IS OUR HOUSE A MCMANSION? Annalisa once referred to our house as being “like a mcmansion”. Mary Jane responded instantly: “No, it has a sense of proportion.” I agree. The proportions do not make the house seem big. The house does not have a lot of architectural elements, and it fits in with the houses from the last part of the 19th century that are in the neighborhood.
The house, however, is big, exceeding the threshhold of 3000 square feet that “Kate” and Rybcynski use, and it is set on a very small lot. The small lot was a plus for us at this stage of our lives. And I lobbied for a big house because I wanted a place to put stuff.