Wednesday, September 30, 2009

There Goes The Neighborhood...

A few weeks ago I looked out from the window to see this staring back at me:


One of the most basic tenets in microeconomics is de gustibus non est disputandum (there's no accounting for taste). And yet, I still can't help but shake my head in wonder. Who on earth thought that red brick, yellow stucco and white stone would work well together? I believe this is one of those examples of more being just way too much.

Fortunately though, there are two empty lots between us and them and in but a few short years (perhaps even less), I won't have to look at it. After all, even if I advocate a live and let live attitude towards design, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed that I also have to live with it.

17 comments:

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

Hillarious. You should totally march right over there and offer your design services (while graciously giving your opinion).

Nichole said...

I completely agree, but... I hope they don't read your blog:) Maybe you can come up with a new color scheme and mail it to them anonymously. Although I don't know if a different color on the stucco would help. I hope the landscaping does.

Cristin said...

Plant trees!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

How true...love the idea in a previous comment to offer your design services, though it is a bit late for that. I had to laugh reading this post, I have been here several times...I do tend to take design decisions of those people's homes I can see from mine personally!

pk said...

Maybe they just couldn't decide on one look so they just decided to go with it all? Once that tree grows up in the front maybe you won't be able to see the stucco. :-)

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Yeah, that stucco is a bummer. Hehe. :)

Shannon said...

That is just one ugly house. But it's kind of like ugly babies, the parents just don't see it. And I am sure the owners would never see it either. It reminds me of a Frankenstein house, pieces of different houses stuck together. Or maybe it has multiple personalities.

Laura@JourneyChic said...

So agree. We live next to a HIDEOUS building. Almost didn't buy our place because of it. And it's so friggin' big and close to us that there's no amount of landscaping that could possibly hide the view. I've been tempted to go out in the middle of the night with a paint can to fix their window trim! :)

Couture Carrie said...

That is a classsic McMansion!!

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Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

It kind of reminds me of what people do when they are choosing a paint color. They put a little of each shade on the wall to get an idea of what they like. Unfortunately, your neighbors liked them all!

Kitty said...

Damn! Can you imagine the inside? Probably a kitchen full of roosters and plaid!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I hear ya! That is B.A.D.

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

ha!ha! maybe it's in transition or something...maybe they should plant a lot of trees , cover up the mess they've done!

Christy said...

Like Kitty said - I can't imagine what a smorgasbord of poor choices the interior of the house looks like. Here's hoping people build houses (pretty, pleas!) in between yours sooner than later!!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Style and money are not the same thing.

Jacquelyn said...

I'm with Style Redux 2 - and hopefully there'll be some decent landscaping that will balance it all off...I think that the couple may have each had separate ideas, and this was a compromise of the two :|

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hope I don't get that listing some day..ha. Well then again, I won't turn down even an ugly home! Good architecture, just makes me believe that they couldn't make-up their mind on the exterior finishes.

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