Before Billionaires' Row was a thing, another type of housing for the ultra-wealthy made waves in New York's real estate market: the megamansion. And by that, we mean the practice of combining two or more properties (typically intended for as single- or multi-family homes, or commercial properties), into pricey, ridiculously huge Frankenhomes. These megamansions have plenty of rich proponents, from Madonna to former Mayor Bloomberg to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.
While these urban villas are found throughout the city, they are particularly concentrated in Manhattan's Upper East Side, Tribeca, and the West Village, where—unsurprisingly—the rich, famous, and notoriously private tend to congregate. To see where they've popped up (or are in the process of rising; many of these homes are in the planning or construction phases at this point) check out the map below, where the megamansions are listed in order from smallest to largest. And if we've left an überhome off the list, let us know in the comments.Read More