• Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: Vinyl Vision

    Some of the most beautiful and detailed architecture in the world has been built for religious purposes. This is not one of them. Would be interesting to know what other purposes this building served in...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Polyglot Plot

    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...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Irreplaceable

    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...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Barn Again?

    Born again or Barn again? You decide.  ...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: No Entry

    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...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Vinylphant

    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...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Prayers Sunday Prayers: Stop the Muddling

    “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents.” So said Bob Ross, who—through The Joy of Painting—taught techniques and positive thinking. His work was never muddled; his paintings were a balance of light and...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Weds: One of These Parts is Not Like the Other

    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...

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  • Posted in: WTH 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...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Window MIA

    Doesn’t this home on the hill look like something is missing Location: NW Quadrant...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Commercial Billboard?

    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...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Like Somebody’s Watching Me

    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...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: STOP in the Name of…

    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....

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: How Lowes Can You Go?

    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...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH : Whatcha Hiding Under That Top?

    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...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Vintage Retail Wreck

    A return to the egregious tortures of vintage retail/ commercial buildings. Street level frontage here suffers a serious beat-down. Bet this was gorgeous in its heyday. Between the bright awnings, obnoxiously large billboard and the...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH Wednesday: Beige Monopoly Hotel

    No need to drone on endlessly here: it’s beige; it’s tall; it’s got a steep-pitched roof. And a bare minimum of windows. If it were red, this would undoubtedly be mistaken for a real life...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Stone Cold (Whiskey Tango) Fox…

    Vinyl on top, stone on the bottom? The porch alterations look like tiny toothpick ‘columns’ shoved into a large stone boot … But then, onto the south elevation of the house and the bedrock story...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Westside Bunker

    We’ve heard the ideal setup for paintball has walls or elements behind which you may hide, or if it’s extra sophisticated, there might be shifting pieces to hide or reveal participants. Like something out of...

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  • Posted in: WTH WTH: Wrong on Reisner

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Surveying this specimen, please note: Hodgepodge shapes/sizes/placements of windows and doors Drainage as decor, front and center–somewhat hiding the skinny porch posts Hard to...

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