also boasts several resort like amenities including a fitness area, massage room, sauna, and steam room. There is even a grooming hall for four-legged family members.
49. Largest House in Wisconsin
Ellison Bay Manor / Chateau du Lac
- 35,000 sq ft
- 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms
- Ellison Bay, WI
Old world craftsmanship is showcased in this 35,000 square foot chateau situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The magnificent grand parlor, two story library, art deco theatre, indoor pool and spa with Jerusalem pavers and 5,700 square foot master suite are some of the highlights of this splendid property. Offered fully furnished, including priceless works of art, antiques, autographed first edition books, and multiple sets of china, silver and crystal.
50. Largest House in Wyoming
- 25,000 sq ft
- 6 Bedrooms, 13 Bathrooms
- Casper, WY
The backyard flows with waterfalls and ponds, oases of cool mist surrounded by Wyoming’s dry land — land pulsing with gas and oil that made such a dream home possible for owners Mick and Susie McMurry.
The NERD Gas Company symbol resides in several areas of the home — forged into steel rods lining the top of the wall that surrounds the home, etched into the glass above the front door and in Mick’s office — paying tribute to the resource that gave them their wealth.
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