The reader who sent in a few photos of a Glenbrook Valley house from over the years titles the album the “Evolution of an architectural Frankenstein.” Of course, properly, that should be Frankenstein’s monster, but what’s the difference? Around here what mad scientist doesn’t dabble in a little weekend home improvement?
Unfortunately, photos of the home in its original condition are missing from the sequence. But the illustration in the early-fifties ad above should give you a decent idea of how it looked. Next up, a photo of the same house at 7911 Glenview Dr. — as it looked in 2004:
Yes, this is the very same house. Clearly, though, by 2006, the home was in desperate need of additional “updates.” No problem! Just apply these electrodes, pull the switch, and . . . Bzzzzzzzzzzzzt!
Oh . . . that didn’t seem to work. More juice, Igor! Fire again! Bzzzzzzzzzzzz . . .
You can guess the rest. And now, just 5 years later, the home is for sale! COMPLETELY RENOVATED IN 2006, screams the listing, but would you know it from these photos? Have a look:
Features “contemporary” baths!
The monster-sized 5,123-sq.-ft. home has swallowed enough space to include 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths. The seller is asking $375,000.
- 7911 Glenview Dr. [HAR]
Earlier photos: Swamplot inbox