Friday, June 22, 2007
curb appeal - the teal townhouse
Here you are - the teal townhouse.
This one is just off Commercial Dr. I give them a "C" for the effort to spare the aesthetic of the neighbourhood, but there is something "off" with it. It looks as if it has been transplanted from the East Coast somewhere - Halifax or St.John's. That's not a bad thing, but I can't quite give it the solipsist seal of approval.
The dormer-on-dormer is interesting, even bold, but they could have more, and larger, dormer windows on the front - which would have made it look a little less stark IMHO. The entrance treatment on the left unit is a bit odd. It would have been nicer without the blind dormer (gable, whatever), and a big covered porch. Might as well tear it down and start over.
I know - I'm a nit-picker, but I just don't get the lack of imagination and attention in the construction of these new places. It is much better than the new Vancouver Specious (which I am dubbing manifestations such as the mandarin monster) though.
And what's with the ersatz rock everywhere these days?
Gack. This is turning into the Architectural Digest. It's kind of like a critique of the Hyundai Pony (easy to find fault with). The difference is - Hyundai Ponies were cheap, and these houses are really, really expensive.