December 1, 2013


Nestled in between the bucolic Capitol Beltway and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is this “Stunning Custom Colonial on quiet & private one acre lot with dual gates and circular drive”.  This bit of brokerage reminds Land of Excess that in our new favorite book, “Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream”, suburbia is characterized as a place that serves the needs of cars, not the people who are in them.  Anyway, you won’t have to venture out in your car in your spare time if you spring for this place because it includes an “open & sun-splashed lower lvl w/bar, game room & home theatre.  Exquisite!”   You won’t even be able to hear the roar of the Capital Beltway down there, especially because of the [tax-payer funded?] roadway noise barriers.  All yours for $2,700,000 with garaging for 3, 5 full and 2 partial baths, and 6 bedrooms.