The Five Biggest Houses For Sale in America

By Peter Sarmas on 17 Aug 2013
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America is renowned for all things big – and property is certainly no exception.

There are several mansions currently on the market that redefine the idea of luxury (although we aren’t quite sure what you would do with 22 full bathrooms).

Take a look below at our list of the five biggest mansions for sale in America.

499 Indian Field Road, Greenwich, Connecticut

499 Indian Field Road

Source: David Ogilvy and Associates

On the market for the first time since 1904, the Waterfront Estate in Greenwich is one of the largest houses for sale in America right now.

The property has been listed for $US190,000,000 – and in case you got lost in all those zeros, that’s one hundred and ninety million dollars.

So what does one hundred and ninety million buy you in the way of property in Connecticut? Well, this 12 bedroom 7 bathroom property sits on 50.5 acres of perfectly manicured land with incredible waterfront views. After driving down the 548 metre cobblestone driveway, the grand panelled entrance room features a stairway that rises three stories – but you could take the elevator if you’d prefer.

The living room features a beautiful carved fireplace, which is one of seven positioned in different rooms throughout the mansion. The others can be found in the dining room, the library, the family room and a selection of bedrooms.

72 E Market Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

72 E Market Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Source: Morningstar Inn Bed and Breakfast

Next on our list of the largest homes in America is this three storey colonial revival mansion, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. More than a century old, this home is positioned on 0.5 acres of land in Bethlehem’s “millionaire’s row” amongst an array of grand mansions.

The previous owners have meticulously restored this mansion and the grounds to absolute perfection – taking no shortcuts to keep the historic character of the house. Featuring looming ceilings, 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and of course, plenty of room to move, this enormous mansion is for sale for the asking price of $1,250,000.

Address Undisclosed, Beverly Hills, California

A Californian property has recently gone on the market for a staggering $US63,000,000 – but it’s no surprise why. Located in a highly sought after Beverly Hills area, this 10 bedroom 22 bathroom mansion features exquisite views overlooking both the stunning hillside and the city itself.

This American mansion features 9 fireplaces, an elevator, a garage and motor court big enough to accommodate 27 cars, and even its own staff quarters. The immaculately cared for gardens feature orchards, fountains, a mosaic-tiled swimming pool, outdoor pavilion, pool house and a tennis court.

636 Chain Bridge Road, Mclean, Virginia

Bathroom at 636 Chain Bridge Road, Mclean, Virginia

Source: Long and Foster

In what we would consider to be the most elegant of the largest houses for sale in the US right now, the décor of this Virginian mansion is timelessly beautiful. Located in McLean, this house is set on 283,968 square feet of park-like land in what is considered an “embassy style estate”, and features 10 bedrooms and a total of 15 bathrooms.

172 Bliss Canyon Road, Bradbury, California

172 Bliss Canyon Road, Bradbury

Source: Hurwitz Jamesco

The Bradbury Estate couldn’t be missed. One of the most impressive mansions for sale in America right now, the estate has been put on the market for an asking price of $US68,000,000 and really is the height of extravagance.

Located in Bradbury, California (ranked by Forbes as one of the most expensive postcodes in the country), the property measures 47,182 square feet and has 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Along with breathtaking city, canyon and ocean views, this mansion features a two storey library, an elevator, a state-of-the-art Cybex gym, a subterranean EPA certified 22.86 metre shooting range, an elevated infinity-edge pool, and a temperature-controlled trout pond with a two storey waterfall.

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About the Author

Peter Sarmas is a Certified Property Investment Advisor (PIAA) and Vendor/Buyer Advocate. Before becoming the founder of Street News, Peter completed a Degree in Applied Science (Chemistry) and a Graduate Diploma in Property Valuations (Hons). Peter believes property investing is a major and potentially risky undertaking. In his view, everyone should have an independent person acting on their behalf when seeking property investment advice.

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  1. phillip said...

    do they come with sustainability reports ?? !!
    amusing for a minute… but really guys, when will you look to the future ?
    these “glamour” homes belong to the past.
    How about celebrating homes that add to our future, rather than
    greedily eat up all resources around them ?

    August 20, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

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    • Peter Sarmas said...

      Great point Phillip. We’re currently working on a post about a sustainable house made out of seaweed that you might find interesting – check back soon! Perhaps we should research the most sustainable homes?

      August 20, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

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  2. Brian said...

    I’m pretty sure he Pennsylvania place is asking more than $1.25M – I’m guessing it is a mistake and they are really asking $125M? And is it really on 21,600 acres? How can you have a millionaires row when each home is 5 miles from the next one?

    Also, I owned a two bed unit in Boston that was about 700 square feet and I’m guessing that the Bradbury house is more than half as large? 348 sq ft seems a bit small – 348,000 sq ft or perhaps 348 acres?

    August 20, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

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