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Old 01-23-2016, 11:25 AM
 
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I cannot fathom a home builder even trying to market such a house with a driveway disaster like this.



IMO what this builder should have done was to construct a basement garage where a car could pull straight in and not have to attempt to negotiate such an impossible incline.



Sure it would have added additional costs to the home construction but the upper floor above the garage would have also added a lot more sq footage to the home (increasing its value) and would make the home much easier to sell.



Does anyone know where this house is or if it ever sold?

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Old 01-23-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: NC
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I'm sure this is photoshopped. It is too ridiculous and there must be some sort of codes that would be ignored if this would ever be constructed.
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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It might be real. You can Google that image and come up with about 3 different views of the same house, with some guys in a silver SUV they can't get to the garage.

I can't really tell, but the license plate MIGHT say Texas.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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This is an update... they moved the sidewalk closer to the street to reduce the slope a bit...

But it's still steep



Says it's in Arkansas... Ugly House Photos » Blog Archive » Whose Stupid Idea Was This?!
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I found some excellent discussion along with links to what it looks like now. The consensus seems to be that the photo was real but possibly slightly manipulated to make it look even steeper than it was, but that it was subsequently rebuilt with the sidewalk pulled out to allow for a longer and slightly less steep driveway.

http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?t=25606&

And you can rent the house if you want

5028 W New Bridge Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72704 | Zillow

When you go through the slide show, photo 4 shows the current driveway
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Yep, it's in the 5000 block of New Bridge Road in Fayetteville.

In Google street view, you can totally see where the sidewalk doglegs out a little around those lots. Absolutely unbelievable. The driveways are still steep, BTW.

The weird thing is that whole neighborhood seems flat as a pancake, except for this one little section.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Google street view

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.0877...2!8i6656?hl=en
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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LOL thanks guys.

Only in Arkansas

That's incredible and I appreciate all the help with it as I just found the house to be really poorly planned and wondered about it.
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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I....just can't even fathom this ridiculousness.
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:51 PM
 
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I live in South/Central Texas, and I swear one of the houses I looked at last year when we were hunting had a driveway about that steep. I vetoed the house based on the driveway. Didn't even leave the car. Even here, where it snows once in 15+ years, I wouldn't want to deal with a driveway that steep. I worried my Realtor was going to scrape her bumper when she pulled back out. Check out the street view of 7012 Spring Briar, San Antonio TX.
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