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Person Finds A Listing For A House That Has A Fake City In Its Basement And You Can Only Guess Why
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Person Finds A Listing For A House That Has A Fake City In Its Basement And You Can Only Guess Why

If you’ve ever stumbled across the listing of a mansion for the super-rich, you’ll know that not judging a book by its cover doesn’t apply here. Because these luxurious playgrounds are all about being over and over, and over, did I say “over?” the top. And loving it.

But it turns out, some mansions are more extra than others, even if that beats the term in itself. You see, someone on the internet found a listing of “an otherwise normal McMansion,” which has all you’d expect—tennis court, heated pool, and countless rooms.

But apparently, all the fun is in the basement. The 12089 sq ft property in the Potomac suburb of Washington, DC has a life-sized retro village built in underneath. Cobblestone streets, 15 authentic store facades, real working parked cars ready to take you on the ride of a lifetime… do you want me to continue? Oh, and for those who love a cinema date now and then, a double feature of Mary Poppins and the Exorcist is on the menu. You get the vibes.

More info: WashingtonFineProperties.com

Don’t let this $4.5M mansion gem deceive you—all the fun is underneath it

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This woman tweeted the insane listing and it went viral

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Welcome to the magnificent 12089 sq ft property on Highland Farm Rd in Potomac, MD

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The property is located on 4 immaculately landscaped acres in the prestigious Round Hill enclave of Potomac, according to the advert. It’s comprised of the main residence featuring seven bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, ten fireplaces, six-zone heating, a two-bedroom guest house, pool house and pool, and lighted tennis court.

The same listing ad indicates that the “unique offering” was constructed by Patrick Cullinane, known for building extremely elaborate mansions. A very similarly styled estate built by Cullinane in 1989 was listed for sale for a whopping $7.5M.

The luxurious entry foyer greets you with an eagle sculpture on the right

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Light interior meets indulgent design

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And there’s always music in the air

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Cullinane is considered one of the key figures of the luxury class building boom, which dates back to the ’70s and ’80s in the area of Potomac. According to the Washington Post archive, Cullinane’s creation, which had a six-pillared front portico leading to a 20-foot-high great hall with 18 by 26 feet of marble floor, was an absolute highlight in the area. Back in 1977, such a mansion would have set you back $600,000.

Floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases are here to tell more about the owners than thousands of words

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For the naps with a view

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The dining room brings everyone together

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And this family room has an eclectic collection of art objects

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If it’s a dream, I don’t want to wake up

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Walking from one room to another is a treat on its own

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One of the countless bedrooms designed to recharge you for the next day

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The bathroom is no longer a necessity in this mansion; it’s an indulgence

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You’d better treat your laundry like you’d treat your friends—with love, care, and affection

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And this is where it gets even better—welcome to the basement!

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It features real and working retro cars ready to give you the ride of a lifetime

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The post office and movie theater are among the 15 miscellaneous displays

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No evening promenade can go without cobblestone streets

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I wonder if Blair Inn happens to have a room for the night

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No mansion is ever complete without the billiards area

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This playground for the kids will make your Sunday mimosas hassle-free

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If you’re ever feeling rustic village vibes, you may just forget you live in a mansion

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We’re not done yet without a pool house in that building

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Everyone deserves one minute for themselves

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The new owners will be able to dive deep to forget their problems

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People were stunned by just how crazy the property is

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Eliz Sandy
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a mansion. Mcmansions are shitty little prefabs with high ceilings and postage sized plots.

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the article summary "Mansions are for the mere rich, and McMansions are for the super rich. And this one is so extra it has a goddamn life-sized village in its basement." It is quite clear the author does not know what a McMansion is. McMansions are for upper middle class, pretending to be rich.

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mph seti
Community Member
1 year ago

McMansions are just big houses (cheaply and recently made) in suburbs/gated communities. Mansions are 100% bespoke, often old, and cost a lot more.

Ben Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Definitely not a McMansion...

Jessica Kaneza
Community Member
1 year ago

yah Definitely

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Eliz Sandy
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a mansion. Mcmansions are shitty little prefabs with high ceilings and postage sized plots.

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the article summary "Mansions are for the mere rich, and McMansions are for the super rich. And this one is so extra it has a goddamn life-sized village in its basement." It is quite clear the author does not know what a McMansion is. McMansions are for upper middle class, pretending to be rich.

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mph seti
Community Member
1 year ago

McMansions are just big houses (cheaply and recently made) in suburbs/gated communities. Mansions are 100% bespoke, often old, and cost a lot more.

Ben Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Definitely not a McMansion...

Jessica Kaneza
Community Member
1 year ago

yah Definitely

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