In a recent HGTV episode intro, the host is driving through a Chicago suburb. He says, “I love all the brick. I love all the character.” And this is the home we see as he says this:
This is a McMansion due to at least four features:
1. The two story entryway.
2. The multi-dimensional roofline.
3. The three car garage and large driveway.
4. The lighter brick and other style choices that date the home as roughly a 1990s build.
(For aesthetic purposes, the dangling power lines in the front do not help.)
This home may have plenty of brick but critics of McMansions might argue the brick is deployed poorly. This home may have character – but of the negative kind rather than the charming variety.