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The Biggest American Homes Are in...Tennessee?


Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, homes, families, society, Tennessee, Washington DC )

Carrie
- 78 days ago - vox.com
f you had to name where America's biggest homes were, just off the top of your head, where would you pick? Hollywood, or New York City?The biggest US homes (as measured by the number of rooms) can in fact be found in Tennessee and the Washington, DC.



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Betsy Bee (1045)
Friday May 9, 2014, 7:31 pm
This is absolutely no surprise to me, Carrie. I had the great joy of living in Tennessee for three years. There I found some of the most closely bonded families and loving extended families.
 

Val R. (230)
Friday May 9, 2014, 7:43 pm
The south has some big houses and DC doesn't surprise me either - thanks Betsy for your info too.
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Friday May 9, 2014, 10:08 pm
TN is also one of the poorest states, especially in terms of no jobs, as my mother keeps reminding me. TN doesn't have money, so needs its mountains blown up to inject money into its economy...seems there's also quite a few people with enough money for homes like these. Wonder where their money comes from. Politics? BO&G? The house above isn't just for large families to stay together. Think status symbol.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 6:06 am
Thanks for sharing Carrie.
 

Azaima A. (218)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 8:17 am
conspicuous consumption. As my mother used to say, "Money doesn't care who owns it."
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 11:32 am
I never would have guessed TN or VA at all, I thought that these were poor states. Well in my opinuion we all have to get used to the idea of most homes being downsized, with all the resources that are used in the building of them. Of course the millionaires will always have to live big and don't care about the environment, although Warren Buffet has lived in the same house since the 60's,But golly after seeing a picture of it, it must have been renovated a few times.
Thanks Carrie.
 

Jude Hand (58)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 1:42 pm
Noted, tweeted and tumblr'd.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 7:35 pm
For a very long time, there were no Property Taxes in Tennessee. I think they do tax property now, but not nearly as harshly as Illinois. With the TVA and all, most of them had electricity & indoor plumbing before Southern Illinois too! My husband has relatives in Tenn. & we visited a few times..nice people! :)
 

Bill and Katie Dresbach (79)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 9:13 pm
Very interesting,Thank you Carrie
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 2:21 am
Interesting, ty Carrie.
 

David F. (13)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 2:51 am
> where would you pick? ..
TEXAS, of course, isn't EVERYthing bigger there?

 

David F. (13)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 2:54 am
> (as measured by the number of rooms)
.. I.C. And i WAS womdering if "Biggest" = "the single largest" or maybe (less likely in U$ thinking, i'd guess:) referring to AVERAGE size ...
 

. (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 6:22 am
arigato
 

Oumar R (3)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 11:03 am
i hate natural disasters but i hate the fact i passed up offers of moving
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Monday May 12, 2014, 5:12 am
It's nice that some people can manage to keep a roof their head.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 1:59 am
Nice to have a big house, but the maintenance is crippling unless one is wealthy.
 
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