Any home that is so clearly out of proportion with its environment that all it appears is cumbersome and awkward.
Now a term used internationally in the design community, McMansions
are architecturally indistinguishable, uninspired oversized homes that tax on the environment and therefore community resources.
A southwest regional term referring to bland, unispired, vaguely historically referential stucco box homes that more or less end up looking no more inspired than your corner Taco Bell.
A four-sided stucco box produced on the cheap in mass quantities, often devoid of exterior detail on three sides, the front facade providing the only distinguishing and often uninspired detail.
The ubiquitous Arizona block-construction ranch home. So ubiquitous, perhaps, that it is difficult to distinguish it from the thousands and thousands that were built from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s. Ranchburgers hold particular esteem in our community because they are often blank slates upon which to express something distinctive. For that flexible quality alone they are valued above the typical crackerbox, which often carries community regulations for exterior modification.