What Classifies A House As A Mansion?

Is it by its overall size,rooms,expensive furnitures etc.?

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  • Axiom
    Lv 5
    1 year ago

    The owners own perception.

  • 1 year ago

    If you can afford it, it's not a mansion.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    There is no real classification, and estate agents throw the term around with reckless abandon. Same as the term 'luxury' - as a guide if it comes with a hefty price tag and you need a team of servants to live there, it is a mansion. I would have thought minimum of 6 bedrooms and bathrooms, huge master bedroom suite(s) as many reception rooms as you can sheikh a stick at. But location is important too, In Jane Austen's day

    Many UK cities have 'mansion houses' as the home of the Lord Mayor which includes living areas and large entertaining and reception rooms for civic functions. If your property is along those lines you may happily call it a mansion.

  • 1 year ago

    If the sign outside says: 'This a a Mansion not a fu€king House' ;)

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  • chris
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Perspective!

    One definition explains that a 5,000 sf house in Manhattan may be considered a "mansion" while the same house in the outskirts of Atlanta may not.

    In all instances, the home is normally above and beyond those that surround it in size, luxury, the latest building concepts and technology for the time it is built.

    Example:

    Thomas Jefferson's "Monticello" is outdated for todays technology, but it still remains a spectacular achievement for the time it was built.

  • Droopy
    Lv 5
    1 year ago

    The eye of the beholder.

  • 1 year ago

    The owner's ego.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Two kitchens, having staff quarters, having a full time gardener and employing housekeeping staff.

    People stand and point open mouthed at the building from outside the fence.

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    its an extra ordinary residence, to house a multitude of functions for the owners and guests they naturally assume to entertain , in a splendour they would be accustomed to like Royalty if necessary

  • 1 year ago

    "Charlie Cheever of quora.com writes, "Technically, realtors term mansions as houses that have at least 8,000 square feet of floor space."

    "Merriam-Webster's definition is less definitive, simply stating that a mansion is "a large and impressive house: the large house of a wealthy person.""

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