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3 Monstrous estates that will give you home envy

Let your Pinterest boards go wild — these humungous estates are extremely worthy of your “dream house” boards. Filled with magnificent details, they’re packed with square footage, acreage and every single luxury you can image.

Santa Barbara, California

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This monstrous property is so large, it’s not even listed as a house. Instead, the listing agent relishes in the fact that this estate sits upon 237 acres. Yes, you read that correctly — 2-3-7 acres of producing orchards and horse properties. The home itself is 29,483 square feet. That includes 12 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, two terraces, formal living rooms and more. Built in 1931, only one family has owned the Monterey Colonial manor.

The central courtyard reminds us of California’s rich history, while the architecture shows off the lustrous ideals of the early 1900s. Listed as a “rare opportunity” for purchase, the only family we can imagine fitting here is the 19-and-counting Duggar family, although it looks much more fitting for a president, such as Abe Lincoln.

Listed at $125,000,000, the price isn’t that astronomical considering it’s California living. If you can’t afford it on your own, find a family to split it with. There’s plenty of room!

Shoal Creek, Alabama

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Believe it or not, this house is so over the top, it was actually designed by the same people who worked on Buckingham Palace. With this estate that includes a main house, guest home, two cabana homes and a barn with lavish living quarters, the entire town could move in and no one would be bothered.

Decorated in the most exquisite decor, this estate is equipped with all of the extravagant amenities, including marble, limestone, maple flooring, copper gutters, mahogany doors and yes, even mahogany windows. Including the many extravagant draperies, you can lock yourself away for days and not go stir-crazy with the many things to do.

Listed at $13,900,000, you’ll be getting a lot of bang for your buck with 15 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms and 27 acres. Enjoy the pool and fountain outside. Just watch out, as TMZ may think you’re a celebrity and constantly fly over the vast estate.

Biltmore Forest, North Carolina

Biltmore home

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If you’re looking to live like a queen, this French chateau is the home for you. The 16,221-square-foot North Carolina property is located on nearly two acres of beautiful land. Five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, the usual ornate kitchen and family area, as well as a complete entertainment area, wine-tasting room and theater are perfect for your royal subjects.

Biltmore kitchen

Your highness will enjoy the thick limestone throughout the elegantly decorated house, as well as the bar and four kitchens. Vaulted ceilings and ornate architecture will make you forget you’re living in the United States, rather than an isle in southern France.

Listed at $10,750,000, you may need to come from royalty to own this vast estate. Regardless, living within the corridors will make you feel like the pretty, pretty princess you really are.

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