Saturday, September 20, 2008

By Request...

...or should I say, you asked for it?

A few days ago I posted about the Evelyn Broadway apartments. The apartment building was moved from its previous location and now sits on the lot where you can see it at left, next to the house in today's photo. When I mentioned I thought the folks in the "teeny pink house" might not be thrilled that this building had moved in next door to them, several commenters wanted to see the pink house.

Ta da!

Our sun is in the southern sky much of the year, and since the apartments loom over this little house's southern side, it gets shadow now most of every day.

Bummer.

16 comments:

marley said...

Great little house. Shame they are now in the dark though!

Vanda said...

That's... unpleasant. I'm kinda-sorta looking to buy a house, though mostly just looking right now. I'm very weary of the different zonings. You might have a nice little house and suddenly an apartment building or condos could pop up next door, blocking the sun and strangers peering at you from second story windows while you are puttering around in your garden. Scary.

Dina said...

Shocking how one's life can change forever in just one day.

Virginia said...

Pretty in pink. I think this is an adorable little cottage. Hang in there!!

Petrea said...

Well, it might not be too bad. The porch is sunny in the morning, at least.

Truly, Vanda, you have to do your "due diligence," as it's called.

Dina, I imagine you know there are worse things than having an apartment building land next door.

Right, Virginia. At least the house is still cute.

USelaine said...

I've never seen stucco work like that. Sort of a starfish motif going there. They could move the cottage to the beach. 8^D I want to repaint the wood trim around the roof white.

Susan C said...

I'm fascinated by pink houses. I'd love to be in on the owner's paint selection process.

Ours was pink when we first moved in. Neighbors called it everything from the "bubble gum house" to the "Pepto Bismol house."

Now it's a nice, boring taupe.

Petrea said...

It is starfishy, isn't it? You're right, Elaine, I've never seen any quite like it. I'm not crazy about it, but to each his own.

Speaking of which, Susan: then there's the Tudor up on lake that used to be the Pepto-Bismol house. Now it's for sale and they painted it white. I think they upped the value.

Dina said...

Guess you're right, Petrea. Having a missile land next door would be worse.
But in 1973, in a previous life, we bought an apartment in a new 4-story building on the edge of a small city near Tel Aviv. The only neighbors were a goat and chicken farm, a few old and squat houses, the park, a school. We could see clear to the next town.
Then the construction started. First my kids cried as the huge old eucalyptus was cut down. Then I cried as walls went up all around us, so close. No more light, no more silence, no more privacy. How I survived there until 1994 I don't know.

David said...

Sweet house :)

Laurie said...

Such a sweet little house to be stuck under that looming thing next door!

Petrea said...

Dina, that's heartbreak. I don't know how you did it either. So much building, building, building. We can't seem to stop here, either.

Welcome, David!

Yeah, Laurie--maybe they'll make new friends? I hope good comes of it.

sjan said...

Yep, that's the house I thought it was. You can see the two houses that were demolished to the left of the little pink house on Google maps by using street view. Our house was about 8 lots south of there on Mar Vista. By the way, I think Bungalow Heaven between Orange Grove and Washington is a protected area, so no houses get demolished for condos.

Petrea said...

sjan, I checked it out--I don't know if it's me that's clumsy or google's street view! but I saw the houses. Nothing special unless of course they're your own. A lot going on on that corner these days.

Was your old place one of the ones demolished to make room for condos? Or is it the one still standing?

sjan said...

My house was on the west side of the street, right next to the old (at least 40 years old, probably more) apartment building a few lots south of Union. There were 3 or 4 houses there in a row. They were all torn down, probably during the 80's when they were building a lot of condos near Colorado. Amazingly, the big trees there are almost exactly the same as they were back then. I like the old bungalows, even the simple ones, as they have a lot more character than modern tract houses which all look the same. I grew up in Pasadena bungalows, so I have natural fondness for them.

Petrea said...

I like them too, sjan. I didn't grow up here but something about Pasadena reminds me of a Midwestern town. Maybe it's because the people who originally settled here had some of that sensibility, so the older architecture carries a reminder.