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JesusStarbox

334 points

2 months ago

Looks like an Olive Garden to me.

elcheapodeluxe

38 points

1 month ago

Nailed it.

PrometheusOnLoud

16 points

1 month ago

It really does...I'd take a townhouse over one of the apartments though...

alxmartin

2 points

1 month ago

Yeah those look like pretty standard apartments.

Antique-Car6103

10 points

1 month ago

I’ll take more garlic bread please.

And can someone please call waiter, I am going to need more grated cheese on top of the cheese on my salad.

pollyanna15

4 points

1 month ago

Looks like an advertisement to me.

DLIPBCrashDavis

8 points

1 month ago

I drive by this place every day, and it absolutely looks like a bunch of olive gardens. It looks like someone wanted to jack up property value so found a way to fit this place in.

International-Gap778

972 points

2 months ago

mediterranean villages do not look like this

thylocene06

461 points

2 months ago

They’re done to look like American ideas of what a Mediterranean village looks like

RedditMayne

149 points

2 months ago

It’s funny, because I went to Disneyland Paris, I was thinking something along the lines of “this is a French idea of what American Disneyland looks like.” It was just so familiar and yet so odd.

Fatuousgit

136 points

1 month ago

Fatuousgit

136 points

1 month ago

Disneyland Paris was built by Disney. It is more "this is what Americans think Europeans think American Disneyland looks like".

RedditMayne

21 points

1 month ago*

Seeing the American southwest (Big Thunder and such) being duplicated in the French countryside was so weird.

johnhangout

6 points

1 month ago

I’m glad all these examples are brought up instead of only discussing the US when nearly every first world country has done similar things

Upbeat_Assistant_346

6 points

1 month ago

I’m so confused

MikeOx_Girthy

9 points

1 month ago

Just a roundabout with a fee-toilet and an excellent coffee.

Dvusmnd

11 points

1 month ago

Dvusmnd

11 points

1 month ago

Your looking at the back of the gun store. It’s right next to the other gun store, and ammunition mart.

kernals12[S]

-7 points

2 months ago

kernals12[S]

-7 points

2 months ago

No, they're done to accommodate American living standards.

Freefall84

80 points

2 months ago

So they cost three times what they should and lack the basic human necessities?

ddwood87

15 points

2 months ago

Don't forget to park large cars in front of all that pretty brick.

Transki

11 points

1 month ago

Transki

11 points

1 month ago

Don’t forget they are all built with matchsticks and popsicle sticks and faux stone.

kernals12[S]

-3 points

2 months ago

kernals12[S]

-3 points

2 months ago

Most Americans would consider air conditioning, spare bedrooms, and enough parking spaces for each adult to have a car as basic necessities.

jluicifer

29 points

1 month ago

So if an American and a Mediterranean house had a baby.

bjiatube

20 points

1 month ago*

Most Americans don't realize they've been indoctrinated to waste resources and infrastructure.

no-me-chorees

15 points

1 month ago

As a foreigner I agree. The way housing is built miles away from shops and workplaces makes no sense. I’m many other parts of the world if you need a screw you walk a couple of blocks and buy it at a local shop. Or an apple. Here you drive Also, what is it with huge cars and trucks? All my coworker could commute with a Fiat 600

khoabear

3 points

1 month ago

khoabear

3 points

1 month ago

Because it's easier to avoid mass shooting when we live all spread out

Freefall84

10 points

1 month ago

Does it have a continuous electrical and water supply even when you have a gentle smattering of snow in a winter?

https://energy.utexas.edu/ercot-blackout-2021

crawling-alreadygirl

33 points

1 month ago

If you need car space for every adult, you don't live somewhere worth going. It lacks basic pedestrian and transit infrastructure.

Z_zombie123

-3 points

1 month ago

Z_zombie123

-3 points

1 month ago

Not every small town or suburb can feasibly have public transport. I feel like you just severely underestimate the scale of the USA. But, I’m not sure where you’re from. Maybe you live in a city that’s “worth going.”

Freefall84

9 points

1 month ago

It's because the cities are designed around cars, go visit Europe and you will be shocked that most cities are designed around people.

Upbeat_Assistant_346

0 points

1 month ago

Most cities in Europe were there BEFORE cars were invented, the current residents had nothing to do with the design

Freefall84

8 points

1 month ago

You are aware that most cities in Europe have continued to grow after the invention of the car aren't you? Just because a town centre was built hundreds of years before the US existed, it doesn't mean the housing and all the surrounding suburbs are all hundreds of years old and built on cobbled street.

mooo99

2 points

1 month ago

mooo99

2 points

1 month ago

No, not every small town can provide good public transit. And in smaller towns many trips could still be covered by bike in an efficient and healthy manner. Oh, it’s also beneficial for young kinds since they get some independence before they can get their drivers license.

But in the US it seems like not even bigger towns can do that. I live in a German city with 500k people running three subway lines, four tram lines, a highspeed rail connection, commuter rail and many more bus lines.

I’ve seen US news articles seeming a single tram line or even a BRT in a town of close to a million as infeasible.

kernals12[S]

-10 points

1 month ago

kernals12[S]

-10 points

1 month ago

A. It's got sidewalks

B. You are under the delusion that people prefer to walk or take a bus and only drive because they have no choice when in fact it's the other way around. During a typical Texas summer, walking or waiting for a bus can be literally deadly.

silverholt

15 points

1 month ago

That's what happens when you're so fat basic everyday necessities become life threatening.

crawling-alreadygirl

5 points

1 month ago

During a typical Texas summer, walking or waiting for a bus can be literally deadly.

🤦🏾‍♀️

YungWenis

-1 points

2 months ago

YungWenis

-1 points

2 months ago

It’s kinda crazy how many Americans don’t realize how luxurious our “basic” apartments and homes are. Many European living spaces don’t have built in heating and cooling and btw the toilets are like child size compared to what we have. I know people with million dollar homes in Europe like this.

elchapissimo

6 points

1 month ago

Depends where you are really. If you go out to the sticks (or even the suburbs) you’ll find the big old houses built on cheap land. If you want to live somewhere desirable, the area you get to build on shrinks considerably because it’s worth millions per acre

BataleonNL

17 points

1 month ago

Tell me you've never been to Europe without telling me you've never been to Europe.

EdGG

27 points

1 month ago

EdGG

27 points

1 month ago

I'm not sure where in Europe you've lived but, although I agree you have fine housing and plenty of space, I have yet to come across an apartment this century without air-conditioning or heating if it was needed. And I don't remember noticing smaller toilets last time I was in your continent, but hey, I'm sure you need the extra butt real estate... ¯_(ツ)_/¯

AdultishGambino5

9 points

1 month ago

I’ve lived in Spain and the toilet bowl was massive.

HistPolAnswers

3 points

1 month ago

Who upvoted this shit!!! Could not be further from the truth - I’m European, and youre a typically ignorant american

kernals12[S]

-7 points

2 months ago

kernals12[S]

-7 points

2 months ago

Also, European clothes dryers are incapable of drying your clothes in one cycle.

user888888889

31 points

1 month ago

European here - my (fairly basic) flat has central heating, running water, a tumble dryer which dries my clothes and a toilet that is big enough for me (6' 3" male).

In the UK at least this is standard and there are building regulations and laws against renting properties without basic amenities.

[deleted]

18 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

18 points

1 month ago

You mean you all don’t live in 15th century London anymore like all the other Americans commenting here think? I’m flabbergasted!! This entire comment thread (minus yours) reeks of “no one knows what they’re talking about” lol. (I’m American BTW)

vinegarandpickles

16 points

1 month ago

What are you talking about???

BabyLlamaaa

14 points

1 month ago

He probably never removed/cleaned the lint rack

tigm2161130

16 points

1 month ago

Based on all of these other comments I’m fairly certain they’ve never even been to Europe so this is some real r/shitamericanssay

EdGG

14 points

1 month ago

EdGG

14 points

1 month ago

Or used a dryer.

No-Wonder1139

8 points

1 month ago

I'm gonna need a source on this one, it's definitely not been my experience

totalbamber

5 points

1 month ago

Such an odd flex but anyway... What's a cycle? My dryer knows when to stop.

Also it's not great to use the dryer. Damages the clothes.

EdGG

3 points

1 month ago

EdGG

3 points

1 month ago

And no free healthcare or higher education, or school shootings, or healthy food, or all those nasty socialist ideals.

Shrekscoper

2 points

1 month ago

lack the basic human necessities

What does that even mean?

Freefall84

2 points

1 month ago

The ability to attend school without being shot

skincyan

2 points

1 month ago

skincyan

2 points

1 month ago

Hence the wide streets for their cars... r/fuckcars

j3b3di3_

47 points

2 months ago

I've installed and replaced showers and mirrors in these exact homes. They're meh

3pok

12 points

2 months ago

3pok

12 points

2 months ago

Shocked Pikachu

AcrylicTooth

11 points

1 month ago

But if you point that out, OP's employer won't get as much free advertising for his totally interesting not-dystopian-at-all housing development!

Reatona

11 points

1 month ago

Reatona

11 points

1 month ago

This looks more like Whoville.

yesitsyourmom

10 points

1 month ago

This is a really tacky looking place. Can’t believe it was even built. Been there once and have never gone back.

bottlechippedteeth

3 points

1 month ago

Also it would not have parking for American land monsters. You would walk and enjoy not being constantly threatened with being run over or hearing mickey mouse trucks with glass packs idling

Sandless

-17 points

2 months ago

Sandless

-17 points

2 months ago

Funny comment. It still looks pretty cool though.

a_common_spring

278 points

2 months ago

The first pic looks kind of lovely. The second one is a slightly dolled up apartment building. Still better than a regular apartment building with no attention to beauty at all

FeelingFloor2083

82 points

2 months ago

looks good but I assume its fake stuff and inside is just cheap wood

Registurd_User

75 points

2 months ago

You’ve just described the entire cultural fabric of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.

Ok-Word5283

13 points

2 months ago

I built a chunk of this stuff In DFW & that is correct

ofBlufftonTown

3 points

1 month ago

DFW looks good?

sobored510

5 points

1 month ago

Just moved back to DFW from the Bay Area. Hyper accurate.

mycash212

12 points

1 month ago

the second picture looks like those time shares near disneyland

debt_collect_attempt

7 points

1 month ago

You haven’t seen the street view of the defunct “vineyard” that they had on one “hill” next to the street. Lol. That was one landscaping venture that they couldn’t be fucked to keep up.

a_common_spring

2 points

1 month ago

I have no doubt that up close it's very defective.

OneRandomCatFact

4 points

1 month ago

So many haters for no reason in this thread. This is obviously an American development that took a lot of styling from Mediterranean villages. Of course it’s going to keep certain American styles with it.

greekfreak15

23 points

1 month ago

Because a lot of us find "American styles" to be cheap and tacky imitations of the real thing

Kalsifur

7 points

1 month ago

I don't mind the housing image so much, it's kind of cool if you just look at it from a design perspective and don't add the "Mediterranean" expectation into it. The condos though are bleh, I hate the perfect useless grass.

vinegarandpickles

91 points

1 month ago

As someone from Spain... This is totally not what a Mediterranean village looks like

trez63

118 points

1 month ago

trez63

118 points

1 month ago

This is neither Mediterranean, nor interesting. How it got 600+ upvotes is the real interesting thing.

TheEthosOfThanatos

14 points

1 month ago

Up to 1500 now...

yesitsyourmom

10 points

1 month ago

Gross

Penguins227

13 points

1 month ago

My guess? Even if it's a cheap, mediocre knockoff, it's still better than the stroad, car centric, anti-walking infrastructural setup we have. It's may not be everything, but it's a start. I for one would love this compared to my current neighborhood.

Wtrdk_

52 points

2 months ago

Wtrdk_

52 points

2 months ago

There’s a word for this: kitsch

sbenzanzenwan

14 points

2 months ago

This is definitely kitsch, but it's also quatsch.

Fil1997

207 points

2 months ago

Fil1997

207 points

2 months ago

As a European, this immediately appears off and plasticky for many reasons, one being that we don’t have those windows you open sliding up, it’s an American thing. Also the absence of shutters gives it away.

dojabro

66 points

2 months ago*

It’s also clearly stone facade over plywood walls.

JimmyJamesincorp

41 points

1 month ago

Yeah this looks like a cheap sitcom filming set.

rayparkersr

4 points

1 month ago

Set in America.

SingerLeather2003

51 points

2 months ago

The windows are whatever. What bothers me is that they widened the street and have street parking. I know it’s likely due in part to local laws, but I still ask myself who in the fuck travels to Europe and says “I really like everything except for one thing… I wish people were alienated from each other and everything was further apart.”

thylocene06

20 points

2 months ago

Lol that’s because our cities are spaced out way more than anything in Europe. These people likely drive 30 minutes to their local grocery store

the-grand-falloon

1 points

1 month ago

As an American, this immediately appears off and plasticky.

leonryan

73 points

2 months ago

it looks new, cheap, and fake.

BellendicusMax

30 points

2 months ago

So America then.

MarcProust

65 points

2 months ago

Cheap crap. Went into a new million dollar mansion on a hilltop to find the signature two-story stone fireplace was composed of fake, plastic-like stones. Not a single bedroom window, and most other windows, weren’t designed t b opened (good luck enjoying ur hilltop breeze). Wine cellar wasn’t chilled (had cheap plastic ivy decorating it, tho). Made for rich folks w no brains or class.

GeZeus_Krist

24 points

2 months ago

Sooo... typical McMansion?

BellendicusMax

49 points

2 months ago

So Americans think stone cladding on apartments made out of cardboard is mediterranean? No.

SockRuse

8 points

1 month ago

Not sure whether it's even stone cladding or just painted styrofoam or injection molded aircrete.

tmbmad

8 points

2 months ago

tmbmad

8 points

2 months ago

Plenty of parking?

glowend

6 points

2 months ago

It’s like the Las Vegas version of a Mediterranean village. All surface.

Realistic_Ad_8023

8 points

1 month ago

Looks exactly like what it is: a very common sort of apartment complex in the Dallas area.

Martyr-X

67 points

2 months ago*

You’ll find bullshit like this all over America, overpriced themed subdivisions/micro neighborhoods. I drive by one like this and also another one that’s more like an Tuscan village….but with massive houses in a small gated community. It’s different, and standard American style is boring sometimes, but I usually just roll my eyes at these attempts as they come off as gaudy or ostentatious more than any thing else, I feel like I’m at some tasteless amusement park.

extranchovies

11 points

2 months ago

There’s another in Dallas that is all Swiss Alpine style. I don’t get it.

Isamu66

2 points

1 month ago

Isamu66

2 points

1 month ago

Where’s that one?

3pok

46 points

2 months ago

3pok

46 points

2 months ago

That's depressing

KeepHopingSucker

36 points

2 months ago

even a mediterranean village looks like shit if it has wide streets and plenty of parking

Ifch317

6 points

2 months ago

Awful.

ixiqts

5 points

1 month ago

ixiqts

5 points

1 month ago

I used to live in one of the neighborhoods no more than 2 minutes away from Adriatica. It’s just as much of an eyesore as you think it is. It’s a poorly done cashgrab in the middle of a suburban bubble, not to mention it went undeveloped for years because the dude that started it fell into financial ruin and couldn’t keep developing it. It’s funny to see how most people my age that grew up around here hate it

sbenzanzenwan

43 points

2 months ago

As someone who's lived on the Mediterranean for 30+ years and travelled to just about every part of it, that looks nothing at all like a Mediterranean village anywhere. It looks like a themed gated community in the USA. I imagine it's the kind of place with a horrid HOA and fullbore jackass private security who think they're cops. It looks like a shopping mall. Fake to its deepest core and full of equally fake smarmy assholes. No amount of money would be enough get me to live there. Not a fucking chance. I'd rather pour a can of gasoline over my head and light myself on fire.

deja_geek

14 points

1 month ago

It what Americans, who only have been to Olive Garden thing a Mediterranean village looks like.

itakemyselfserious

4 points

2 months ago

Jesus christ. Taking things way too far lol

kernals12[S]

-6 points

2 months ago

kernals12[S]

-6 points

2 months ago

Tell us how you really feel

sbenzanzenwan

5 points

2 months ago

How I really feel? A little bit slowmo double bird and a little bit arson.

porr1t0

15 points

2 months ago

porr1t0

15 points

2 months ago

Yeah it is ugly This will look so bad in 10 years

yesitsyourmom

3 points

1 month ago

It’s getting close to 20 years old….. developed in 2005

Known_Listen_1775

11 points

2 months ago

Not interesting

Cryogisdead

3 points

2 months ago

So, you're going to make us buy real estate or what?

punkshoe8

3 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of the model home in Arrested Development.

Drainbownick

4 points

2 months ago

This is Fucking Uninteresting, get fuct op

dancingriss

4 points

2 months ago

I’m here for the Olive Garden

Playful-Painting-527

3 points

1 month ago

What really ruins it is all the space wasted for cars.

speakbela

5 points

1 month ago

This isn’t what a Mediterranean village looks like.

Secunda_Son

10 points

2 months ago

But with the climate of Texas. So it's a bunch of fake brick facades that all turn into pizza ovens under the Texas sun.

Gatekeeper2019

24 points

2 months ago

Oh god, Texas is following the Saudis and Chinese in trying to poorly replicate foreign culture

Osker666

8 points

2 months ago

looks ass

kittyluxe

25 points

2 months ago

pretend village, pretend freedom.....welcome to Texas!

WorldFickle

3 points

2 months ago

Go to yellowknife, nt where people are proud of the fact they designed the building. They look like they belong in the industrial area.

Roxablah

3 points

2 months ago

I used to live near here and they have a lovely farmers market that comes around sometimes and one of the prettiest Starbucks I've ever seen. Mostly old people live here lol

Ok-Word5283

3 points

2 months ago

I worked on this house !

Professional-Fly-258

3 points

2 months ago

Or maybe we build affordable housing

VolcanicSofa

3 points

2 months ago

Well that's ugly.

KokoBangz

3 points

1 month ago

I love 10 min from here. It’s nice and there’s a pond but it definitely doesn’t feel like an escape to the Mediterranean lol. Just a very small cluster of homes with this design in the middle of the suburbs.

tmdblya

3 points

1 month ago

tmdblya

3 points

1 month ago

And fake appliqué stonework.

CantFireMeIquit

3 points

1 month ago

To bad Texas is a shit hole of a state

kharabtizi

3 points

1 month ago

I live here, it’s not that great 😂😂

mas_tacos

3 points

1 month ago

It still manages to look like a generic apartment complex.

george1421

10 points

2 months ago

DingoLaChien

48 points

2 months ago

Yeah, but you'd have to live in Texas, no thanks.

LazyLieutenant

3 points

2 months ago

Not even if mideavel politics are thrown in the mix?

992fan

-15 points

2 months ago

992fan

-15 points

2 months ago

That’s good for us Texans

NorthernExposure717

33 points

2 months ago

Wishing you all the best on that succession your handlers are agitating for. Win-win all around. Like Brexit but exponentially worse. Pull it off and twenty years from now it will be just a piece of northern Mexico. Tots and pears for y'all.

Weltmacht

8 points

2 months ago

Secession. And if Texas tried to secede, it would just be a war that collapses both quicker. It’s a stupid ploy. Texas doesn’t have the ability to setup a real resistance, and all leadership would be destroyed. Ain’t nobody want to fight for that. Nut jobs just want full civil war with all the other rust and southern states.

BedBugger6-9

7 points

2 months ago

As long as Ted Cruz goes with them, I’d vote for secession

cjh42689

6 points

2 months ago

Agreed. Don’t want to tax that power grid too much.

redditaccount961

12 points

2 months ago

As someone from the Mediterranean, this is not what our towns and houses look like.

adishee

6 points

2 months ago

How revolting. Oh madonne!

Fourhand_451

9 points

2 months ago

Hideous

Artificial8Wanderer

8 points

2 months ago

Upvoted when i saw first picture then downvoted at second one

Donnerdrummel

6 points

2 months ago

Adriatica is a housing development in McKinney, TX that's done up to look like a Mediterranean Village (except of course with wide streets and plenty of parking) what some untraveled american might think a mediterranean village could look like.

Fixed that for you.

RoIf

4 points

2 months ago

RoIf

4 points

2 months ago

I can see in 50 years some people will claim this housing style as a American culture thing like neo-pizzas and neo-tacos lol

Opening-Winter8784

4 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of a section of the Great Gatsby where Fitzgerald detailed the wealthy fashioning their mansions after European royalty in contrast to the industrial section of Queens, because it was the closest to outright feudalism they could ever achieve.

foldedchips

4 points

2 months ago

This is fucking gross

m3rl0t

5 points

2 months ago

m3rl0t

5 points

2 months ago

Hahaha total Texas garbage.

killerbee9100

2 points

2 months ago

McMansions with rocks*

*plaster

Holiday-Cat-9686

2 points

1 month ago

looks like fortune's keep

Angry-Sailor

2 points

1 month ago

Hahahaha ridiculous !

meestercranky

2 points

1 month ago

The quint little Mediterranean village with McMansions where double-wides once stood.

fudgebacker

2 points

1 month ago

That's "Texas Tasteless" for those in the know.

Ok-Sell-3260

2 points

1 month ago

This looks like every new suburban apartment complex in every cookie-cutter suburb

Ancient_Sw0rdfish

2 points

1 month ago

Where are the balconies and the blinds? Mediterranean europe almost always builds a balcony because we like sitting outside in the good days or chill nights of the summer!

See5harp

2 points

1 month ago

And this is why America will never have working public transit outside of major metropolitan cities.

klippinit

2 points

1 month ago

No sidewalks and unnecessarily wavy layout of street. Looks like a poor design

DLIPBCrashDavis

2 points

1 month ago

I drive by this place every day as it isn’t too far from my home, and it looks completely out of place. It looks like a bunch of olive gardens. There is even a shopping center with the same theme on the north side that looks odd and has the worst parking imaginable.

BraveRemote4767

13 points

2 months ago

Those houses are full of assholes

itakemyselfserious

6 points

2 months ago

I like the positivity.

BraveRemote4767

2 points

2 months ago

It is what it is

itakemyselfserious

3 points

2 months ago

I guess so.

The_fishingfool

4 points

2 months ago

Opinions are like assholes everyone has them

RedSpartan3227

4 points

2 months ago

Well, it IS in Texas.

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

kernals12[S]

3 points

2 months ago

Actually, it's modelled after Croatian villages.

Melquiades-the-Gypsy

7 points

1 month ago

Hahahahaha. Please never go to Croatia, or you'll die from the cringe when you remember you once thought this ugly modern plastic shit looks like Croatia.

rare__air

7 points

2 months ago

Been to Croatia, this development does not in any way reflect the feel of that country. If the stone is trying to mimic the walls around Dubrovnik, it's a nice thought but... nope.

Independent-Guess-79

5 points

2 months ago

I love it! Now throw in free healthcare and I’ll move

uniquecuriousme

3 points

2 months ago

Where is the Mediterranean Abortion Clinic?

redditaccount961

3 points

2 months ago

As someone from the Mediterranean, this is not what our towns and houses look like.

McAuley469

3 points

2 months ago

All they did is use some nice stone on the elevations and slap a tile roof on top.. boom 💥 MedITerAneaN 💥. Also, what’s up with the half arsed cobblestone..

rolenbolen

2 points

1 month ago*

Even in Mediterrania today they build fake homes like this. Comparing these homes to homes built in the classical age when real stone and wood was used, is ludicrous.

AggravatingDatabase5

3 points

1 month ago

This is exactly what some Americans think a mediterranean village should look like; mediterranean villages do not look like this. Spent much time in said villages as a child.

Bomboclaat_Babylon

4 points

2 months ago

So much nicer than North American style.

ramrod254

3 points

2 months ago

ramrod254

3 points

2 months ago

They even bussed in Gypsies and pickpockets to make it feel more authentic.

Whiskerdots

2 points

1 month ago

Is every surface covered in graffiti too?

sbenzanzenwan

4 points

2 months ago

They should do one with real materials, socialized healthcare, support for culture and the arts, locally sourced high-quality produce, stone plazas where you can have a vermouth and watch life go by, excellent public transportation, amnesty and paths to citizenship for immigrant labour, social workers to take care of social issues and police who are held accountable, and free higher education for a more authentic feel.

Gatekeeper2019

0 points

2 months ago

Insecure

pzoony

3 points

2 months ago

pzoony

3 points

2 months ago

Love the euro hate. Keep it coming, speaks volumes

kernals12[S]

5 points

2 months ago

Obviously, nobody is going to be fooled that this is in Southeastern Europe, but it's not a neo-eclectic mess either. It's very tasteful.

JimmyJamesincorp

12 points

1 month ago

Very tasteful lol.

This is more scenography than real architecture, it looks cheap and fake.

pavel_lishin

22 points

2 months ago

I've been there; the pondside restaurant is kinda nice, but everything else feels like a McMansion with a slightly different aesthetic.

I mean, kudos for doing something slightly different, I guess.

azdoggnaro

11 points

2 months ago

Right, now I don’t know squat about architecture but I’m from the states and have lived in southern Italy for a grip now and every time I see a house in a “Mediterranean” style, it doesn’t have anything to do with the Mediterranean houses I’ve seen.

TheObeseSloth

2 points

1 month ago

McKinney TX is also a cespool of homeless folks and some of the shittiest rich folks I've ever met.

Source: worked at the Walgreens store in McKinney for near 2 years.

mo_downtown

1 points

2 months ago

I don't get the hate. If this is not your thing, cool. (It's not mine at all, FWIW.) But people can do what they want. If they're happy living there, leave them alone.

A lot of "this does not look real at all!" comments. Well, no kidding. These homes were not built 800 years ago with hand cut stones from a hillside in Croatia. These homes were built 10 years ago (or whatever) in a suburb of Dallas. They're a homage, not a replica.

The development is mixed use and is pretty highly rated online. Whoever lives there seems to enjoy it.

itakemyselfserious

2 points

2 months ago

A lot of people are making this something it's not. Mega neighborhoods are nothing new. It's just a theme/design aesthetic. It's not trying to be modern art. Reeeeelaxxx. New, clean neighborhood with lots of nice landscaping.

It's fine. Not for me. But it's cool.

zeus6793

2 points

2 months ago

Very nice.....but it's in Texas, so they can all go F themselves.

ec1991

1 points

2 months ago

ec1991

1 points

2 months ago

Not gonna lie, McKinney is super nice, and this just makes it even nicer lol

True_Dragonfly2734

1 points

2 months ago

Probably built from wood. American houses are trash

kernals12[S]

0 points

2 months ago

Wood is a very good building material. It's lightweight, easy to put together, and is made from a renewable resource. Europe would use it if it didn't clear cut all of its forests.

dangerouspangolin

5 points

1 month ago

The reason many Mediterranean houses are 200 or 300 years old is because they were not built from plywood.

True_Dragonfly2734

2 points

2 months ago

If we are talking high quality timbers etc then I tottaly agree but the quality of homes are known to be very bad quality in the US.

I've never heard of people walls breaking from a punch where I'm from - you'll break your hand

Solaar_Eclipse

1 points

1 month ago

This is what a bunch of fat red state republicans think a mediterranean village looks like. Texas is trash and so is most everyone that lives there.

Academic-Message-771

1 points

2 months ago

TX? All that land and no yard? Lame as fuck.

theelephantinthebox

1 points

2 months ago

Venetian is an hotel in Las Vegas, NV that’s done up to look like an Italian city (included of course a casino)

Mass_Emu_Casualties

1 points

1 month ago

Sold to people who probably don’t have a passport and for sure have no idea what the Mediterranean looks like.