I’m sure architects have a more official term for the look, but “California Style” homes have been built here and there throughout our city.
But my question is: do they seem a bit out of place?
It’s funny – while watching this video, I actually began to talk to myself (er, the version of me narrating the vid) and disagree!
The second California-style house, while not particularly attractive, was nicer-looking than that awful house to the right of it! I tried to rhetorically ask which house was more attractive, but maybe I picked the wrong street…
My point is that these houses stick out, and not necessarily in a good way.
Have a look at this quick video of a California-style house in Leaside where the houses all around it are far better looking, and much more desirable:
I’m all about being modern and cutting-edge, but this house is just a bit too new-age for my liking.
If you’re going to live in a certain neighbourhood, don’t you want to take on the character and tradition of that area?