what do you consider a mansion?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject: what do you consider a mansion?

overheard a debate at work the other day that got me thinking...

I have a pretty stringent definition of a mansion and would lump many homes that some may consider mansions as just a very nice/large estate home. In my book a mansion has:
-atleast 12K sqft living space
-atleast 2 acres lot
-a long winding driveway with gated entry
-atleast 6 car garage
-atleast 2 kitchens where 1 is a commercial/catering kitchen
-huge dramatic foyer entry
-a ball room or other type of inside entertaining area that can host dozens of guests
-atleast a couple more specialty rooms such as a theater, gym, library, spa, indoor pool, etc
-large pool outside
-lots of bedrooms and bathrooms
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject:

Behind a gate.....gotta keep the riff raff out.
Large grassy lawn
Multiple car garage
Excess amount of rooms
A guest house thats as big as some homes
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject:

heard a similar discussion recently on what constitutes a Yacht...I know some different organizations mostly define by size...but we all know it is more than only size when we are talking about a luxury yacht, and not just thing that floats.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject:

In my mind, a mansion refers solely to the house/living area. It doesn't include the property or any other structures located on the property.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject:

If you have to ask...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject:

vanexelent wrote:
If you have to ask...


LOL, that was my first though..

If you have to ask, you probably can't afford one...

Or how about:

Anyone with a bigger house than mine...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:26 am    Post subject:

every bathroom contains quilted northern mega rolls (and not scott)

that's pretty much it
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject:

House with pillars in front. Gated drive-up driveway. 6 car garage.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:37 am    Post subject:

Like 6k+ sqft
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject:

just read an article about U of Florida's previous football coach (fired last season) selling his house at a $400K loss so a special needs family could buy it (it was originally built for special needs person)......article referred to it as a "mansion" and its main living quarters was only 5,700+ square feet.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject:

I think a mansion has to have qualities that make it readily apparent that it houses very very wealthy people. It has to be big, it has to be in an expensive neighborhood (at the time of construction), it should have security features and quarters for servants and ostentatious entertainment features (used to be ballrooms and conservatories, now its home theaters and massive wine cellars and such). And it should have some large, pretentious architectural features as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject:

A one-bedroom apartment in the Bay area.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:44 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
A one-bedroom apartment in the Bay area.


Nah, we said mansion, not gazillionaire palace
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