McMansions

Iconic Midcentury Modern Mayrath House Faces Tragic Teardown, Priced at Lot Value

By Leah Shafer / February 26, 2016 / 46 Comments

For all of its progress toward becoming a world-class city, Dallas still has a lot to learn about the value of historic architecture. We are tear-down happy. The list of demolished Dallas buildings with significant historic and architectural value would go on for pages. But here are a few recent examples: The 95-year-old red brick traditional […]

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Don’t Tear Down, Renovate! Designer Kim Armstrong Offers Five Reasons to Revive Rather Than Raze Your Home

By Joanna England / July 10, 2014 / 3 Comments

By Kim Armstrong Interior Designer, Kim Armstrong Interior Design As an interior designer I’m a huge proponent of renovations versus tear downs. I’m not only a renovator for my own home and office, but some of my favorite design projects come from renovations and not new builds. This is a topic that is close to […]

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Reviving The McMansion: What Was On Its Way Out Three Years Ago is Making a Comeback Today

By Joanna England / November 25, 2013 / 2 Comments

Perhaps the new sign of fully recovered economy should be a McMansion? Or maybe our economy would be better judged by the size of the middle class? In 2010, while we were still trying to figure out what went wrong with the federal stimulus and which bank was to blame for it all (answer: none […]

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