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Decoded: The Most 'Dramatic' of Apartment Listings

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. If you have any ideas for us, send them to the tipline. Today's word: Dramatic.

Many things are dramatic. An episode of Breaking Bad, for example, can be very dramatic. So can a baseball game that goes into extra innings, or a murder trial, or a wall in an apartment that has windows. Wait a second. One of those doesn't seem to fit... "Dramatic" is most often used by brokers as a synonym for "too large" or, alternately, "too weird." Almost every usage is dramatically inappropriate.

The Greeks invented drama and they also invented columns (or whatever) so it stands to reason that these columns would be dramatic. Once passing through the dramatic columns into this dramatic apartment you could eat a dramatic gyro on the dramatic Murphy bed.

Whatever section of the apartment this is, it looks like it was constructed out of a random assortment of giant Legos. We imagine that most of the drama of living there would consist of perpetually worrying about bumping your head on some sort of weird ceiling protrusion.

This staircase is known as "the Eugene O'Neill of staircases" by its peers. (It's very dramatic.)
?Jeremiah Budin
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