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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Or maybe it was the revelation that his Surrey McMansion was sold for pounds 3million over the asking price to a controversial Kazakhstan tycoon who has since left it to rot.
The days of the McMansion, the massive high-density townhouse developments and carving up every farm are over for at least five years.
But on her first day at the office there's a big news story: a McMansion on the coast burns to the ground with two people trapped inside.
The six rural municipalities surrounding Melbourne have seen thousands of homes built and tens of thousands more lots identified, often for McMansion estates whose inhabitants know precious little of the bush or fighting fires.
The annoying, and often wholly without taste, McMansion building boom in my neighborhood seems to have ceased.
We see a shiny toy or a McMansion on the hill, and we want it.
Jennifer Garner plays the yuppie wife who maintains a spotless McMansion in a gated community while also working long hours in a corporate career.
In the wake of the "McJob" row, McMansion - a large modern house considered to look mass-produced - has now made it into the dictionary.
While having a large room with a view is still desirable, the dream home is no longer a supersized McMansion.
Desperate to escape, she makes it by bus to the suburban New Jersey McMansion where her biological father (Brendan Fraser), whom she's never known -- he got her mother pregnant as a teenager -- lives with his prim wife and two children.
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.