The once proud mailbox is now a vestigial organ on the modern house, existing primarily to collect LL Bean catalogues. And in that respect, this approach to them makes sense. If you have a big, awesome house that you love, why not use the mailbox as an excuse to have a small scale replica of the house on a pedestal in the front lawn. Hopefully the house doesn't feel like the mailbox is making fun of it.
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