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McMansions on Parade

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Worst of McMansions

Mini history lesson: During Ronald Reagan’s administration, he signed the Garn–St Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982, which act allowed – nay, encouraged – banks to issue adjustable-rate mortgages, contributing to the willy-nilly construction of stupid built-on-the-cheap houses that shouldn’t exist. The terrible taste exhibited in these houses is the gleeful subject of the blog “Worst of McMansions,” an informative, beautifully-illustrated snark-fest of terrible real estate for sale. Unlike most critical websites, however, this one takes the time to explain and illustrate the correct way to do things before poking fun at the parade of terribles. Educational AND witty! What could be better?

And if you, like me, enjoy geeking out on architecture, here‘s a very handy visual guide to house style I found linked on WMM. The graphics are so good, I think they should be sold as flash cards for aspiring realtors.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “McMansions on Parade

  1. Too funny. Which one is Donald Trump’s house? hahaha!

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  2. Ha! What fun. I like the balance of snark and being informative about the many and varied ways people have gone wrong.

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  3. “All glory to the are hole”…genius. I could spend all night on this site. Again, you find the best shit and I love you.

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  4. Car hole not are hole. 🙂

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  5. The Texas theme room – so true!! I’ve seen so many of them!! Not so many useless columns though. These are scary.

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