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  • I think this is actually three units. Like everything but the siding. Given that it’ll probably be covered one day, I can live with it for now.

  • Looks awesome. I really like seeing some diversity in the size, form, and style of housing. All the long stretches of identical rowhouses get boring.

  • I like it. It needs a front porch. I think a lot of the issue with modern/conco conversion/flip/popup etc. is the lack of a front porch space where interaction with the neighborhood can naturally happen.

  • I hate it. I don’t like when they build super modern townhouses right next to old ones. Modern houses look better when they stand alone. I would be very sad if they built that next to my townhouse.

    • I think the yellow house is much less aesthetically appealing than the modern one. The modern one is an interesting contrast. It might be a little harsh now, but hopefully as things evolve and more and more architectural diversity is introduced, they’ll blend better. I mean, if a place like London can have a hyper modern glass cube next to a 300 year old pub, we can mix and match some houses. I don’t think there is inherent value in uniformity.

      The only thing I don’t really understand is the appeal of the full windows on low buildings near the street. They’re everywhere now and it’s a little too fishbowl-y for me.

  • Emmaleigh504

    That’s cool. I love it!

  • Anonynon

    I like this one!

  • binpetworth

    I quite like it as well. And while I sympathize with those who say it breaks up the architectural feel of the block, as someone who lives near several abandoned and decrepit rowhouses/buildings, I’d rather have something like this move in with actual inhabitants than legions of vermin and trash in vacant properties.

  • Love it. Can’t wait to see what this city looks like in, say, 20 years – huge diversity of architecture, hopefully including plenty of pop-ups of the tasteful, tasteless, and bizarre variety, all mingling together.

  • Looks OK — I don’t particularly love it, but I don’t dislike it.
    It helps that this block is already a mix of different architectural styles — there’s a big difference between putting this kind of house in a block like that vs. a block that’s uniformly Victorian (or uniformly Wardman-style or whatever).

  • I’m really digging those classy signs in front of this house. Just screams “quality” you know? They spared no expense…
    Anyone know what was there before this house? Photos appreciated!

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