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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Curb Appeal!


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
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Wow, when you go to look at a $1.3 million dollar house, would this really grab you? I laughed so hard when I saw the sign go up by my worst nightmare, the latest McMansion on the block. At the time, the mud was still covered in hay and and the trash that the workers just tossed there every day – fast food wrappers and bottles blanketed the site. The kind of house that is ruining the Virginia-Highlands and all of its charm. The kind of house that calls itself “Craftsman” and actually represents the opposite of what the Arts and Crafts movement was all about. The kind of house that makes me wonder why there are such ridiculous zoning regulations in Atlanta and why there is not any sort of preservation ordinance in our historic neighborhoods. $1.3 million in this market? No one even got that when the market was good. Good luck with that!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!


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  1. Janet says:

    December 12th, 2008 at 7:04 am (#)

    We deal with the same nonsense here in Southern California. The “Craftsman” thing cracks me up also. The builder slaps some wood exterior on it, puts up a square-ish porch light and calls it good. Nothing about the interior represents craftsman or the arts and crafts movement. Sorry, I am done ranting. Nice post.

  2. Becky says:

    December 12th, 2008 at 9:54 am (#)

    Janet, we should start a support group. After six months, I have totally lost it. When one guy was yelling non-stop at 7 this morning, echoing from the porch all over the neighborhood, I opened the window and screamed “SHUT UP! SHUT UP!” I’ve completely gone insane. They asked to borrow my power for 15 minutes last week and I told them to kiss my a**.” Yup, Becky has left the building and become a crazy monster!

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