>> Thursday, July 23, 2009
Recently, we shared Toronto's littlest house with you all, so we thought it only fitting to post the world’s largest home. Prepare yourselves. This is just nuts:
The largest of the Sultan of Brunei’s four palaces is indisputably the world’s largest residential and administrative palace currently in use.
At 2,152,782 square feet the palace has 1,788 rooms and 257 bathrooms. Amenities include 5 swimming pools, an air conditioned stable for the Sultan’s 200 polo ponies, a 110-car garage, a banquet hall that can be expanded to accommodate up to 5,000 guests, and a mosque accommodating 1,500 people.
The palace was built in 1984 at a cost of around $1.4 billion USD and has 564 chandeliers, 51,000 light bulbs, 44 stairwells, and 18 elevators. It is also a home to a car collection that includes custom-made Ferraris and Bentleys as well as 165 Rolls-Royces.
But watch out Sultan! In 2009, Indian multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani is scheduled to complete construction on his new place and will steal the title of the world's largest house.