Give me the big mansion in the country anytime. Why" Because I'd have far more options. Firstly, I could sell it at such a price I could buy a five-bedroom penthouse apartment in the city. That aside, if I had a really grand country mansion they would quite likely be lots of land, which I could sell off if I wished.
Then again, I could rent the big place out through a realtor at enormous expense to ongoing VIPs, business tycoons and film stars - and rent that pent house I was talking about in the big city.
Maybe there would even be a helicopter so I could 'commute' by air to te roof top of that 2-bedroom apartment block.
As I said, the country mansion provides far more options.