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Old 07-22-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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Examples of bad taste in your neighborhood (and beyond) or in real estate listings...

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...59_rect/13_zm/

I'll start out with a pet peeve of mine -- removing all the interior walls in the main living space of an old house... There's a gorgeous wood ceiling in what is probably intended to be the dining room, but it's just floating there. They also made the entrance to the bathroom right off this room. Very unappetizing.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8687...7i13312!8i6656

Another thing I hate are these tacky aluminum fences. The fences come to mind because there's another house that's being redone in the area and just put in an even uglier one (but it doesn't show up yet on street view). I don't want to stereotype, but it's often it's a certain immigrant group installing these in my neighborhood (South Asians).

If you look on the other side of the street from this street view, the whole house can be considered a questionable design choice.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:20 AM
 
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Yeah that's bizarre, such poor taste.

I hate the chrome fences too, they're common in many neighborhoods.

Are the Bengalis the ones you're referring to? Which would make sense, because Kensington has a lot of tacky chrome too.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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You already know I hate those Nehemiah-esque rowhomes
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:24 AM
 
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Yeah that's bizarre, such poor taste.

I hate the chrome fences too, they're common in many neighborhoods.

Are the Bengalis the ones you're referring to? Which would make sense, because Kensington has a lot of tacky chrome too.
I'm pretty sure it's more than one particular nationality unfortunately.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:28 AM
 
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You already know I hate those Nehemiah-esque rowhomes
They're horrible. There outta be a law! Actually the brown house next door to the one with the chrome fence went on sale a while ago and I was sure it was going to be knocked down to put as many ugly Fedder houses that can fit on the lot, but luckily the buyers just renovated instead.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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Examples of bad taste in your neighborhood (and beyond) or in real estate listings...

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...59_rect/13_zm/

I'll start out with a pet peeve of mine -- removing all the interior walls in the main living space of an old house... There's a gorgeous wood ceiling in what is probably intended to be the dining room, but it's just floating there. They also made the entrance to the bathroom right off this room. Very unappetizing.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8687...7i13312!8i6656

Another thing I hate are these tacky aluminum fences. The fences come to mind because there's another house that's being redone in the area and just put in an even uglier one (but it doesn't show up yet on street view). I don't want to stereotype, but it's often it's a certain immigrant group installing these in my neighborhood (South Asians).

If you look on the other side of the street from this street view, the whole house can be considered a questionable design choice.
You think poor interior design and NYC go hand in hand?

Why do you think questionable design choices are made here specifically?
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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Examples of bad taste in your neighborhood (and beyond) or in real estate listings...

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...59_rect/13_zm/
From the video it looks clean and brand new. Those are great selling features but it does lack the realness of The Bronx, and NYC pzazz. Like you mentioned this could be marketed to a certain demographic of tenants.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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You think poor interior design and NYC go hand in hand?

Why do you think questionable design choices are made here specifically?
Not at all, but it's the NYC forum.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure it's more than one particular nationality unfortunately.
Ah I see.

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They're horrible. There outta be a law! Actually the brown house next door to the one with the chrome fence went on sale a while ago and I was sure it was going to be knocked down to put as many ugly Fedder houses that can fit on the lot, but luckily the buyers just renovated instead.
Ugh I wish they were outlawed too lol. I hate Fedder houses too, especially when they replace nice looking houses. Those, along with the Nehemiahs, are pretty much the ugliest form of architecture that can legally exist in NYC.

If I had an obscene amount of money, I would try to buy out a bunch of Nehemiah houses and Fedders Houses in The Bronx and construct nice looking midrise apartments in their place.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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From the video it looks clean and brand new. Those are great selling features but it does lack the realness of The Bronx, and NYC pzazz. Like you mentioned this could be marketed to a certain demographic of tenants.
I don't think it's a terrible price either, and the kitchen is kind of cute. Really, it's fixable. If I were to buy it, I'd want to reconstruct the interior walls at least. Bathroom entrances off dining rooms are just poor planning though, but that seems a lot harder to fix in this instance.
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