While I'm waiting for 300 photos to transfer (of which probably 10 will be worth posting), here are some examples of those monster duplexes I was talking about last week.
In a neighborhood of mostly Craftsman-style brick bungalows and Victorian cottages, they stand out like big fat tumors, filling their lots from edge to edge. Many of them are empty or half-empty. Each side averages around $600K. Still more are going up or are half-built, where the money was already in the pipeline. But I suspect the pace will slow with the market being so crummy.