July 11, 2007

The Carolands Mansion - Hillsborough, CA

The Carolands Chateau is a 65,000 square foot mansion in Hillsborough, California. Its 75-foot-high atrium holds the record as the largest enclosed space in an American private residence. Considered a masterpiece of American Renaissance and Beaux-Arts design, the building is a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built between 1914 and 1916 at a total cost of $3,000,000, The Carolands Chateau was at the time of its construction the second largest private residence in America, and the largest home west of the Mississippi.

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