What Is A Mansion? How Many Bedrooms Does It Take To Be A Mansion?

What Is A Mansion? How Many Bedrooms Does It Take To Be A Mansion? Manish Khanna
Manish Khanna
Thursday 31 May 2018

A luxuriously huge house loaded with world-class amenities like an expansive swimming pool, a manicured garden, a lawn tennis court, a massive car garage, opulent staircase, magnanimous rooftop, and picturesque scenes in the backdrop is sure to set anyone’s heart racing. Such splendid homes are either seen in the movies or in the premium property sector, which includes the best facades in the world. From harbour facing manors in Sydney to ritzy glass-walled homes in Melbourne, Australia is a haven for lavish and extravagant residences that have charmed people from across the globe. Opulent penthouses, deluxe apartments, sea facing villas, ultramodern designer abodes and more such architectural marvels are mushrooming in the metropolitan cities as incomes are rising and the economy is booming. Consequently, the prices are also soaring and the most high-priced luxury property in Sydney is expected to reap a whopping $80 million

A house as spacious as you can imagine is a dream cherished by many investors and mansions have the capability of realising this fantasy magnificently. Though the house prices are increasing at an unprecedented rate every year in all the major cities, it is not deterring people from buying new homes. In fact, the prices of residential dwellings in Australia reached $6,869,006.7m by the end of 2017. Hobart witnessed the maximum rise as its annual residential property price index jumped by 13.1%. Melbourne wasn’t far behind with a leap of 10.2% followed by Canberra at 5.7% and Sydney at 3.8%.  This goes to show that people in the high-income segment are willing to splurge on a house that is not only a comfy residence but also a status symbol. Most people invest in mansions that are present on everyone’s property buying wish-list. However, there is still some confusion in the minds of people related to a mansion. Typically, a big house with several rooms and classy amenities which offers an extraordinary living experience is called a mansion. In the olden days, properties in Europe with ballrooms, huge dining rooms, more than ten bedrooms, recreational rooms, and big gardens were called mansions. According to some experts, the modern-day mansions are houses whose floor area is more than 8,000 square feet and have all the desired comforts stylishly built to grab the attention of onlookers. However, the size can vary depending on the location of the property. For example, in certain congested neighbourhoods, a 5,000 square foot house would also be categorised as a mansion by many real estate agents, and in some suburban scantily populated regions, a 10,000 square foot structure would be considered a mansion. 


In Australia, mansions were built for the first time in the Victorian period during the 19th century. Later, in the 1800s during the gold mining boom, some more majestic structures came up. Some vintage mansions are still standing tall in various cities of Australia such as the Wavendon Mansion in South Yarra, Melbourne which was built in 1888 and boasts of a 1500 sqm of plush garden area with a tennis court and a swimming pool, and the Greenoaks Cottage at Darling Point in Sydney, which was built in 1850 and sits beautifully amidst a 1300 sqm green area. Referring to the number of bedrooms a mansion should have, experts suggest that there should not be less than six bedrooms and the upper limit has no boundaries. Besides a good number of bedrooms for all the family members and servants, the dwelling must have several other rooms to give it a regal touch. The various other rooms could be a library, a home theatre, a billiards room, a music room with piano and speakers, a wine cellar, a grand dining hall, and more.     

If you have been toying with the idea of buying a luxury property for sale in Australia, here is a list of some of the most chic and stylish mansions that will take your breath away. 

Baradel in Dungay, NSW

This is a sprawling mansion located in the midst of a lush green field which was built in 1994 and has been exquisitely crafted in the Cape Cod style. Offering the rustic charm of a quaint life, this massive property spread over 46 acres has 8 spacious bedrooms, concierge entry, circular driveway, recreation rooms with a billiards table, in-ground pool, BBQ area, car garage with parking capacity for four cars, and a 300m2 warehouse among other basic facilities.

For more details on this property visit,  https://www.milliondollarmansions.com.au/listing-detail/179/baradel-cape-cod-manor-on-46-acres.html

To view more Luxury Properties for Sale in New South Wales visit https://www.milliondollarmansions.com.au/for-sale/nsw/

Meadowlake Mansion, Gold Coast

Ever wished to live life king size like a royal? Well with the Meadowlake Mansion, you can become the proud owner of a resort-style home overlooking a stunning golf course. The luxuries in the abode include a huge pool, spa and sauna, gymnasium, library, billiards rooms, an elaborate wine cellar, numerous bars, and many recreational spaces. The gated property has eight incredibly designed bedrooms and 12 toilets along with a parking lot that can accommodate over 20 cars.

For more details visit, https://www.milliondollarmansions.com.au/listing-detail/174/the-meadowlake-mansion.html

To view more Luxury Properties for Sale in Gold Coast visit https://www.milliondollarmansions.com.au/for-sale/qld/gold-coast/

A Mansion in Sydney Western Suburbs

This striking modern and artistically designed home is ideal for families with kids as it offers ample opportunities of entertainment both indoor and outdoor. Equipped with six glorious bedrooms, a swimming pool, luxury spa bath, and other recreational rooms, it is an excellent property which is low on maintenance and high on comfort.

 For more details visit  https://www.milliondollarmansions.com.au/listing-detail/224/family-haven-of-modern-style-and-quality.html

 Kameraigal, Canberra, NSW

 Surrounded by surreal lake and ocean views, this remarkable house located on a 3-acre verdant property is a sight to behold. Loaded with sumptuous living areas that transport you to a world full of splendor and extravagance, the mansion is just 20-km away from the Sydney’s CBD. Its most bewitching feature is the 400L aquarium in the dining area and six resplendent bedrooms with walk-in robes and lounges. Additional perks include an infinity pool with a lawn and palm trees, tennis court, enormous terrace, BBQ area and more.

For more Details visit  https://www.milliondollarmansions.com.au/listing-detail/153/kameraigal-a-contemporary-resort-style-sanctuary.html

Armadale Cottage, Perth

This extra deluxe property is operating as a 5-star bed and breakfast which can be your gateway to an imperial lifestyle. Encompassing a separate residential area which houses four elegantly designed bedrooms, two bathrooms and dining area and lounge, the property is the best deal in town. The B&B area offers additional avenues of income and has been conferred with many awards for its amazing décor and hospitality.

For more details visit https://www.milliondollarmansions.com.au/listing-detail/216/an-opportunity-of-a-lifetime.html

To view more Luxury Properties for Sale in Perth visit  https://www.milliondollarmansions.com.au/for-sale/wa/perth/


There is an awe-inspiring quality in mansions that makes them stand apart. They are an epitome of grandeur and majesty which is to be seen to be believed. If you have been searching the marketplace for premium real estate investment, then luxury properties in Australia are your best bet.