Saturday, February 25, 2012

For Sale

I'm not big on change. I mean intellectually I think change is an interesting and necessary concept, but in reality my brain fights it tooth and nail. Intellectually I know, when it actually happens and becomes normal, it is frequently a good thing, but my knee jerk reaction is usually horror, skepticism, and negativity.

So, this week when a for sale sign appeared on the lot across the street from my house, I was quite concerned.

Tempting in all it's blackberry splendor.
Automatically, my brain considered the annoyance of dealing with month and months and months of construction ending with some cookie cutter suburban house painted a bad shade of blah.


Same story, different house.

But, when I said something to a friend, her reaction was, Oh, it will be a cool modern house.   

Love this house!

This one is just a block away, a little square, but kind of cool.

This house is actually an addition to an old house and it pretty bad ass.

I went on a new house tour of the neighborhood and I'd say the boring, too big suburban house is probably winning over the cool modern houses. But, perhaps 2012 is time to be glass half full gal and assume it will be good. There is the very happy thought that someone will finally remove those damn blackberry vines that I have been trying on my own to keep from taking over the road. And that's something!

And, of course, I have absolutely no control either way. Unless you, my dear reader, wants to snap it up and build that cool modern house I will enjoy seeing every day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those first 2 houses scream “welcome to my garage!” I’m digging the other modern ones. I grew-up in a 1910 bungalow, but the new modern houses are starting to call to me. They seem to be using lots of new green building materials and techniques. But I do wonder if 20-years from now we’ll look at them and think meh….