The World's Largest Residence

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Istana Nurul Iman, taken from the Arabic name, means Palace of the Faith Light; is the largest residential palace in the world and the world’s largest residence of any type.
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This is the home of Sultan of Brunei’s istana nurul iman.
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It contains 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, and a floor area of 2,152,782 square feet (200,000 m²). Amenities include 5 swimming pools, and an air conditioned stable for the Sultan’s 200 polo ponies, a 110-car garage, a banquet hall that can be expanded to accommodate up to 4,000 guests, and a mosque accommodating 1,500 people.
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The palace was built in 1984 at a cost of around $1.4 billion USD and has 564 chandeliers, 51,000 light bulbs, 44 stairwells, and 18 elevators. It is also a home to a car collection that includes custom-made Ferraris and Bentleys as well as 165 Rolls-Royces.
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It was designed by the National Artist of the Philippines for Architecture, Leandro V. Locsin and built by the Filipino firm, Ayala International.
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Comparisions:

Istana Nurul Iman: 2,152,782 square feet (200,000.0 m2)
The Royal Palace of Madrid: 1,453,122 square feet (134,999.5 m2)
Buckingham Palace: 828,818 square feet (77,000 m2)
The Palace of Versailles: 551,218 square feet (51,210 m2)
Windsor Castle: 484,374 square feet (45,000 m2)
Rashtrapati Bhavan,India: 200,000 square feet (20,000 m2)
The White House: 55,000 square feet (5,100 m2)

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(Source: Now That’s Nifty)

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