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$100M Moscow Villa Owns Up to its Indomitable Gaudiness

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Now on the market for a mind-boggling $100M, this 25,316-square-foot residence just outside of Moscow, Russia seems very comfortable in its own awfully gaudy skin—which, according to the listing, is actually copied "from mansions of European aristocracy." The wannabe palace houses nine similarly-styled bedrooms, each compounding the drama with more elaborate curtains, more Venetian plaster, more crystal chandeliers. It also features several equally stuffy living rooms, which as the listing acknowledges, has "much gilding, natural stone, and expensive wood." At least right outside of it all is a more refreshing 2.4 acres of landscaped grounds, endowed with ponds and pedestrian pathways.

· Estate in "Nikolino" [Sotheby's]
· All On the Market posts [Curbed National]