At 110,000 square feet, this Hamptons mansion is America’s largest home

In Ontario, the median size of a single-detached home is 1,520 square feet. In Vancouver, it’s 1,430 square feet. At 110,000 square feet, this Hamptons mega-mansion is about 75 times bigger.

Located in the village of Sagaponack, the estate’s vast area not only makes it the largest residential home in New York state, but in all of the United States, according to home services site Angi.

It dwarfs the nation’s second-largest home at 5,000 square feet and is twice the size of the White House.

Known as Fair Field, the house is owned by businessman Ira Rennert. Reports differ, but it has between 21 and 29 bedrooms and between 18 and 39 bathrooms.

According to Luxtionary, there are three swimming pools, two tennis courts, a synagogue, a 164-seat theater, a basketball court and a bowling alley. The garage can hold 100 cars. The dining room can accommodate 105 people. There is even a power station on the property.

The residence itself is only 62,000 square feet, but the six to seven buildings in the complex total 110,000 square feet.

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Rennert began building his dream home in the 1990s, and Fair Field was ready to move in by 2004. Construction cost around US$110 million and was valued at $249 million upon completion. estimates of Rennert’s net worth range from $3.7 billion to $5 billion.

A home of this caliber is not without controversy. Luxtionary writes that representatives of a former mining company that Rennert owned claimed he looted the company in order to fund Fair Field. In February 2018, he was ordered to pay $118 million in damages.

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The property has also drawn the ire of its neighbors in Sagaponack.

They had issues with Rennert’s helicopter path, his desire to build a 10,000 square foot museum on the property (to house his $500 million art collection), and his request to add a pilates studio at one of the pool houses.

Local residents are also concerned that Rennert could eventually turn the property into a conference center or resort once it survives life as a private residence.

Regardless of what becomes of Fair Fields, there will be no other property to rival it.

Luxtionary writes that after it was built, the city passed a new zoning ordinance that limits residential dwellings to no more than 20,000 square feet of residential space, excluding basements.

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