McMansion Hell

meddlepal

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I'm gonna go with money laundering operation for $500. Clean the dirty cash through various construction businesses.
 

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Also, is this the seller’s stuff? Or something brought in by one of those companies that “stages” homes for sale? Maybe they know something about that sub-market? (Ahem)
 

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They somehow misspelled "insult" as "homage".
 

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They somehow misspelled "insult" as "homage".
In thinking through the utter madness behind of this awful house, I'm wondering how any of this got past the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Wright's work is copyrighted. This fact has lead to a well-documented dispute over the inappropriate execution of an authentic Wright design constructed posthumously on its intended site.

This is a far worse abomination than a shitty bar band playing Pearl Jam and Bon Jovi covers...
 

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"All men Die, But not all men Live"

- Ulysses S. Grant
 

Beton Brut

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"The Horror...The Horror..."

~ Joseph Conrad/John Milius
 

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Step 1: bid the $3.5M asking price, less the cost of 6 tons of TNT. Step 2: Sell newly-vacant land to Beton Brut. Step 3: Profit??!
 

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Shep, this mess deserves a Chernobyl-style sarcophagus. If ever I'm in the market for a buildable lot, it'll have few neighbors, a view, and a minimal, eco-centric structure. Something like this would do very nicely; these folks are absolutely killing it.
 

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^ Totally serious: compulsory, gender-neutral shop class, K-12

I've had the good fortune to learn a lot of things in this life, some through higher education, and some through personal failure. If I had it to do all over again, I'd have been a carpenter.
 

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Kate Wagner is branching out with her architectural criticism. She has some thoughts about Hudson Yards. (SPOILER: She's not a fan)

Fuck The Vessel

The Vessel is really a perfect name for the sixteen-story monument nestled in the midst of the now complete “neighborhood” (read: real estate scheme) of Hudson Yards, New York City. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, one of architecture’s premier grifters, a man who should be banned internationally from using the term “parti,” the Vessel is composed of 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings. Apparently the architect drew inspiration from an early experience with, to nobody’s surprise, an old staircase. The depth of architectural thinking at work here makes a kiddie-pool seem oceanic.
 

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