Friday, March 07, 2008

World's Biggest House

I've noticed a few people seem to be drifting into my blog looking for information on the world's largest house. I can point you in the direction of the biggest wooden house (more of a cubby house for adults really), but sadly can't definitively tell you which house is the world's hugest! I can tell you that the largest privately owned house in the US is the Biltmore House. It was built after 1888 by the Vanderbilt family, and has a floor area of over 16,000 square meters. The estate itself covers over 8000 acres or around 32 square km.

This monstrous family mansion has 250 rooms, an indoor pool a bowling alley and 3 kitchens. If you were advertising it for sale it would be a 35 x 43, which is really weird ... 35 bedrooms but 43 bathrooms! Anyway, more information here.

It could be argued that Windsor Castle is a private establishment and if you felt that the British Royal family owning such a house does not constitute public ownership, it would probably win the title of World's largest house. Windsor Castle has a floor area of about 45,000 square meters. However, I reckon this one is cheating ...

Anyway, if you happen to know of a larger houses anywhere in the world, drop me a comment (please, no temples, government buildings or office blocks ... just private houses).

Update: It would appear that the Biltmore house will sit at the top for only a short while longer. A new Biggest house in the world is rising in, of all places, Mumbai. Details about this monsterous house here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Windsor Castle may have been beaten by the Sultan of Saudi Arabia's house.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs to check out the largest house in the world being built by an Indian man...It is 30 floors but actually 60 stories tall, has 3 helipads, 168 car garage and 600 servants. It is a skyscraper but it is a single family home and has been built as such at the cost of 1 billion dollars. Check it out.....

Teen drama said...

Canadas biggist house is only 1675.4 meters smaller than the house in the states. What is strange is that you cant tell that it is by driving by it. I just found out that it is actualy in MY town.

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