Sunday, March 05, 2006
Realty and Illusion
Montclair’s controversial “Hempstead” at Marlboro megaMcMansion development is featured in this Sunday’s Times’ special mega-zine exclusively devoted to Real Estate issues. The topic at hand is how many developer’s sugarcoat their architectural renderings to seduce planning boards into accepting their projects. What's especially appealing is how the surrounding open spaces and lush green "forest" seem to frame each home in the 10 home complex. In Reality, each home is snug as a bug in tiny lots that will sell for $1.5M.