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Decoded: the Most 'Magnificent' Listings in the Nation

Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where Curbed takes a word or phrase that shows up repeatedly in listings and deciphers its true meaning. Ideas? Hit up the tipline.

Sometimes when brokers use a certain word, they really mean something else. For instance if a broker describes something as "charming" what he or she really means is "small." Sometimes, however, they just don't mean anything. At all. The word "magnificent" is one of those cases—it's the broker equivalent of increasing the margins on a high school English paper so that it looks like the paper is the required length. In the real world, when you hear "magnificent" you think of a castle or a huge cathedral or something. This isn't the real world.

The brokerbabble for this one goes on to mention the "very high end finishes."

To be fair, it probably wasn't all that easy to come up with words to describe the interior of this house.

Not only is this grass rectangle "magnificent" it is also, apparently, "sprawling."
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