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The Gilded Age of the late 19th century produced vast estates, built by powerful families and inspired by the châteaux and mansions of Europe.

Gigamansions and the new Gilded Age

The Gilded Age of the late 19th century produced vast estates, built by powerful families and inspired by the châteaux and mansions of Europe.

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DnA visits The One, a "gigamansion" under construction in Bel Air with a record- breaking price tag of $500 million.

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DnA visits The One, a "gigamansion" under construction in Bel Air with a record- breaking price tag of $500 million.

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