Another grand mansion for your viewing enjoyment.
Several people have commented on the difficulty of maintenance and upkeep on these huge houses. The truth is, I think most of us buy more house than we need. We end up buying for visual pizazz rather than rationally looking at what we need and can afford. The burden of house payments, cleaning, maintenance, and upkeep on a "too big" house puts stress on the family. I think it would be great to seek after a simpler lifestyle.