Discover the Largest House In Alabama (Size of the White House)

Updated: May 26, 2023
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Many people have a dream of living in a mansion. Some would like to have more space for their possessions, while others simply believe that it would be amazing to live in the lap of luxury. However, some homes contain more space than any one person or family could really use.

There are some extremely large houses in the state of Alabama. Some of these houses possess amenities that the average person couldn’t even imagine.

You might be wondering at this point, where are these large houses? Read on to learn all about the largest house in Alabama!

The Largest House In Alabama

An overlook at Little River Canyon in Alabama
Alabama offers many beautiful sites, including the largest home in Alabama that was inspired by French architecture.


Located at 7 Montagel Way in Shoal Creek, the largest home in Alabama contains 54,000 feet of space. It has 19 bathrooms and 15 bedrooms. It sold at auction in January 2017 for 4.8 million dollars. Although this might seem like a high price, it was listed for 10 million dollars and once valued at over 30 million dollars.

French styles inspired the architecture of this home. The home was built in 1997, and it contains a two-story foyer with a double floating staircase. There is also a two-story great room, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, breakfast room, wine cellar, 25-seat home theater, and much more. Birmingham architect Bill Sheppard designed this home, which took four years to finish.

Outside, there is an outdoor arena, four horse pastures, a swimming pool, a fountain, a gated entrance, and many more amenities.

The guest house itself has 3,000 square feet of space. The home is about the size of the White House! It is not only the largest house in Alabama but the 28th largest house in the entire United States.

This estate was also the first residence in Alabama to install a geothermal HVAC system. This 27-unit system uses the temperatures from 64 wells that are 200 feet underground to provide cost-efficient temperature control for the home.

In addition to all of the amenities in this estate, it is a work of art overall. The ceiling over the hot tub displayed a painted night sky scene that is actually astronomically accurate. The glass fireplace, large double-entry French doors, and luxury hardware add to the appeal of this house.

Where Is Montagel Way, Alabama Located On A Map?

Montagel Way is located in the city of Shoal Creek in Shelby County, which is 17 miles southeast of Birmingham in the northcentral region of the state. The state of Alabama is in the southeast region of the United States and is bordered by Mississippi to the west, Tennessee to the north, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, Georgia and to the east.

Other Large Houses In Alabama

Alabama mansion
Alabama offers many beautiful mansions and homes throughout the state.


There are many large estates and houses in the state of Alabama. Many of these are also the most expensive homes in the state. The following are a few examples of these locations.

Battlement Drive (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

This home, inspired by Bavarian mansions, has almost 10,000 square feet of space. It contains its own private shoreline with views of Lake Tuscaloosa. It also contains a wraparound porch, bar, library, and infinity pool. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms in this home that sold for a little bit under 3 million dollars.

Dell Road (Mountain Brook, Alabama)

This home has over 9,000 feet of space, in addition to a multitude of amenities. It sold for 2.1 million dollars in 2017, although it was initially valued at 2.7 million dollars. It has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It’s also located in the affluent Mountain Brook area, very close to popular areas in downtown Birmingham. These include Highland Park and the Birmingham Zoo.

Canal Road (Orange Beach, Alabama)

This waterfront property was eventually sold for 3.2 million dollars, although the starting price was 5.5 million. It has more than 7,000 feet of space indoors. The property contains a guest house, boat lift, swimming pool, and its own private pier, in addition to other amenities.

Empire Drive (Arab, Alabama)

This is a brick estate that contains more than 6,000 feet of space. It contains six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Originally, it sold for approximately 2 million in 2012 before being relisted. Then, in 2015, it sold for 1.75 million dollars.

Pine Ridge Trail (Mountain Brook, Alabama)

This 5,600-square-foot home contains five bedrooms and five bathrooms. It has a large kitchen that is fit for any gourmet chef. However, what really makes this property stand out is the back terrace, which contains a built-in grilling area, a fountain, and amazing garden views. It sold for 1.595 million dollars.

Pump House Road (Birmingham, Alabama)

This home has more than 5,000 square feet of living space, along with 1.5 acres of outdoor space. It also has a pool and detailed landscaping. It’s reminiscent of an English country estate and has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. This home sold for 1.7 million dollars in 2017.

Biodiversity In Alabama

Guntersville Lake in Scottsboro Alabama
Alabama offers the richest river complex in North America and is one of the most biologically diverse states in the U.S.

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There are many reasons why someone would want to live in Alabama, besides the chance to live in one of the aforementioned luxury homes. There are plenty of metropolitan amenities, in addition to the astonishing biodiversity. Few people know that Alabama is one of the most biologically diverse states in the country.

The Mobile River basin is considered to be the richest river complex in North America. There are numerous habitat types and countless species in this ecosystem. It runs north to south all the way through Alabama. It consists of hundreds of thousands of acres of forest land and waterways of all sizes.

Alabama is home to more species of snails, mussels, turtles, freshwater fish, and crawfish than any other state in the United States. There are 84 crawfish species here, compared to 32 in Louisiana and nine in California. The Mobile-Tensaw Delta contains 18 turtle species, which is more than the Nile and Yangtze Rivers.

A 2002 compendium by NatureServ showed that Alabama was number one among the states in aquatic diversity. It was among the top five states when considering the overall number of species of both plants and animals.

The other states in the top five (New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California) were all more than double the size of Alabama and had fewer than half as many species per square mile of land. In addition to this, scientists are constantly discovering new species in Alabama.

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