Little Boxes

Screen_shot_2009-11-03_at_4.51.19_PM_rect540

AFTER HALF A CENTURY, LITTLE BOXES made of ticky-tacky do not look all the same.

Screen_shot_2009-11-03_at_4.52.43_PM_rect540

I remember noting how the Long Island development I grew up in evolved over the years, as homeowners made changes that gave their once-identical split levels individual personalities.

Screen_shot_2009-11-03_at_4.52.04_PM_rect540

Some people added second garages, others built up, one family notably added a scrolled cast iron portico, and what was once a cookie-cutter development became considerably more varied and interesting.

Screen_shot_2009-11-03_at_4.52.12_PM_rect540

Julia Baum, a young Brooklyn-based photographer, documented a group of 1950s suburban tract houses in Santa Clara, California, in all their unique glory. The project demonstrates, she writes, that “human individuality cannot be contained. Inevitably it shines through even the most average facade.”

Screen_shot_2009-11-03_at_4.51.41_PM_rect540

The landscaping is as much fun as the houses.

Go here to see the whole set.

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
This entry was posted in MISCELLANEOUS and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Got something to say? Please say it!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s