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Old 05-17-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Not sure how they are doing this on some of the smaller lots, but fair enough.
They're not usually on the smallest lots--usually the larger ones. I recall one that was on a double lot. I know of several that were built on a large property that was mostly woods. If you go up into the Williamsburg area of Arlington, you'll see tons there--large lots and mostly '50s ramblers make this one of the prime spots for it. And in the case of those, I don't actually mind seeing 'em replaced; I just wished they'd put something creative and not ostentatious in their place. Oh yeah--and without ripping out all the trees.

I could take actually take people on a McMansion tour of Arlington. We could drive around with bullhorns and heckle the residents.

Over and out! 30 Rock is on!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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T, in many neighborhoods in Arlington (e.g., those zoned R-6), you can fit what I would consider a McMansion on a .13 acre lot. See the county's lot coverage rules for details or the various real estate sales sites for examples where this has occurred.

Just for fun, I searched my favorite RE search site for homes built in 2012 and offered for $1 mill.-$1.5 mill. I considered all of them to be large houses and probably most would be considered by many people to be McMansions, at least with regard to size in relation to other houses in Arlington (they might not be big for Loudoun County, for example). The LARGEST lot on which any of the 17 of them was located was .20 acres.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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They're not usually on the smallest lots--usually the larger ones. I recall one that was on a double lot. I know of several that were built on a large property that was mostly woods. If you go up into the Williamsburg area of Arlington, you'll see tons there--large lots and mostly '50s ramblers make this one of the prime spots for it. And in the case of those, I don't actually mind seeing 'em replaced; I just wished they'd put something creative and not ostentatious in their place. Oh yeah--and without ripping out all the trees.

I could take actually take people on a McMansion tour of Arlington. We could drive around with bullhorns and heckle the residents.

Over and out! 30 Rock is on!
Yes, this is true, for houses listed above $1.5 mill. But even then, "larger" (lot size) is probably much smaller than what T was thinking about, e.g., many of the $2 mill. houses are on lots of .30 acre or less.
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