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53 Colossal Castles and Mansions

From Hillside Party Mansions to Cardboard Castles

— December 7, 2009 — Art & Design
Castles and mansions have always eluded those making their way through life inside the middle class, but that doesn't stop us from looking. There is something instinctive in our DNA that always deems those with giant domiciles ahead of the rest.

From hillside mansions to cardboard castles, check out the 53 colossal castles and mansions which will have you mentally resizing that one bedroom apartment.

Implications - As the economic recession slowly improves, consumers are searching for luxuries in life once more. Any product that celebrates prestige is going to appeal to buyers who are now willing to spend their cash. Companies would be wise to consider how to incorporate opulence in their products to take advantage of this spending pattern.
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Female Guards at the Winsor Castle
Female Guards at the Winsor Castle
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Classic System Covers
Classic System Covers
Old Nintendo 64 Creatively Customized Into Princess Peach's Castle
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Beach-Ready Blueprints
Beach-Ready Blueprints
Rebekah Littley Breaks Down the Logistics of a Sandcastle
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50
Backyard Landmarks
Backyard Landmarks
Mansions Next to Hollywood Sign
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Compact Faux Ice Castles
Compact Faux Ice Castles
The OrganiCube Looks Like A Gigantic Snow Fort
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Amazing Motion Artography
Amazing Motion Artography
Brain Castleforte's "Typographic Landscape" Travels Through Space
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Urban Mansions
Urban Mansions
Migration From The Suburbs
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Mini Haute Homes
Mini Haute Homes
Designers Create Papier-Mache Mansions for a Cause
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45
Consumer Driven Campaigns
Consumer Driven Campaigns
Desperate Guys Seek Poolboy Jobs at Playboy Mansion
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44
The Cat Castle
The Cat Castle
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Beachside Sand Chariots
Beachside Sand Chariots
The Sand Castles of Oregon Puts Oregon on the Map
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Art Exhibits in Castles
Art Exhibits in Castles
Historic European Castle Grounds Become Contemporary Art Galleries
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$5,000 Party Tickets
$5,000 Party Tickets
Lindsay Lohan to Host Mansion New Year's Eve Party
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Molded Mansions
Molded Mansions
Conception to Construction of the Plastic Moon House by Norisada Maeda Atelier
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Mansion Rings
Mansion Rings
Tournaire's Dream Home Rings are Glam Building Replicas
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Cardboard Castles
Cardboard Castles
Four Guys Create a Fort Fit for Do-It-Yourself Kings
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Virtual Castle Tours
Virtual Castle Tours
Hearst Castle Implements Budget-Friendly Option for Travelers
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$90,000 Rodent Mansions
$90,000 Rodent Mansions
Brad Pitt Designs an Over-the-Top Luxurious Gerbil House
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Parisian Lux Lodgings
Parisian Lux Lodgings
The Hotel De Sers Maintains Its Chic Mansion Origins
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Papercraft Castles
Papercraft Castles
Amazing Mini Architecture From Wataru Itou
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Modern Castle Architecture
Modern Castle Architecture
Devi Garh Resort is Luxurious and Imaginative
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History For Sale
History For Sale
Dracula's Castle Up For Bids
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Texturized Modern Castles
Texturized Modern Castles
The Kanayama Community Center by Kengo Kuma
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30
Chihuahua Palaces
Chihuahua Palaces
Paris Hilton Reveals Minni Doggie Mansion Pics on Twitter
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Castle Amphitheatres
Castle Amphitheatres
Cloud Castle Concert Hall Entertains in Vienna
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Castle & Palace Hotels
Castle & Palace Hotels
Global Fairytale Escapes
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Mansion Delivery
Mansion Delivery
Daniel Libeskind's Ready-Made ‘Villa' Homes are Ready to Live I
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Inflatable Portable Pubs
Inflatable Portable Pubs
Bouncy Castles for Boozing
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Sand Hotel
Sand Hotel
Actual Sandcastle Hotel, Also a PR Stunt
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Extravagent Living
Extravagent Living
Castles, Lighthouses, Convents As Homes
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Celebrity Recession Sales
Celebrity Recession Sales
Sienna Miller Tries to Sell Mansion Below Purchase Price
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Fantasy Castles
Fantasy Castles
Enchanting Architecture from DeviantART Creatives, From Spooky to Sparkly
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Castle Parties
Castle Parties
Andrej Lorenc's Exclusive Luxury Costume Parties in Europe
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Hillside Party Mansions
Hillside Party Mansions
The Marcio Kogan Paraty House is the Perfect Abode for a Bash
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Green Megamansions
Green Megamansions
Multimillion Dollar Ecotecture
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Treetop Castles
Treetop Castles
The Duke of Northumberland's Swanky Forest Mansion
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Modern Ruins
Modern Ruins
Russian Castles Rotting
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Personalized McMansion Dollhouses
Personalized McMansion Dollhouses
Pine Island Replica Houses
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Celebrity Home Rentals
Celebrity Home Rentals
Live like a Hilton for the Summer In A Star's Mansion
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Redneck Mansion
Redneck Mansion
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Canine Mansions 2
Canine Mansions 2
Doggie Dream Homes
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Canine Mansion
Canine Mansion
A Luxury Dog House For Your Pup
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Mini McMansion Mailboxes
Mini McMansion Mailboxes
Personalized Mailboxes Look Just Like Your Home
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Art Tributes for Disneyland Rides
Art Tributes for Disneyland Rides
SHAG Honors Haunted Mansion's 40th
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$165M For Godfather Mansion
$165M For Godfather Mansion
Rosebud Estate Most Expensive Home in US
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Life-Sized Barbie Mansions
Life-Sized Barbie Mansions
Jonathan Adler Designs Real Malibu Dream House
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Underground Mansions
Underground Mansions
Britain Plans to Build a Ritzy Subterranean Home
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Rockstar Living
Rockstar Living
An Inside Look Into The Mansions of the Rich and Famous, From Kanye to Kravitz
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Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Graffiti Artists Channel Bad Acid Trips to Attack Scottish Castle
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Mile-High Flying Mansions
Mile-High Flying Mansions
Exceptionally Luxurious Airplane Interiors by Luftansa Technik
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Tree Mansions
Tree Mansions
The Gigantic Treehouse is More like a Dream Come True
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Divalicious Domestic Digs
Divalicious Domestic Digs
$125 Million ‘Fleur De Lys' Mansion Bought By Mariah Carey
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Abandoned Celebrity Mansions
Abandoned Celebrity Mansions
Mike Tyson's Old Home
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