136 Lockwood Road, $2.750 million, reports a pending sale. Not, to my eye, one of our more attractive homes, but it’s a typical example of a 2004 house built in accordance with the dictates of the P&Z’s Floor Area Ratio rules. Notice the bump-out boxes in the front – they don’t reach the ground, hence they don’t count against FAR. See the flat roof behind the dormers? Another FAR result.
Blame for this mess can’t be entirely laid on the shoulders of Diane Fox and her staff, because an architect must have been involved, and only he, or she, could have chosen the hodgepodge of siding materials and the phony Romeo and Juliette balcony above the stoop. Still, we demand this sort of structure, and now we all have to live with it.