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(Twisted Sifter)   If you've ever argued with a neighbor or city hall, you'll appreciate the houses that spite built   (twistedsifter.com) divider line 11
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2012-11-29 05:24:10 PM  
Yeh, dadgummit neighbors ain't gonna git their way, even iffin I gotta live in a skinny little house. That'll show 'em...
 
2012-11-29 05:29:21 PM  
Many of those places look cozy.  I want one.
 
2012-11-29 06:28:06 PM  
members.roadfly.com
 
2012-11-29 07:14:14 PM  
Around here the list would be Houses that spite burned down.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-29 08:18:26 PM  
Notice the buildings are older than zoning codes. For the past century, especially post-WW2, many cities impose frontage and setback requirements to prevent these situations.
 
2012-11-29 08:52:59 PM  

impaler: [members.roadfly.com image 640x480]


Good god is that in CO? Where do you live man I think I've seen that house before.
 
2012-11-30 05:58:42 AM  
Wow.

Impressive how the article author made a genuinely interesting subject intensely boring. Rarely is such skill seen in the wild.
 
2012-11-30 09:50:47 AM  
Some of those seemed to be the result of a terrible inability to negotiate a deal rather than spite. You built a live-in shed because your neighbor gave you an unacceptable offer on the piece of land? Have you ever heard of a counter-offer?
 
2012-11-30 11:20:36 AM  
I love it when the same thing happens with skyscrapers.

Just a few blocks away one building went up with beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Then the owner of the lot closer to the lake, the last lot available, put up a building in front of the other.

Who plops down $300,000-$500,000 for a tiny condo overlooking the lake---and an empty lot in between you and said lake?

Many people did and are now looking at other people's window shades.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-30 11:24:39 AM  
fickenchucker

We had a thread recently about former baseball player John Olerud who bought a house with an obstructed view and had the city order his neighbor to cut down trees. (Seattle Times story)
 
2012-11-30 06:37:42 PM  

ZAZ: Notice the buildings are older than zoning codes. For the past century, especially post-WW2, many cities impose frontage and setback requirements to prevent these situations.


The crazy across the street owns a 20'x20' lot next to my house. It's posted "No Parking" and rapidly being over-grown by blackberries. She can't do anything with the property. Not just because of its size, there's a sewer access in the middle. She wants an insane amount of money for it, but I'm fine with her continuing to pay the taxes , as I don't have any use for it either.
 
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