Thursday, December 1, 2016

Transitions


Whenever I see a small 1960s-era ranch-style house in a good location in Naples, I figure that it has at most five years before someone buys it for a big price solely for the value of the lot.  
Soon a huge new trophy house will sit proudly on the lot.

Transitions is the December theme for City Daily Photo bloggers.

15 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

isn't that sad? we've come to believe bigger is better :(

Sharon Anck said...

I think exactly the same thing every time I walk through the Biltmore area right behind me. There are still a few of those ole ranch-style homes there and it's only a matter of time.....

Lois said...

I hate seeing it happen, but I guess there is nothing that can be done about it. Great choice for the theme Jack!

bill burke said...

That is sad but probably true down in that area. Great selection for the theme Jack.

RedPat said...

That is a sad sight indeed, Jack! How much space do people really need?

William Kendall said...

That is over the top.

Michelle said...

That is quite sad. I don't mind to say that the ranch house looks much more appealing.

Kate said...

Slipping back in now and then despite my self-imposed hiatus. Transitioning from small to larger quarters seems to be on the upswing in many cities.

Kay said...

This is a transition that isn't very welcome. We called them McMansions in Marin County, California. Here in Sequim a number of my neighbors are starting to transition -- now we call it "downsizing" -- to more sensibly sized homes.

Linda said...

Yes, that happens in Virginia too.

Stefan Jansson said...

That never happens in my area. if we build something it will usually stay there for a century or two.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

1960 was a good year Jack 😊 I love that ranch style house so much more than the monstrous abode next door!

Mersad said...

Well those look really great now. Don't know why someone would want to tear them down to make something new.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

jennyfreckles said...

It happens here a bit now. People pay for 'location, location' and then build a house to show how wealthy they are (or perhaps aspire to be, since I guess many of the folks actually have huge debts to pay off by the time they've built it and ended up over-budget!)

Bob Crowe said...

Trophy houses, trophy wives, trophy political offices. Buddha tell us that desire causes suffering.