i'm including this house simply because it was big and impressive and intimidating.
and, given that it's in a city in the desert in the american southwest, amazingly incongruous.
but back to big and intimidating: it's this gigantic beautiful looming manor house, looking sort of like a country house bavarian's would go to for their holidays.
i can imagine it covered in tons of snow at christmas, except for the fact that it's in the desert in southern california.
or, alternately, it could be a good house for vampire bankers.
although i can't imagine that vampire bankers would be very happy living in southern california.
but i could be wrong