It's sad to see a neighborhood which once had custom built houses, cottages, and charming victorians giving way to Generica style, mass produced looking factory housing where I live. Basically three or four designs of these overly large homes have attacked my neighborhood in the last decade. And to make things worse, they come in several colors - dark tan, medium tan, and light tan. In order to make space for these larger homes, stupid things like trees and gardens have been removed. Maybe this is cool because the green clashes with all that modern tan architecture. I don't know if this will be seen as the worst architectural trend in US history, but what gives, no more architects or city planners? Is it the architecture software or building codes? Is is a massive way to cut costs? Whatever it is, it is sickening. Thoughts? Below are comparisons between the two types of architecture. The older homes (from different states in photos) were a combination of wood homes, stone/brick homes, and some stucco homes, but all different and usually with yards and there were examples very similar where I grew up. But the uniformity of the nearly yardless McMansions in the overhead shot is what my town and most others around me are beginning to look like.