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Twelve Emperors by Suetonius

Julius Caesar, Chapter 46: His home.
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He [Note 1] lived at first in the Subura in a modest house, but after he became Pontifex Maximus, in the official residence on the Sacred Way. Many have written that he was very fond of elegance and luxury; that having laid the foundations of a countryhouse on his estate at Nemi and finished it at great cost, he tore it all down because it did not suit him in every particular, although at the time he was still poor and heavily in debt; and that he carried tesselated and mosaic floors about with him on his campaigns.

Note 1: he = Julius Caesar