Re: McMansions...Not!



Yet another fella, a friend of mine, refers to this style a "Monuments To Themselves."
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wrote:

AKA "An Edifice Complex".
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All of those bucks and not one mention of a workshop. Secret staircases to a wine cellar? Nonsense. Much better to have the staircase go to the workshop, and perhaps install beer taps.
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Roger Shoaf

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loutent writes:
These are the types of projects that one often sees on newer TOH or some HGTV remodels. Usually a young couple with too much $$$ or a recently wed May-Dec thing (with big $$$). I think the "Dream House" show on HGTV (lately) is over the top (i.e "Brandon's Dream House").
The sad part is that there is usually no connection between the people and the house. I feel differently if they are restoring a once great looking place in a(n) historic area or something like that.
Still, they are paying salaries and keeping the economy going, so there is something to be said for that (I guess).
Check out a magazine, Old House Journal, for those who appreciate older homes. Most of them cost mroe than I can afford, but it is not over-the-top unnecessarily.
Charlie Self "One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected." George W. Bush
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