The neighboring house would be priced about $200,000 where I live.
My neighborhood is in the City of Alamo Heights which is surrounded by San Antonio. We have our own everything, police, fire department, and city government.
Only so many buying opportunities in this small incorporated area. Definitely more demand than supply so home values are always on the higher side here than they would be in another part of San Antonio..
Your friend's house/property would be headed toward the 2 million mark if it was sitting in the AH city limits.
Post by pyrexandpearls on Jun 21, 2022 2:05:01 GMT
It is so hot here - heat index of over 100 today and the humidity is so thick you can slice it with a knife. Our AC is even having a hard time keeping up - I have it set to 73 but its having a hard time keeping the main areas under 76/77. Our living room/kitchen/dining room is all one big area with super high ceilings and it is hard to heat or cool. Thankfully the bedrooms are a little cooler and we have a den in the basement we retreat to at night. However, no matter how hot, I still choose this over our days with icy roads and a 30 degree windchill.
Nah, you're crediting the architect with too much business smarts. I think he's too proud to redo his design. My cousin is a retired architect and he always tried to fit the house to the look of the neighborhood - when the owner went to resell it, it would have a better resale value. But he also managed to make each house look unique and not cookie-cutter. He did spec and custom homes.
Its not the the architect that is the driving force on this whackjob. The spec builder is standing firm that he thinks this design is beautiful. He got up at the CC meeting and said that houses just like this sell for millions in Aspen. He doesn't want to work with neighbors on any modifications and he will wait out the cooling off period.
What is that vertical blue and gold thing in the middle?
The gold thing is the door and the blue things are clear windows so it is like a window passageway between the two buildings. The gold thing on top is a covered balcony.
That house is totally ugly looking. He thinks it looks nice? Those tiny windows upstairs would not pass around here. Windows have to be a certain size - called egress windows - in case of a fire, so that occupants can open them and get out easily. The right side looks like one of those modern churches with the slanted windows. Just needs a cross up on the top of it. I would be disturbed if that house was going up next to me.
I wish my Mac was back from the shop. I'd photoshop a fire truck in the driveway of that house. Then I'd make another copy of the pic and put cows in the front yard. Then I'd find out who the spec builder is and put the pics up on his social media
That spec builder is an inconsiderate, arrogant a-hole to not care about building a house that compliments the neighborhood instead of being a sore thumb eyesore nobody wants, especially when plenty of residents have expressed how they don't want it built like that. Kritter, I'm sorry you and your neighbors are dealing with that.
Hey zoesam - AC/DC "Thunderstruck" played by Luna Lee on Korean instrument the Gayageum - layered with a harp. I thought this was fabulous and thought of you.
Sorry chapeaunoir just saw this now. Very cool! The instrument is beautiful with elements of steel drum & guitar sounds. I love the echo. I checked out a few others & this rendition of Crazy On you was really cool too b/c you can hear how well the instrument does the vocal part. I was singing the song, the whole time & it's perfect!
I love these unique instruments. Can't remember if I posted about The Hu, but they are amazing at this. They are a Mongolian metal band that uses traditional throat singing (which I've always found fascinating) & Mongolian instruments, with metal elements. They did a Metallica cover, that even Metallica gave them a shout out over!
Speaking of unique stuff. DH watches AGT & tonight they had a metal choir, supposedly the only one in existentce today & I found it really interesting. I'm personally not a fan of 'cookie monster' vocals, but the way this choir did it, it made both DH & I, independently, think of ancient chanting & religious chanting. I thought it was fascinating. Anyway, thanks for sharing!