View Full Version : Residential Architecture
01 May 2004, 07:55 AM
I don't care for that either.
01 May 2004, 02:02 PM
That is one of my biggest paines about new construction in the suburbs. They all look alike, and its a horribly cheap rip-off of historic architecture. If you want to build a house that looks like an "original" english tudor house, they sure didn't have ugly shingle roofing! There was some overhangs on the eaves and so on. Those things just make me sick! Blah!
01 May 2004, 03:01 PM
Agreed! I love european architecture, and I think it's great if people want to use it. As long as they do it RIGHT. Use good materials, not this cheap crap that is used on all of these suburban houses. Has anyone seen the house near Preston Hollow Elementary, looks just like a German Castle, with real stone and windows imported from Germany? It's amazing. It's at the corner of Lakehurst and something (that "something" is the street that bounds Preston Hollow Elementary on the west), between Preston and Hillcrest. Probably cost millions to build.
That's how "reproductions" of old European styles should be done! Not like that wimpy picture at the top of this thread. That just looks stupid.
01 May 2004, 05:16 PM
This one is nice too. As soon as they get the moat in they will be fully prepared for a seige.
01 May 2004, 05:22 PM
At least that one has windows on the sides as well as the front... :rolleyes:
01 May 2004, 06:26 PM
that.. is so fricking hilarious, and I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this one.
But no one has lived until they've seen the retarted custom houses off of FM 664 south of Ovilla. There is this house.. this.. horrid.. house.. and its a giant cube (literally, as long as it is wide and tall.. perfect cube..), completely pink brick, with no variances, and a pyramid shaped roof (not even an overhang,) and in the back, there is this balcony that goes the entire length of the back of the house, and is supported by these little tiny columns.
I'm going to get a picture of it the next time I drive by there.. but its really far out of my way. Its horrible.
04 May 2004, 08:50 PM
Now some good stuff from Krager/Robinson from Austin.http://www.krdb.com/
04 May 2004, 09:27 PM
That site is hilarious (but darkly disturbing). Notice that they always have the cheapo windows.
Hopefully the recently passed conservation districts in East Dallas (plus smaller lot sizes) will put these abominations in abeyance. It still irks me to see garage doors (no matter how nice) facing on the street. I usually say "prominently featuring ...THE GARAGE" when passing them.
04 May 2004, 09:41 PM
So drum, what have you got against 4th graders designing houses? It sort of resembles that house of the superstitious "Winchester heiress" in California who just kept adding on to her house with hallways and staircases that lead nowhere. As for a name, what about "THE WHOMPERJAW"?
04 May 2004, 10:14 PM
Hmm, I wish I could run that site during the "Hot On" show Sunday mornings on channel 8 that makes exurbia look like paradise.
Holding a mirror up to that might be beneficial...
04 May 2004, 11:37 PM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!
Some people get depressed about the destruction of our civilization as we see here. Me? I think it's hilarious. It's the only thing that keeps me sane.
©2000 - 2013, vBulletin, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.