About two-thirds of America’s largest cities have reported the appearance of “McMansions,” often with 2-story “lawyer lobbies,” which are new, much larger houses built on lots that once contained more modest homes. Some of their neighbors are complaining!

Who is building these homes that tend to stick out like sore thumbs in established neighborhoods? City planner Jack Nasar says, “The phenomena of McMansions may represent…residents with money [who] are moving back into cities and older suburbs, rather than building new homes far from the central city.”
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