Huge yard

This clip from Zillow pretty much redefines the term:


That’s a little over 10,000 acres, or about 15 square miles.

Comparison: the present-day Biltmore Estate covers about 8,000 acres.


  1. fillyjonk »

    2 September 2010 · 7:13 am

    Damn. Too bad it’s not for real (and near me), I could totally afford that and it would fulfill my dream of “tiny house, huge lot, giant sound buffer from the rest of the world.”

  2. LeeAnn »

    2 September 2010 · 8:01 am

    I don’t want to mow it. Unless I get one of those flying hover ride-it mowers from the future. Then, if I had a cool beverage with me, I might mow it. Maybe.

  3. Nicole »

    2 September 2010 · 10:57 am

    That’s about right. Plop a house in the smackdab middle and let the undergrowth expand. Put in a pack of wild boars to patrol the property, grab some trained rotties to protect you from the boars, get the gun emplacements settled, barbed wire, electric perimeter fencing… sounds like a good place from which to watch the world burn. :)

  4. fillyjonk »

    2 September 2010 · 10:59 am

    You forgot the moat. With the sharks. With the fricken’ lasers on their heads.

  5. Lynn »

    2 September 2010 · 1:59 pm

    Now you’re starting to sound like my oldest son.

  6. CGHill »

    2 September 2010 · 9:54 pm

    Unfortunately, this is probably easily explainable — there’s a choice of “acres” or “square feet” on the data-entry form, and someone typed 10,018, which is a believable number of square feet, into the “acres” block, and the database duly spit out that number, subject to rounding.

    Update: County Assessor lists this tract as 0.2300 acre, which is a hair over 10,018 square feet.

  7. Mel »

    4 September 2010 · 1:46 am

    I once saw a for real listing in east central Oklahoma. Main house 3,600sf, 1 guest house, 1 cabin, 1 airstrip … on 12,200 acres.

    That’s 19 freakin’ square miles. All for just $18 million.

    “Airstrip” in the listing kind of gave it away.

  8. robohara »

    5 September 2010 · 6:25 pm

    Now that’s a lot. (Pun intended.)

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