2005_11_tribecamansion.jpgA week after Curbed (and the Tribeca Tribune) covered the future 10,000 square foot Tribeca house that's supposed to be very a humble little family that couldn't resist a good deal (a good deal with you gots millions), the NY Post takes up the story. Which makes Gothamist wonder if the Schnall family and their architect are trying to win over the court of public opinion, if not the Landmarks Preservation Commission, in trying to add a huge structure to the buliding where No Moore once was. But this trend towards 10,000 square foot family homes is nothing new: An East Village building is trying to evict its tenants to make a crazy mansion!

The Post references the sweet Cary Grant-Myrna Loy film, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House in their story, but at least Mr. Blandings was buliding his house in the suburbs. And the Schadenfreude in our hearts hopes for more of a Money Pit scenario.

Photograph from the TriBeCa Tribune