No, that shop is not in front of and overlapping that old Craftsman house . . .
. . . that shop is actually built onto the house, cutting it in two!Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, how is this not a capital offense? Who would commit such an act of depravity upon an innocent house?
The blog, Casa Decrepit, has an excellent post called Crimes Against Victorians. As you see above, the humble Craftsman bungalow is no less under attack than the stately Victorian.
On a leisurely stroll today alone, I observed:
Also on my walk today, I saw this nice house:
This is the kind of house that makes me want to invite myself in and get to know the people who live there.And then there's this house, right next door:
The sad thing is, viewed side by side, they look like they may have started out as sister-houses:
The house on the left also displays not just one, but two fine sculptures like this:
Sometimes, a crime against a Craftsman can be as simple as the perceived need for a security door and bars on the windows:
I'm not sure why anyone would want to enclose their porch behind a big glass window. I don't even see any orchids, though they don't appear to have a green thumb anyway.
Is there a house in your neighborhood that is more sinned against than sinning? Send me a photo along with any catty comments you'd like to include. I'd love to post a nationwide crime-spree. No prizes, just links - unless you want to get really catty and prefer to remain anonymous.