While most of us live in homes with square footage hovering in the low four digits, there are a few homeowners who live much larger—in every sense of the word.
And with a need for space to spread out at the top of most home shopper’s minds, we present the 10 biggest homes to land on the market this week. A couple of these hulking homes tip the scales at over 30,000 square feet—and the smallest of the bunch measures in at a not-at-all-petite 17,000.
While there’s nothing priced below $2.5 million, the list prices reflect the locales of these massive mansions. Obviously, a buyer will pay more per square foot in Southern California, but the out-of-the-way places where you can acquire enormous estates might surprise you.
The prices are all over the map, but the homes all share an aesthetic rooted in roominess. Acreage, guest wings, and caretaker cottages: These sprawling spreads have it all.
So if you’re interested in joining the ranks of the supersized-square-foot club, one of these is sure to please. Enjoy.
Square feet: 32,214
Carter Hall: This 87-acre estate dates to 1797 and includes a 14,695-square-foot stone manor house, multiple guesthouses, and cabins. In total, the living space exceeds 32,000 square feet.
In addition, there’s a 26,000-square-foot office building and converted stables, which could serve as secondary office space. A buyer will also acquire a greenhouse, two tennis courts, and a maintenance building.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Carter Hall was most recently used as a conference center, but could be reimagined for any number of uses.
Square feet: 31,450
Il Magione: Built in 2013, furnished by Fendi, and located on Billionaires Row, this eight-bedroom compound is loaded with luxury. The gated spread sits on 1.5 acres and includes a number of high-end amenities, including a bowing alley, game room, home theater, gym, hair salon, media room, golf simulator, as well as a wine cellar with tasting room. For visitors, there’s a two-bedroom guesthouse.
Square feet: 26,891
McPherson mansion: This eight-bedroom, Greek Revival estate was built in 1996 and fully renovated and expanded in 2008. According to the listing, over $9 million was spent on the makeover, which means the current list price is an enormous bargain.
The gated, 3-acre property features manicured lawns and gardens. A black onyx infinity pool cost $1 million and transforms into a brightly lit fountain with the flip of a switch. Other highlights include a sport court, sauna, sky lounge, rooftop deck, game room, home theater, and two large ballrooms.
Square feet: 24,676
Crawford Farm: This farm dates to 1900 and once produced cream cheese. The original mansion was built during the fox hunt boom at the dawn of the 20th century. Additions include a huge, 28-bedroom dorm wing in the 1990s and a school building in 2005. Most recently, the property was used as a health and rehabilitation facility. It could be transformed back into a residential home or a number of other options like, say, a bed-and-breakfast or conference center.
Square feet: 22,282
Miller-Boyett country estate: Built in 2002 for TV producers Thomas Miller and Robert Boyett, this 474-acre estate is anchored by a mansion with 3-story atrium ceilings. The scale and grandeur of the interiors include an entrance hall with grand staircase, 47-foot-long great room, 39-foot-long dining room, and roof deck with mountain views.
There’s also a three-bedroom guest cottage, outdoor pool and spa, tennis court, barn, warehouse, and art storage building. For vistas, there’s a log cabin on the property’s highest point, which features views of the gardens and orchards stretched out below.
Square feet: 21,107
Tuscan-style estate: Gated for privacy, this 17-acre estate is anchored by a custom-built, Tuscan-style mansion that’s just 7 years old. The seven-bedroom home features a curved staircase, two-story marble foyer, two-story great room with beamed ceiling, and library. The master suite comes with a private staircase to an exercise room. There’s also an indoor pool complex with kitchen, bar, and bathroom.
Square feet: 18,659
Wolf Lodge Estate: This 10-acre property just outside downtown backs up to Forest Service land for ultimate peace and privacy. Built in 2000, the nine-bedroom mansion includes a commercial kitchen with walk-in refrigerator, radiant floor heating, indoor saltwater pool, and an adjoining carriage house with separate entrance.
Square feet: 18,644
Glenmoor: Accompanied by 8.5 acres of open lawn, trees, and a private lake, this massive manse was built in 1997. The five-bedroom residence includes a grand dining room, fitness room, attached eight-car garage, as well as a media room with a covered terrace and kitchenette for entertaining a crowd.
Square feet: 17,771
Lakeside manor: This grand mansion is considered the Granite State’s premier waterfront estate, according to the listing.
The property includes a boathouse, barn, and docks—all along 841 feet of Lake Winnipesaukee frontage. The four-level home has a staggering 37 rooms, including eight bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, and a custom eight-bed bunk room for the kids. There’s also a theater, wine cellar, and four dock slips.
Square feet: 17,297
Bel Air villa: Perched above the Stone Canyon Reservoir, this spectacular Italian-style mansion has terraces that wrap around the home to take in all the natural and city views. Resort-quality amenities include the gorgeous indoor pool, home theater, billiard room, wine cellar, and subterranean garage. Outdoors there’s an infinity pool, kitchen, patios, and lawns.