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'Tributes to Excess:' The Newly Wealthy and McMansions

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'Tributes to Excess:' The Newly Wealthy and McMansions

'Tributes to Excess:' The Newly Wealthy and McMansions

'Tributes to Excess:' The Newly Wealthy and McMansions

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In a small town outside of Boston, the latest trend is building oversized houses in old subdivisions. Some call the structures McMansions. Many people see them as trophy houses, and neighbors don't like how they dwarf the other homes.