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China Builds 39 Megamansions, at Once, for Country's Elite

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In recent years, China has become particularly adept at building—even minor Chinese cities are constructing towers to challenge the world's tallest—but now some of the country's builders have turned their attention to mansions. In one suburb of Beijing, 39 Palladian-style homes are currently under construction in a project called The Mentougou Estate. While the mansions are certainly packed in to a small space, the lack of elbow room has not brought down the prices. The cost to acquire one of these Chinese megamansions starts at $15.6M and goes up from there.
· The Great Halls of China [Daily Mail via Homes of the Rich]
· The Glittering Skyscrapers of China's More Anonymous Cities [Curbed National]