How McMansions go wrong.

What we build.
Jan. 4 2006 11:14 AM

Supersize My House!

How McMansions go wrong.

Click here to read a slide-show essay on McMansions and other big houses.

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Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.

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