All posts tagged What the hell

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October 16, 2013

WTH? Will this hurt? Will this help? Location: South side Remove economic motivations, remove excuses, and ask yourself how far has this strayed from its original design? From an aesthetic point of view: is this compatible or incompatible, good or […]

WTH: Third Kind’s the Charm?

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August 14, 2013, No comments

Presumably, this historic home started with horizontal wood siding as seen on the top half here. With the enclosure of the front porch, it looks like ...

WTH Wednesday: Rapunzel’s Lair

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August 7, 2013, 8 Comments

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair” Wonder what this simple little gem looked like in its heyday?  

WTH: You Say It’s Your Birthday?

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July 31, 2013, 4 Comments

Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you  Happy Birthday, dear… …………… Oh. Dear. If this isn’t a CakeWrec ...

  • WTH Wednesday: Commercial Disaster
    July 24, 2013, 2 Comments

    Homes aren’t alone in their subjection to heinous makeovers. There is no lack of commercial (former) gems in our fair metropolis, either. Look at the lovely bricks framing this westside storefront. Disastrous polyglot of plywood and d ...

  • WTH Wednesday: Vertical Horizontal
    July 10, 2013, No comments

    This Victorian gem in the rough doesn’t know which way it wants to go. The battle between vertical and horizontal reads like the subtext in a movie which, at it’s heart, is about confusion. The windows–as is so often the [ ...

  • WTH Wednesday: Polyglot Plot
    June 26, 2013, 10 Comments

    You see this and you think?… First of all, you’re likely having trouble even figuring out what to look at first? Windows: Wrong Various forms of siding: Disaster Was this a version of patch testing paint colors–try a spot ...

  • WTH Wednesday: Irreplaceable
    June 19, 2013, 2 Comments

      The first line of Beyonce’s song “Irreplaceable” comes to mind: “To the left, to the left.” Move that window to the left, to the left, for Pete’s sake. Bad enough the rectangular window has been re ...

  • WTH Wednesday: No Entry
    June 5, 2013, 6 Comments

    Simple and modest homes can be fab, often better than the gaudy gargantuan ones, but then come the alterations. Admiration turns to curiosity to the squinting eyebrows and finally here to “WTH?” Evidently, you are not welcome he ...