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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 3:44 PM
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Why would you not want that balcony?
Source of leaks, structure was rotted back in to the house, probably something like that. Couldn’t afford to fix and replace so just remove and patch up.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 3:47 PM
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Ya most likely, still though. I think that balcony would have been one of my favorite aspects of the house and replacing it would be a must. If I ever owned an older home I would want one with a covered porch like that.
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I believe the house on the left is not a private residence, but some sort of group home, so they may have had other reasons to not replace it.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 6:40 PM
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I raise you:

One of the oldest houses still standing in Calgary's Beltline community

From this (on the right)



To this...

What in the actual fuck?!? How was that allowed? Did it not have heritage protection?
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So Jasper Place Log Cabins type failure.
Care to share pictures?
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Care to share pictures?
Shared previously in the old thread. Will have to go find it.

This bad boy: https://www.google.ca/maps/@53.53955...7i13312!8i6656
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 7:19 PM
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What in the actual fuck?!? How was that allowed? Did it not have heritage protection?
It hasn't even had it's turn being considered to be evaluated for historic inventory inclusion, which doesn't actually have protection.

Just a note, historical buildings can only get protection in Calgary if the owner applies to the city to implement it.

Even half of the buildings on Stephen Ave have no protection and could be torn down with no notice in theory, although one would hope there would be enough outrage to stop it.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2018, 7:21 PM
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Shared previously in the old thread. Will have to go find it.

This bad boy: https://www.google.ca/maps/@53.53955...7i13312!8i6656
Damn, it's like it's right out of a history book

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Just a friendly reminder of the ugliest house in St. John's... the monster of Boncloddy Street.









For added hilarity, the owner of the attached green house bought the empty lot created when the house attached to the ugly one on the other side burned down. So now the neighbour's driveway looks like it should be the ugly house's backyard.





If I owned it, every Halloween I'd put witches legs where the first and second floors meet.
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St John's reminds me a lot of South Boston. Where cladding is king.

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Shared previously in the old thread. Will have to go find it.

This bad boy: https://www.google.ca/maps/@53.53955...7i13312!8i6656
Oh right! I saw that on my last trip to Edmonchuck. I think I was actually the one who posted a picture. Was it a historic house at some point?
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Just a friendly reminder of the ugliest house in St. John's... the monster of Boncloddy Street.









For added hilarity, the owner of the attached green house bought the empty lot created when the house attached to the ugly one on the other side burned down. So now the neighbour's driveway looks like it should be the ugly house's backyard.





If I owned it, every Halloween I'd put witches legs where the first and second floors meet.
How have you withheld this monstrosity for all these years?!
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Oh right! I saw that on my last trip to Edmonchuck. I think I was actually the one who posted a picture. Was it a historic house at some point?
It was a newbuild but it still has the problem of ideals overwhelming questions of form and function.
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JIf I owned it, every Halloween I'd put witches legs where the first and second floors meet.
Yeah, it looks like a Kansas tornado dropped one ugly house on top of another ugly house.
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Check out this $12.5 million mansion in Ottawa. The headquarters of a copper-obsessed super villain I have to assume.

Edit: Turns out it's Michael Cowpland's place (founder of Corel)







From: http://www.tpcrawford.ca/roof.htm
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Check out this $12.5 million mansion in Ottawa. The headquarters of a copper-obsessed super villain I have to assume.







From: http://www.tpcrawford.ca/roof.htm
I believe it's the house of Michael Cowpland, the founder of software company Corel.
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I believe it's the house of Michael Cowpland, the founder of software company Corel.
Yes, it is .....We never hear about him much these days or his wife.

The Cowpland house isn't quite as fugly as some of those houses near Dix/30
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Yes, it is .....We never hear about him much these days or his wife.

The Cowpland house isn't quite as fugly as some of those houses near Dix/30
You know, when I saw the pics of the house, my first thought was "whatever happened to wife Marlen?". She was Ottawa's Kardashian before there were Kardashians (in a city that most definitely does not do Kardashian!)!
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You know, when I saw the pics of the house, my first thought was "whatever happened to wife Marlen?". She was Ottawa's Kardashian before there were Kardashians (in a city that most definitely does not do Kardashian!)!
Yes, the $1,000,000 gold dress that revealed all!
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Yes, the $1,000,000 gold dress that revealed all!
You mean the one with the honking big diamond on the nipple?

She used to have her dog dyed pink so she could find it inside the house, which is apparently a sea of white marble.
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