Originally Posted by TC (Houston)
That describes our situation pretty well. Style is pretty subjective, but I will say that the house has by far the highest quality finishing and materials of any custom designed and built home we considered, so McMansiony is not a criticism I would have anticipated. It's certiainly not atypical of the style of home in the neighborhood. A tad cheesy or MTV Cribs-esque, maybe, but I hope to god not McMansiony. LOL But what do I know . . .
I didn't mean to be derogatory. I meant that it fits the bill stylistically, but I cannot judge the finish by looking at it. My only property experiences thus far has been higher end condo living in cities, and I want to move away from that and try to get a loft in an old bank/theater/industrial space. Having looked at many fairly expensive condos, I've concluded that often the finish is incredibly generic, although not "cheap". I'm not happy with the finish of my current place, which for Chicago is considered a "good" building. I find that besides its lobby and common areas, character is quite lacking. I really have no criticism for your place, I didn't mean that. I should probably brush up on my lingo as to not offend someone. I meant the sort of "italian" inspired house with influences from different periods, regions, and ideas that is often found in newer upscale neighborhoods across america.