Between the Reagan years and the crash of 2008, developers absorbed the skyrocketing wealth of the 1% with monuments to bad taste and ostentation: the McMansion.
On "Worst of McMansions," an anonymous architecture critic scrapes Zillow listings for these monster homes and ruthlessly marks them up, explaining exactly what makes them so ghastly. Perhaps more entertaining is the back-and-forth with readers, some of whom are rather cranky about seeing the kinds of houses they live in (or aspire to) laid so bare. Start with McMansions 101: Front Entries, Montville Township, NJ, and McMansions 101: What Makes a McMansion Bad Architecture?
Today’s certified dank ™ McMansion is in Montville Township, NJ. It has 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths (2 half baths), and a 4 car garage. This lovely home, built in 2004 can be yours for the low price of $2,250,000.
Obviously a house with that price tag has to be of incredible quality, with impeccable architecture, constructed from only the finest of materials.
Never mind, it’s this clusterfuck. If David Koresh were into McMansions, this would totally be his jam.
The inside of this house looks like the inside of a boat. I’m not kidding, just see for yourself
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