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How big is a mansion in square feet?

How many square feet is needed in order to qualify a house as a mansion is hotly debated. IMO, 5,000 sq. ft. is a mansion, albeit a small mansion. 10,000 to 20,000 square feet homes are large mansions. 20,000+ sq. ft. are mega-mansions.

Are McMansions mansions?

Example of a McMansion

Whether you love or hate McMansions, they are mansions. They may not be pretty or aesthetically well done, but they are mansions if we go on a square footage basis.

What is are stock mansion house plans?

Stock mansion house plans are blueprints created by an architect that they make widely available. In other words, they sell multiple copies of the plan. Stock house plans are popular because they can be priced lower than custom plans due to the fact that an architect is counting on volume sales to pay for their efforts.

How big are the biggest mansions in the world?

The biggest mansions in the world are huge and come in well over 30,000 square feet. Palaces aside, many wealthy folks over the centuries and decades have built massive houses… some with over 50,000 sq. ft.

The Biltmore Estate is gargantuan with over 135,000 sq. ft. of living space. It was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II. It took 6 years to build from 1889 to 1895.

Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate

How much does it cost to build a mansion per square foot?

If you go the McMansion route, you’ll probably pay less than if you go all out with the finest materials in the world. It can be as low as $200 per sq. ft. but escalate quickly to well over 1,000 sq. ft.

To put it in perspective, a 20,000 sq. ft. house costing $1,000 per sq. ft. will cost $20 million just to build. That doesn’t include the cost of the land.

Which is the best mansion floor plan in the collection?

Obviously this boils down to personal opinion but out of our collection, this is my favorite mansion floor plan. I love how it’s somewhat imposing but not gaudy. It’s in the European style which is a classic architectural style that evokes affluence but isn’t over-the-top.

What is the largest private residence in the world?

Currently, the largest house in the world by square feet is “Antilia” which is a 27 story tower in Mumbai, India. In total it has 400,000 sq. ft. and cost $1 billion to build.

Antilia - the 27 story mansion in Mumbai, India
“Antilia” – the skyscraper mansion.