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Old 10-22-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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I wouldn't call that a McMansion at all.
No, that's just a really big house. But it's hardly a McMansion.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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I think everyone has their own definition of what a McMansion is. I was more referring to the homes that get put up in place of old tear downs, not cookie cutter generic identical homes put up in large neighborhoods. I really dislike those.

I also really love a modern craftsman!
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:17 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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my post was very general and I didn't say anything about what I personally like or want or don't like.

...high ceilings, large halls, open airy floor plans, large kitchen put together nicely to be a central gathering place for the family, spacious family rooms and master bedrooms, I could go on and on. Who wouldn't want that??


Maybe you didn't say what YOU want, just asked who wouldn't want it.

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It was saying that I understand why people would want a modern home to match their modern lifestyle. It's the ones that do the hating that don't understand why anyone wouldn't want to be in a smaller older home. AND there are as many old homes with no charm and cheap fixings as there are new ones.
The whole thing with McMansions is that they have little or no charm. That's why the name. A nice new custom build won't be mistaken for the surrounding 200 (or 2000) houses. A lot of what you think looks "affluent" about the suburban giant-facade mass produced subdivisions looks more like builders are trying too hard to make the place look more "affluent" than it really is. Just my opinion.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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I think everyone has their own definition of what a McMansion is. I was more referring to the homes that get put up in place of old tear downs, not cookie cutter generic identical homes put up in large neighborhoods. I really dislike those.
I find the teardown replacements often too overwhelming for the neighborhood. And this includes a lot of the Craftsman re-builds.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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I actually love the way a thread on "McMansions" fills up with posters from different areas. You'd think people were responding to an Amber Alert.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: East of the Appaichans
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I've plenty of big houses replacing small, old ones in various places in NoVA. Including the little house I used to live in that was built probably in the 50s. But some huge houses in Great Falls, VA are #*(@(@* ugly. By the way, the house in Alexandria shown above doesn't look so big. Has great character though.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I wouldn't call that a McMansion at all.
It isn't a McMansion. It's craftsman style with modern upgrades. That's why I love it.

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No, that's just a really big house. But it's hardly a McMansion.
The photos make it look large and listing says it's 3800sq ft but it doesn't look that large in person. Even that is too big for just my husband and I. I'd be happy with half that square footage.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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Maybe you didn't say what YOU want, just asked who wouldn't want it.



I could have worded it differently sure, but I was talking about features of a home not a particular type of home when I said that so again, I never said that I, myself, would want or have a McMansion. Instead of saying who wouldn't want that I guess I should have said those are generally universally liked features, yes there are the people that WANT low ceilings and tiny kitchens but I don't think they are the majority. They do however bash the people that do enjoy those features. I guess more than anything it's the "oh my taste is better than yours because I'm content in this tiny house that has charm" attitude that bothers me.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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I guess more than anything it's the "oh my taste is better than yours because I'm content in this tiny house that has charm" attitude that bothers me.
I still can't believe you don't realize you have the exact same "oh my taste is better than yours because I'm content in this large house with open floor plan that fits my active lifestyle" attitude.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:52 PM
 
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I still can't believe you don't realize you have the exact same "oh my taste is better than yours because I'm content in this large house with open floor plan that fits my active lifestyle" attitude.
Lol because I dont. You think I do because I pointed out the features that small homes have that are not likable to many people. No one can deny that those features exist, and no one can deny that many people would prefer a larger kitchen over a smaller one or what not. Never once have I expressed an opinion along the lines of "oh the people that like that have no taste". I'm very much in the to each his own camp.
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