Here is the reason why I panic anytime a smaller house goes up for sale near me.
Notice the scale of these houses compared to those surrounding it. What I wasn't able to capture in the photos is that these houses run solidly all the way back on the lot. There is virtually no yard. Any light their neighbors once had shining through windows or in their back yard is gone once one of these goes up.
I suppose I should be relived that these developers have finally figured out this neighborhood is 1920 (bungalows and tudors) and they have moved on from their fake Victorians to at least the right era of design.
Again, who buys this?
|Fake craftsman. Towers over the rest of the block. I wish I could have taken this photo straight on.|
|Fake craftsman in all of it's vinyl glory.|
|A box. Totally devoid of any style. Pure square footage.|
|Catch the house to the left - the little green one there. It's about the same size as the house down the block from me that I was worried about. The one on the right is just a little larger. I also love these developers' idea of "craftsman".|
|A side view. They build them to cover ever inch of the lot solid back to the alley.|
|As this one was completed, the adorable, little, vintage house next door to it put up a "for sale" sign (just off the photo to the right). The house that was torn down to put up this plain jane was an cute two story with a double dormer.|
|My nomination for the ugliest tear down replacement house. And what is up with that pine? It is currently for sale. Any takers?|
|By far one of the worst example. This picture doesn't do justice to the disproportion. If you look down this block sideways all you can see if the roof of this house and trees. The garage is equally monstrous.|
|Or why not just add a second floor? Tudor? What tudor?|