Why do they get everything that’s cool?

April 19, 2011


On Saturday Lloyd and I did a fair amount of driving around Lincoln, and we happened through a neighborhood with some zany houses. I didn’t get any photos of the Frank-Lloyd-Wright-ish ones, but this duplex caught my eye.

See what they did there?

That took some planning.

Ca-rhazzzyyy!!! A tree through the roof! I love it! I’m so curious if it will bust through the beams in a couple of years or just adapt.

We also saw this house, which is either the worst looking house ever built, or so ugly it has 180’d to super-cool.

It reminds me of an owl.

I love looking at other houses, and sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever move out of this one. I really love the house we’re in, and can’t imagine living somewhere else. Plus, I’m pretty sure it would miss me.

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11 Responses to “Why do they get everything that’s cool?”

  1. Brad Said on:

    That tree is so close to the foundation of their house. I can’t imagine that’s not a problem.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Is that pair of sidewalks supposed to be a driveway?

    And I can’t imagine you moving out of your house either. We would miss you in it.


  3. Jill Said on:

    Where were these crazy houses? The owl one looks really familiar.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Er,um…. I don’t know. If this is your house, or the house of a friend of yours, I would like to say how much I admire it, and how delicious this sock is.


      • Jill Said on:

        Hahaha! No, I don’t know who lives in either of those houses! I’m a total house looker, too. Sometimes when the kids are driving me crazy, we just drive around different neighborhoods. Makes me sane (ish) and they can’t touch me. 🙂


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Well, I guess that’s one way to get that treehouse you always dreamed of as a kid.


  5. Gretchen Said on:

    I love looking at houses too. When our car finally arrives here I will be sad to drive myself instead of being chauffeured everywhere. Then I will have to keep my eyes on the road instead of looking at houses.


  6. Deborah Said on:

    One good wind storm and that tree will tear the roof off. Not a good idea.


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