McMansion Hell blog
Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:30 PM
And a language warning for anyone that's sensitive about that. It didn't bother me, but it might be a little salty for some.
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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:14 AM
One thing that drives me nuts is a house that has a roof that's basically a standard hip roof, but then in the front has a whole bunch of gables. Not only does it look cluttered, but it makes for complicated roof lines that are not well designed to handle heavy rains.
Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:04 PM
So, a McMansion is anything thats 3000sf, 3 bathrooms and a 3 car garage? Really? I would have never in a million years considered my house a McMansion. Ever.
Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:44 PM
Most of that blog is pretty tongue-in-cheek subjective. I would say that the architectural quirks make the McMansion more than the size.
Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:51 PM
It's not that any large house is a McMansion, and I don't think Kate's blog really states anything like that. The focus is on the overwrought, cartoony, jumbled messes of mishmashed styles and poorly-executed design concepts applied to giant and often cheaply-built faux-"classy" faux-"luxurious" homes that you see reflected in the posts there.
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:58 PM
Is that Jeriat's tumblr?
Nah, I don't do blogs... I actually have a tumblr and completely forgot it existed.
Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:13 AM
I've read through the blog. Some of her points are friggin funny and spot on.
That said, it's pretty easy to make fun of what other people are designing and building. Maybe at some point she'll post something that she's designed that has been successful in selling.
Seems like what gets missed in things like this is the fact that these builders and architects aren't just building whatever they want. They're building what people will pay for. Even a spec home is based on what the market is driving. And a good bit of people want to look like they have money when they don't.
Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:04 PM
The focus is on the overwrought, cartoony, jumbled messes of mishmashed styles and poorly-executed design concepts applied to giant and often cheaply-built faux-"classy" faux-"luxurious" homes that you see reflected in the posts there.
Unfortunately, this is filtering down to the sea of boxy, slanted wood back houses being built in many of Fort Worth's newest neighborhoods.
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