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£5m Manser maison: Recession, what recession?

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Shortlisted for the Manser Award just a few weeks ago, this massive house by Eldrige Smerin with beautiful views of the, ahem, cemetery has just gone on sale at a whopping £5 million

Someone is clearly going to make a bob or four. According to the Manser Award citations the house, overlooking Highgate Cemetery (lovely during a sunny day, not so great at night), cost under £1 million to build…

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  • I hope Nick and Piers get a slice of the sale !

    J

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  • Is this building the enemy of smart science fiction? Are buildings that let us escape reality always inconsequential fluff? That's what people argue — but the reverse is true. Escapism is an architectural impulse, and escapist art is the highest art...

    First of all, let's dispose of this false dichotomy between "escapism" and "realism." Neither of those things is ever entirely pure, and each always contains elements of the other. Any time you have a flight of fancy, or a grace note, or an elivening metaphor, in a "realist" work, you are engaging in escapism. Because whenever you invoke the imagination, or suggest another world (made out of thought, or images) beyond your protagonist's "real" world, you're allowing the reader a brief escape. And in fact, if you look at "real life," some of our "realest" experiences involve escape...

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