Building a Big House

Connecticut businessman Arnold Chase is building one of the largest homes ever seen in this country. When completed, it will be 51,000 square feet — about 20 times the size of a fairly large suburban home. It will include a movie theater with more than 100 seats. The estimated cost of the house is $15 million.

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Maybe the real estate market is sagging but Arnold Chase won't let that stop him. He is building one of the largest homes ever seen in this country. When completed, it will be 51,000 square feet. So take a fairly large suburban home and multiply it by 20. The Connecticut businessman plans a movie theater with more than 100 seats and a ticket booth and a concession stand. It's estimated the house will cost $15 million.

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