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    Guess the Year: 1/7/13



    When was it built and why do you think so?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post


    When was it built and why do you think so?
    Easy. 1996. Built because land is cheap.
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    2003-before the bust!
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    2005. Gotta love that stonework
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    2001 - the house of as many gables as you can get.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post


    When was it built and why do you think so?
    This is one of the oldest houses in America, so I'm guessing about 1683. Look at that solid masonry-loadbearing construction and the Dutch inspired rooflines. Too bad the original thatch roof couldn't have been preserved... still, it just has so much old-time feel!
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    2001 - the house of as many gables as you can get.
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    Well, at least as many as Nathaniel Hawthorne's house at any rate.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Looks like a Toll Brothers "starter home". I'm guessing 2006

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    2002 or 2004 because I think it is from the early 2000s and 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2006 are taken.

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    2011, because the previous house on this lot burned to the ground and this is the insurance paid replacement.
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    This house does not exist in that location. Maister has been playing with Photoshop again.
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    Definitely in the 2000's judging from the McMansiony size of it, but with the garage on the side. Built because the buyer could easily get the financing for it. Probably foreclosed on and currently available for about 1/2 to 2/3 what it cost to build.
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    I'm guessing 2007 because it hasn't been guessed yet, but it's probably a couple years older than that.
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    I think 1982...that looks like a one car garage.
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    I'm confused by a couple details as well. What's going to be the surprise?
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    1999.

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    2011, because the previous house on this lot burned to the ground and this is the insurance paid replacement.
    2011 is the correct answer.

    Sometimes the trick is that there's no trick.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    (slightly off-topic, but that image brought up a pet peeve of mine)

    Off-topic:
    Am I not the only one who finds it annoying when the walkway leading to the front door of a house doesn't go directly to the street?


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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920 View post
    (slightly off-topic, but that image brought up a pet peeve of mine)

    Off-topic:
    Am I not the only one who finds it annoying when the walkway leading to the front door of a house doesn't go directly to the street?


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    Is anyone even going to arrive at this house by foot?

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    Quote Originally posted by jsk1983 View post
    Is anyone even going to arrive at this house by foot?
    Let's see - UPS, pizza delivery, movers and anyone who has to service the property and normally parks in the street. Otherwise, why even have a 'front' door?

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920 View post
    (slightly off-topic, but that image brought up a pet peeve of mine)

    Off-topic:
    Am I not the only one who finds it annoying when the walkway leading to the front door of a house doesn't go directly to the street?


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    Could be worse... my house does not have a front door... and it is 123 years old!
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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920 View post
    (slightly off-topic, but that image brought up a pet peeve of mine)

    Off-topic:
    Am I not the only one who finds it annoying when the walkway leading to the front door of a house doesn't go directly to the street?


    Mike
    Most people don't park in driveways anymore. I find most people park on the street in front of the house. This would mean that people have to walk up the driveway and around the sidewalk...

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    2011 is the correct answer.

    Sometimes the trick is that there's no trick.
    Wow - I thought the landscaping might be a re-do. Friggin cr@ptacular. And the house...
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Most people don't park in driveways anymore. I find most people park on the street in front of the house. This would mean that people have to walk up the driveway and around the sidewalk...
    This trend really puzzles me, especially in some neighborhoods. Our house has a nice wide circular driveway, wide enough in fact for two cars side by side at some points, we have no sidewalks on our street (yet), and no direct walkway to the front door (you have to walk up the driveway if you want to avoid the grass). Yet, whenever we have a party NOBODY parks in the driveway! I've noticed that it's like that all around our neighborhood. I take it as a sign that we must be awful people and guests are too scared that they will have to spend extra time with us because their car is blocked in the driveway by another guest.
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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920 View post
    (slightly off-topic, but that image brought up a pet peeve of mine)

    Off-topic:
    Am I not the only one who finds it annoying when the walkway leading to the front door of a house doesn't go directly to the street?


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    Gets back to the idea that houses have become castles/islands and are not designed to be neighbor friendly.
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