A house and the land that surrounds it can both be beautiful, but what if there are three hundred identical homes, right next to it?
Well, at least the golf was good…
First round of the year and I shot a 92. I hadn’t swung a club since last September, and I’m still nursing a bevy of old-man injuries, so I’m okay with that.
My buddy shot a 77 with four birdies, and amazingly that was with a quadruple-bogey on the 10th hole, where, ironically, I had been grilling him about his recent marriage proposal…
Here we were – two engaged dudes, golfing in what was essentially a retirement community for older couples. Seems only fitting…
The whole golf course is surrounded by 60 and 70-something couples, walking the streets, holding hands, and crossing the fairway like it’s a park. “FOOOOOORE!!!”
The houses in the video above are tiny bungalows, likely only 1,700 square feet. But it’s not the size, style, or location I take issue with; it’s the lack of creativity that went into the design. These houses are identical, from the lot sizes, to the floor plans, to the position of every single window. Only the brick is different (red or grey) and that’s almost an identifiable pattern.
I don’t have access to these homes on MLS, but you can search around on Google and find a handful of listings; shockingly, these 2-bed, 2-bath bungalows are priced upwards of $500,000.
I’d love to live near a golf course when I retire. But on a golf course? I’m not so sure about that.
Ballantrae is a great little place to visit for a day, whether you’re a golfer, real estate enthusiast, both, or neither!
BTW – if any of my readers have a good hole-in-one story (ie. you’ve actually made one), I’d love to hear it!