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Old 02-07-2019, 11:11 PM
 
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Im a millennial and I would much rather have a McMansion than a McModern.
But would you rather have a normal home over a McMansion?
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:40 PM
 
Location: America's Expensive Toilet
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I'm not understanding, it's still a McMansion, it just looks different. The article doesn't state the typical sq footage of the McModern homes, but they're probably just as big. And yes, flat roofs suck, but I like modern design and always have.
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Old Yesterday, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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https://www.businessinsider.com/mill...cmodern-2017-8


https://www.treehugger.com/green-arc...mcmoderns.html


Have you noticed an increase in more modern style housing developments?
Yes, wife and I like the Mcmodern look and bought one built in 2015...we really like it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...38044964_zpid/ and https://www.zillow.com/homes/recentl...ect/12_zm/2_p/

I guess this could be called a McModern (this was built in an expensive town!!)? I've been seeing a lot of these types around NJ. I don't think they are all necessarily with flat lines.

Those are both sharp looking.

Of course, looking at a single house only gives a glimpse of what whole neighborhoods with a few hundred of these lined up in a row will look like.

To get a more realistic picture, you have to add things that you usually find in new subdivisions. Not bad details, by the way, just picturing a more realistic view than what you find in idealized real estate listings. Yards with bare spots and trees that have just been planted. Cars in a few driveways, and cars & recycle bins out in the streets. Curtains or blinds in the windows. (As stunning as uncovered windows may be, they aren't realistic when people try to live in these houses.) Perhaps a few water streaks down the sides of the houses, a natural thing that seems to happen with flat-roofed buildings. Not bad details, just little things that give the full picture.

Taking such details into account, I'll give it a thumbs up, flat roofs and all. I can imagine driving down a whole street of these at sunset, and seeing the colors of the sky reflecting in the windows. Could be stunning.


ps. It's interesting to note both of these homes are huge. Over 4000 sf. So I guess big homes are still popular, they just have a new design. Also, the first house has been for sale for 254 days. So, while coming into vogue they aren't yet flying off the rack. I can see that changing in years to come, though, as these grow in popularity.

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Old Yesterday, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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But would you rather have a normal home over a McMansion?

A thought to ponder: what is a normal home?

The definition of normal is "conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected." That sounds like a Mcmansion to me.
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Old Yesterday, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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I for one would much prefer a McRowhome in the city, a 50's style McCapeCod, or even a 80's era McSplitEntry over one of those cookie cutter McMansions.
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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I for one would much prefer a McRowhome in the city, a 50's style McCapeCod, or even a 80's era McSplitEntry over one of those cookie cutter McMansions.

LOL. loving the names. And while we're at it, maybe Starbucks, KFC or Taco Bell can play. Why should McDonald's have all the fun? VenteSplitEntry anyone? FingerLickin'CapeCod? AmericaRunsOnRowHouses?
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Old Yesterday, 07:33 AM
 
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For interior photos, make sure to show some plastic trash cans out in the middle of rooms catching the leaks from the flat roofs.
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Old Yesterday, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Honestly, I don't see a difference between a McModern and a McMansion. Moderns just have flatter and boxier designs (didn't this style originate in the 60's, though?).

I'm a millennial though and I could go either McModern or McMansion.

I also think articles like this are silly because the oldest millennial's are in their mid-30s? The only reason why I'd want a SF house that's 3500+ SF is if I have 3-4 kids who were teenagers, but that wouldn't even happen until I'm in my late 40's at the earliest, so whenever I see articles wondering why millenials aren't buying bigger houses....that's the main reason why. For most younger couples, a townhouse or a condo will suit just fine for now.

Pretty soon, we'll see articles being like 'Why are generation Z not buying homes?"....cause...they're 22 at the oldest?
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Old Yesterday, 09:58 AM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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Nothing practical about flat roofs if you live where it snows.
You can build a snowman or build a sledding ramp on a flat roof. ... as some kids with parents did on our condo's roof.
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