We’ve run across many amenities lurking in the halls of massive mansions over the years, but the concept of a luncheon loggia is new to us. In our countdown of the largest homes to land on the market this week, we found a Florida home outfitted with this space specifically designed to consume your midday repast.
And it makes sense, because you couldn’t possibly conceive of noshing your PB&J over the kitchen sink in this, or any of the other huge homes where all the plaster is Venetian, the woodwork is custom, the chandeliers are crystal, and the spas are European.
In addition to the luncheon loggia, you’ll find other luxe amenities aplenty, including multiple pools, a nine-hole golf course, ballrooms, 4K movie theaters, a cigar room, and parking for a fleet of luxury rides.
So scroll down and take a look at these 10 lavish spreads. If you need us, we’ll be out on our lunch loggia—a folding chair in the backyard…
Square feet: 30,000
Coming soon: This megamansion, scheduled to be finished in June 2021, is the “largest home west of the 405,” according to the listing.
The 2-acre property is dotted with 3,000 bamboo trees for privacy. The modern compound’s 30,000 square feet of living space include a 5,000-square-foot guesthouse and staff quarters with separate entrance.
Building plans include two pools, a 30-seat home theater, hair salon, cigar room, yoga studio, and parking for 40 cars.
Square feet: 23,000
Coming soon: This L.A. mansion is also under construction, scheduled to be completed in spring 2021.
The 5-acre lot includes a seven-bedroom main house, a 3,000-square-foot guesthouse, and staff quarters. There will also be a 15-car garage surrounded by manicured grounds with room for a tennis or basketball court, or anything else a deep-pocketed buyer can dream up.
Square feet: 20,000
Dazzling in Dallas: There is nothing understated about this 4.5-acre baronial estate in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood.
Completed in 1993, the ornate and formal home features nine fireplaces, nine bedrooms, and a six-car garage. Outside, the home is suited for warm Texas days with a cabana, two pools, a tennis court, rose garden, Italian stone fountains, and expansive lawns.
Square feet: 20,000
Regal residence: Ideal for a DC power player, this mansion sits on nearly 4 acres. Pull up to the circular drive for a breathtaking first look at this massive seven-bedroom home. Completed in 2013, it has a marble-floor reception hall, crystal chandeliers, a studio, library, terrace, and every other amenity an ambassador could desire.
Square feet: 19,442
Classic mod: French Regency on the exterior, this mansion is modern inside. Built in 2012, the two-story residence features limestone pavers and a double-mansard tile roof. Inside, you’ll find wide-plank wood flooring, a Hollywood-style screening room, and custom furniture throughout. It sits on a full acre with gorgeous valley views.
Square feet: 19,180
Sweetwater showplace: Built in 2009, this mansion on 1.68 acres is grand in every way. Among the standout features are the Tiffany-style glass domed ceiling in the dramatic foyer.
Featuring chandeliers and Venetian plaster walls throughout, this place is an ode to Old World style. Out back is a pool out with water features and flaming corner fixtures for a high-drama effect.
Square feet: 18,554
Palm Beach landmark: Here’s where you’ll find the elusive luncheon loggia. Built in 1934 in one of the country’s most exclusive ZIP codes, this mansion is also one of the most expensive homes to hit the market this week.
The 3-acre estate sits along the Intracoastal Waterway with its own boat dock, tennis court, and viewing terrace. Designed by Marion Sims Wyeth, the interior spaces include a gym with built-in bar, paneled library, elevator, and an ultraluxe master wing.
Square feet: 18,472
May’s Lake Community: This six-bedroom Tudor lake house has gorgeous views, marble floors, and extensive built-ins throughout. This 2.3-acre property is an entertainer’s dream with a home theater, gym, game room, crafts room, and multiple outdoor living spaces.
Square feet: 18,422
Golf paradise: This 35-acre property comes with its own nine-hole golf course, pool, sport court, fitness center, spa, and summer kitchen, lending it a feel of a private club. The main house has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and four fireplaces. It also features geothermal heating and cooling as well as a new kitchen completed in 2018.
Square feet: 18,000
Linden Estate: Originally built in 1910, this three-story Hamptons beauty has been beautifully preserved and restored. The 9-acre property includes staff quarters, outdoor and indoor pools, a spa, grass tennis court, paddle court, entertainment pavilions, arbors, fountains, and a carriage house.