Monday, January 9, 2012
Steep Slope Homes
I hope you had a wonderful holiday - I took an impromptu break to catch up on other projects. A belated Happy New Year to all!
I thought I would try to find some images that show some unique and unusual things about the place I call home beginning with this post.
It never ceases to amaze me that people build houses on steep slopes, ending up with absolutely no usable land to walk on around their house - just decks instead of a yard. Here is one going up just off Route 9. Sitting below the twisty winding road , it is built on a cement slab. They had to haul off dirt to level off a place for the house. It is going to be 3 stories high with decks in back and the front door faces a dirt wall. How safe can this be?
The homes in the pic below sit on Riverside Drive with their back decks jutting out over the street below. It would scare me living in a place like this!
Do you have limits on building steep slopes in your town or do they do this?