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    Default "For skinny houses, a chilly reception"

    "It looks almost like an average-size house that's been sliced in half. At 12 feet wide, the neat, new single-family home is squeezed onto the slenderest of strips of land on a Brooklyn Park street of modest, post-World War II houses..."

    For skinny houses, a chilly reception -- baltimoresun.com

    Needless to say, CAVE is having a fit...

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    Default Re: "For skinny houses, a chilly reception"

    How about the "Spite House" in Alameda, CA built be a guy to spite his neighbor? The lot is exactly 9 feet in width. I measured it myself.

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    Default Re: "For skinny houses, a chilly reception"

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
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    Needless to say, CAVE is having a fit...
    Who/what is CAVE?

    Personally I think that "snout house" (huge garage out in front) is way worse than the skinny one.

    Edit: Not talking about WC Jerry's pics, but the one in the Sun article from the OP.


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    Default Re: "For skinny houses, a chilly reception"

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Who/what is CAVE?

    Personally I think that "snout house" (huge garage out in front) is way worse than the skinny one.

    Edit: Not talking about WC Jerry's pics, but the one in the Sun article from the OP.
    I'm with you John. I have a couple of skinny houses right next door to mine. They were in place when we bought the house, so I didn't get to throw a fit when they were built...but I would have done. I'm no fan of them, but, if I was just shown that particular photo and asked which one was likely to lower neighborhood property values, I would have gone with the asphalt front yard leading to the overbuilt garage.


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    Default Re: "For skinny houses, a chilly reception"

    Quote from Mr. O'Neil " What use to be somebody's yard is now turning into a building lot.

    So for decades the lots were treated as the neighbors yard and the real owners of the lot received no benefit,other than paying the Property Taxes

    I wonder how many times the property was offered for sale to " Why Should I pay for it I already use it as My Free lawn ?

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    Default Re: "For skinny houses, a chilly reception"

    [[B]QUOTE=Michael Thomas;52469]Citizens Against Virtually Everything[/QUOTE]

    Oh, them.


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