starter castle


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starter castle

A derogatory expression for a large house on a small lot,generally considered pretentious and often containing minimal furniture and accessories because all disposable income must go toward the mortgage payments. Also called a McMansion.

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There is a move to smaller, saner houses rather than those huge starter castles that appear in glossy magazines," says Loken, who points out that, ironically, he builds the biggest houses for the smallest families.