McMansion


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McMansion

A derogatory term for a large house on a small lot; the term is intended to give a sense of uniformity and pretension.Also called starter castle.

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It's the fanciest McMansion in town, so over the top that it transcends the genre.
And situations like McMansion Hell -- where content is used for parody or satire -- have traditionally been protected under fair use.
The very best, say La Tache, are produced on acreage the size of a McMansion and result in 3,500 to 5,000 cases per vintage year.
In the wake of the row over the "McJob" label, McMansion - a large modern house considered to look mass-produced - has now made it into the dictionary.
The kids of those Baby Boomers are too busy living, attempting to get from under the sub-prime rate mortgage for that McMansion and setting up college funds for the kids that they waited to have until they were 35.
There was no McMansion in my plan--or pocketbook--but the other thing I can't do without is the reloading itself.
Whether it be latte courtyards in private girls' schools or the humble McMansion,West sets about revealing the secret lives of a class that dare not speak its name.
We live in a rural farming community that is quickly becoming a McMansion outcropping.
Today, practically everyone in the middle class is building a McMansion, or at least wants to.
The Government has committed to ensuring these homes are not McMansion suburbs but a mixture of higher density homes with local shops and transport links.
House, 2004 is an architectural hybrid gone awry, its subject a subdivision corner-lot dwelling made of stacked houses built from a variety of styles and materials (brick, shingle, stucco) that conjures Piranesi, the nightmare of the McMansion, and the failure of "serious" architecture to make any inroads into the fertile field of mass housing.
Other candidates: starter castle (10), a dotcommer's first house, and McMansion (6), a big new home in incredibly bad taste.