We thought McMansions in Southern California were at their peak of tackiness until we read a post from FranklinAvenue alerting us to a Newsweek story about the apocalypse of McMansions in suburban L.A. L.A.’s own peddler of sprawl, KB Home, plans to build mini replicas of Martha Stewart’s mansions throughout the country. These houses have already proven successful in delightful tract home settlements elsewhere, and L.A. is one of the cities targeted for further expansion of the Martha brand McMansions.
WTF? Is a non-branded McMansion no longer good enough for soccer moms and their 2.1 children? We’ll just stay in our old-development enclave and pretend like this isn’t happening.
· Live Like Martha [FranklinAvenue]
· Renovating Martha Inc. [Newsweek]