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Old 01-09-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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How about suburban style developments from the east, instead of urban rowhomes, for a more apples to apples comparisons. I like the dense eastern rowhomes as much as the next guy, but it's not really a good comparison.
"Difference between houses in the East/West"
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Memphis has some nice older (or older looking) houses:






I guess they would fall under East Coast style. West Coast houses have no charm IMO. Maybe it has to do w/ the lack of greenery and big trees in the yards.
I totally agree with you. I've lived in LA's San Fernando Valley now for over 30 years, and while we have some nice looking homes here, I do prefer the character, large yards, and greenery of the homes back east for aesthetic reasons.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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I like the homes in the East. I really prefer colonial architecture and wood or brick houses with shutters and all that. I HATE pictures I have seen of homes with that Spanish-inspired stucco look.

However, I think that the insides of the houses in the East may be older and have a more broken-up floor plan. I imagine that as a whole, the inside of typical Western house would be more modern.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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Building materials, the environment, climate and history all play part in the way housing is developed. Lets not forget the temperatures - it is way colder in NE then on the west coast. We have snow much of the winter. The trees and fauna are different. The SW and south cal "enjoy" desert conditions. It is naive to expect houses be similar in such different places. The US is as big as a whole continent. It is like wondering why houses in Switzerland don't look like the houses of Spain. Of course they don't
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:09 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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^ speak for yourself! i live in the East and my home does not look like that at all. Plus, it seems we're comparing urban eastern style homes to suburban western style houses. Lets either do both E and W urban homes or both E and W suburban homes instead of a mix it would make things easier. Unless you mean both of those are in the East!!

(also, other than the Bronx, and other parts of NY, how many cities even in the east have apartments that look like that?)
It seems like we're comparing lots of differenty styles in both parts of the country. Apples to apples, apples to oranges, oranges to oranges, whatever. It's all a part of the ambience of the different parts of the country.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Some different styles of homes around Tucson:









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Old 01-10-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Some old NE Ohio homes that I happen to like. Modern NE Ohio homes aren't much different from anywhere else, IMO.











































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Old 01-10-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Homes from the west make me feel depressed, they're all bland.
Eastern homes have more texture and chaos in them.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Homes from the west make me feel depressed, they're all bland.
Eastern homes have more texture and chaos in them.
Don't be depressed - you probably have never seen the insides of some of those homes.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I love houses here in the east, but what I like about houses out west, like in Las Vegas and southern CA, is the newer look of them. This is what I mean:


http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/summerlinlasvegasforeclht5.jpg/1/w512.png (broken link)

I can't until I can take my nice NYC department of ed pension and move out west and buy one of these houses That's if I have the guts to leave metro NYC
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