From one of Swamplot’s initial correspondents, K, comes word of a redo in Memorial Hollow she says
looks like a Mr. Potatohead gone wrong — parts and bits and pieces on a foundation that don’t really go together. It still looks to me like the bottom half of an older house that someone plopped new construction on top of.
At first, K thought the house
was being torn down like so many other 1960s-era homes in my neighborhood. It was a one-story, typical little cottage on a big lot — the kind they love to demolish and then fill up the entire lot with a three-story monstrosity. But then I realized that they were, in fact, totally remodeling it. They tore the roof off and blew out the back of the house until only three brick walls were standing.
Then they rebuilt the back wall and added a second story to the house. It looks pretty bizarre now, although I can’t tell if that’s because I was used to the little bungalow that was there before or because the house really does look weird. You be the judge.
Below: More before-and-after photos of this hollow sixties memorial in Memorial Hollow, ready for your verdict!
The new home at 12415 Perthshire has been on the market now for a little more than a week and a half. It has 4-5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. It’s 3,632 square feet on a 8,190-sq.-ft. lot. The asking price is $799,000.
Some before and after photos of the back patio:
The front door:
The Living Room (in the new listing, the room is labeled the Dining Room):
. . . and Kitchen:
Also awesome is the constant use of the adjective “Southwestern” throughout the MLS listing. WTF?
More photos in the listings: