Everyone wants a room with a view don’t they?
At an inspection, some time ago, the neighboring house–an older home in a gentrifying neighborhood–was VERY close to the building I was inspecting. Did I say it was VERY close? This modern building had a concrete block wall on one side due to the proximity to the neighboring house. This is how buildings are constructed in any densely developed downtown areas where the buildings are stacked right up against each other–to provide a fire barrier between the two structures.
Before the new building was built, the people in the neighboring house–the yellow & grey house–likely had some amount of view–if only into the neighbor’s living room–or bedroom.
How about painting a “view” onto the block wall?
Works for me–but not likely anywhere near as entertaining as the neighbors.
By Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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