Top Posts on HousingWatch Last Week

From a sprawling French-style chateau to the latest trend in small-scale living, we covered stories of all sizes here on HousingWatch this week. See what else caught our readers' eyes.

1. Cell Exec's Dream Chateau Becoming Nightmare
Even in a down housing market, the numbers are shocking: a 34,800-square-foot mansion built for a reported $72 million -- with a 15-car garage and 18-karat gold fixtures -- sitting empty and on the market for eight years. Ouch! Read more.

2. Gulf Oil Spill Update: Housing Prices Suffering Too
As the first signs of the catastrophic Gulf oil spill wash up on Florida beaches, the disaster's impact on the housing market also starts to show. Will Gulf Coast homeowners be able to roll with the tide? Read more.