not so scary eyesores this year

some neo-traditional houses still being built left right and centre but a few did deserve mention..

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3467 wellington avenue – looks ok from the front

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but a scare at the back

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6750 churchill street – 3 curves and a triangle

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1428 chartwell drive – this is just plain frightening

and to think these were all built this year.

eyesores to scare you away

i hope these houses will take their masks off after halloween.

3947 west 20th - i wonder what i will dress up as this year? perhaps a bandit that only pulls his eyemask down halfway

3947 west 20th – i wonder what i will dress up as this year? perhaps a bandit that only pulls his eyemask down halfway

4659 west 9th - this year i will be a castle

4659 west 9th – this year i will be a castle

3299 west 29th - i am so hideous i dare not show you my other side

3299 west 29th – i am so hideous i dare not show you my other side

so bizarre.

6487 mccleery - i like curves, arcs and lots of dainty details. don't you think i'm pretty?

6487 mccleery – i like curves, arcs and lots of dainty details. don’t you think i’m pretty?

1199 west 59th - there are two spooky entries into this palace of fear. i wonder what goes on in the minuscule room above the porch.

1199 west 59th – there are two spooky entries into this palace of fear. i wonder what goes on in the minuscule room above the porch.

4810 osler - do you like sharp and pointy things? good.

4810 osler – do you like sharp and pointy things? good.

east vancouver bonus, if you need the extra scare:

2576 east 24th - i weep for all the neighbors of so many of these cookiecutter beasts

2576 east 24th – i weep for all the neighbors of so many of these cookiecutter beasts

and if you still want another scare, check out this out-of-towner:

a weird house that just needs some cobwebs and lights and is ready for a scare every night.  does it feel like the house is watching you?

a weird house that just needs some cobwebs and lights and is ready for a scare every night. does it feel like the house is watching you?

here, no one can hear your scream.

eyesores : who ya gonna call?

if there’s something strange in your neighborhood….

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3857 west 35th – that steeple is a new home for frankenstein’s monster. seems like the tall front porch will suit him as well.

if there’s something weird and it don’t look good….

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2285 west 16th – wow. this house is already wearing the witch’s hat! i wonder whats brewing in the cauldron.. eh. i mean kitchen.

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6550 east boulevard – what happened here? a split personalty creature. it is tuscan? is it french ? is it greek revival?

busting makes me feel good!

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4684 west 4th – let’s do the monster mash. i think this house is looking at me, and perhaps giving me a wink

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1562 west 40th – even the hedges are trying to cover up this house that is hideous. crows are welcome here.

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2592 edgar crescent – in my previous life, i was a train station…

eyesores : they are still rising up!

the zombies walk among us!

3071 west king edward

3071 west king edward – brackets, oval windows, cedar cladding, stucco, copper wood panels – this monster could not help itself.

 

5530 columbia street

5530 columbia street – scary, isnt it?

3581 west 33rd avenue

3581 west 33rd avenue – is this house wearing a bad toupee?

7706 french street

7706 french street – ghosts included?

 

130 west 26th avenue

130 west 26th avenue – enter, if you dare…..

i could go on but the anguish is just too great…

 

happy halloween!

 

eyesore : 6789 heather

6789 heather - corner thanks to chan for sending me a link about this one. it is a bit of a popular eyesore in town as it was featured in coast modern film (40:47). buy your copy of the film here. 6789 heather - front heather streetis this the front door? i see a pathway from the road leading to a planter. those with pole vault may only enter. 6789 heather - side 52nd avenueor is this the front door? i am actually impressed how much different styles and forms they were able to cram into this house design. this pastiche of forms include arches, porches, gables, box windows, copper cupolas, fabric awnings, flat roofs, sloped roofs, stone trimmed roofs, arched windows, windows with craftsman-like mullions, but most of all they have palm trees! i wonder what the nimbys think about this 2007-built house in their neighborhood. obviously, the city must think highly of this house since it is assessed at over 1.6mil just for the house excluding land. let me know what you think.

2015 update : looks like the house (or land) is up for sale [nov 2014-listed for 4.98mil, 2015-listed for 4.39mill – 60’x144′ lot]. if you dare witness it’s full reign of pastiche perplexity, watch the video on luxurybc blog.

eyesore : 3060 sw marine drive [updated 02-2014]

3060 sw marine drive

designed by: tamanna

built in : 2012 [listed in 2012 for 2.38mil, relisted in jan 2013 for 1.99mil] but i guess the joke’s on me ’cause someone bought it. {and now listed in feb 2014 for 2.24mil]

so many things went wrong here:

too many box windows and am glad the city is clamping down on those.

cheap looking stucco. if you want modern, you have to use smooth finishes.

ugly metal railings and those roof top pillars?

scattered exterior materials placement and hideous white drain pipes. why the stone cladding?

c’mon. everyone knows lawns are out. the sustainable thing to do is to use local plantings and xeriscaping.

and wait till you see the interior.

here are some panoramas to see the details.

link to real estate listing here. new (february 2014) listing here.