50 Biggest Houses in the US

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Welcome to the world of luxury living! Are you ready to take a peek into the grandest and most opulent houses in the US? From seaside mansions to sprawling estates, these 50 homes will leave you in awe. Get ready to be mesmerized by the stunning types of architecture, grandiose decor, and breathtaking views.

As we tour these magnificent homes, you’ll be transported to a world of grandeur and elegance. Imagine yourself strolling through sprawling gardens, swimming in infinity pools, and hosting grand events in ballrooms fit for royalty.

These houses are not just homes, they’re works of art, crafted with the finest materials and attention to detail. Each one is unique and tells a story of its own. Whether you’re a lover of architecture or interior design or have an appreciation for the finer things in life, you’re sure to find something to marvel at in these 50 biggest houses in the US. So sit back, relax and let’s begin our journey through some of the most luxurious homes in the country.

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1. Biltmore Estate- Asheville, North Carolina

Originally Built for: George Washington Vanderbilt II

Architectural Style: Châteauesque

Built in: 1895

Size: 175,856 square feet on a 2,194-acre lot

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Biltmore estate, currently a tourist attraction, is the biggest house in the US and was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II. As the largest private residence, it has an architecture that completes the beauty of the mountainous landscape in the area.

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This main house is spread out across four stories and features 250 rooms, a library with 23,000 libraries, 65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, an indoor pool, and three kitchens. Today, Bill Cecil Jr. is the proud owner of this mansion, which has an appraised value of $37 million.

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When added to the worth of the overall land around it, the total value of the Biltmore estate, the largest house, is $101 million. This home was designed by the architect Richard Morris Hunt. This estate is available for residential use or wedding ceremonies but at a hefty price tag.

2. Oheka Castle- West Hills New York

Originally Built For: Financier and Philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn

Architectural Style: Châteauesque

Built in: 1919

Size: 109,000 square feet

The second biggest house in the US is the Oheka castle, which was built as a country estate between 1914 and 1919. It is also known as the Otto Kahn estate and is found on the North Shore of Long Island in New York.

Oheka Castle

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In 2004, the 127-room mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Gary Melius, the current owner of Oheka Castle, runs the estate as a wedding and event venue and luxury hotel.

In 2004, the 127-room mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The luxury hotel also includes a private airstrip and a golf course.

3. The One- Bel-Air, California

Built in: 2013

Size: 105,000 square-foot

Nile Niami, a developer of ultra-luxurious properties in Bel Air bunk known as “The One,” considers this project to be the pinnacle of his career.

Bel Air, Los Angeles

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The One features 20 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms, a bowling alley, four swimming pools, an 8,500 sq ft private nightclub, and an IMAX-style theater room among other extravagant features.

 Bel Air, California

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The mega-mansion, which has walls built out of jellyfish tanks, is rumored to be one of the most expensive houses in the United States.

4. Whitemarsh Hall- Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania

Originally Built For: Investment banker Edward Stotesbury and his family

Architectural Style: Georgian

Built in: 1921

Size: 100,000 square footage

Built-in 1921, Whitemarsh Hall was the highlight of Gilded Age architecture and one of the best examples of great Palladian design in the United States. It has 147 rooms, making it claim to fame as Pennsylvania’s most expensive home.

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Although it is smaller than Oheka Castle, Whitemarsh is still the fourth-largest home ever constructed in the United States.

5. Arden House, Harriman, New York

Originally Built For: Railroad magnate Edward Henry Harriman and his wife Mary Averell Harriman

Architectural Style: Châteauesque

Built in: 1909

Size: 97,188 square footage

As a historic estate outside of the city, Arden was formerly held by railroad magnate Edward Harriman, who, at the time of its construction, had 63 square miles of land.

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Three miles of carriage road lead up to the Arden House, which is now a conference center with 97 rooms. It is currently owned by the Chinese-backed nonprofit Research Center on Natural Conservation.

6. Winterthur, Delaware

Originally Built for: Henry Francis du Pont

Architectural Style: Georgian Revival

Built in: 1932

Size: 96,582 square feet

One of the most significant collections of America in the United States may currently be found in this massive private mansion on a 979-acre estate. This mansion and collection were donated to the state in 1951 by avid art collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont.

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It’s now the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. The museum’s grounds and naturalistic gardens cover almost 1,000 acres, while the building itself contains 175 rooms from various periods.

7. Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Manhattan

Originally Built For: Cornelius Vanderbilt II

Architectural Style: Châteauesque

Built in: 1882

Size: 96,000 square foot

Cornelius Vanderbilt II House

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This massive mansion used to sit on the corner of West 57th Street and West 58th Avenue on the west side of Manhattan. The ground floor had a drawing room, a dining room which also served as an art gallery, and a reception area.

The second story housed a salon, a music room, and a conservatory, while the remaining floors housed the family bedrooms.

The Cornelius Vanderbilt II house was the largest private residence ever constructed in New York City, but it was sold in 1926 and torn down to make place for a department store.

8. Shadow Lawn- West Long Branch, New Jersey

Originally Built For: Hubert T. Parson, president of the F.W. Woolworth Company

Architectural Style: Beaux-Arts

Built in: 1927

Size: 90,000 square feet

On the grounds of Monmouth University is the 1927 landmark known as Shadow Lawn. The large masonry building was one of the last of its sort to be constructed before the Great Depression.

Shadow Lawn Mansion

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Shadow Lawn was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1985 for its architecture and featured prominently in the film Annie. The 130-room building was once Woodrow Wilson’s summer home. Shadow Lawn later became a part of Monmouth university in 1956 and also appeared in Annie’s film.

9. Versailles- Windermere, Florida

Originally Built for: David A. Siegel

Built in: 1970

Size: 90,000 square footage

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Jacqueline and David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts, live in this enormous mansion with 14 bedrooms and 32 bathrooms. The construction of the home, which was designed to resemble the Palace of Versailles, started in 2004  and wasn’t afinally finished until 2019 because of legal concerns.

Several documentaries have focused on Versailles throughout the years, but “The Queen of Versailles” from 2012 has become the most well-known.

It comes with an arcade, a gym, a beauty salon, a two-story movie theater, 11 kitchens, six swimming pools, an aquarium with exotic fish, an elevator, and a garage large enough to fit thirty cars in the home. 

10. Meadow Brook Hall- Rochester Hills, Michigan

Originally Built for: Matilda Dodge Wilson

Architecture Style: Tudor revival style

Built in: 1899

Size: 88,000 square feet

This massive mansion in Rochester Hills, Michigan, was commissioned by Matilda Dodge Wilson, the wealthy widow of car industry magnate John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson.

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The 110-room, Tudor revival-style mansion was built between 1926 and 1929 at a cost of around $4 million. Meadow Brook Hall rests on 1,500 acres. Much of the Wilsons’ rare art collection is still on display at the Meadow Brook Hall home, which is now a part of Oakland University.

11. Florham- Madison, New Jersey

Originally Built For: Hamilton and Florence Vanderbilt Twombly

Architectural Style: Georgian Revival

Built in: 1897

Size: 80,000 square footage

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Madison’s Florham has 110 rooms and was constructed in the 1890s as a country house for the Vanderbilt family. The architects were given the directive to design a house on the order of an English country gentleman which would be a comfortable residence, without the stiffness of the modern city house.

The 110-room mansion, with its 178 acres of gardens, carriage house, and greenhouses, was sold to Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1957 to serve as the school’s Morris County campus.

12. Harbor Hill, Roslyn, New York

Originally Built for: Clarence H. Mackay

Architectural Style: Châteauesque

Built in: 1899

Size: 80,000 square foot

The Harbor Hill mansion, which was finished in 1902, was the largest home he had ever created. It was styled like a French castle.

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After the 1929 stock market crash, however, the high upkeep costs of Harbor Hill’s expansive grounds became too much for the estate’s multimillionaire owners, and the mansion was demolished in 1947.

13. Indian Neck Hall- Oakdale, New York

Originally Built For: Frederick Gilbert Bourne, president of the Singer Sewing Machine Company

Architecture Style: Georgian Style

Built in: 1908

Size: 75,000 square foot

Indian Neck Hall

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When it was finished in 1897, Indian Neck Hall was said to be the largest estate on Long Island. 

The Georgian-style mansion was built in 1926 as the LaSalle Military Academy and was sold to St. John’s University in 2001.

14. Chateau Pensmore- Missouri

Originally Built for: American multi-millionaire astrophysicist, Steven Huff.

Completed in: 2016

Size: 72,215 square feet

Chateau Pensmore Mansion, Missouri

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Chateau Pensmore is one of the largest mansions in the United States, that was designed to showcase sustainable construction techniques on a large scale.

It includes five-story-tall towers, 13 bedrooms, and outer walls 12 inches thick, which have been engineered to survive earthquakes, tornadoes, and even bomb attacks.

15. Lynnewood Hall- Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Originally Built for: Industrialist Peter A. B. Widener

Architectural style: Neoclassical Revival

Built in: 1900

Size: 70,000 square footage

 Lynnewood Hall

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Lynnewood Hall in Montgomery County is a 110-room vacant mansion that became a turn-of-the-century. It was large enough to include an art gallery and a ballroom to accommodate 1,000 guests before it fell into despair.

16. Idle Hour

Originally Built for: William K. Vanderbilt

Architectural Style: English Country Style

Built in: 1901

Size: 70,000 square foot home

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Idle Hour is a Vanderbilt mansion on Long Island, New York, currently owned by Dowling College, a private co-educational liberal arts college. American architect Richard Howland Hunt designed the mansion in the English Country Style.

17. Woodlea- Briarcliff Manor, New York

Originally Built for: Elliott Fitch Shepard

Architectural Style: Italian Renaissance Revival

Built in: 1895

Size: 70,000 square foot home

Woodlea, another Vanderbilt house, was designed and built by American architect Stanford White in 1895. This Georgian Revival mansion was built for Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt Shepard, an American heiress and the eldest daughter of William Henry Vanderbilt, in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

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The Sleepy Hollow Country Club has taken over the former Vanderbilt country estate.

18. Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Originally Built for: William Randolph Hearst

Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival

Built in: 1947

Size: 68,500 square feet

The Hearst Castle, previously La Cuesta Encantada, is a National Historical Landmark overlooking San Simeon, California, and was originally owned by media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

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The 165-room palace was built on 127 acres and includes a main building, guesthouses, fountains, gardens, and pools. The hilltop mansion is open to the public, and multiple tours begin at $25.

19. Gray Towers Castle, Pennsylvania

Originally Built for: William Welsh Harrison

Architectural style: Gothic Revival

Built in: 1896

Size: 66,341 square feet

Grey Towers is one of largest residences in the United States, measuring 66,341 square feet. In 1929, the castle was incorporated into the Arcadia University campus, and its once-regal bedrooms are now used as student dormitories. 

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The castle is said to have been built without the use of a single nail, and it is said to be haunted.

20. Xanadu 2.0– Medina, Washington

Originally Built for: Bill Gates

Architectural style: Pacific Lodge

Built in: 1995

Size: 66,000 square-foot

Bill Gates, the former CEO and Chairman of Microsoft. and his wife Melinda Gates live in Xanadu 2.0, located in Medina, Washington.

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The house has a huge private library, an estate-wide server system, and individualized rooms that modify the temperature, music, and lighting according to who arrives.

21. Stan Hywet Hall- Akron, Ohio

Originally Built for: Co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Frank Seiberling

Architectural style: Tudor Revival

Built in: 1915

Size: 64,500 square feet

Stan Hywet Hall is a huge estate that includes one of the largest houses in the US. The house was inspired by English country estates; its name is an Old English form of “the stone quarry,” a homage to the previous quarry it was built on.

Stan Hywet Hall

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The surviving Seiberling children donated the house to a non-profit in the 1950s, which today operates it as a historic mansion museum.

22. Fair Field- Sagaponack, New York

Originally Built for: Ira Rennert

Architectural Style: Italian Renaissance

Built in: 2003

Size: 64,000 square feet

Fair Field- Sagaponack

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The mansion, which is reputedly valued at $249 million, is one of the largest in the United States.

According to reports, the house has 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms, as well as two bowling alleys, multiple squash courts, a 164-seat movie room, and an indoor basketball court which is not bad for $249 million. 

23. Mar-a-Lago- Palm Beach, Florida

Originally Built For: Marjorie Merriweather Post

Architectural style: Mediterranean-style

Built in: 1927

Size: 62,500 square feet

Mar-a-Lago, which translates as “sea to lake,” is an opulent 126-room estate on the Palm Beach barrier island in Florida, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west.

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Donald Trump purchased Mar-a-Lago in 1985 for an estimated $10 million, converting the estate into the Mar-a-Lago Club while maintaining private quarters in a different, closed-off part of the property.

24. The Breakers- Newport, Rhode Island

Originally Built for: Cornelius Vanderbilt II house

Architectural style: Italian Renaissance

Built in: 1895

Size: 62,482 square feet

The Breakers is another project of the Vanderbilt family with a marble that comes from both Italy and Africa.

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The 70-room mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994, although the Vanderbilt heirs had been living in a third-floor “apartment” until quite recently (the third floor is eight bedrooms).

To this day, the estate remains Rhode Island’s top tourist destination.

25. Blairsden- Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey

Originally Built For: American investment banker, C. Ledyard Blair

Architectural style: Châteauesque

Built in: 1903

Size: 62,000-square-foot

Blairsden is a historic 38-room home created by Carrére and Hastings, a well-known architectural team.

Blairsden Mansion

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The estate, which overlooks Ravine Lake and has 25 fireplaces and 19 baths, was sold in 2012 to T. Eric Galloway, a New York developer.

26. San Sylmar- Sylmar, California

Originally Built For: American entrepreneur J.B. Nethercutt

Architectural style: Art Deco

Built in: 1971

Size: 60,000 square foot home

Nethercutt Collection Museum Day Trip Sylmar California

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The massive estate is home to one of the world’s greatest car collections, which has been called the Nethercutt Collection.

27. Eschman Meadows- Nashport, Ohio

Originally Built For: Tami Longaberger

Architecture Style: Georgian

Built in: 2001

Size: 57,000 square feet

Eschman Meadows is a mansion that was built on 2000 acres of Columbus in 2001. It had seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a swimming pool, a ballroom, a carriage house, a home theater, a helipad, and a barn.

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As one of the largest houses in the US, it also included three stocked ponds, landscaped outdoor terraces, and a winding drive.

28. Castle Hill- Ipswich, Massachusetts

Originally Built For: Richard T. Crane Jr.

Architectural style: English Baroque

Built in: 1928

Size: 56,881 square feet

The 56,881-square-foot Castle Hill, built in the Stuart style, is part of the 2,100-acre Crane Estate near Ipswich, Massachusetts. This land has historical ties to the arrival of the first British colonists in the area.

 Castle Hill

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In 1910, the wealthy Crane family, who had made their fortune producing brass items and plumbing supplies, purchased the land that comprised five miles of beachfront. In 1945, the family gave most of the land to the nonprofit organization The Trustees of Reservations, and now visitors can explore it.

29. Andrew Carnegie Mansion- New York

Originally Built For: Scottish-American industrialist, Andrew Carnegie

Architectural style: Georgian Revival

Built in: 1901

Size: 56,368 square foot home

The Carnegie Mansion

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Andrew Carnegie Mansion was the first in the United States to have a steel frame and one of the first to have a private Otis Elevator and central heating, is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.

30. Hala Ranch- Aspen, Colorado

Originally Built For: Bandar bin Sultan

Architectural style: Rustic

Built in: 1991

Size: 56,000 square feet

Located in Colorado, Hala Ranch has a main house with 15 bedrooms and a view of the Rocky Mountains. In 2006, with a price of $135 million, it was the most expensive home in the United States.

Hala Ranch

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Millionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson bought the ranch from Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a one-time U.S. ambassador, in 2012 for $49 million. Bin Sultan had originally purchased the site in 1989 and built the residence the following year.

An impressive feature is that the site is equipped with its own wastewater treatment plant.

31. White House- Washington, DC

Originally Built For: Federal government

Architectural style: Neoclassical

Built in: 1800

Size: 55,000 square feet

The White House is the official residence and personal office of the President of the United States. It is easily the most recognizable location on our list.

White House

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It has been the house of every president since John Adams in 1800 and is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. The White House was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban and is now held by the National Park Service.

32. Elm Court- Lenox, Massachusetts

Originally Built For: Emily Thorn Vanderbilt

Architectural style: American Shingle Style

Built in: 1885

Size: 55,000 square feet

Elm Court mansion

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33. Chateau Montagel, Alabama

Originally Built For: Larry House

Architectural style: Châteauesque

Built in: 1997

Size: 54,400 square feet

Larry House, a former CEO of the Alabama-based medical supplier MedPartners, lived in the Chateau Montagnel and described it as his “dream home.” The mansion on 27 acres was designed in 1997 to evoke the grandeur of old French and Italian castles.

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It took four years to construct and has various unusual features. The driveway is in the style of a guitar, and the theater boasts a 170-inch screen and commercial elevator. The property was recently sold in 2017 for $4.8 million, significantly less than the $12 million it was valued at.

34. Searles Castle- Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Originally Built For: Mary Hopkins Searles

Architecture Style: Châteauesque

Built in: 1883

Size: 54,246 square feet

Searles Castle

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35. The Manor- Los Angeles, California

Originally Built For: Aaron Spelling

Architectural style: Châteauesque

Built in: 1988

Size: 52,503 square foot home

The Manor, commonly known as Spelling Manor, is a 123-room home in Los Angeles’ Holmby Hills district. The Manor is the largest mansion in Los Angeles County.

The Manor

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The estate is currently owned by heiress Petra Stunt, daughter of Formula One racing magnate Bernie Ecclestone, who paid a reported $85 million for The Manor.

36. Chase Mansion- West Hartford, Connecticut

Originally Built For: Arnold Chase, President of Gemini Networks, Inc. and Executive Vice President of Chase Enterprises

Architectural style: Georgian

Built in: 2009

Size: 50,853 square feet

Chase Mansion

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This is the largest house in Connecticut and among the largest in the country. Situated atop Avon Mountain, it has an impressive touch of a 10-seat movie theater which comes with a concession stand and a ticket booth.

37. Shelter Island Estate, Montana

Built in: 2010

Size: 50,000 square foot home

Another large house in a class of its own is the Shelter Island estate which is set on a 22-acre private island on Flathead Lake.

Shelter Island Estate

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The main house has almost 24,000 square feet of living area, with an additional 10,000 square feet of heated porticos and outdoor gathering space. An indoor shooting range and a 5,289-square-foot boathouse are among their unique features.

38. 8271 E Left Hand Fork Hobble Creek- Springville, Utah

Originally Built For: Tom Mower,

Architecture Style: Italian Renaissance

Built in: 2010

Size:  49,568 square feet

This huge Italian Renaissance estate in Springville, Utah is a 185-acre estate that includes several amenities.

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They include six bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a bowling alley, an indoor shooting range, and an indoor basketball court.

39. Illinois Governor’s Mansion- Springfield, Illinois

Originally Built For: State of Illinois

Architecture Style: Georgian Revival

Built in: 1855

Size: 45,000 square feet

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The Illinois Governor’s Mansion is one of the oldest and largest houses in the state. The 45,000-square-foot Italianate estate has 31 rooms and 16 bathrooms.

40. Le Palais- Beverly Hills, California

Originally Built For: Mohamed Hadid

Architectural Style: Châteauesque

Built in: 2011

Size: 44,925 square foot

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The $58 million property was purchased in 2013 by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, the 35-year-old daughter of Uzbekistan’s dictatorial president Islam Karimov. It has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a ballroom, indoor and outdoor pools, and an art gallery.

41. Payne Mansion- Esopus, New York

Originally Built For: Oliver Hazard Payne[

Architectural Style: Beaux-Arts

Built in: 1911

Size: 42,000 square foot

The Payne Mansion, which is now owned by Marist College houses the Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development. 

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The Payne Mansion, located near Esopus, New York, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

42. Hayes Mansion- San Jose, California

Originally Built For: Mary Hayes Chynoweth

Architectural Style: Mediterranean Revival

Built in: 1905

Size: 41,000 square foot home

Mary Chynoweth, Anson Hayes’ widow, commissioned architect George Page in 1903 to build a home to replace the Hayes family’s timber palace, which had burned down in 1899.

The Hayes Mansion

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The Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California, served as a triple mansion for the increasing Chynoweth family, featuring exotic woods and marble and being self-sufficient. It is now a luxury hotel resort.

43. Il Palmetto- Palm Beach, Florida

Originally Built for: Joseph E. Widener[

Architectural Style: Mediterranean Revival

Built in: 1927

Size: 40,916 square feet

 Palmetto Palm Beach

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Il Palmetto is Palm Beach, Florida’s third-largest property. The house is currently owned by American entrepreneur and computer scientist James H. Clark.

44. Walker McCune Mansion- Paradise Valley, Arizona

Originally Built For: Walker McCune

Architectural Style: Contemporary

Built in: 1962

Size: 40,280 square feet

The Walker McCune Mansion, located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, is a Contemporary house built in 1962 by Penzoil heir Walker McCune. The property now belongs to Hormel Foods Corporation heir Geordie Hormel.

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It has 14 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms, as well as an ice rink, a 150-seat theater, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a tennis court, and a 14-car garage.

45. Villa Collina- Moorestown, New Jersey

Originally Built For: Vernon Hill[

Architectural Style: Italian Renaissance

Built in: 2002

Size: 40,250-square-foot

This Italiante estate Villa Collina, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, was purchased in 2011 for an estimated $8.5 million by Miller Energy CEO Scott Boruff.

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The house has eight bedroom suites, 11 full bathrooms, a view of Fort Loudoun Lake, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an elevator, a seven-car garage, and a tri-level library.

46. Coe Hall- Upper Brookville, New York

Originally Built For: William Robertson Coe

Architectural Style: Tudor Revival

Built in: 1921

Size: 40,000 square foot

Coe Hall was built to replace the property’s first home, which burned down in 1921.  It was owned by William Robertson Coe, an insurance, railroad, and business magnate.

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Coe Hall and its surrounds near Oyster Bay, New York, have subsequently become the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park.

47. Seaview Terrace- Newport, Rhode Island

Originally Built For: Edson Bradley

Architectural Style: Chateauesque

Built in: 1925

Size: 39,648 square foot

Seaview Terrace, popularly known as the Carey Mansion, is a huge mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. It was the final great “summer home” built in Newport, completed in 1925 for Edson Bradley, Jr, the then-president of Kentucky whiskey distiller W.A. Gaines & Company.

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It was designed by famed American architect Howard Greenley in the French Renaissance Chateauesque style.

48. 1299 Via Tivoli- Henderson, Nevada

Originally Built For: Pierre Omidyar, a French-Iranian-American entrepreneur, and philanthropist

Architectural Style: Modern architecture

Built in: 2010

Size: 34,203 square foot

1299 Via Tivoli

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This Contemporary estate was erected in 2006 for Pierre Omidyar, a French-Iranian-American billionaire, and philanthropist who is the creator and chairman of the eBay.com auction website. Omidyar became a billionaire at the age of 31 when eBay went public in 1998, and he is currently working in different internet journalism ventures.

49. 2700 Point Lane

Originally Built For: Michael Jordan, the greatest professional basketball player of all-time

Built in: 1995

Size: 32,683 square feet

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This modern contemporary house features nine bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, a beauty salon, a private putting green, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, an NBA-regulation-sized basketball court, and a liberal amount of iconic “23” and “Jumpman” iconography.

50. Vermont: 506 N Hill Rd, Stowe, VT

Built in: 1991

Size: 18,055 square feet

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You will find the Vermont House on the ridgeline of the ski-friendly Mount Mansfield. It comes with eleven bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, an art gallery, a guest house, a tennis court, and a barn.

Conclusion on the Biggest House in the US

There you have it, our tour through the 50 biggest and most luxurious houses in the US has come to an end. Although most palatial properties are secluded in the woods or are found in gated communities, more of these properties are becoming accessible to the public.

We hope you enjoyed peaking into the grand and opulent world of luxury living. From breathtaking views to grand architecture, these houses truly are a testament to the American Dream.

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Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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