America has earned a reputation for big homes – we did coin the term “McMansion” after all. However, when it comes to finding absolutely huge houses for sale, you’ll typically only find these in the chateaus and castles of Europe or the insanely opulent multi-floor condos of Dubai.
One of the reasons for this is obvious: for as much suburban sprawl as we Americans have managed to roll out over the past 200+ years of our existence, most of the major urban centers where the rich and mega-rich amassed their fortunes and built their properties weren’t big on space. They preferred to be closer to one another, to their families, and, of course, to their businesses.
So, to find absolutely huge houses for sale in America, one must move away from Manhattan and Greenwich and look to the West. Here are 2 fine examples of huge houses for sale in America with floor plans boasting over 50,000 square feet of living space – both, as you might have guesses – in America’s West.
1 Buggy Whip Drive – Rolling Hills, CA
One of the most unique homes that the greater Los Angeles area has to offer, this 50.000+ square foot home is comprised of 9 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, and has both an outdoor clay tennis court made to French Open standards and an indoor court made to US Open standards. From its artisan detailing to full catering facilities and available room conversion to a 350 attendee ballroom, to its Moroccan-style baths and panoramic views of area beaches, downtown LA, the Hollywood Hills and the San Gabriel Mountains, this home is nestled in a 24-hour guarded gated community mere minutes from the city. Read more »