This example may be where the adjective stinking comes from when used with rich. Can you imagine paying a couple of million for a fully furnished vacation home just to tear the whole thing down to build again. In this case the house was >5000 sq. ft,, stone, brick, all landscaped - totally finished. All the appliances, as well as everything else, was top of the line. This was on a waterfront lot but only in the sense that the land went right to the shore. It was a huge drop from the home to the shore. You may be thinking that it's all the best but how old was it? To me, this is the stinking part - three years old. I saw the photos and this was a beautiful vacation getaway. Heck, by my standards this would have been a dream home. It looked liked something out of a lottery. Guess someone wanted to be king of the castle up on this view point. I need to insert an icon of a head shaking in disbelief.