Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Little Off The Top?

These twins SHOULD have dormers, perhaps two each. But I imagine sometimes in the distant past, they were removed. Maybe a fire? Roof rotted beyond repair? Whichever, the contractor took the easy route and just removed them. 
Notice too the shorter Windows on the right side. Very common to replace older tall windows with cheaper shorter windows that are in stock. Ridiculous.

N 8th non-fraternal twins

Now, I know lots of twin homes don't 'match', but the color contrast between these two is glaring. The green one was painted recently, and the misaligned gutters really stand out.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Asymmetry in Wilson

This house is huge. I didn't get up too close to it, but to be honest it's not obvious if it was just once a twin. I can't figure out what's going on with the sided enclosure on the right side of the balcony; is it a bedroom? Why no window?
This is another example of poorly executed apartment conversions on grand old homes. The owners had no vision, at a time when it was just another 'old house'.
Anyway, it's ugly.