Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Houses Going Up

I live in the smallest neighborhood in Arlington, Virgina and things are pretty stable for the most part, but the edge of a wedge of really big houses appeared about three years ago when my across-the-street neighbor put in a 15,000 square foot job.

Now these two houses are going up around the corner.  The second house is much larger than it looks, as it is shaped like an "L" and this is the short side. 

The covenant in the neighborhood requires all houses to be stone or brick and also that they have slate roofs, so I assume all of the sticks will get covered with suitable material.



PipedreamFarm said...

Just another monument to someone's income; I'd hate to pay the utility bills.

PBurns said...

Yep. The guy with the 15, 000 square foot has no children -- just him and his wife. Military profiteer. Everything you would imagine.

boct said...

"..what are they building in there?..what the hell are they building in there?..They have subscriptions like 'Unconditional Wealth' and 'Elitist Fashion'..I'll tell you one thing they are not building a playhouse for the children they don't have..WHAT are they building in there?.."

Oh, and that looks like a steel roof..non compliance!!!