Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The windows start to go in.


14 Comments
_DELETED_soundchick
Is there any yard?
soundchick   Thursday, February 24, 2011
_DELETED_ckraus
How many days did it take to get this far?
Carol   Thursday, February 24, 2011
billpearch
There is a yard, but it's much smaller than before. The demolition began in mid-December.
Bill Pearch   Friday, February 25, 2011
hawkwolf
The name of the Porta John company seems to have a NASCAR origin with the name of Pit Stop. I have heard of a similar company whose name was or is Johnny Blue.
BeanCounter37   Friday, February 25, 2011
billpearch
There's a ton of clever names for portable toilets: Pit Stop, Johnny Blue, Drop Zone, etc.
Bill Pearch   Friday, February 25, 2011
reera
Sadly, we have seen several older homes go down like that in this community although, so far, there had not been any rebuilt.
dannie   Friday, February 25, 2011
daverock
how does this affect the property value for the surrounding neighbors? clearly this is bigger, and i'm sure a lot of people would agree nicer home, but now they don't have a yard. its all encroaching and weird.

i thought the upshot to living in the suburbs is being able to have a nice yard.
Dave Rock   Friday, February 25, 2011
igna83
Some folks don't care much about a yard - too much to maintain. Frankly, if we didn't have kids, I'd have less yard. It'd mean a happier husband, too, because I'd quit nagging him 27 times a week to mow the freakin' lawn! HA!
Angi   Friday, February 25, 2011
jef
My guess is that more people would prefer the square footage in the house, opposed to a bigger yard, but I would rather have more yard. The thing I like about having a bigger lawn is not having neighbors on top of us. It was always strange in Chicago when we could open our curtains and the neighbor (in his home) could be standing about 3 ft away. Although, mowing isn't fun.
jef   Friday, February 25, 2011
daverock
i struggle to shave every week. theres noway i can take care of a yard.

seems like it will be a lot harder for their neighbors to sell their home now. it's a nice home, but throws off the equilibrium of the neighborhood.

is this a new owner or did the original owner tear down and rebuild? it'd be kind of a jerk move for a new owner to come in and do this to their neighbors.
Dave Rock   Friday, February 25, 2011
hawkwolf
The main thing you have to understand is about the Land that the house is sitting on and that is there is being no more Land made.
BeanCounter37   Saturday, February 26, 2011
billpearch
Not quite sure I understand what you mean.
Bill Pearch   Saturday, February 26, 2011
reera
I think Bean means that there are no more lots available so people are inclined to remove "tear downs" in order to build in neighborhoods that are desirable but have no more land available. I think-that is what he was trying to say....
dannie   Saturday, February 26, 2011
lgrant
I'm with Jef about the space. I had a friend in Portland who couldn't sell his house because the lot was too big for most people and I was trying to find a house with the biggest lot I could afford. Not because I love yard work (as Carol would tell you) but because I can't abide people living so close to me. Even as big as my yard is, at times I wish it was bigger and that I couldn't see one house around me but I'm ok with my house and yard. I guess it depends on what you like but the common rebuild here is to build a McMansion on a lot and have 2 in. of yard all around it.
LGrant   Saturday, February 26, 2011
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