Saturday, October 23, 2010

Architectural Fads

My husband received a free, promotional magazine called Dwell. It's full of this type of home. Boxes and more boxes I say. Reminds me of the seventies somehow.

I'm not sure what modern architecture is trying to copy. Trailer houses? Freight cars? Abandoned warehouses? These all come to mind when I see what the trendies are offering. Today, I saw a link on Yahoo and followed it to see these similar modern homes, the least expensive of which still runs over seven million dollars. You may think they are beautiful, but I'm a traditionalist, I guess. Give me an old English cottage any day, or a Victorian mansion, or a real Spanish hacienda home. I think living in some of these would feel like living in a toll booth, a bank, or a fancy chicken coop. Check these out. While you're at it, look at the prices.


Teresa Dawn said...

I don't like them and it's probably a fad that will fade and have the owners wishing they had a nicer looking place, but what do I know about fads? nothing.

I DO like the pool in that last picture!

Noah Lattin said...

that last one is neat, w/ the overhang and big glass side, and of course the pool helps too :)

Lilibeth said...

Of course it's only twelve million five hundred dollars.