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.
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.
“Serenity Ridge” – 10687 Evans Ridge Road, Parker, CO
If living a “world apart” is more appealing, leave nearby neighbors, smog and busy highways behind and instead consider this stunning mansion along the Colorado Rockies front range. Located in the prestigious Denver suburb of Parker, this mega mansion for sale is perfect for an active Hollywood A-lister, Media Mogul or CEO. Not only does the estate feature more than 50,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space, it’s also a great place to work, entertain and play thanks to its two conference rooms, two adjoining apartment suites, four kitchens, a game room, home theater, two-lane bowling alley and full-service 4-star restaurant quality bar. Then, of course, there’s the separate staff residence and 70 vast and private acres that are perfect for cross country skiing, horseback riding, fly-fishing, hiking – and are of course mere miles from world class downhill skiing. Currently, Serenity Ridge is not being sold at any price point. In fact, it’s being sold in the largest ever no-reserve absolute auction of a private estate on September 27th, 2014. To learn more about the luxury real estate auction of Serenity Ridge and to qualify as a bidder on this beautiful mega mansion for sale, contact Supreme Auctions at 866-929-2243 or send and email request for additional auction details.