32 Meadowcroft dropped $950,000 today, down from $11,450 million to $10.5. It started a year ago at $12.575 million. This is a typical Mariani design (I think he has just one) with the addition of a weird bubble – like appendage on its south end. Otherwise, the house looks like his houses on Dairy Road, Doverton and on and on. Same floor plans, same look and feel and always the same skimpy pool with some cheap flagstones scattered on the grass as an ironic suggestion of real stonework. I don’t like the Mariano house much.
But whether I like his model or not doesn’t count – it’s buyers who do, and they’ve spoken: this is a pretentious house that is merely a duplicate of the others. Even marked down $2 million from its original price, it’s still got a ways to go. In my opinion, of course: you’re free to disagree and head up there with your checkbook.
UPDATE: He’s dropped the price of his other Meadowcroft spec house, number 12, too. $10,950, down from the original 2008 price of $12.825. Same huge size: 13,391 sq. ft., same basic objections.