Wow, neighborhoods and McMansions are really a hot topic these days. I just got a letter from a real estate agent who has a client that wants to buy my house and tear it down. And my house has been renovated! But it’s not nearly as grand as some of the over-sized swiss chalets that have popped up lately. I wonder what the M Streets are going to look like in 5 years.
My neighbor across the street says she’s gotten three offers for her place. Of course, her house is about to fall down, too. But, wasn’t part of the M streets designated as a preservation district? Seems so, but I don’t know for sure.
Very funny about someone spray painting their garage doors with UGLY and TOO BIG. They should have added PIG, a great Manson reference, but more important, pigs are the kinds of folks who buy those monstrosities.
As awful as those houses are, and as reprehensible as they make great neighborhoods, I’d like to build one just to watch the neighbors’ reactions.
No one is complaining however about what they do for everyone’s property values. And I doubt they’ll ever let their McMansion go to shit like all the McTearDowns in the area south of the “M” streets.
The property values part is what irks me – these big houses tend to throw everything else out of whack. I mean, if the appraisal district is basing your property value on other homes in your area, throwing these mansions in the mix only screws it up for everybody else. Big time.
just remember that your 40’s vintage home replaced someone’s farmhouse and this is Dallas, and progress and civilization moves forward….
and above all:
“Labor was prior to capital, but property is the fruit of labor. Property is desireable and a postive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
“Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example insuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”
Marc Quinn Opens at The Goss-Michael Foundation
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