12 Celebrity Mansions Big Enough To House A Small Army

George ClooneyThe average American home may be 2,349 square feet and cost around $200,000—a number that continues to plummet—but that's of no consequence to the celebrity set. When it comes to housing, America's royalty, as any person who has ever watched MTV's "Cribs" can tell you, are not average Americans. (Unless you count having a private dock and enough room to host your very own Woodstock typical of an average American.)

What would you spend if the sky were the limit and you could tag on as many zeroes at the end of your checks as acres of walk-in closets to house all your shoes? Would you just buy what you needed or would you go bananas like some of these celebrities who have everything on their properties from man-made lakes to basketball courts and a private runway (yup, for private jets!). Let us know in the comments what you would need for your own castle and how much space you'd require.

In the meantime, take a look at some of the extravagant real estate purchases of the rich and famous. Click on the houses to see their owners...and their prices!

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  • http://www.jgw-annuity.com/why-would-i-sell-my-annuity.aspx James

    i have gone on a few helicopter tours over LA and have been luck enough to see some absolutely HUGE houses. it is crazy how many mansions there are, it makes you stop and thing how can they possible afford that big house.

  • http://www.jgw-annuity.com/why-would-i-sell-my-annuity.aspx James

    i have gone on a few helicopter tours over LA and have been luck enough to see some absolutely HUGE houses. it is crazy how many mansions there are, it makes you stop and thing how can they possible afford that big house.