Supersized Homes: 7 Large Family Estates
There’s no place like home for the holidays, when those welcome hordes of relatives and friends descend upon the family household, where merrymaking—and logistical chaos—ensue. Here we present an alternative to that “relative” chaos with this collection of supersized single-family houses and multi-dwelling compounds. These are no ordinary homes: Among this box of delights is a fairy-tale French château (complete with a moat); a quintessential mountain lodge in Montana; a historic estate in Silicon Valley; a palatial penthouse overlooking Sydney Harbour; and a stately villa to waltz in the famous Viennese New Year Ball. All have exquisite décor, lavish 21st-century amenities, dedicated entertaining areas, and—most importantly—ample accommodations for family and friends.