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comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Saga Behind What Could Have Been America‚Äôs Priciest Home

...yeah that one didn't work out so great for the proletariat.

I'll say this? The Getty Villa is a lovely piece of architecture for what it is. that being a pompous '50s interpretation of classicism. Hearst Castle is an abject piece of shit by any standard. It's an architectural muddle with no unifying theme other than "I have more money than you." I haven't toured the Biltmore Mansion but what I've seen of it indicates it was, at least, designed to look like something.

All it takes is taxes. I can see this unwinding quickly, when it unwinds. But I don't see it unwinding yet.