National Geographic : 1992 Apr
The "Asianinvasion" is most visible in neighborhoods where modest homes are razed to make way for "monster houses" (below)-the million-dollar mansions favored by some immigrants. Recent demand has nearly doubled home prices and sent taxes through the roof. Rod Hourston (left) gets along fine with his new neigh bors, though they live half the year in Taiwan. "I kind of miss the old neighborhood, kids run ning back and forth," he says. "I miss it too," says his son Greg, an airline agent. "No way could I afford a house like the one I grew up in."