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The Incredibly Expensive Housing Market

A better place

Like a car wreck, I’m fascinated by this house.  Its one of two show houses at the National Builders Show in Orlando this week.  The other is a 7,700 foot monstrosity that many would call a McMansion.  The small house was built by the New Urbanist design firm Duany Plater-Zyberk. …

And just why do you need all that space?

Sunday’s Washington Post has a great story about how people who buy the new McMansions have neither the time or money to furnish them, nor the inclination to use all their space.  Says one McMansion builder:

They figured that their house, which is still under construction, would
represent the high end of what people wanted — until a client recently
requested a 23,000-square-foot rambler, a size approaching that of the
Taj Mahal, which is about 35,000 square feet.