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The Future Of McMansions (Part Two)

The study found that differences in architectural style stuck out most, but after that, height. (Photo source: Brendel at Wikimedia Commons)

There are some ugly terms used to describe big, grandiose homes. Critics call them "Garage Mahals," "starter castles," or "McMansions." These insults are flung around in towns where people worry big houses are sapping the character out of neighborhoods full of smaller, older homes. Shawn Allee met a researcher who hopes to tamp down the heated rhetoric:

More on the study

Info from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Part One of this series

Producer: Shawn Allee
Release Date: August 21, 2009
Running Time: 3:19

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