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