Take a Peek Inside America's Largest Closet

Take a Peek Inside America's Largest Closet

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 25, 2016
(Image credit: Harper's Bazaar)

A few weeks ago we featured 12 super luxurious closets that are about the size of the typical Manhattan apartment. But these, it turns out, do not even come close to the size of the biggest closet in America, which covers three stories and measures a whopping 3,000 square feet.

(Image credit: Harper's Bazaar)

The closet, to no one's surprise, is in Texas, where land is plentiful and everything is bigger. It's part of the Woodlands home of Theresa Roemer, which at 17,315 square feet is 69 times the size of my apartment. Theresa, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the wife of Houston oilman Lamar Roemer, built the closet to house her massive collection of shoes, clothes, and bags, but she also had more noble purposes in mind: she wanted the space to be large enough to host fundraisers for various charities.

It may seem a little weird to us — closet space turned event venue — but you've got to give her points for creativity. “Whenever we threw parties in our other homes, women would always end up squeezed into my closet because they wanted to see all my clothes and shoes,” Theresa told Texas Monthly. “So I thought, why not go all the way with it? To me, the closet made perfect sense.”

(Image credit: Harper's Bazaar)

According to Curbed, the megahouse, complete with closet, is now on the market for a hefty $12 million. So if you've got quite a bit of cash, your dreams of owning the country's largest closet can come true — but not for long. Theresa plans for her next home to have an even bigger closet.

You can see more photos of the closet at Harper's Bazaar. And if you're got a bit of time, do check out the Texas Monthly profile of the fascinating woman behind this over-the-top space.

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