Too Big to Believe
Somehow this 60,175-square-foot property on a county road outside of Manvel, Texas missed Mother Jones' "Top 10 Mega-Mansions of the Filthy Rich." Probably because the 46-bedroom house, up for sale at a cool $3.5 million, wasn't actually built as a private residence. But it's a humdinger.
A doctor and his wife, according to Good Morning America, envisioned the property as a live-in rehab facility for his patients. Apparently, that idea went south before the house was completed.
Nevertheless, with all those bedrooms, 26 full bathrooms and a nine-car garage, the place has possibilities. Sitting in the middle of 15 acres, it seems just right for one of the Lone Star State's wacky religious cults or perhaps for a zillionaire with an unbending bigger-is-better philosophy.
For the record, the 10 mansions in the Mother Jones report are more in the 30,000- to 48,000-square-foot range. Though there was a 100,000-square-foot behemoth in Sagaponach, New York, and a 90,000-square-foot mansion in Windermere, Florida.