Nouveau-riche exhibitionism on Cape Cod

Yale architecture dean Robert Stern asserts that these houses “beautifully meld the traditions of New England with the way we live today.” If so, the tradition is that of the nouveau riche hedge-fund manager and not that of the modest Cape Cod farmer or fisherman who built the beloved cottage and saltbox. Inimical to everything that the practical and environmentally sensitive Cape Cod cottage stands for, these massive faux-Shingle-Style megamansions could not be more insensitive to the fragile ecology of the Cape.

Nouveau-riche exhibitionism on Cape Cod William Morgan Cape Cod Today 8/4/08

Posted by Chris

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