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..."
Copy the best, and, create the rest.
The whole concept of "Green" is just a fuzzy friendly way of showcasing possible alternatives to radical market driven cost increases