The world's largest house owned by the Sultan of Brunei has a floor area of 2,152,782 square feet.
In 1984 Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah reached into his gold plated-diamond studded wallet and pulled out $1.4 billion, and said "Make the world's biggest house." Or at least that's how I imagine it went. Either that scenario or having gold bullion trucked in, and then delivered to the front door in wheelbarrows. Wow. I'm already impressed.
This personal city has a floor area of 2,152,782 square feet, which include 5 swimming pools, 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, a 110-car garage, a stable for 200 polo ponies, a banquiet hall that can hold 4,000 people, a mosque, and I'm sure lots of other areas that are kept secret from public knowledge. Get me a golf cart and G.P.S. or I'm going to get lost going to the bathroom.
Getting around such a large house can be tiring, but luckily there are 18 elevators ready to take you up and down. And if you feel like exercising there are 44 stairwells.
It was announced a couple years ago that some rich guy from India would be building the world's largest house. All over the internet blogs and online magazines are reporting this 27 story tower as the largest. But at only 300,000 square feet it is so tiny in comparrison with the "Istana Nurul Man". Which by the way looks way better too. Over $2 Billion for what looks like some old shacks stacked up on top of each other? That dude got ripped off.
And who can take credit for the creation of such a magnificent home? The National Artist of the Philippines for Architecture, Leandro V. Locsin, who designed it. And the Filipino firm, Ayala International, who built it. Filipinos.