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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hidden Plainfield: Odds bodkins!

To move or stay and expand, sometimes that is the question.

Homeowners, like successful businesses, are sometimes faced with the question of whether to move or expand in place.

Plainfield has many homes where the owner decided to stay in place and expand -- with sometimes startling results, as in the home pictured above, where a third floor addition is visible at the rear and the original roof line is dramatically changed.

Odds bodkins! (Which is a minced oath.)

Do you know where this home is?

Answer tomorrow.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Maria Pellum, Plainfield Resident said...

No idea where the house is, but it was quite brave of the homeowners to expand the way they did. Approvals for construction in this city are quite something, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

Kensington Ave!

Rob said...

without sounding hypercritical...People who expand without any regard for the original character of the home really show their lack of vision or concern. If you go down Watchung in North Plainfield there was a big Victorian that they easily added 25% more space onto the back of the house and it completely was done in the Victorian style with all the flair. But will agree with Maria. In Plainfield it seems we are forever doomed with anything is better than nothing which I completely disagree with. You get what you expect and strive for. Here's to a city with myopia.

Michael Townley said...

That is next to 1214 Stillman Avenue, my first house. Probably 1210 Stillman?

Anonymous said...

1200 block of Stillman Ave