The Largest Private Residence in Every State

The Largest Private Residence in Every State

A man’s home is his castle, so the saying goes. In the case of certain homeowners in the U.S., their home is a castle, a palace, a villa, a château, or a manor. Across America, there are private residences of incredible size. These can be old or new and in any architectural style (or combination of styles). Some are historical landmarks; some are located in enclaves of eye-watering wealth. 

To identify the largest residential home in every state, 24/7 Tempo reviewed The Largest Residential Home in Every U.S. State, compiled by the home services website Angi. To assemble their list, Angi consulted a variety of blog posts, online listings, and local newspaper articles. They verified residential status and square footage from the real estate site Zillow. Where conflicting information on the size of a property was found, they chose the most frequently quoted record, the record from the most reliable source, or the most specific record – for instance, 72,215 rather than 72,000 square feet. Data was collected in February 2022. (These are the largest houses in America.)

Many of the homes on the list are the addresses of the absurdly rich and famous, and as such have names as outsized as their owners. Consider Washington state’s largest home – “Xanadu 2.0,” a 66,000-square-foot lakefront lodge in Medina built by Microsoft founder Bill Gates in 1995. The name is a nod to the fictional estate owned by Charles Foster Kane, the main character in the film “Citizen Kane,” itself inspired by the real-life Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.

Then there’s Florida’s Versailles, the third-largest residence on the list at 90,000 square feet, owned by David Siegel. The Lake Windermere home has 11 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, five kitchens, and a 35-car garage. It was the subject of the 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles.”

We mentioned castles, and one of the country’s biggest is in Massachusetts – Searles Castle in Great Barrington, designed by the renowned architect Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White. Now owned by Hunt Slonem, it spans 54,246 square feet of living space.

There are also two private residences of more than 100,000 square feet on the list, one on each coast. The 105,000-square-foot Bel Air mansion in California sometimes referred to as The One was bought in March 2022 for $141 million by fast-fashion magnate Richard Saghian. Fair Field in The Hamptons on Long Island, owned by billionaire hedge-fund mogul John Paulson, weighs in at 110,000 square feet, twice the size of the White House. According to Angi, the house reportedly has 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, three swimming pools, a synagogue, a theater, a basketball court, and a bowling alley. (These are the cities with the most expensive homes in America.)

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Alabama: Château Montagel, Shoal Creek
> Size: 54,400 square feet

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Alaska: Second Star, Homer
> Size: 17,000 square feet

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Arizona: McCune/Hormel Mansion, Paradise Valley
> Size: 52,000 square feet

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Arkansas: 9221 Moody Rd., Fort Smith
> Size: 18,367 square feet

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California: The One, Los Angeles
> Size: 105,000 square feet

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Colorado: Hala Ranch, Aspen
> Size: 56,000 square feet

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Connecticut: Chase Mansion, West Hartford
> Size: 50,853 square feet

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Delaware: 313 Pentland Dr, Wilmington
> Size: 25,000 square feet

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Florida: Versailles, Lake Windermere
> Size: 90,000 square feet

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Georgia: Villa Vittoriosa, Fayetteville
> Size: 44,234 square feet

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Hawaii: Casa Weisel, Wailea (Maui)
> Size: 21,692 square feet

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Idaho: Amway House, Post Falls
> Size: 28,469 square feet

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Illinois: The Illinois Governor’s Mansion, Springfield
> Size: 45,000 square feet

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Indiana: St. Maur, Indianapolis
> Size: 41,762 square feet

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Iowa: Peace Harbor, Spirit Lake
> Size: 24,876 square feet

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Kansas: Spirit of Avalon, Lake Quivira
> Size: 17,755 square feet

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Kentucky: Bloomfield Manor, Lexington
> Size: 28,596 square feet

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Louisiana: 11001 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge
> Size: 25,372 square feet

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Maine: Oak Hall, Northport
> Size: 20,000 square feet

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Maryland: 10423 Willowbrook Dr., Potomac
> Size: 53,487 square feet

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Massachusetts: Searles Castle, Great Barrington
> Size: 54,246 square feet

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Michigan: Winkler Mill Mansion, Rochester
> Size: 31,256 square feet

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Minnesota: 3465 County Road 44, Minnetrista
> Size: 22,376 square feet

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Mississippi: 606 S. 8th St., Oxford
> Size: 25,854 square feet

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Missouri: Château Pensmore, Highlandville
> Size: 72,215 square feet

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Montana: Shelter Island Estate, Shelter Island
> Size: 18,646 square feet

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Nebraska: 14243 Hamilton St, Omaha
> Size: 18,194 square feet

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Nevada: 901 Trophy Hills Dr., Las Vegas
> Size: 43,557 square feet

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New Hampshire: The Longview Estate, Alton
> Size: 38,000 square feet

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New Jersey: Villa Collina, Moorestown
> Size: 46,000 square feet

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New Mexico: 4018 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
> Size: 18,663 square feet

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New York: Fair Field, Sagaponack (The Hamptons)
> Size: 110,000 square feet

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North Carolina: Harrison Point Manor, Mooresville
> Size: 20,850 square feet

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North Dakota: 2043 Rose Creek Blvd. S., Fargo
> Size: 18,000 square feet

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Ohio: Eschman Meadows, Nashport
> Size: 57,000 square feet

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Oklahoma: 12500 W. Wilshire Blvd., Yukon
> Size: 39,354 square feet

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Oregon: 32088 S.W. Peach Cove Rd., West Linn
> Size: 51,000 square feet

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Pennsylvania: Villa Noci, Pittsburgh
> Size: 39,400 square feet

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Rhode Island: Seaview Terrace, Newport
> Size: 43,772 square feet

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South Carolina: 28 Seven Oaks Dr., Bluffton
> Size: 20,700 square feet

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South Dakota: 812 E. Tomar Pl., Sioux Falls
> Size: 11,734 square feet

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Tennessee: Jubilee Farms, West Knoxville
> Size: 30,000 square feet

Source: Courtesy of Town of Prosper, Texas Government

Texas: Château Montclair, Prosper
> Size: 29,122 square feet

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Utah: 8272 E. Left Fork Hobble Creek Rd., Springville
> Size: 50,738 square feet

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Vermont: 506 N. Hill Rd., Stowe
> Size: 18,055 square feet

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Virginia: North Wales Farm, Warrenton
> Size: 25,939 square feet

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Washington: Xanadu 2.0, Medina
> Size: 66,000 square feet

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West Virginia: 230 Quarry Ridge, Charleston
> Size: 19,000 square feet

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Wisconsin: Ellison Bay Manor, Ellison Bay
> Size: 35,000 square feet

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Wyoming: McMurry Mansion, Casper
> Size: 21,500 square feet

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