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  • For the most part, I like and think it works pretty well in the scheme. I’ll definitely take that wrap-around balcony, though.

  • In person it doesn’t look so great quality-wise.

  • I think it would look ok if it had a better fence.

  • Form looks good. It provides both a good scale to the rest of the buildings, nice bookend to the corner of the block, fun and modern with out overpowering/standing out compared to the homes next door.

    Only question I have (which echoes other posters) is use of material/craftsmanship? Looking at the detail, trim, I’m not sure, but I can’t judge form this photo.

    Also color palette leaves something to be desired.

  • Hmm, not sure. I like the arrangement of windows on the 3rd floor; I wish they’d done something similar for the 2nd and 1st floors.

    The white part of the house looks as though it squashed an earlier house, sort of like Dorothy’s house falling on the wicked witch.

  • you really have to see it in person to appreciate how bad this is. I walk past this thing every day. It’s hideous and cheap and way too large for the lot. They’ve more or less put a chicken coop out front and couldn’t even be bothered to level out the fence posts in the back. The permits on this were fudged in the beginning, the construction was shoddy even to the untrained eye and the upkeep since it’s been finished has been abysmal. They even received building violations from the city including for misdirected sewage.

    • Yep, was not liking the basement level going on and have to admit, things looked a bit crooked down there, so wasn’t sure what was going on. I’m not sure if they own or it’s part of the tan structure behind it or if this growth is a separate unit altogether. I wouldn’t buy it nor would I want to live in it, I just think that it blends in with the tan structure, whether or not they go together – and notwithstanding the basement level.

      As for the quality of the workmanship, you may very well be right that it is shoddy.

  • It’s 15th & Gales– very close to the house that was GDoN a few days ago, where Capitol Hill transitions to Rosedale. 1 block from the Argonaut.

    I’ve always like this building. It’s got some nice modern elements

  • 15th and Gales. Horrible. All sorts of permitting issues with it – the house overhangs onto the sidewalk. The House of the Day (now sold!) from a few days/weeks ago is on this block (Gales). This house is actually on 15th St, the cross street is Gales. That block of Gales has several really nice houses, this is not one.

  • Definitely.Not.Liking.

  • The windows look too traditional for the design, throws of the modern look.

  • This is an absolute mess.

  • I like it. As one post says, appropriate modern integrated with existing architecture. Seems like a reasonable budget ( after all, better materials are always possible, but cost is frequently a limiting factor ).

  • I hate to say it, but this actually looks good. Despite the fact that the materials look cheap, it has zero detail, and the windows are bizarre and probably don’t provide a lot of natural light. I think the color and simple lines make it work perfectly.

  • Not very impressive. Mixed up conventional suburbanite windows on a half-heartedly modernist facade. Out of scale with its block almost like an urban McMansion..

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