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The Most Unbelievably Excessive Homes In US History

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While many of us stress about rent or mortgage, medical bills, and whether or not we can swing a vacation, the titans who erected the most unbelievably excessive homes in US history couldn’t imagine such trivialities. Their over-the-top homes easily rival any castles in Europe, and many in the US Gilded Age tried to do exactly that with features ranging from six separate swimming pools; a full zoo; 8 acres of terraced, exquisitely manicured gardens; or an in-house chapel with a mosaic ceiling of medieval-era tiles.

US history has been peppered with magnates who lord over the masses, and they do so with unbelievably outlandish mansions, castles, and chateaus. Their creations are truly a sight to behold, the likes of which are seemingly unimaginable. 

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