Today in ostentatious opulence: Closets that are larger, more expensive than some condos
By: Michael Aynsley February 8, 2013

$100,000 closet

According to The Wall Street Journal, closets are the next rich person trophy accessory (move over private jets and pet tigers).

“Designers and architects say for some clients, the cost of the closet can rival or surpass that of the kitchen, topping $100,000 for large, custom-designed walk-ins with luxurious cabinetry, sound systems and office nooks,” the Journal explains. “Increasingly, developers and home builders aren’t only installing windows in closets, they are also configuring home layouts to make sure the closets capture some of the best views and natural light.”

In fact, these spaces are so extravagant that clients have taken to refer to them as “dressing rooms” rather than closets.

While most projects range from $50,000 to $250,000, the Journal makes note of one wealthy industrialist from Mississippi who built his wife a $2.5 million, three-storey closet with its own escalator.

Here are a few more examples of such excesses:

Many of these rooms have glass cases so accessories can be displayed as if they were trophies.

Many of these rooms make use of glass cases to display shoes and accessories as if they were trophies.

Others include couches so people can show off their wardrobe to their friends.

Some of these closets make room for couches so people can show off their wardrobe to their friends.

A closet with its own espresso machine, because who wants to go all the way to the kitchen?

A closet with its own espresso machine, because who wants to go all the way to the kitchen?

For more of this, the entire Wall Street Journal article and its corresponding photo gallery can be found here.

  • PrepsterYYZ

    and in Toronto you’re lucky if you get a “step-in” closet in your condo :-(

  • Ben

    I have lost all faith in humanity.