September 09, 2004

Meaty Bleating

Lileks is architecture-blogging today and kinda, sorta defending McMansions. As is almost inevitably the case, James takes some very sensible views - his position is more an attack against snotty liberal elitism than a defense of the excesses of the Starter-Castle Culture.

Speaking of which, check out these monstrosities. I point them out because "La Panorama" and "La Chateau" are literally just down the street from my house. They are among a half-dozen such places jammed together cheek-by-jowl and known locally as "Chevron Estates" because they are built right on top of a corner gas station. I have no idea how this builder makes any money. All of these houses were built on spec and most have remained unsold for years.

I frequently see cars in front of one of them in the evening, but seemingly never the same cars. My theory is that the builder lends the place out to people to make porn films. It would be the perfect set for that sort of thing (I mean, I guess).

Posted by Robert at September 9, 2004 09:19 AM | TrackBack

They are all rather dull. Not that I wouldn't love to have a mansion but given the choice between a shack on a big piece of property and a mansion on a tiny piece of property I'd go for the shack every time. In fact that's exactly what we did.

Posted by: Lynn S at September 9, 2004 03:58 PM
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