I thought they built it from Airstreams, but no
Thursday March 11th 2021, 10:49 pm
Filed under: Life

The curb view at my house this week, with two nests in that tree.

I rather like this old/new house.

But I keep wanting to ask the folks who gutted and rebuilt it, why? Two stoves: that’s eight burners you could be trying to stand over and stir at the same time! And for all that, only one oven. It’s been surprising to me how few houses under a cool million have a double oven when to me it’s as close to a necessity as common sense will allow me to call it.

But then there’s always this house which used to have one. Which is the reason I’m writing about houses again because you have to see that one quick before they remove the pending listing. They built it with rocks, then cinder blocks, then finally bricks on the inner side. I guess that counts for insulation?

I think they were trying to thwart Oklahoma hurricanes with that shape?

It looks like the upper oven failed, they gutted it, they left the outer frame of it intact and then stuck a microwave inside. And if you think that’s weird, the kitchen floor is made from telephone pole slices.

It’s creative, for sure.

But I just don’t see where the yarn stash goes.

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Looks like more of a tear down. Definitely in need of major renovations. It it architecturally interesting. In the same way the “Flintstone House” used to be.

Comment by Anne 03.12.21 @ 12:00 am

That second one is one of the strangest homes I have ever seen. I can’t imagine living there!

Comment by ccr in MA 03.12.21 @ 8:25 am

The one in OR has gorgeous outdoor space…sans fruit trees.

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 03.12.21 @ 8:41 am

I see one fireplace that could be made nice and clean for stash storage–are there any others? There is a chef’s kitchen? do you have a chef or is that wishful thinking? Or use it for stash storage?

Comment by Sharon Stanger 03.12.21 @ 10:26 am

That second one makes me think of hobbits. And the price is such that you could, in theory, take it down and build what you really want.

I am drooling over your street view. What a wonderful spring sight!

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 03.12.21 @ 1:27 pm

I think the eight burner stove in the first house actually has two ovens, given the width. I’m really surprised there aren’t more/better pictures of the kitchen on that one. I also don’t exactly understand the extra large stove, *plus* the four burner cook top in the island! I was also bit surprised at both a gas and charcoal grill, but more surprised at the color and shininess of both of those.

Comment by Barbara 03.12.21 @ 2:12 pm

That house with two stoves looks like they each have six burners! I am thinking a kosher setup. The house seems to have a wide range of styles throughout. Very nice city, Lake Oswego. Would love to see you move here! I am next door in Tualatin.

Comment by Susan 03.12.21 @ 2:37 pm

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