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Old 10-29-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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if i may ask, why does all looking the same ( as long as they look nice), pose to be a problem?
Some people don't like cookie cutter neighborhoods, others might like them. I don't think it's a problem, just a personal preference. Obviously somebody buys these houses but they are not everyone's cup of tea.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:20 PM
 
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if i may ask, why does all looking the same ( as long as they look nice), pose to be a problem?
It makes the neighborhood look bland with all the personality of dry white toast.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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I personally don't have a problem with McMansions because it is each persons choice.

If you prefer lotsa house on little yard then knock yourself out. <shrug>
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Lots of people like McMansions for the uniformity. They like looking down the street and seeing homes that look similar. It makes them happy. If it makes you happy why are worrying about someone else's dislike for them?
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Turlock, CA
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Lots of people like McMansions for the uniformity. They like looking down the street and seeing homes that look similar. It makes them happy. If it makes you happy why are worrying about someone else's dislike for them?
I agree with this. For myself, it makes me depressed, all the little boxes made of ticky tacky all in a row. If it doesn't bother you, then go for it. You're probably saving money.
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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Here's the wiki definition. LOL!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMansion
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere between chaos and confusion
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Well, i live in one, by the definitions here! I like it because it was new, energy efficient......the homes do look alike, but we chose a floor plan that in the only one in our neighborhood and also choose a color not as well represented. The small yard was a plus, no kids or dogs, so no need for it. We had it professionally landscaped, so it looks different than others......we have had a few friends refer to our "mansion" but really, it isn't really that large!
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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McMansion is by definition a derogatory term.

Now, if you said "I like big houses with lots of nice amenities" people might have a difference of opinion but that's very different than saying you like something that you are calling by a name used to make fun of it.
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Austin
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The McMansion term came about in my area only referring to the houses that have been torn down and rebuilt much larger, to their building lines, so they almost topple on top of the smaller, older homes. These homes are sometimes 2-3 times the size of the existing homes in the neighborhood.

Large homes in suburban neighborhoods that might look the exact same are not referred to as McMansions.
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Obviously people buy them, so some portion of the population like them. My house meets almost all of the criteria of a McMansion, except it is only 2700 sq. ft. We prioritized layout, energy efficiency, and location. Layout and size were the deal killers of most older homes. We needed 3 bedrooms, an office, and a bonus space. We also wanted high ceilings and a big, well laid out kitchen.
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