The Mansionization Of California

The practice of creating 'mansion' homes on small footprints adjacent to traditional smaller homes is causing an "architectural identity crisis."
July 21, 2003, 6am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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From SUVs to fast food, Americans love to go big. And homes are no exception. Lack of inventory and a shortage of raw land in many areas have owners and developers tearing down older homes to accommodate the preference for more square footage... From beachside villages to tonier towns, teardowns are a welcome source of increased property tax revenues."

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Published on Sunday, July 20, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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