The World's Biggest Mansions Quiz


By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

Image: refer to hsw

About This Quiz

Ever been to the Louvre, the Smithsonian or the Met? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of these and other famous museums.

How much was the list price for the Playboy Mansion when it went on sale in 2016?

The Playboy Mansion was listed at $200 million in the spring of 2016, with the condition that the buyer must allow Hugh Hefner to live there until his death.


How much did Hefner spend buying the Playboy Mansion in 1970?

Hefner spent just $1 million on the 20,000 square foot (2,000 square meters) mansion in 1970, the highest price ever paid for an Los Angeles mansion at that time.


What would it cost you to buy Buckingham Palace if it were put up for sale?

The Nationwide Building Society estimated the palace at $1.56 billion in 2012. It was valued at just $17 million in 1953 when Queen Elizabeth took the throne.


What is the market value of the White House?

The property at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW has an estimated value of $320 million on the open market. Not a bad deal for one of the world's most iconic mansions.


How many rooms does the White House have?

The White House features 132 rooms, including 35 bathrooms, within its 55,000 square feet (5,000 square meters).


Where can you find Hearst Castle?

Built by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, Hearst Castle is in San Simeon, California.


How many bedrooms does Hearst Castle have?

Hearst Castle has 27 bedrooms, two spectacular pools and a $191 million price tag.


Where is the world's first billion-dollar residence located?

The world's first billion-dollar residence is located in Mumbai, India, and was completed in 2011. It's known as "Antilia."


How many stories does Antilia have?

The spectacular Antilia stretches 27 stories over Mumbai, measuring 568 feet (173 meters) tall.


Who owned The Manor before Petra Ecclestone purchased it in 2011?

Once known as Spelling Manor, the home is now referred to simply as The Manor after it was purchased by Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone in 2011.


How large is The Manor?

The Manor measures 57,000 square feet, including a 7,000 square foot master suite, and cost around $45 million to build back in the '80s.


Who named her home "The Promised Land"?

Oprah spent $50 million for her Montecito, California, estate in 2001, which she named "The Promised Land."


What is the price per square foot of residences at One Hyde Park?

Homes at One Hyde Park go for $12,000 per square foot in a city where prime real estate averages $2,900 per square foot.


How much did Mikhail Prokhorov put down as a deposit on Villa Leopolda in 2008?

Prokhorov put down a 10 percent deposit of $53 million on the property in 2008. He later lost the entire deposit amount after deciding not to buy the home.


What state is home to the Hala Ranch?

Hala Ranch, which is in Aspen, Colorado, sold for $49 million in 2012.


How many square feet does the Hala Ranch measure?

The home measures a staggering 56,000 square feet, including 15 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. Hey, you need to have a spare bathroom for guests, right?


Where can you find the Maison de L'Amitie?

Maison de L'Amitie includes 60,000 square feet (6,000 square meters) of living space in Palm Beach, Florida, and was once owned by Donald Trump.


How many floors does Donald Trump's home at Trump Tower occupy?

Trump's family lives in a three-story apartment that measures 30,000 square feet (3,000 square meters) and is valued at $50 million in New York City.


Where is Mar-a-Lago located?

Trump paid just $10 million for the Palm Beach, Florida, estate in 1985, and it's worth millions more today.


How many bedrooms are at Mar-a-Lago?

The massive Mar-a-Lago has 60 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms and three bomb shelters spread over 17 acres (7 hectares).


Who named his family home Whitehall?

Railroad tycoon Henry Flagler built the 100,000-square foot (9,000-square meter) Whitehall as a present for his wife in 1902.


What is Whitehall used as today?

The 75-room Whitehall served as a hotel until the 1950s but now serves as a museum that attracts over 100,000 visitors each year.


What year did David Siegel and his family begin building their dream home, nicknamed Versailles?

Siegel and family started their massive home in 2006, with a scheduled completion date of May 2017.


How large is Versailles?

The 90,000-square foot Versailles has 21 bedrooms, six pools and a 30-car garage.


How much did the Siegels spend to construct Versailles?

The family spent $50 million on the home near Orlando, Florida, but offered to sell it for $100 million during a 2016 interview.


Who named his home Xanadu 2.0?

Bill Gates spent $121 million on the 66,000-square foot (6,000-square meter) Xanadu 2.0.


Where can you find the Biltmore?

George Vanderbilt's family home, the Biltmore, opened in 1895 in Asheville, North Carolina.


How many rooms does the Biltmore have?

The Biltmore has 250 rooms, including 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces to keep everyone warm in all that space.


Where can you find the megamansion Fairfield Pond?

Ira Rennert's Fairfield Pond, worth an estimated $249 million, is located in the Hamptons in New York.


How large is the Beverly House, a Los Angeles home featured on "The Godfather"?

Beverly House, which was listed in 2014 at $135 million, features 50,000 square feet of living space.


Explore More Quizzes

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!