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bfv  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Wants to Buy the Most Expensive House in America?

I think the gilded age comparison is unfair. The George Vanderbilt's house is a tourist trap and hotel now. I can't imagine this thing being that useful in a hundred years.

kleinbl00  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    But while Gilded Age mansions were built as family legacies to be passed down to future generations or endowed to universities, these tech-centric, ultramodern glass-and-marble behemoths are designed for living in the moment. They come furnished, often with artwork, wine and cars. Each represents a developer’s bet that an instant-gratification billionaire is willing to pay more for it than almost anyone else has ever paid for a personal residence before.

they thought about making that very point, then backed off a little.

Let's be honest: 100,000 square feet in the Hollywood Hills is going to be the ramshackle citadel of a Baja warlord in a hundred years.