Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Stadium North::Standouts

In the first Stadium North post I mentioned that there were some new homes. Check out this silly house:
Does anything want to make you start the revolution like twisted brick columns? Like, gag me with a spoon. It's sad, because right across the street is this example of a really elegant modern home.

I like the home's low profile and all the windows on the front facade.

Then there is this house which makes me giggle. Come on, it's aqua stone! You have to love it! I'd live there, that's for sure.
Whoever has updated the house went with an ill-conceived new door that is too traditional to fit the rest of the home:




But I still like the aqua stone. Rock on.

11 comments:

c jane said...

the aqua turns me on (I'd also redo the bay window)

AzĂșcar said...

Seriously, that bay window is terrible. Did you see the brass light on the bay? Awful.

Michelle said...

I love your blogs and I just have to find out where all these homes are and if any are for sale. I think we may have taken German together with Herr Olsen.

Rachel C. said...

I really like the aqua stone too! You're so right on with the front door though. And the bay window.

Timp Chair said...

I know the owners of that house! They are ultra traditional. I have always thought that this house was awful but now I have support.

Shannon said...

I found your link through our preserveprovo blog. Scott and I used to live in that great neighborhood with some fabulous and some very tragic houses. Good luck in the house hunting. You should move into one of the Historic Neighborhoods. We need people like you in our hoods. Your car seat is great!

Nemesis said...

I think those twisted columns are all kinds of nasty. What is that even about?

Whitney said...

That column house is all sorts of crazy.And makes me vomit a little bit. It is funny that that is OK,and people don't understand how we could paint our house green. It as if things are done in hues of tan and stucco, it makes it alright because it is blends together. I am glad you found me, I love your site, this is a passion of mine as well. I have many houses for you to visit it provo. I missed the show the other night, because I thought it was open until ten. I would have loved to see you.

Shellie said...

Used to live in that area, what memories. I lived up the road that is just east of "the Fishbowl" which is the house like right across from the Marriott center with the big window in the bottom of the split level house. Orem wasn't my favorite place to live either, I'm still trying to get over the culture shock. Iguess it wasn't Orem so much as Utah! Y Cien Anos de Soledad rocks! But La Casa de los Espiritus gets me even more.

Cicada said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I lived in that aqua stone home. I'm totally serious. When my friend and I were apartment hunting, we went all over Provo looking for the right place. When we went up this street, as I was looking for the address, she said, "Please say it's the turquoise house! Please say it's the turquoise house!" And it was. And we signed contracts that very day.

It warms my heart to see it on your blog.

Morgan and Emily said...

I used to live in this neighborhood - it's too funny to see these photos on your blog!! The house I lived in was the oh so retro one on the corner of Sego & 500 E. Oh how I miss walking through that neighborhood!!! Thanks for the walk down memory lane!