I saw that one of my favourite houses is on the market and so I got right on-line to see what it looked like. I’ve actually only seen it from the outside, zooming by on the way to and from my parents’ old house.
I am going to digress for a moment – why, in this day and age of digital photography, and photoshop, can’t real estate adverts have decent images???
For the love of all things architectural, how the hell did they ever think this looked good? And how in gawd’s name did the zoning ever get approved? It doesn’t even look like the same property as the front of the house!!!
It’s like the home version of a mullet hair-cut. Serious in the front and horrific in the back. It is just tragic! What happened to the rest of the lovely roof-line?
This made me lose any will I had to look at more pictures of the house. It’s just ruined. I am so sad now. Seriously, since I was a teenager, I’ve loved this house and the way it was settled into the landscape, and now this!!! It is borderline criminal the way this has been ruined. They will never sell it.
It was built in 1853, and ruined sometime in the last 30 years, it looks like. Apparently, the main house is divided into two units, just like the mullet. One lucky person gets to live in the sweet front of the house and some poor thing has to live in the hideous addition.
This is all too painful, and I feel like I need to go drink something strong. If you can bring yourself to look, here’s the listing with the remaining pictures. Just don’t blame me if you start sobbing.