While walking to Roanoke Park one day, I noticed a strange house (i.e. one with unusual architecture) being built next to my landlord's house (which I always pass on the way there). It has since been finished & I went back to take pictures.
A sign out front designated it as a show house, and listed a web address for more info.
The website says this about the house:
The aptly named 'Showhouse' is a project showcasing the full range of capabilities and services offered by Hufft Projects and its brother company, Make Studios. Hufft Projects will perform all the design and contracting services and Make Studios will execute all of the interior finishes, furniture, cabinetry, and ornamental metal work on the project.You can read more here. It was clearly written before the house was built, and the image they show is a computer-generated one:
The home is located in the historic Roanoke Neighborhood of Kansas City. Designing a residence in a historic neighborhood presents opportunities to marry new and modern design with the overall aesthetic of the existing neighborhood. The design of the 'Showhouse' is meant to both stand out and fit in with this historic setting.
My landlords had mentioned that Matthew Hufft, the architect, is the one who designed the house and who currently lives in it. Seems pretty neat, except that, having recently been to an event at my landlords' place, and seeing how they're landscaping the backyard with rocks, metal and concrete, I can't help feeling it's a bit soulless.
What do you think? Compare the show house to the houses behind me in yesterday's self-portrait:
Which do you prefer? Or do you like both, maybe...?
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