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Jul 2, 2014 3:46AM
Funny how most of the (former) owners were either athletes or real estate "experts".
Feb 6, 2014 12:34PM
Someone should do an article about the log home that was never finished in Walden, CO.  Jim Moore started building it and never finished it.  755 CR 30D, Walden, CO  80480
Apr 25, 2013 3:58AM
An example in Ohio is the mansion professional boxer Mike Tyson built in Southington, Ohio, in the heart of Amish country in Trumbull County.  That mansion ended up in foreclosure shortly afterward, after Tyson's boxing career went south after that ear-biting incident. 
Apr 4, 2013 8:45AM

This is a classic example of people getting rich and going nuts with it. It would be so nice if people would see that God has blessed them with wealth to be good stewards of it. How foolish it is to build an estate that you can not possibly maintain or even use all of it. There are people starving in this world and people are throwing money away on this foolishness. Outrageous!

Mar 23, 2013 8:41AM
I can understand having a house beyond what is needed for comfort because, they are usually located in better neighborhoods that are populated with people who have something invested in the continuity of a civilized society.   However, this is sheer arrogance. 
Mar 23, 2013 8:28AM
If I get screwed, everybody  should get screwed---Pro democrat
Mar 23, 2013 2:47AM
I bet every one of them is a Republican. . . . .
Mar 23, 2013 2:24AM

It sounds to me like many of these were strategic defaults, i.e., owners purposefully walking away and declaring bankruptcy of a shell LLC corp. while the rest of their assets are protected in a trust, separate corp., partnership, etc. What’s even more amazing is how many of these flops were the brainchild of so-called professional experts in the real estate industry. Now we all get to pay for the bad loans behind these white elephants via bank bailouts concocted by the creative minds of the Federal Reserve and Wall Street.


Heads they win, tails we all lose. The rich know how to stick it to us in more ways than we can possibly imagine. Thanks for bringing that to my attention again Forbes.


Mar 23, 2013 1:31AM

big is nice, but this is outrageous. What happened to classic elegant styles?

Mar 22, 2013 11:54PM

The vanity of the human being astounds.

Mar 19, 2013 9:03AM
"Versailles" (slide 6) is not the biggest house in the US, that title goes to Biltmore (in Ashville NC) at 179000 s.f. + a 35000 s.f. stables.  Really how tough tough is it to put correct facts in articles
Mar 19, 2013 8:59AM
Incedible waste of people building shrines to themselves...vanity beyond belief.
Mar 19, 2013 8:48AM
La Reve is in Cumming, GA, not Cummings.  It is only about 5 minutes from where we currently live.
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