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July 09, 2022


These are both snout houses! You couldn't build them in Portland where city code no longer allows them. People who want to live in a brand new snout house will need to move to Salem. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/04/20/garden/in-portland-houses-are-friendly-or-else.html

Many Americans, including me, need a large house to store all their tchotchkes, brik-a-brac, and extra shoes. Someone in nearly every family also has a surprisingly large collection of books. That probably explains why the houses on these lots are bigger than would be ideal. Also, I am told that builders like to build large, expensive houses because the profit margins are better. I have heard the snout houses like these called "garagitecture," as distinguished from "architecture."

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