It had yellow brick. Not painted yellow, but yellow-yellow.
It's a Morningside pop-top, a 1959'er on .1336 acre with 1,259 square feet. A mid-century traditional? The quadruple window, the textured brick with deeply cut mortar, and red door gave it a non-trad edge.
It's not what they want today. But I always liked it. It was modest, livable for non jet-setters.
It's a fantastic location with a level walk to Alons and Doc Chey's and that makes of for a lot of square footage.
Before the housing crunch, they'd have torn it down. There are 3 fine teardowns across the street.
So they are popping the top, adding about 1,000 square feet, nothing McMansion about it. They didn't have to dig a basement, raise the first floor, or add a 2-car front facing garage.
This passes my grandma test: Would you send your grandmother out the get the mail?
They had a decision to make.
I think they chose well. When the neighbors get their pops topped, maybe in can go yellow again.
For now, it has a soft touch. You can see the crisp mortar line shadows. Those 4 windows still look cool.
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