November 17, 2009


This complex of five condos is nearing completion in my neighborhood. Its been under construction forever, so its almost hard to remember the empty lot that used to be there. Its surprisingly tasteful for new building in Manhattan Beach (where most new places look like overgrown and incredibly tacky Olive Gardens). Yes, the wood slats look is kinda passé, but I still like it. What I never noticed until yesterday was how much the new complex models itself on the lines of the older tan house next door, as you can see in the bottom picture. From that angle, the lines look very similar, which you really don't notice from any other angle because the complex to the left is monstrous compared to the house on the right. We'll see what happens - the places looks nice, but its on a crazy busy street. I don't know if its intentional or not, but I think the replication of lines from its neighbor is a nice nod to the rest of the neighborhood.

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