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WTF happened to the garage though? I mean...seriously?

Only guy happy about that house is the roof truss manufacturer.
post #392 of 539
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Fuck is that ugly.

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WTF happened to the garage though? I mean...seriously?

That's where they got "creative" and "different".
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The American Dream ®
I love how they seem to randomly place the windows on the wall above the garage.
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Santa's coming!



Not sure if that's classified as a McMansion but it sure is ugly.

-LR
post #395 of 539
how is that not a mcmansion? Last weekend I was driving to wisconsin with some friends and as we cruise by something like this I made some comment about disgusting mcmansions and everyone in the car tried to tell me that these were not mcmansions. I get that these are not sprawling plots of land like they are used to (one was from jersey, one from sort of mainline philadelphia sprawl, another from the maryland DC suburbs) but these have always sort of defined mcmansion for me. They are ridiculously oversized multi-story houses with zero architectural direction crammed into tiny lots adjacent to a major interstate. The kind of places you can buy for a tiny amount of money compared to desirable places to live with high-quality housing stock...but then you end up stuck in some crappy suburb several hours from the city in traffic. I wasn't willing to argue the point with them as they would never agree (they probably don't really understand the difference between a mansion and a mcmansion and just think "big houses with a mc in front because we are young, trendy, and there is a backlash against consumerism") but is anyone seriously going to tell me that these are not mcmansions? EDIT: StephenHero, you might not want to click that link...you might vomit
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Last weekend I was driving to wisconsin with some friends and as we cruise by something like this I made some comment about disgusting mcmansions and everyone in the car tried to tell me that
these were not mcmansions.

This is a perfect example of what I'd call McMansion: look at how many of those houses are near-clones, differing only in color.
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This is a perfect example of what I'd call McMansion: look at how many of those houses are near-clones, differing only in color.
Yeah, I think some of the people I was with just don't understand and will probably end up living in a mcmansion in 10 years while being thouroughly convinced that it is not a mcmansion (until SH comes and asks them about their fake bricks ).
post #398 of 539
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This is a perfect example of what I'd call McMansion: look at how many of those houses are near-clones, differing only in color.

Yeah, total McMansions. I call that an "ant hill" development.
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One imagines one's chef serving watercress sandwiches and several bottles of Bordeaux during such sessions.
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You should set yourself up with a nice little place in the green hills of the Motherland. You can retreat there when the pressure of Albany overwhelms you. It could be a Camp David of sorts for state level political strategy sessions.
post #400 of 539
I need to read this thread. We lived in a 6000+sq ft home on 1.3 acre lot for past 5 years. Sold it 2 weeks ago and are now in a 1600 sq ft town home....till we build a bigger home.... Regards.
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I need to read this thread.

We lived in a 6000+sq ft home on 1.3 acre lot for past 5 years. Sold it 2 weeks ago and are now in a 1600 sq ft town home....till we build a bigger home....

Regards.

You sold it in this market? Did you get a decent price?
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You sold it in this market? Did you get a decent price?

We absorbed a loss of ~20%.

Regards.
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waterfront property
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waterfront property

Located on a street named Aqua Vista?
post #405 of 539
That "brick" or whatever the fuck it is looks so awful. I get angry every time I see that garbage.
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