Biggest mansions in the Northern Hemisphere
Published on 2019
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Let’s sit the lap of luxury with these mind-blowing gigantic homes owned by the world’s richest tycoons. If you’ve worked your way up to the top of the mountain, it only makes sense to live the big life as well and it all begins with mansions befitting royalty.
But today we are not just talking about the rich people, we’re talking about the people with big homes.
1. Hala Ranch, Aspen, Colorado
Size: 56,000 square feet
Owner: Hedge fund manager John Paulson, previously Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan
Price: $135 million
Features: 15 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, reflection pools, sculpture gardens, fishing ponds, its own car wash, gas pumps, mechanic shop, heated horse stables, racquetball court, cross-country skiing trails, and its own sewer treatment plant.
The Hala ranch is a 95 acre (380,000 m2) estate. It is located just north of aspen, Colorado. It is originally purchased by prince Bandar bin sultan. The name was also given by him. The architect of house is Hagman Yaw and built by Hansen construction of aspen Colorado in 1991. John Paulson bought the property for $49 million according to the wall street journal. The home is 56,000 square feet (5,200 m2) and is currently the third most expensive home on the market in the United States.
2. The Manor, Los Angeles, California
Size: 56,500 square feet
Owner: Petra Ecclestone-Stunt, the billionaire daughter of Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone
Price: $150 million
Features: 7 bedrooms, grand double staircase similar to the one in the classic movie, Gone with the Wind. The villa is also known as spelling manor. It is a mansion located in the holmby hills neighbourhood of los angeles, California, across the street from Holmby Park. It was constructed in 1988 for television producer Aaron Spelling. It is the largest home Los Angeles county. Now the house is owned by British heiress Petra Stunt, daughter of Formula One racing magnate Bernie Ecclestone. He purchased the home in 2011 for 485 million which made it the most expensive residential real estate in the US at that time.
The villa is mainly made French chateau-style. It has 123 rooms and 56,000 square feet of space.
It was designed by architects James Langenheim and built in 1988 at a cost of a mere $12 million.
3. Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach, Florida
Size: 60,000 square feet
Owner: Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian billionaire, previously Donald Trump
Price: $95 million
Features: Gold and diamond fixtures in each part of the house
Maison de L’Amitie was a French Regency style built in Palm Beach, Florida. The area was about 25,000 square metres (270,000 sq ft). the bordered length is 150 metres on the Atlantic Ocean. Maison de L’Amitie has three outbuildings: a barn and two houses for guests plus a pool and hot tub. Apart from the pool there is an out building with two bedrooms and bathroom. The estate also has a 7,618 square metres (82,000 sq ft) tennis house. Gold and diamonds were used in the bathrooms. The kitchen has mahogany furniture and stainless steel appliances. Maison de L’Amitie also has a massive garage which fits nearly 50 cars.
4. Xanadu 2.0, Medina, Washington
Size: 66,000 square feet
Owner: Bill Gates
Price: $123.54 million
Features: Tech friendly (guests are given pins that can adjust the lighting and temperature), built into its natural surroundings and uses tree canopies to reduce heat and cooling usage, man-made river with sand from the Caribbean, 2,100 square-foot library.
Xanadu 2.0 is the residence of Bill Gates. The 66,000-square-foot (6,100 m2) mansion is famous for its design and the technology. It is nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 after the title character’s estate in Citizen Kane. The house was designed by collaboration of Cywinski Jackson and Cutler-Anderson Architects of Bainbridge Island, Washington. The mansion is a huge modern design in the Pacific lodge style. It contains classic features such as a private library with a dome shaped roof and oculus. The house also shows an estate-wide server system, a 60-foot (18 m) swimming pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) gym, a 1,000-square-foot (93 m2) dining room, and heated floors and driveways.
5. The Pensmore Mansion, Ozark Mountains of Highlandville, Missouri
Size:72,000 square feet
Owner: Steve Huff, entrepreneur and engineer
Features: Made with highly durable, sustainable, safe, and energy efficient material that can withstand nearly all man-made and natural disasters,
Pensmore is one of the largest homes in the United States located in the Ozark Mountains near Highlandville, Missouri. It is built on more than 72,000 square feet and it is five stories high which consist of 14 baths, 13 bedrooms, has exterior walls 12 inches thick. This home was designed to save from earthquakes, tornadoes, and bomb blasts.
Pensmore mansion is made uniquely because it is an insulated concrete form structure designed to showcase sustainable construction techniques on a large scale, with it being designed to be earthquake resistant, bullet proof, blast proof, capable of withstanding an EF5 tornado, bug resistant, and fire resistant—and whose construction was completed in 2016.
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