Heck, this is the New American Way.
Go to any metro area with over 250,000 people, and, garish, in your face, display of money type residential architecture is the rule rather than the exception for the local 'upper class.'
We are splitting rapidly into rich and poor, and while DC middle class jobs are protected because MOST are government related, in much of the rest of the US, the middle class is evaporating like the morning dew.
Expect more faux 17th and 18th Century knockoffs here.
"Welcome to the real world..."
"If I haven't anything in my mind, what should I do?"
Joshu replied: "Throw it out."
"But if I haven't anything, how can I throw it out?" continued the student.
"Well," said Joshu, "then carry it out." Zen Flesh-Zen Bones #41