Perhaps it's a good sign that your upper class is running amok—as was the case in the American Gilded Age—when rich people start referring to their lavish country homes as "cottages." Well, that air of false modesty today finds itself in hyper-capitalist Russia, where this 9,700-square-foot mansion lies 15 miles from Moscow. The stately home sits on 1.23 acres and boasts four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a media room, and, get this, a guest cottage. Now for the truly amazing part, this charming "cottage" is listed for $12M.
· Rublevo-Uspenskoe highway [Knight Frank via Homes of the Rich]