Real Estate Lust: "Developers around here are buying cottages and bungalows to tear down and build McMansions, big, tall, baronial things, estate-worthy dwellings lacking only the estate. They look ridiculous standing cheek by jowl, just a few feet apart. For the baron and baroness to survey their grounds will take all of a minute and a half.
New Yorkers are used to this madness; Angelenos, too, but the rest of us are taking some time to get adjusted. It seems almost Freudian. Square footage, appreciation potential, built-up equity -- it's as if we're all playing a game of mine's bigger than yours."
This editorial is blogged in honor of my cohort, BlueDreamer.