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A large new house, usually constructed as part of a suburban development and characterized by ostentation rather than quality of workmanship or architectural distinction.

[Mc(Donald's), trademark of a fast-food restaurant chain (from its mass-produced nature) + mansion.]


(Architecture) informal derogatory a large modern house considered to look mass-produced, lacking in distinguishing characteristics, and at variance with established local architecture
[C20: a corruption of McDonald's, a major American fast-food enterprise noted for the ubiquity of its restaurants]
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So he drives to a MacMansion in a denatured place where distance acts as an invisible moat, protecting him from the underclass that the politics of selfishness he supports has created.
Some architecture, like that of the MacMansions, are tasteless," Papadatos said, "and attract owners with similar characteristics.
McCarthy attributes this new interest in log home living to Baby Boomers who have shunned the MacMansions and Cookie Cutter style of traditional building methods for the wide open interior spaces of Log Home living and the luxury of great rooms.