April 1, 2013


Today Land of Excess staggers out to Warrenton, VA, now considered an exurb ofWashington, D.C.  We are fascinated by this “Ryan Homes” residential structure for sale for $367,990.  The two-car garage seems swollen and disproportionate to the rest of the house (or one might say that the rest of the structure is kind of shrunken down). The garage is taking up over 1/4 of the structure.  This proportion may reflect the household resources required for transportation from this exurb to employment opportunities “closer in” to Washington, D.C..   We blame the companies represented by folks over at the American Petroleum Institute for this warped distribution of enclosed space.