Another time-capsule house! I just can’t get enough of these things.
Number 7 Blyth Grove in Worksop, England was home to grocer Mr. William Straw and his family.
When Mr. Straw died unexpectedly at the age of 68 in 1932, his widow and 2 sons resolved to leave the house exactly as it was on the day he passed.
Spooky, ominous, regal and intimidating – The Dakota Building is one of New York City’s most iconic residential structures.
Located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this grand building occupies a prime spot overlooking Central Park.
It was built in 1884 when the Manhattan skyline was sparse and largely undeveloped…
Would you, could you, live in a box? A significantly tilted box – suspended above the street?
Well some hip urban folks in Rotterdam in the Netherlands have been embracing the concept for several decades now. This cluster of cube homes was designed by architect Piet Blom in 1984 to address high density housing issues while allowing for sufficient space on ground level for pedestrian activities.
Each cube house is tilted at a 45 degree angle and perched upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. The entire cluster of cube homes is meant to represent a village within a city where “each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest.” [source]
A forest………. interesting.
Known officially as Kubuswoningen, there are 40 cube houses that make up the development.
They’re long, they’re lean and they are meant to be mean.
Mean to the neighbors who made someone mad enough to build a tiny house right beside them, cramping the views and ventilation and diminishing adjoining property values.
Yes, that is what all of the following houses have in common: they were built exclusively because someone got a bee in his bonnet.
The Hollensbury Spite House in Alexandria, Virginia
John Hollensbury built this narrow blue house wedged between two other homes in the year 1830. He owned one of the larger homes and the alley beside it, but did not like the fact that people parked their horses in the alley, or that vagrants hung out there. Known to be a cranky, antisocial kind of guy, John Hollensbury took it upon himself to build a house in that space, darn it.
Below is a 1924 photo of the “Hollensbury spite house” in Alexandria Virginia
Turning heads at 7 feet wide and 25 feet deep.