June 15, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Despite the housing downturn, houses in excess of 20,000 square feet are still being built by the very wealthy — with no sign of a slowdown.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
May 7, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Despite concerns about lowering property values across the city, the L.A. City Council moved to limit the size of newly constructed homes in older neighborhoods to about 4,000 square feet.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>This video from <em>CNN</em> looks at a home being planned in Connecticut that will have 26 toilets.</p>
April 12, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>A New York developer is unveiling plans for a fleet of luxury homes that aim to comply with LEED environmental standards. But this article from <em>The New York Times</em> wonders whether that really makes the homes green.</p>
The New York Times
March 16, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Stan Cox argues that the massive square footage of so many modern houses -- no matter how "energy efficient" the construction -- is a luxury the planet can no longer afford.</p>
Common Dreams
March 12, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>A recent ruling that upholds the right of local communities to control overbuilding may prove to increase the crackdown on McMansions -- and demand for design professionals and architects.</p>
Architectural Record
March 6, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>Local opposition to McMansions in suburban Seattle was prevalent long before arsonists burned down three luxury homes this week. But those opposed to so-called "rural cluster development" housing worry the criminal acts may work against their goals.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer