21. The White House, Washington DC, USA | Biggest Houses In The World

Architect: James Hoban
Year: 1800

This neoclassical style designed White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. It covers an area of 55,000 square feet and has witnessed several changes throughout these years. The modern-day white house consists of Executive residence, West Wing, East Wing, and the Executive office building.

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22. Nottoway Plantation House, Louisiana, USA

Architect: Henry Howard
Year: 1858

Nottoway Plantation is the largest plantation house in the south with an area of 53,000 square feet built with a combination of Greek revival and Italianate style of Architecture. This house comprises three stories out of which one story is a rusticated stucco-covered brick base on a concrete foundation, oriented to face east towards the Mississippi River.

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23. Beverly House, California, USA | Biggest House in the World

Architect: Gordon Kauffman
Year: 1927

This mansion was formerly owned by newspaper magnates William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davis and now it is known as the Emblem of Hollywood’s Golden Era. This house has a spread of 50,000 square feet with 19 bedrooms and 29 bathrooms with special architectural elements like long colonnades, wide balconies, arched floor-to-ceiling windows, and deep cave-like spaces.

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24. Updown Court, Surrey, England | Biggest Mansion in the World

Architect: John B. Scholz
Year: 2006

The Grand Updown Court is a classic example of a neo-classic Californian style of architecture, currently owned by an Indian businessman. This Palatial structure covers an area of 50,000 square feet with 103 rooms having 24 bedrooms, a fully automated two-lane bowling alley, five swimming pools including an Infinity pool, a squash court, a floodlit tennis court, a wine cellar with a capacity for 3,000 bottles and a panic room.

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25. Pritzker Estate, LA, USA | Largest house in the world

Architect: Ed Tuttle
Year: 2011

The New Pritzker Estate was built for a billionaire called Anthony Pritzker with a floor area of 49,300 square feet. This Palatial structure has two basement levels including a game room, a two-lane bowling alley, an entertainment foyer, a bar, and his offices. The mansion features geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient lighting, climate control, and roof-mounted solar panels.

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26. Carolands Chateau, San Francisco, USA

Architect: Ernest Samson
Year: 1916

This Grand mansion is also known as Remillard Manor which reflects Beaux-Arts classicism architectural style. Carolands Chateau covers an area of 46,050 square feet of an area having a height of 100 feet with 98 rooms. Initially, it was owned by the daughter of an industrialist called George Pullman.

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27. Seaview Terrace, Rhode Island, USA | Biggest House in the World

Architect: Howard Greenley
Year: 1925

Seaview Terrace, also known as Carrey Mansion was designed in the French Renaissance Revival Chateauesque style with a floor area of 39,648 square feet. It consists of three floors with 54 rooms in total.

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28. Fleur de Lys, LA, USA

Architect: Richardson Robertson
Year: 2002

This private residence was commissioned by David Saperstein which is located in Holmby Hills covering a floor area of 35,046 square feet. The property has 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a ballroom, a fifty-seat theatre, a gym, and a pool house.

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29. Toprak Mansion, London

Year: 1990

This Magnificent Toprak mansion was built by a Turkish entrepreneur Halis Toprak with a floor area of 28,000 square feet. The mansion houses a dining room with 40 seats, four kitchens, 80 feet long grand salon, and a lavish Turkish bath.

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30. The Oprah Estate, CA, USA | Biggest Houses In The World

Year: 1959

This grand residence belongs to Oprah Winfrey and it is also called “The Promise Land” built-in Neo-Georgian style of architecture. This 23,000 square feet area includes six bedrooms, fourteen bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and a wine cellar with a swimming pool in the backyard.

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Author

Jhanavi is an architecture graduate from Nirma University in 2019 with the best awarded Research Thesis on Architectural Response to Waterfronts. Jhanavi is an Associate Architect at JCE, Ahmedabad and also recipient of research grant for the research of “Women in Architecture” from EDRC. She is a keen observer, who loves to translate the minute details into words.

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