Inside World's Most Spacious Homes
In times when space crunch is something many homebuyers compromise with, we all would love to own a spacious home. While you may be happy with your 4,000-sq-ft home, there are some who like to live life king size.
Here's a proof! Take a look at some of the most spacious homes in the world:
Istana Nurul Iman Palace
Area: 2.15 million square feet
The Sultan of Brunei lives in the world's most spacious house. You would be wondering what to do when you have a house with 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms, but not Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah whose home literally translates to 'Palace of the Faith Light'.
What else would you find in this house? Well, start counting — five swimming pools, a garage that can house 110 cars, 200 polo ponies also get a stable in here, banquet hall and a mosque that can accommodate 1,500 people.
The house is worth $1.4 billion but no, the Sultan is not selling!
Area: 400,000 square feet
Even India is home to one of the world's most spacious homes. In a city that is vying for space, Mukesh Ambani's 27-storey Antilla is a splendid creation built on a 49,000 sq ft plot. Although smaller than Istana Nurul Iman Palace, the worth of this residence is over $2 billion.
And now, think, what would your dream home have? Well, Antilla would surpass even the most luxurious of your wishlists. The property has a six-storey parking, nine elevators, innumerable lounges, ballroom with crystal chandeliers, entertainment stage and embedded speakers, bar, swimming pools, health and fitness rooms, a four-storey garden besides a 50-seater movie theatre, wine room and lavish bedrooms.
What does it take to maintain the glamour of this home? Almost 600 staff who also get their own entourage rooms to relax and we are told they get paid handsomely too. A lifestyle befitting a king!
Area: 110,000 square feet
In Hamptons, Ira Rennert, an investor and businessman owns a scenic property with a livable space of 66,000 sq ft. It is worth $250 million as per data sourced in 2012 and boasts 29 bedrooms and 39 baths.
What's more? This house has a power plant of its own besides three pools, two tennis courts, squash courts, a bowling alley, hot tubs, a greenhouse and a tree-lined driveway.
You would have heard about how sea-views are often a homebuyer's dream and let us tell you that Fairfield Pond faces the Atlantic Ocean.
What makes it more interesting is the fact that in 2007, the property tax of Fairfield Pond stood at $397,559.
Area: 90,000 square feet
It's the United States once again. Two movie theaters, an 8,000-sq-ft master suite, 30 bathrooms, 15 bedrooms, 11 kitchens, six pools, and an underground 30-car garage makeup Versailles and its grandeur in Florida's Orange County and belongs to David and Jacqueline Siegel. David is the CEO of Westgate Resorts and has recently bought the Las Vegas Hilton, which is a 3,000-room hotel where Elvis Presley used to perform as well as Orlando Predators, a football team.
Pet lovers would love what Jacqueline has to say about living with pets, “Dogs will have free roam of the house — they'll be first-class residents and VIPs. They're 50-50 house-trained, and we do have doggie doors in different parts of the house now, but sometimes the dogs get lazy—they don't want to walk that far. It's crazy. We're like, “Don't you dare.”
Area: 84,626 square feet
Home to Sydell Miller, Co-Founder, Matrix Essentials, the property in the Palm Beach Area was bought in 1995 for $4.90 million. Miller hosts charitable functions and concerts here and this expansive home is valued at $61,277,132. Designed by Jeffrey W. Smith, this home in Palm Beach Area is close to equally glamorous homes of the likes such as POTUS, Donald Trump.