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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Four-car-garages and starter castles show that the American dream is alive and well.
A well-planned smaller home is becoming favored over 6,000-foot starter castles, (at least by those of us who can't afford a castle).
Or they rail against the eruption of rural "starter castles" amid once-working cattle ranches that have been transformed into urban cowboy retreats.
That's the average size, but there are plenty of starter castles in the 5,000-square-feet-and-up category.
"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.