What do you do when the neighbors block you from building a bungalow?
Hidden by donbadabon
N 38° 52.873' W 77° 05.244' (WGS84)
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Location: United States > Virginia
Cache Type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date Hidden: 21 August 2010
Date Created: 21 August 2010
Last Modified: 08 September 2010
You build a skinny house, of course!
At only 12 feet wide, the house is 2,880 square feet with four floors, four bedrooms, and three-and-a-half bathrooms.
In 2003, a builder purchased the lot on Barton Street and knocked down the small home there. He expected to build two bungalows in its place, but he needed a zoning variance. He wanted to stretch one of the homes five feet wider, from 12 feet to 17 feet.
Two houses down the street were built with the variance, so he didn’t anticipate a problem.
Then he met the neighbors, who were tired of seeing two houses packed in where one used to be. So they had the Zoning Board block his request.
Instead of being stuck with an open piece of property, he decided to build the skinny house.
As of September 2009, the rent was $4600 / month.
There are plenty of places to park along the street, and even a small lot beside the house.
Of course, the house is private property, so don't mosey onto their property. You can stand on the sidewalk across the street and see everything.
To confirm your visit...
1) Please post a photo of yourself and/or GPS with the house in the background.
2) The Log Password is the ten digit phone number on the blue-white-red sign immediately to the right of the house. No spaces or dashes. As a checksum, if you add all the numbers together, you will get '27'.
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#1 - After donbadabon logged the first find on OpenCaching.us with my Archangel in Brookville cache, I thought I'd return the favor and made the trip down to his cache.
Interesting story around this house. I've never been in this neighborhood, so wasn't familiar with it, but it sort of stand out.
When I arrived on site, there were some people unloading a car. Looked like they were moving in. I didn't want to be obvious about taking my picture, so I sat on the steps of the church across the street and tried to be non-challant about it.
Thanks and glad to be able to record my first OpenCaching find.