September 5, 2014


Here at Land of Excess, we have observed the growing use of drones to photograph and video record residential properties for sale in the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.  Aerial imagery is particularly effective in representing large farm properties such as those that might be for sale in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, 35 + miles outside our capital city.   However, this drone photo of a residential dwelling in suburban McLean, VA only serves to emphasize its most hideous aspects.  Note how the scab-like stonework on the exterior clashes fabulously against the stonework on the terrace that appears in coloration like a fresher scab.  We marvel at the design talent of this ‘builder/owner’.  The listing broker’s text claims that “the home was built to look 100 years old….”  All yours for $8,895,000 with garaging for 8 cars, 11 full and 1 partial bath, and 9 bedrooms.