To a poor person living in Africa or somebody living in a shack in India, your typical 2000sq ft house would be a mansion. 'Clean water? Holy ****!' You 'poor' guys want to justify that?
Methinks the people crying about this guy are the same kids that were in grade school crying about not winning a trophy for fourth place. Oh wait, I hear they're giving them to everyone these days.
There might be a somewhat decent reason for multiple kitchens; regular one, maybe a pro kitchen in the basement for events, outdoor kitchen out by the lake, kitchenette near the theatre, plus some in-home apartments with private guest kitchens? I dunno.
I agree with a previous poster about them stick-building this beast. Stone house, or nothing.
Thinking that multi-billionaires are worthless to our society is not the same as thinking that everyone should get a participation trophy in everything. I think the former, not the latter.
Since the thread had drifted to big houses here are some from CT.
And I believe this is currently the largest home in the state. Most of it underground - bowling alley, movie theater, ballroom, parking garage, etc.. 50,900 sq feet.
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I'm sure he has his reasons for it. I think it's ugly, but I'm more into stone/mediterranean designs which could be argued as generic/mainstream/boring... I think it's cool that there is an environmental connection to it.
As for the size, I guess it's all relative. You kind of grow into your space anyway. In college, a 400 square foot dorm/apt was a huge upgrade over my bunk in high school. My first condo was 800 square feet. My first house was 2000 square feet. I bought a house in 2005 at 3330sqft. Now, those all seem small to me.
I don't NEED more to survive- but once you have that space- you start finding ways to use more... Also, my social life has changed considerably since then as well - I pretty much eat all meals at home (when I'm there), watch movies at home, drink at home, throw parties at home- I don't go out to restaurants as often when I'm in my home town, I prefer to invite people over than go out in public (for comfort as much as safety/security and better control of the situation)..
It's an interesting change and I see it in my neighbors as well- as most have pool tables, poker rooms, cigar lounges, work shops, etc-- and we do most of our socializing at home.
For these people, it's likely they will not be there alone too often, and there will probably be times where guests, keepers, etc.. will stay thre while the owners are away. Also, health is a big factor that could necessitate/"require" someone to have to do more at home.
I'm not trying to justify it - only rationalize it. Just like when your first car is a micro-hatch and you eventually get that D-Class sedan. This guy just went for a Phantom, when most people can afford a Camry, and while those in between go S550.
To all you 99%ers...
Those houses that you think are too big are very narrow minded. Something that big isn't a simple home. Its used for entertaining, events, and other functions than just sleeping in.
While many of us will never need 40,000sqft, you dont know the owners social needs.
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