Letters: Nov. 4, 2002

Inside the New American Home

To claim that lavish, glamorous homes are representative of a trend in America is elitist. These places are toys for the rich. EVAN AXELBANK Ithaca, N.Y.

The modern home, growing in size in proportion to one's SUV, filled with technology for those too lazy even to open their window blinds and flooded with the mind-numbing drivel of billboard-size televisions, seems more a reflection of the external world's chaos than an escape from it [LIFESTYLE, Oct. 14]. Sadly, as you noted, this new American home is not about "family cohesion" but about "accommodating different lifestyles." It may...

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