Ever seen the episode of Seinfeld where Kramer decides he’s going to build “levels” in his apartment? “Yeah, I’m getting rid of all my furniture. All of it. And I’m going to build these different levels, with steps, and it’ll all be carpeted with a lot of pillows. You know, like ancient Egypt.” He makes a bet with Jerry that he’ll actually do it, but Jerry knows he won’t. In the end he decides he doesn’t want the levels, surprise surprise.
If only the people who built this house would have decided the same…
In case you didn’t care to count, that’s 7 roof lines, and what you can’t see from the pictures is that there are 3 more layers on the other end of the house. Andrew and I first saw this house when we were garage saling one Saturday morning. We hated it so much we had to take some pictures and share. It kind of looks like an accordion, or maybe a very geometric interpretation of a roly poly.
What in the world were these people (builders or owners) thinking? It’s like they just kept deciding they needed a tiny bit more space. “If only our house was 2100 square feet instead of 2000” or “If we could just add another 50 square feet our house would be the perfect size.” (Seriously, though, it does appear to have been built all at the same time, meaning that someone designed it purposefully with this roof line in mind.)
So what’s your take? Are the levels as unsightly as I think they are, or do you find them to be architecturally interesting?