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82 Fabulous Historic Homes & Mansions in the USA

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Amazing collection of 73 famous historic mansions in the USA. Examples from every part of the USA including the East Coast, Southeast, the South, Southwest, Westcoast and the Midwest.

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31. Graceland (Elvis Presley’s Mansion) – Memphis, Tennessee

Graceland is a mansion located in Memphis, Tennessee, which was owned by the singer and actor Elvis Presley. It has 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) that costs $100 million and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark. It is also the second most-visited house in The U.S. after the White House, with over 650,000 visitors a year and currently owned by Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis.

About the Graceland

  • Where: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
  • When: 1939
  • Who built it: Architect Kaiti King
  • Current owners: Lisa Marie Presley
  • Cost: $100 million
  • Size: 13.8-acre (5.6 ha)

32. Vaile Mansion

Vaile Mansion was built for Colonel Harvey Merrick Vaile and his wife, Sophia. Vaile in 1871–1881 following the designs of architect Asa B. Cross. The property has 5.6 acres (2.3 ha) and is worth $3-4 million. Vaile Mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is currently open to the public as a museum.

About the Vaile Mansion

  • Where: Independence, Missouri, United States of America
  • When: 1871–1881
  • Who built it: Architect Asa B. Cross
  • Current owners: Vaile Victorian Society
  • Cost: $3-4 million
  • Size: 5.6 acres (2.3 ha)

33. Carrington Mansion, aka Filoli Country House – Woodside, California

Filoli is a country house with 2.833 km² designed by architect Willis Polk in Georgian style for William Bowers Bourn II. Now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli is open to the public and is both a California Historical Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

About the Filoli

  • Where: Woodside, California, United States of America
  • When: 1915
  • Who built it: Architect Willis Polk
  • Current owners: National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 2.833 km²

34. Hempstead House – Sands Point, New York

Gould-Guggenheim Estate or Sands point preserve, more commonly known as the Hempstead House is a large estate located in Sands Point, New York. Its construction was started by Howard Gould and completed by Daniel Guggenheim in 1912, featuring 300-acre (1.2 km2).

About the Hempstead House

  • Where: Sands Point, New York, United States of America
  • When: 1912
  • Who built it: Howard Gould, completed by Daniel Guggenheim
  • Current owners: Nassau County, New York
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 300-acre (1.2 km2)

35. Swannanoa Palace – Afton, Virginia

Swannanoa is an Italian Renaissance Revival villa in Augusta County and Nelson County, Virginia, United States. It was built by millionaire and philanthropist James H. Dooley in 1912 featuring 590 acres (240 ha) and worth more than $46.3 million.

About the Swannanoa

  • Where: Augusta County and Nelson County, Virginia, United States of America
  • When: 1912
  • Who built it: James H. Dooley
  • Current owners: James F. Dulaney,Jr
  • Cost: More than $46.3 million
  • Size: 590 acres (240 ha)

36. Maryland Mansion – Ponca City, Oklahoma

The E.W. Marland Mansion built by oil baron and philanthropist Ernest Whitworth Marland at the peak of 1920s is a 43,561 square feet mansion located in Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States. The construction followed the designs of prominent Tulsa architect John Duncan Forsyth and the property is now worth $1.4 million. Currently, The City of Ponca takes care of the mansion.

About the E.W. Marland Mansion

  • Where: Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States of America
  • When: 1920s
  • Who built it: Ernest Whitworth Marland, designed by architect John Duncan Forsyth
  • Current owners: The City of Ponca
  • Cost: $1.4 million
  • Size: 43,561 square feet

37. Pittock Mansion – Portland, Oregon

The Pittock Mansion originally built in 1909 is a French Renaissance-style château in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon built by Henry Pittock as a private residence for himself and his wife, Georgiana. The property boasts a size of 16,000 ft.² and is worth $6–8 million. The property is in the hands of the Bureau of Parks and Recreation currently.

About the Pittock Mansion

  • Where: West Hills of Portland, Oregon, United States of America
  • When: 1909
  • Who built it: Henry Pittock
  • Current owners: Bureau of Parks and Recreation
  • Cost: $6–8 million
  • Size: 16,000 ft.²

38. Perry Hannah House – Michigan

The Perry Hannah House located in Traverse City, Michigan is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by Grand Rapids architect W. G. Robinson for Perry Hannah. The construction was completed in 1893 and later on became the property of Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home that is still operating today.

About the Perry Hannah House

  • Where: Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America
  • When: 1893
  • Who built it: Architect W. G. Robinson
  • Current owners: Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home
  • Cost: $5 million
  • Size: 1 acre (0.40 ha)

39. Patterson House

Ardenwood Historic Farm is a Regional Historic Landmark in Fremont, California built by James Hawley in 1857. The property follows a Queen Anne architectural style and has a size of 300-acre. Today, it is being maintained by the East Bay Regional Park District.

About the Patterson House

  • Where: Fremont, California, United States of America
  • When: 1857
  • Who built it: James Hawley
  • Current owners: East Bay Regional Park District
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 300-acre

40. Pabst Mansion – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Pabst Mansion located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a Flemish Renaissance Revival style architecture designed by Milwaukee architect George Bowman Ferry for Captain Frederick Pabst. The property is worth $7 million and currently in the hands of the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, Inc.

About the Pabst Mansion

  • Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
  • When: 1890
  • Who built it: Architect George Bowman Ferry
  • Current owners: Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, Inc
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: Unknown

41. Lyndhurst Castle

Lyndhurst, also known as the Jay Gould estate located in Tarrytown, New York just beside the Hudson River is a Gothic Revival country house designed by Alexander Jackson Davis in 1838. Its size measures 67 acres (27 ha) and was owned in succession by New York City mayor William Paulding, Jr., merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. After Gould’s death, his daughter Anna Gould donated it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is now open to the public.

About the Lyndhurst

  • Where: Tarrytown, New York, United States of America
  • When: 1838
  • Who built it: Architect Alexander Jackson Davis
  • Current owners: National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 67 acres (27 ha)

42. Katharine Seymour Day House – Hartford, Connecticut

The Katharine Seymour Day House is a historic house located in Hartford, Connecticut. It was designed by Francis H. Kimball following the Queen Anne architectural design and was completed in 1884. The 2 acres (0.81 ha) property is now in the hands of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center serving as its administrative center and library and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

About the Katharine Seymour Day House

  • Where: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
  • When: 1884
  • Who built it: Architect Francis H. Kimball
  • Current owners: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 2 acres (0.81 ha)

43. Winchester Mystery House – California

The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California built by Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester as her personal residence. Its size measures 2 ha, privately owned and serves as a tourist attraction.

About the Winchester Mystery House

  • Where: San Jose, California, United States of America
  • When: 1884-1922
  • Who built it: Sarah Winchester
  • Current owners: Winchester Investments LLC
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 2 ha

44. Henry Clay’s Ashland House

Ashland is the name of the plantation of the 19th-century Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, which was built by architects Benjamin H. Latrobe and Thomas Lewinski in 1811. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the historic house museum was opened to the public in 1950.

About the Ashland

  • Where: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
  • When: 1811
  • Who built it: Architects Benjamin H. Latrobe and Thomas Lewinski
  • Current owners: Henry Clay Memorial Foundation
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 8 ha

45. Vizcaya – Florida

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, previously known as Villa Vizcaya located in Miami, Florida is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune. Architects Paul Chalfin, F. Burrall Hoffman, and Diego Suarez completed the work following the Mediterranean-revival style mixed with Baroque, Italian Renaissance and Italian Renaissance Revival styles of architecture. The property boasts a size of 43 acres (17 ha) and is currently in the hands of Miami-Dade County.

About the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens / Villa Vizcaya

  • Where: Miami, Florida, United States of America
  • When: 1811
  • Who built it: Architects Benjamin H. Latrobe and Thomas Lewinski
  • Current owners: Henry Clay Memorial Foundation
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 43 acres (17 ha)

46. David Davis Mansion – Bloomington, Illinois

The David Davis Mansion also known as Clover Lawn, is a Victorian home in Bloomington, Illinois that was built in 1870-1872 by Alfred H. Piquenard. It was the residence of David Davis, Supreme Court justice (1862–1877) and Senator from Illinois, which features 4.5 acres (1.8 ha) that is currently owned by the Illinois Department of natural Resources.

About the David Davis Mansion

  • Where: Bloomington, Illinois, United States of America
  • When: 1870-1872
  • Who built it: Alfred H. Piquenard
  • Current owners: Illinois Department of natural Resources
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 4.5 acres (1.8 ha)

47. The Culbertson Mansion

Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site located in New Albany, Indiana was the home of William Culbertson, who was once the richest man in Indiana. It was designed by architect James T. Banes following the Second Empire-style architecture featuring 4,047 m² of size. Today, it is open to the public maintained by the Historic New Albany.

About the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

  • Where: New Albany, Indiana, United States of America
  • When: 1867
  • Who built it: Architect James T. Banes
  • Current owners: Historic New Albany
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 4,047 m²

48. Long Island Gold Coast Mansion at Old Westbury Gardens – New York

The Old Westbury Gardens located in Nassau County, New York is the former estate of John Shaffer Phipps, heir to a U.S. Steel fortune. The property was designed by architect George A. Crawley in 1906 that features 100 acres (40 ha) of size. It is currently owned by Nancy Costopulos and is open to the public for free.

About the Old Westbury Gardens

  • Where: Nassau County, New York, United States of America
  • When: 1906
  • Who built it: Architect George A. Crawley
  • Current owners: Nancy Costopulos
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 100 acres (40 ha)

49. Swan House – Atlanta, Georgia

The Swan House located in Atlanta, Georgia was designed by architect Philip Trammell Shutze for Edward and Emily Inman combining the Renaissance revival style with the classical architecture. The property’s size measures 28 acres (110,000 m2) and is worth $5.4 million currently being maintained by the Atlanta History Center.

About the Swan House

  • Where: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
  • When: 1928
  • Who built it: Architect Philip Trammell Shutze
  • Current owners: Atlanta History Center
  • Cost: $5.4 million
  • Size: 28 acres (110,000 m2)

50. Flagler Mansion (now a museum) – Palm Beach, Florida

Whitehall is a 75-room Gilded Age mansion located in Palm Beach, Florida. It was completed in 1902 by Carrère and Hastings for Henry Flagler, a leading captain of industry in the late 19th century, and a leading developer of Florida as a tourist destination following the neoclassical Beaux Arts architecture style. Its size measures to 100,000-square-foot currently owned by the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and is open to the public, as well as listed as a National Historic Landmark.

About the Whitehall

  • Where: Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America
  • When: 1902
  • Who built it: Carrère and Hastings
  • Current owners: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 100,000-square-foot

51. Faxon-Thomas Mansion

Faxon-Thomas Mansion

The Faxon-Thomas mansion is a Georgian-Revival style built in 1904 for Ross Faxon. Later on, Faxon sold the property to the widow of Benjamin F. Thomas, the one who founded the Coca-Cola Bottling. Today, the mansion is a part of the National Register of Historic Places.

About the Faxon-Thomas Mansion

  • Where: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America
  • When: 1904
  • Who built it: Ross Faxon
  • Current owners: Chattanooga Art Association
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)

52. Wedding Cake House

Wedding Cake House in Maine

The Wedding Cake House, formally known as the George W. Bourne House is a historic property and once became the most photographed house in the whole state of Maine. It was built by George W. Bourne himself, the famous shipbuilder in 1825. The name Wedding Cake House became popular when people started noticing the cake-like appearance of the property.

About the Wedding Cake House

  • Where: Kennebunk, Maine, United States of America
  • When: 1825
  • Who built it: George W. Bourne
  • Current owners: Jimmy Barker and Kenneth W Douglas
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: Unknown

53. Cylburn Mansion – Baltimore, Maryland

Cylburn mansion - Baltimore, Maryland

Cylburn Mansion is a Renaissance architectural beauty built by George A. Frederick in 1863. It was later on renamed Cylburn Arboretum when it was totally completed with its park and gardens. Today, it is open to the public while the mansion serves as home for several important watercolor paintings of Maryland wildflowers, which is also open to the public.

About the Cylburn Mansion

  • Where: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • When: 1863
  • Who built it: George A. Frederick
  • Current owners: Jimmy Barker and Kenneth W Douglas
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 207 acres

54. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House – Michigan

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Dearborn, Michigan

Located at northeast of Detroit, Michigan, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House is part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2016. It was designed by architect Albert Kahn for Edsel and Eleanor Ford as the new residence of the family. Edsel Ford was the son of Henry Ford, Founder of the Ford Motor Company.

About the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

  • Where: Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, United States of America
  • When: 1927
  • Who built it: Architects Albert Kahn and Jens Jensen
  • Current owners: Mark Heppner
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: More than 80 acres

55. Mar a lago Mansion – Florida

Mar a lago mansion in Palm Beach, Florida

Mar-a-Lago is a resort and national historic landmark located in Palm Beach, Florida. It was built in 1924 by architects Marion Sims Wyeth and Joseph Urban. The mansion boasts a members-only club called the Mar-a-Lago Club and has hotel-style amenities. Today, it is the favorite winter retreat of United States President Donald Trump, who bought the property back in 1985 for about $10 million.

About the Mar-a-Lago Mansion

  • Where: Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America
  • When: 1924
  • Who built it: Architects Marion Sims Wyeth and Joseph Urban
  • Current owners: Donald Trump
  • Cost: $10 million
  • Size: 62,500-square-foot

56. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mansion – New York

Franklin D Roosevelt mansion in New York

The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York is a known National Historic Site where the four-term president FDR was born and buried. The property was also his lifelong home. Two days before the President died, Roosevelt donated the property to the people of America. In 21 November, 1945, the estate was transferred to the U.S. Department of the Interior upon the family relinquished their rights.

About the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mansion

  • Where: Hyde Park, NY, United States of America
  • When: 1800–1845
  • Who built it: Unknown
  • Current owners: U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 800 acres

57. Hayes Mansion – San Jose, California

Hayes Mansion San Jose California

A historic mansion estate in San Jose, California, the Hayes Mansion was the Hayes family’s original home and is one of the best examples of late 19th-century Mediterranean Revival architecture in the Santa Clara Valley. It was erected at the behest of Anson Hayes on the original wooden English Baroque mansion when it was burned down. Today, the mansion serves as a hotel resort known as Hayes Mansion Hotel owned by the City of San Jose.

About the Hayes Mansion

  • Where: San Jose, California, United States of America
  • When: 1905
  • Who built it: Anson Hayes
  • Current owners: City of San Jose
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 41,000-square-feet

58. The Carson Mansion – Eureka, California

The Carson Mansion - Eureka, California

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Located in Old Town, Eureka, California, the Carson Mansion is a large Victorian house that is considered the most grand Victorian home in America. It is originally owned by William Carson, the co-founder and co-owner of Dolbeer & Carson Lumber Company. Today, the property is privately owned and is operating as a private club.

About the Carson Mansion

  • Where: Eureka, California, United States of America
  • When: 1884-1886
  • Who built it: William Carson
  • Current owners: Private owner
  • Cost: $2,276,444
  • Size: 16,200 sq ft

59. Leland Stanford Mansion – Sacramento, California

Leland Stanford Mansion, Sacramento, California

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park is a state and federally protected historic site in Sacramento, California and it features the Stanford Mansion owned by Leland Stanford, founder of Stanford University. It is originally owned and built by Sacramento merchant Shelton C. Fogus in Renaissance Revival architecture. Today, it is owned and maintained by the Government of California.

About the Stanford Mansion

  • Where: Sacramento, California, United States of America
  • When: 1857
  • Who built it: Shelton C. Fogus
  • Current owners: Government of California
  • Cost: $228,000
  • Size: 19,000 square feet

60. The Moody Mansion – Galveston, Texas

The Moody Mansion - Galveston, Texas

Located in Galveston, Texas, Moody Mansion or also known as the Willis-Moody Mansion is Romanesque architectural beauty commissioned Galveston socialite Narcissa Willis in 1893 and was bought by American financier and entrepreneur William Lewis Moody, Jr. after Narcissa Willis’ death in 1899. Today, it serves as a museum commemorating the Moody family and is open to the public.

About the Moody Mansion

  • Where: Galveston, Texas, United States of America
  • When: 1893
  • Who built it: Narcissa Willis
  • Current owners: Government of Texas
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 28,000 square feet

61. Mill Neck Manor (Sefton House) – Long Island, New York

Mill Neck Manor (Sefton House)

Lillian Sefton Dodge Estate, also known as Sefton Manor and Mill Neck Manor is a Tudor Revival style architecture built by the architectural firm Clinton and Russell for cosmetics executive Lillian Sefton Dodge in 1922-1925. Today, the estate is owned by Lutheran Friends of the Deaf.

About the Mill Neck Manor

  • Where: Mill Neck, New York, United States of America
  • When: 1922-1925
  • Who built it: Clinton & Russell architectural firm for Lillian Sefton Dodge
  • Current owners: Lutheran Friends of the Deaf
  • Cost: Unknown
  • Size: 86 acres (35 ha)

61. Château de Castille – Uzès, France

Château de Castille in Uzès, France.

Château de Castille located above Marseilles is a French castle with Picasso murals and paintings hidden inside. This 8,611 square feet castle is owned by Picasso’s friend, art collector Douglas Cooper.

About the Château de Castille

  • Where: Uzès, France
  • When: Unknown
  • Who built it: Unknown
  • Current owners: Douglas Cooper
  • Cost: $9,728,902
  • Size: 8,611 square feet

62. Little Daisy – Jerome, Arizona

Little Daisy in Jerome, Arizona.

Little Daisy was built by Jimmy Douglas in order to house the miners working for him. It was originally a hotel until it was turned into a luxury hotel when the current owners bought it in 1995. Jerome has become a fantastic tourist site over the years, and the Little Daisy is one of the reasons why.

About the Château de Castille

  • Where: Jerome, Arizona, United States of America
  • When: 20th century
  • Who built it: Jimmy Douglas
  • Current owners: Walter and Lisa Acker
  • Cost: $6.2 million
  • Size: 23,600 square feet

63. The Lindens – Washington, D.C.

The Lindens in Washington, D.C.

The Lindens was originally built in Massachusetts shipped to D.C. via rail in six boxcars by George Morris and his wife Miriam. They purchased the property for $12,500 and hired architect Walter Macomber to reconstruct it. The house was originally listed for $10,500,000, but it underwent to a price reduction to just $8.75 million.

About the The Lindens

  • Where: Washington D.C., United States of America
  • When: 1754
  • Who built it: George and Miriam Morris
  • Current owners: n/a
  • Cost: $8.75 million
  • Size: 8,820 square feet

64. Magnolia Mansion – New Orleans, Louisiana

Magnolia Mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana.

New Orleans is famous for its fabulous food, and ghost stories. The Creole cottage owned by Priestess Marie Laveau is one of the best sites in the city, the other one is the Magnolia Mansion designed by James H. Calrow for Alexander Harris and his child bride Lizzie Thompson.

About the Magnolia Mansion

  • Where: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
  • When: 1857
  • Who built it: James H. Calrow for Alexander Harris
  • Current owners: Hollie Diann Vest
  • Cost: $4.9 million
  • Size: 13,369 square feet

65. Church Conversion – San Francisco, California

Church Conversion in San Francisco, California.

The 100-year-old San Francisco church is a neoclassical building designed by architect William H. Crim in 1915. The property boasts a zen garden with organic vegetable garden and birdhouses. Priced at $6.149 million, the property is listed by Marcus Miller and John Woodruff of Hill & Co. Real Estate.

About the Church Conversion

  • Where: San Francisco, California, United States of America
  • When: 1915
  • Who built it: Architect William H. Crim
  • Current owners: n/a
  • Cost: $6.149 million
  • Size: 5,075 square feet

66. Granot Loma Hunting Lodge – Powell Township, Michigan

Granot Loma Hunting Lodge in Powell Township, Michigan.

Granot Loma is a world class hunting estate built in 1919-1923 by financier Louis G. Kaufman. It is listed in the Register of Historic Places featuring 23 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 25 fireplaces. Priced at $40 million, Granot Loma is one of Michigan’s trophy properties.

About the Granot Loma

  • Where: Powell Township, Michigan, United States of America
  • When: 1919-1923
  • Who built it: Louis G. Kaufman
  • Current owners: n/a
  • Cost: $40 million
  • Size: 26,000 square feet

67. French Quarter Mansion – New Orleans, Louisiana

French Quarter Mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The original French Colonial buildings in the historic neighborhood of the French Quarter in New Orleans were destroyed the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788 and another major fire in 1794. Over the time, the Quarter was rebuilt and one of the most dramatic examples is this 1834 mansion, which is now for sale for $2.4 million.

About the French Quarter Mansion

  • Where: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
  • When: 19th century
  • Who built it: n/a
  • Current owners: n/a
  • Cost: $2.4 million
  • Size: 6,382 square feet

68. Four Fountains Estate – Southampton, New York

Four Fountains Estate in Southampton, New York.

Built by Lucien Tyng and his wife Ethel, the Four Fountains estate was originally an Art Deco-styled arts center for the community until it was bought by Archibald M. Brown, the building’s architect, and convert it into his summer home. It was later on purchased by CBS CEO, William Paley and now, it is on the market for the first time, priced at $35 million.

About the Four Fountains Estate

  • Where: Southampton, New York, United States of America
  • When: 20th century
  • Who built it: Lucien Tyng
  • Current owners: William Paley
  • Cost: $35 million
  • Size: 6.7 acres

69 to 82: Newport, Rhode Island Mansions

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FAQ

Which is the biggest historic mansion?

Biltmore, by far. It has an astonishing 175,000 sq. ft.

Which is the most expensive historic mansion?

It’s difficult to know for sure, but here’s a list of historic houses that cost a lot of money. You could say they don’t build them like that anymore.

  • Vizcaya is estimated to have cost $26 million in 1914. That’s $655 million in 2018 dollars.
  • Hearst Castle is estimated it cost $500 million in 2012 dollars.

Then there’s the Vanderbilt family which spent fortunes on mansions.

  • Marble House in Rhode Island cost $11 million in 1892 which is approximately $308 million in 2018 dollars.
  • Biltmore (Vanderbilt family yet again), cost about $6 million in 1895, which is approximately $180 million in 2018 dollars.
  • The Breakers (yet another Vanderbilt family house) cost $7 million in 1893, which is about $212 million in 2018.

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