We often feature the most expensive homes for sale in the U.S. From the $350 million Beverly Hills mansion featured on the classic sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies to a $39 million condo in Miami that comes with a $500,000 pink diamond upon purchase, to a slew of uber pricey Manhattan condos, we've covered them all. This list features 10 expensive properties in the United States, but that's not what's notable about them. These 10 homes are the largest homes for sale in the U.S.
Real estate blogs and the news will tell you that small homes are popular. After all, in my neighborhood, for instance, the average home is 1,100 to 1,800 square feet. Nice and cozy. These 10 homes are not those homes. These homes are enormous. So enormous in fact, that you could lose people and pets in them and not see them for days. Hmmmm, seems ideal, doesn't it? Well, you'd better be able to ante up the millions (the many, many millions) for these enormous estates. From California to the Midwest to New Jersey, these properties come with plenty of space to spread out.
#10. Vintage Sunset Boulevard Glamour
30,000 square feet for $88 million
This 1930's era estate in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles has everything you need to feel like a movie star. The 17 bedroom, 22 bathroom has 60 rooms, including a 6,000 square foot movie theatre and closets that are so huge, they are probably bigger than your bedroom. As large as the home is, it doesn't feel too big. It is of an era when architecture preferred more intimate rooms. The indoor outdoor living of this estate is ideal for Southern California's weather. The home has views of the Los Angeles skyline, and a huge pool and bathhouse. Oh, and if you're not in the mood to drop $88 million on this house, you can rent it for $400,000 per month.
#9. Modern Architecture In The Hills Above L.A.
31,000 square feet for $100 million
Los Angeles is home to plenty of pricey real estate and this modern mansion, for $100 million, isn't even the most expensive in the city. The 12 bedroom, 23 bathroom home has an elegantly sleek and modern design and open floorplan. The master suite takes up more than 5,000 of the estate's 31,000 square feet. There is also another 40,000 square feet of covered patios that adds to the usable space of this property. The home has its own putting green, two lane bowling area, 50-foot fire feature, and a motor court that holds 70 cars. The home also has its own movie theatre and wine cellar.
# 8. A Scottish Mansion In New York
34,000 square feet for $25 million
This estate in Millbrook, New York was built in 1924 for Andrew Carnegie's daughter. It was designed to look like Scotland's Scibo Castle which was also owned by Carnegie. The home underwent a massive renovation from 2000-2004 to bring its interiors into the 21st century. The mansion has 10 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms spread out over four floors. Enormous windows overlook the estate's lands which include a tennis court and 338 acres of orchards, ponds, and gardens. The home also features a distant view of the Catskill mountains.
#7. A French Chateau in Los Angeles
35,000 square feet for $85 million
This enormous Los Angeles mansion takes its cue from classic French Chateaus. The 10 bedroom, 14 bathroom estate also includes a Moroccan inspired room and a Turkish hammam. The grounds have a pool, fountains and a swan pond.
#6. NYC Adjacent Mansion
35,384 square feet for $29.9 million
Alpine, New Jersey is one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States. It is also celebrity studded – everyone from Britney Spears to Chris Rock have lived in this expensive enclave. Alpine offers residents privacy and easy proximity to New York City – it is just across the Hudson River. The Georgian Colonial mansion has 11 bedrooms and 15 and a half bathrooms. The home sits at the top of an eight-acre knoll and is accessed via a long tree-lined driveway. Notable features of this estate include a movie theatre, an enormous dining room, a 3,425 square foot basketball court, a lighted tennis court and an eight car garage.
#5. Midwest Mansion
38,000 square feet for $30 million
This massive mansion is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where the median home price is just over $185,000. Built in 1997, this 16 bedroom, 26 bathroom mansion was designed to look like the estates once owned by the Vanderbilt and Astor families. The grounds include a private lake and stables. When the weather turns cold and snowy, the home's owners can escape to their solarium full of tropical palm trees.
#4. Extravagant extras in Suburban Los Angeles
38,700 square feet for $29.9 million
This 7 bedroom ,7 bathroom property is located in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley. It sits high on a hill with a panoramic view of the city, canyon, and on a clear day, the Pacific Ocean. This property has its own one million gallon pond stocked with ducks and trout and featuring a two-story waterfall. The home also has an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi that can hold 15 people. Inside, the home features a two story library, leather paneled poker room, a 2,000 bottle wine cellar, a 3-D movie theatre, and a subterranean 25-foot gun range.
#3. Stunning Spanish Villa In Los Angeles
40,000 square feet for $75 million
This massive Spanish Villa on Los Angeles's west side is just minutes from the Hotel Bel-Air and close to Brentwood, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood. However, you may never have a reason to leave your mansion with eight bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, an outdoor movie screen, wine cellar and tasting room, and recording studio. If privacy is what you seek, the underground garages, indoor saltwater pool, and indoor basketball court provide that. The property also includes a full service salon and wellness center and a movie theatre with its own candy wall.
#2. Desert Dreams
52,000 square feet for $8.6 million
The relatively inexpensive price for this massive mansion is stunning. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the 14 bedroom, 23 bathroom mansion has stunning views of Camelback Mountain as well as the city skyline. The home is ripe for updating and customizing and the price reflects that.
#1. Northeastern Luxury
63,000 square feet for $19.8 million
This is a two mansions for the price of one deal on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton, New Hampshire. Combined, the two homes have 12 bedrooms. The property comes with its own helicopter to transport you between the two homes as well as multiple docks. The property comes with an infinity pool with a grotto, tennis court, and stone amphitheater, ideal for enjoying the summer months. There is also a 7,655 square foot barn built for entertaining and a private lakeside tea house.