The world’s largest residence is Istana Nurul Palace, the home to the Sultan of Brunei. With more than 200,000 square feet of floor space, including 257 bathrooms, it dwarfs Aaron Spelling’s little 36,500-square-foot shack, which is the largest house in Hollywood.
The smallest house is a wee cottage in Conway, Wales, that measures roughly 6 feet by 10 feet by 8 feet. It’s so tiny that it has no bathroom, and its most modern feature is a faucet!
The most expensive house ever built is the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. It was built for William Randolph Hearst between 1922 and 1939 at a total cost of more than $30 million. In today’s dollars, that’s nearly $276.9 million. That makes the most expensive house sale – the $101.9 million paid in 1997 for a property in London – look like chicken feed.