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I've always wanted to use Magnificent Mansion, but the one time when I played a caster of the right class and sufficient level it was in a game where the DM banned Rope Trick and Magnificent Mansion (though nothing else) since he didn't want people running off into magical spaces to hide from his monsters.
A friend of mine had the good fortune to play a Sorcerer in a game that went to 19th level and found an online program for drafting houses including gardens and such. His Sorcerer's mansion had rooms for each PC along with an atrium in the center with a garden and pond. My Monk/Druid sometimes slept in the pond while wildshaped into a water elemental and could also turn into a tree in the garden. Such defensive maneuvers might seem unnecessary within the confines of a Magnificent Mansion, but the DM running that game ruled that powerful BBEG casters with access to divine powers could potentially invade our Magnificent Mansion.
That was a different DM from the one who banned the spell. The two didn't even know each other, so I guess maybe Magnificent Mansion is a spell which tends to annoy DMs.