I have been saying this for years. New homes of today are getting to be so boring. More and more I hear that people want there new homes to look timeless. HERE I AM! Let me help you!
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It really bothers me to see huge neighborhoods filled with the same style home. Boring, bland and beige. What is going to happen is that huge swaths of communities will become out of style all at once. this is what causes urban sprawl to eat up all the farm land. I have seen it happen in my own home town. the center of town is filled with mostly 4o's tracked homes. then a ring of 50's homes around that. and so on till we have houses to close to the lake on the west and higher on the mountain that I think is safe on the east. A vicious cycle. We have no where left to go. The center of town is now neglected and tired. Center of business activity moved to a "newer" location. The small town of my youth has been forgotten, traded in for something shiny and red with lights.
Here in Utah, we have new community called Daybreak. They use traditional style architecture. Although not true recreation of the style, they are headed in a good direction. I could tell you what is wrong with each one and how to fix it, but I'll save that for an other day. The garages are pushed back, Tree lined streets. Open spaces. Walking paths, Lakes. It so popular that you have to get on waiting list to get a house in one of these communities. Check it out. It's going to be beautiful in about 20 years when the trees have all filled in. Check out this blog by someone who actually lives in Daybreak. DayBreak Man