OT - I don't _hate_ McMansions

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Wed Jun 18 12:07:49 MDT 2008

Kimball Larsen <kimball at kimballlarsen.com> writes:
> I took my daughter to a birthday party yesterday.  Her friend's
> neighborhood is very upscale (in the Boise, ID area) and very new.
> Most homes likely sell in the $500-750k range, and are 2-3 story 5000
> sqft monstrosities.  Driving up the street to the home of her friend,
> I was stunned to realize that what I thought was 1 really large house
> turned out to be 3 separate homes placed so close together as to
> appear to be one long building when you were viewing them at an angle
> of more than about 30 degrees.

I stayed with some friends in a small town outside of Boise.  Their
home there was not only huge, but it was on a huge lot, in a
neighborhood of huge homes on huge lots.  They were all new, and there
was still a lot of construction going on.  All it takes is enough


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