Monday, August 16, 2010

Interesting Architecture

I’ve seen this house many times on the way to and from my brother’s house and I’ve always wondered what look they were going for.

The “My house fell on top of your house” look?

The “Yup it’s an add on, youse gotta problem wit dat?” look?

The “Dorothy never made it back to Kansas” look?

Any other suggestions?

8 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

It's a Lego.
You know how the pieces have the bottom pegs that stick into the other pieces? Well, apparently, there's a base piece under this house piece, and it's locked in to keep it secure. This may be some sort of earthquake protection also.

A Paperback Writer said...

Or it's miserably failing at being "mock-mock-tudor."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mock_Tudor

word verification: jaxesser

Max said...

I like the mock-mock-tudor theory. Not only is it fitting, but it sounds pretty funny too.

The Gearheads said...

I think they were going for the Hi-Lo Trailer look.

http://www.roamingtimes.com/rvreports/3/images/hi-lo-travel-trailers-up-down.jpg

Mr.

Pedro said...

What if this isn't an addition? What if someone went to an architect and said, I want a two story house designed for me with a brick first floor and a wedding cake on top? This house, coincidentally enough, is exactly the reason I built my addition the way I did, to look like a new house, not an addition.

Max said...

Gearhead: It does give that two sized look, but at least with the trailer the materials match.
Pedro: That's even scarier. At least as an add on I could wrap my mind around the "I don't care what the outside looks like, we can't afford brick and need the extra room upstairs" remodel. I don't even want to think about their interior decorating if that was the original concept.

A Paperback Writer said...

word verification: molaxess
which is what you eat with your krnbrd.

A Paperback Writer said...

We could also call the look "mock tudorbethian." I think it would apply if you look at the examples on wikipedia. Except that this is far worse.