All posts tagged What the hell

  • WTH Wednesday: Vinylphant
    May 29, 2013, 1 Comment

    Vinylphant? Yeah, it’s a new word. What do you call the proverbial pink elephant in the room when it’s really a dismal vinyl box in a neighborhood? We’re proposing: Vinylphant. The look of vinyl is to preservationists what ...

  • WTH Weds: One of These Parts is Not Like the Other
    May 22, 2013, 2 Comments

    Pretty sure there was a cottage under here at one point. Picture what this may have looked like originally: a quaint small front porch, no vinyl, no brick, different windows, and undoubtedly a whole slew of other things before someone [&hel ...

  • WTH: Go Ahead, Make My Day
    May 15, 2013, 3 Comments

    That was Dirty Harry’s line, wasn’t it? And this looks like the kind of place he’d have found himself, in hot pursuit of  his latest prey. Presumably, this was once a commercial property of some sort, and oh how cool [&he ...

  • WTH Wednesday: Catastrophe Cottage
    May 8, 2013, Comments Off on WTH Wednesday: Catastrophe Cottage

    This undoubtedly started life as a cute cottage. But like a gremlin that had water spilled on it, it’s gone from cute to catastrophic–and seems to have multiplied itself. When you have a love for a certain style of home, [&helli ...

  • WTH Wednesday: Commercial Billboard?
    April 24, 2013, 5 Comments

    When an ill-fitting Mickey D’s billboard is one of the highlights of a building, you know you’ve got a problem. This poor baby is a sad polyglot of remuddling, with local favorite, vinyl encasing much of the building, but a [&he ...

  • WTH Wednesday: Like Somebody’s Watching Me
    April 17, 2013, 3 Comments

    Sometimes, staring at a property conjures little more than the title of this series: WTH?  Or maybe in this case, the 80’s Rockwell song “Somebody’s Watching Me.” . One wonders how the look of this structure looked ...

  • WTH Wednesday: STOP in the Name of…
    April 10, 2013, 1 Comment

    What a coincidence that the predominant shape discernible here just happens to correlate with the first word that may pop into your head: STOP. Holy octagons, Batman. This is something you don’t see every day. Will the REAL house plea ...

  • WTH: How Lowes Can You Go?
    April 3, 2013, 1 Comment

    Pre-fab/ mass produced doors and windows are to quaint historic homes what a piece of pre-masticated chewing gum is (as a filler) to a smile with a missing tooth: unbecoming and fooling no one. Imagine what this little guy looked […]

  • WTH : Whatcha Hiding Under That Top?
    March 27, 2013, 6 Comments

    With the recent movements towards loving all things hyper-local, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say many of us would rather shop little neighborhood serving corner stores over strip-malls, if they would make a return appearance. For thos ...