According to some, the owner (related data) could say, "I can afford it. I can have it. I want to have the biggest house in the world. Things like that." ap/yahoo.
Allan Greenberg, LLC is the architect. He wrote a book called 'Architecture of Democracy', where he places the modest, single-family house at the core of the American democratic architectural tradition.
Spin: We still don't know if the architect was a contender for the 'other' contract.
"Centered on his intriguing synthesis of the American republic's architectural and democratic traditions, Allan Greenberg's essay moves across geography and through history as the renowned architect and scholar makes the case that America's architectural tradition and political ideals are deeply connected. At the core of the American democratic architectural tradition is the modest, single-family house, which gave rise to the statehouse, the courthouse, the firehouse, the schoolhouse, the jailhouse, and the President's house (as it was known before it became the White House). Generously illustrated and skillfully written, The Architecture of Democracy traces a common line from the earliest colonial settlements to the Western frontier of the nineteenth century and today's ultramodern city centers. The volume will imbue in its readers a newfound appreciation for the democratic ideals that American architecture strives to express and uphold."
- Introduction to Allan Greenberg's book, 'Architecture of Democracy'