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There is something especially sadistic about identifying the architect behind a beautifully crafted and beloved c.1957 Modernist residence only to then to illustrate with glee how it can be replaced with overarching mediocrity. That godawful 3D rendering of metal balustrades, super high-gloss flooring, stacked stone feature walls and a floor plan ripped straight from the ‘this-must-be-how-rich-people-live’ section of some volume builders playbook. Ew. Subdivision is fine. Building what you want is a choice. However replacing that wonderful 5 bedroom home of enlightened simplicity with a shit castle under a false economic strategy built on land banking profit just proves that this country’s growing distaste for the ‘developer class’ is well founded.