The Biggest Houses in the World

The Biggest Houses in the World

The Biggest Houses in the World buying a house is often one of the biggest purchases we will ever make in our lifetime. But not everyone is willing to settle for just any old home.

Some people opt to build giant mansions that are awe-inducing. Some of these mega-mansions even have their own helipads and air traffic control!

Safra Mansion

Whether you are an art collector or want to host the most prestigious dignitaries, there is no limit to how luxurious your home can be. From banquet halls to swimming pools, these largest houses in the world offer a plethora of extraordinary features that redefine luxury living.

Built on the French Riviera, this ginormous villa first belonged to King Leopold II of Belgium before it was acquired by Gianni and Marella Agnelli and later by Edmond Safra. The mansion visited by famous personalities including Frank Sinatra, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III.

The home has 250 rooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces, among other luxuries. Its occupant a notoriously private family but the property is believed to worth over $500 million. It is one of the biggest houses in the world and features a bowling alley, a 23,000 book library, and several indoor and outdoor pools. The master bedrooms even equipped with a massage table.


Buckingham Palace may be London’s biggest house, but Witanhurst isn’t far behind. Designed by architect George Hubbard and built between 1913 and 1920, this Queen Anne-style mansion has 65 rooms (25 of which are bedrooms) and a 70ft ballroom.

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It’s been more or less abandoned since 1970, when the aristocratic owner ran out of money for its upkeep. But the property purchased in 2008 by a mystery buyer who completed the sale through an offshore entity in the British Virgin Islands for $80 million, and renovations are currently underway.

When finished, the palatial abode will be bigger than the White House and 20 times larger than the average American home. It will have a gymnasium, treatment parlor, and even a cinema. But the true highlight of this behemoth is its three floors of windows, which offer spectacular views of London’s most prestigious addresses. This includes the homes of Kate Moss and George Michael. So if you’re ever in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by.

Istana Nurul Iman Palace

The palace of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Istana Nurul Iman or the “palace of light and faith”, holds a world record for being the largest residential palace and house in the entire globe. It’s a massive white construction with golden domes that seen from miles away and set on the green grounds of Persiaran Damuan Park.

The complex made up of 1788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, a banquet hall that can accommodate more than 1500 guests, a mosque, 110 car garages, air-conditioned stables for the Sultan’s 200 polo horses and 5 swimming pools.

While tourists aren’t allowed to enter the palace for most of the year, it’s worth a peek from the front gate during a Brunei River tour (where you can see proboscis monkeys and crocodiles) or during Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities when the palace open to the public for three days. Sure to dress conservatively as shorts, sleeveless tops and revealing clothing not permitted inside the palace grounds.


Business magnate Mukesh Ambani’s lavish abode Antilia takes the meaning of “living large” to a whole new level. The 27-story skyscraper that named after a mythical island, houses the billionaire along with his wife Nita Ambani and children Anant Ambani and Akash Ambani. The palatial house cost around $1-2 billion to build.

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The massive house boasts a 168 car garage, 3 helicopter pads and a whole floor designed for air traffic control. The house is also home to 9 elevators, a theatre room, terrace garden, swimming pools, spa centre, health center, temple and even a snow room!

The edifice is so impressive that it compared to the World Trade Center. And the best part is, that it can even withstand an earthquake of up to 8 on the Richter scale! The entire property decorated with the finest of artwork and built according to Vastu Shastra. The edifice also surrounded by lush green gardens.

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