This morning on Drudge I saw this article: "At $250 million, Los Angeles home most expensive listed in U.S."
I watched, mouth agape, at the video tour of this enormous 38,000 square-foot mansion in Bel Air, California. The structure sports "12 bedroom suites, 21 bathrooms, five bars, three gourmet kitchens, a spa and an 85-foot infinity swimming pool with stunning views of Los Angeles. There's also a 40-seat movie theater, a bowling alley, and a fleet of exotic and vintage cars worth $30 million."
According to the developer, "only 3,000 people in the world could afford to buy it."
And yet ironically, assuming a buyer is found, the house will likely be home to a smallish family or even a childless couple (not counting whatever servants are necessary to keep such a place running). In other words, just two or three or four people will be rattling around in this enormous house, while 99 percent of the time, 99 percent of the spaces will be unoccupied.
Why would someone want this?
I suppose it's a matter of "different strokes for different folks," but it seems kinda pointless to have a house that's so enormous, you can literally lose your children.
Meanwhile I find myself trolling photos of "primitive" home interiors which, personally, I find much more appealing.
Say what you will about this kind of home, you won't get lost in it.
Yep, different strokes.