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Home County Wins Mcmansion "prize'

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AMF13

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Sounds like they're complaining about their own house. Doesn't look bad from internet distance.
If it's on a 5,000 SF lot they have overdone the mansionization. :ohmy:
 

Terrel L. Shields

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If it's on a 5,000 SF lot they have overdone the mansionization. :ohmy:
Our lots are pretty large after a rethink by fire codes. We had 3 houses burn one after the other so estate lots are generally >½ acre. Only smallest lots approach 5k, 7-14,000 more common. Many large houses went kaput. Holes in wall deep for non-flat screen obsolete TV. Shelves over enter to catch bugs/dirt and ladder needed to vac same. Cheap cabinets, undersized garages, small windows, etc.
Currently someone bought three large lots in failed Greenfield subdivision near me and is building a monstrosity, guessing 15,000 SF. 3x larger than anything within ten miles. Guessing 1½ million easy...on a land tract costing $31,000.
 

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Terrel, that's pretty funny! I loved the "Can this ceiling fan even be turned on without hitting anything?"
 

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I see too many of these. Especially on rainy days.
 
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It is a design hodge-podge and functionally goofy. What were they thinking?

Can't help myself when I see weird architectural references and uses of materials. Like many places without masonry stacks, where they have insulated metal exhaust pipes and they build a chase to simulate a stack but side it in wood or vinyl clapboard. Just bugs me to see a combustible combustion exhaust means. So it is good that I am riding around alone and not subjecting anyone (but you, hah) to this sort of observation.
 

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Currently someone bought three large lots in failed Greenfield subdivision near me and is building a monstrosity, guessing 15,000 SF. 3x larger than anything within ten miles. Guessing 1½ million easy...on a land tract costing $31,000.

:rof:

Nice land to value ratio. Or land to construction cost. Should have built it on some acres if they had to go so big. :leeann2:

$275 to appraise it. :leeann:
 

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Bad pix, sun low and behind... still UC & one nearby...only one in s/d not all brick ven
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Another dandy
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/299-Lake-Rd_Ballston-Lake_NY_12019_M39843-39127

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Out where I work, there are some true McMasions, many built in the mid to late 1990s, when the market was taking off. There are many of these 4,000-7,000 sq.ft. homes that just have a lot of space; basic stock materials, and limited detail work. Many of them are located in expensive neighborhoods, and many are being bulldozed when they are purcahsed.
 
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