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Old 03-10-2015, 08:25 PM
 
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I like this house.People have different descriptions of what a Mcmansion is, so I'm curious.It's over 3000 sq ft so it's not a small house.Apparently, some people consider houses that aren't small "mcmansions" .I've also seen a lot of people assuming that if a house has been built large and is not a mansion, then its built of poor quality materials but I don't see how you can know the quality of the materials used just from glancing at a house

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Old 03-10-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Freakville
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I like this house.People have different descriptions of what a Mcmansion is, so I'm curious.It's over 3000 sq ft so it's not a small house.Apparently, some people consider houses that aren't small "mcmansions" .I've also seen a lot of people assuming that if a house has been built large and is not a mansion, then its built of poor quality materials but I don't see how you can know the quality of the materials used just from glancing at a house
I wonder why what other people think is a concern.
If you like the house...buy it.
If someone doesn't like your house...f# 'em...it's none of their business anyway.
Not caring what people think of you is such a great place to be.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:35 PM
 
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I wonder why what other people think is a concern.
If you like the house...buy it.
If someone doesn't like your house...f# 'em...it's none of their business anyway.
Not caring what people think of you is such a great place to be.
I still want to know if this is considered one. Im curious by nature. Doesnt really matter cuz its not my house anyway!
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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A "McMansion", I think, is a in group of homes that are upscale, but the whole neighborhood looks the same. It's hard to tell one house from another. It's hard to label the home you pictured without seeing the other homes in the area.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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I don't know the true definition of a mcmansion, but I don't think this home qualifies. My personal idea of a mcmansion would be > than 4000sqft, and horrible looking. Imo, the pic you posted is fairly attractive compared to the new-ish Florida homes that are being built.

That said, I really dislike a lot of the traditional style homes that are being built in my neck of the woods. Florida's crap suburban homes are just a little worse than NC's homes.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:19 AM
 
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I'd imagine a Mcmansion is a matter of perspective.
what you have in the ops picture is something akin to a detached bungalow,nice but no mansion in my idea of the definition.
This is my idea of a mansion.
http://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc....1910x1000.jpg
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:21 AM
 
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I'd imagine a Mcmansion is a matter of perspective.
what you have in the ops picture is something akin to a detached bungalow,nice but no mansion in my idea of the definition.
This is my idea of a mansion.
http://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc....1910x1000.jpg
I know it's not a mansion.I'm talking about "mc" mansions here, which seems to be a phrase making fun of people who have nice houses that are big but not quite mansions? I dont know smh
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:16 AM
 
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Sorry. i'm unfamiliar with the term McMansion.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:51 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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No, that looks like a normal house to me. Around here a McMansion is at least 6,000sf, and is built in an area of much smaller, older homes. Most often the builder buys an older home and demolishes it to build the McMansion. It will typically be about 3 times the cost of the other homes in the neighborhood.

Your picture looks like it's only about 3,000sf, which is just a normal house size, and from the picture I can't tell what kind of neighborhood it's in.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:11 AM
 
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This is considered a McMansion in NJ.

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/i...n_danbury.html

Very gaudy, no taste, too big, just to show off how much money you can spend
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