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    JonMyers
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    aaminian wrote >>

    Mercurius wrote >>
    That said, personally, I’m not much of a fan of the house; it looks banal and out of place. There is a place a few houses down on Park that has some amazing landscaping and the Circus House always inspires.

    Huh, this is one of my favorite properties in the area. I think it’s a great contrast to have such a stately house in an otherwise urban (or semi-urban) landscape. It’s especially beautiful during Christmas time.

    I feel the same. It’s an impressive house that adds value to the neighborhood.

    I swear, anymore it’s hard to get through a discussion in Columbus without someone bringing up the class thing. Jeez people.

    #341139

    lifeliberty
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    Maybe you’d see less of the class thing if you stop bringing it up! :)

    But seriously, maybe I missed it, but I didn’t read anything about class until you brought it up. I thought were were talking about architecture. The house does have a “business” feel to it. Again, this has more to do with architecture than class.

    #341140

    agtw31
    Member

    has anybody seen this example of disrespect and greed?

    neighbors are so pissed off about this place,nut no law against it

    built right in the middle of a neighborhood full of modest ranch homes in Beechwold

    #341141

    labi
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    For god’s sake, it’s hard enough to discuss anything aesthetic without people automatically assuming that if you dislike the style of a THING you are simultaneously insulting the thing’s owner. Ease up, please.

    #341142

    lifeliberty wrote >>
    Maybe you’d see less of the class thing if you stop bringing it up! :)
    But seriously, maybe I missed it, but I didn’t read anything about class until you brought it up. I thought were were talking about architecture. The house does have a “business” feel to it. Again, this has more to do with architecture than class.

    Yeah, I didn’t mean to spark a class discussion. This isn’t a “poor me, I don’t live in Cocoa Manor!” post. It’s more of a “Isn’t the Short North quirky?” post.

    #341143

    JonMyers
    Participant

    sugarplumclarey wrote >>

    lifeliberty wrote >>
    Maybe you’d see less of the class thing if you stop bringing it up! :)
    But seriously, maybe I missed it, but I didn’t read anything about class until you brought it up. I thought were were talking about architecture. The house does have a “business” feel to it. Again, this has more to do with architecture than class.

    Yeah, I didn’t mean to spark a class discussion. This isn’t a “poor me, I don’t live in Cocoa Manor!” post. It’s more of a “Isn’t the Short North quirky?” post.

    The contrasting pictures threw off my perception of what you were driving at. My apologies then. I misunderstood.

    #341144

    10sun
    Member

    agtw31 wrote >>
    has anybody seen this example of disrespect and greed?
    neighbors are so pissed off about this place,nut no law against it
    built right in the middle of a neighborhood full of modest ranch homes in Beechwold

    Yeah, I noticed and commented on that while biking through the area; the house just didn’t seem to end and overpowered all the other homes in the area.

    #341145

    gramarye
    Participant

    10sun wrote >>

    agtw31 wrote >>
    has anybody seen this example of disrespect and greed?
    neighbors are so pissed off about this place,nut no law against it
    built right in the middle of a neighborhood full of modest ranch homes in Beechwold

    Yeah, I noticed and commented on that while biking through the area; the house just didn’t seem to end and overpowered all the other homes in the area.

    I actually don’t really mind that variation, though obviously that’s a fairly extreme illustration. That said, I don’t see any serious problem with having houses of 1000, 2000, 4000, and 6000sf on the same block. It actually used to be substantially more common than it is today; suburbanization also tended to homogenize home sizes in any given locale. It’s rare today because the person with the 1000sf house might feel “overpowered” (to borrow your term) and the owner of the 6000sf house might feel that the value of their property is hurt by the presence of many smaller houses nearby; that said, I don’t see what those objections should be given veto power over development patterns.

    #1038929

    mrsgeedeck
    Participant

    Cocoa Manor is hosting the Short North Tour of Homes Preview Party this year. Since I doubt the home will ever be on the tour, this seems like a good opportunity for a peek.

    https://sites.google.com/a/victorianvillage.org/short-north-civic-association/tour-of-homes

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