The Sunshine State is a playground for the rich and famous, so it’s no surprise that some of the largest homes in the US are found in Florida. But, these massive properties do not come cheap. Therefore, these homes are not only large, but they are also the most expensive properties in the state. So, let’s take a look at eight of the largest private houses in Florida.
1. 18 La Gorce Cir, Miami Beach, Florida
This massive home at 18 La Gorce Cir is technically a single-family home. However, the property boasts a collection of buildings. There are three individual homes on the dwelling and a private park. All and all, the property measures a whopping 125,000 square feet, including indoor and outdoor space making it the largest private home on our list and 50 times bigger than the average home in the US! This massive property is currently listed for $170 million.
2. Versailles, 6121 Kirkstone Lane, Windermere, Florida
The infamous Versailles is a private home in Windermere, Florida, still under construction. Its owners, time-share magnate David Siegel and his wife and ex-model Jackie Siegel, started building their dream home in 2004 in the gated community of Lake Butler Sound. But, unfortunately, there have been major setbacks like Hurricane Ian, which caused $10 million in damages.
This 90,000-square-foot home sits on a 10.1-acre lot and contains:
- 13 bedrooms
- 23 bathrooms
- Three floors
Construction was supposed to end in early 2023, but due to the hurricane, the timeline was extended again.
3. Gemini, 2000 S Ocean Blvd, Lantana, Florida
The massive 16.61-acre lot at 2000 S Ocean Blvd technically houses multiple buildings, but when combined, these buildings add up to a total of 80,000 square feet of living space. For example, there are 21 bedrooms and 28.5 bathrooms! Several billionaires have owned this property, which features some of the most incredible and modern amenities. In addition, the outdoor space boasts different areas for swimming, fishing, boating, and golfing.
4. 450 S Beach Road
The mansion on 450 S Beach Road in Hobe Sound, FL, is one of the largest in the area at 26,534 square feet. It sports 11 bedrooms over four structures. These four buildings include the main house that boasts an outdoor bar, cabana, master suite, chef’s kitchen, staff quarters, and much more. Two of the other structures are guest houses with their own living and entertainment areas, ensuite bedrooms, kitchens, and porches. The last structure is the beach house located right on the ocean.
5. 2325 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, Florida
The enormous oceanside mansion at 2325 S Ocean Blvd is situated in Delray Beach, Florida. It takes its place as one of the largest homes in Florida thanks to its 1.5 acres and 25,963 square footage. This oceanfront property has nine bedrooms (six in the main house and three in the guesthouse). In addition, it contains high-end amenities like a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, movie screening room, pool and spa, dining terrace, gym, walk-in pantries, motor court, and much more. The home is currently listed for $60 million.
6. 27 Star Island Dr, Miami Beach, Florida
The mansion at 27 Star Island Dr, Miami Beach, FL, is one of the most sought-after homes in the area due to its massive size. This home is a whopping 23,737 square feet, which includes 6 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a gorgeous waterfront view, and is situated on 0.92 acres. There are two structures on the property. First, the restored De Garmo house that was initially built in 1924. Second, a modern home constructed in 2019, which boasts a cold plunge, cabana, sauna, Jacuzzi, spa, salon, pool, and gym with a sea view.
7. 1000 S Boulevard, Manalapan, Florida
One of the most expensive homes in Florida is 1000 S Blvd, Manalapan, Florida. This mansion is 23,188 square feet and contains 9 bedrooms, 10.5 bedrooms divided between the main house and guest house, and a 7-car garage. The entire estate sits on 1.91 acres of land and boasts breathtaking ocean views from its rooms. This mansion was built in 2017.
8. 3031 Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida
This 19,191 square-foot home is located at 3031 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL. It was last listed on Zillow for a whopping $150 million. The mansion has 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms, and people call it Indian Spring because of its luxurious features. It was originally built in 1999 and has a formal living room, gourmet kitchen, garden room and terrace, Grand Salon, professional office, pool, six-car garage, bay, tennis court, and more. In addition, it sits on four acres of land.
Summary of 8 Largest Houses Ever Built In Florida
|1||18 La Gorce Cir, Miami Beach, Florida||125,000|
|2||Versailles, 6121 Kirkstone Lane, Windermere, Florida||90,000|
|3||Gemini, 2000 S Ocean Blvd, Lantana, Florida||80,000|
|4||450 S Beach Road||26,534|
|5||2325 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, Florida||25,963|
|6||27 Star Island Dr, Miami Beach, Florida||23,737|
|7||1000 S Boulevard, Manalapan, Florida||23,188|
|8||3031 Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida||19,191|
What was the Largest Privately Owned Home Ever Built in the United States?
While all these properties in Florida really reach amazing heights as far as what defines a home, they still pale in comparison to the actual largest privately owned home in the United States: The Biltmore. It is a modern castle that pushes the boundaries of luxury.
Built in the early 1890s, this Gilded Age mansion was built by the titan of industry George Washington Vanderbilt II. He chose the land, which lies near Asheville, North Carolina because he fell in love with the countryside. The Biltmore has about 135,000 square feet of living area!
The Biltmore has been a great tourist attraction for the region for over a century and even used to keep some priceless artwork from the White House during World War II. In 1963, the house and grounds were designated as a National Historic Landmark.
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