Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quiz Tuesday part 35


This is a fairly new beach house downtown Naples (and it's for sale, too ;-))

Today's question: what is unusual about its architecture?

22 comments:

richard said...

there's no ground floor?

Olivier said...

si on a l'esprit mal placé, la grande fenetre au centre ;o))).


if there is the spirit badly placed, the large window in the center ;O))).

Nathalie said...

Mmmm I'm afraid I probably can't afford it... Any seaviews ? If not, I 'm not interested anyway ;-)))

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog Isabella. I am always very grateful for your visits.

Bergson said...

It ya does not have an opening in bottom

Peter said...

It's built to be prepared for some big waves from the sea! ... and the sea is just in front?

westondailyphoto.com said...

elevated house...

TOG said...

The basement is on the ground floor just like it would be in New Orleans and for the same reason. A grand stairwell is missing, but I guess that's on the back side. The Palladian windows seem strange in such a house. Anything else?

oldmanlincoln said...

Oh wow. Lovely house. Are homes there being foreclosed on? Lots of them up here are and the numbers have doubled and tripled just recently. People can't make the payments now.

I just began a new site about Japan in the early 1950s when we were there. You can get to it from my Brookville daily photo blog. Times have changed a lot there too over the 50-plus years since we were there.

Mandy said...

It looks a bit like a chapel on stilts - I expect the downstairs is prepared for the accasional flood.

Jilly said...

It doesn't seem to have a front door!
Surely those French windows aren't the front door? How do they lock up?

I find this a rather confusing mix of styles actually. What's with the arched window above the French window? Looks crazy to my eye. And what are those lower lattice thingies?

I like the trees... ;) Well, truth is I don't mind the house but it's just peculiar.

Look forward to hearing the answer.

Frank said...

The entrance as well as guest quarters are on the first level. If, when you wake up in the morning, the guests are still there, you cook breakfast. If not, well, you visit someone else's blog and invite them over.

tfangel said...

I'm almost afraid to ask how much it's for sale for, knowing how much places go for down there.

Sonia said...

Very charming house! I guess the basement was built for boats...

Nikon said...

It looks like it's made of wood, as opposed to the "stucco" of so many houses in Naples.

Rambling Round said...

Hmmmmm, looks like the French doors open into a carport or something because of the latticework.

K M F said...

nice house

Peter said...

What is the prize this time? Nothing to do with alligators again (I hope)!

Ft. Lauderdale Daily Photo said...

Surely there are stairs somewhere behind all the lattice and the French doors!

Linda said...

I would guess that it is elevated as well. Sort of strange looking but I like the balconies. That large window over the door make it all confusing.

JAM said...

That sure is a pretty place. Wow, I'd love to live in that house.

It would just hurt my feelings to know how much it's being sold for though.

Rauf said...

the most unusual aspect is, the occupants are very kind people
they say 'welcome burglers'

isabella said...

Well, I guess there's nothing left for me to say - you figured it all out...
Because of its proximity to the ocean, it is built on stilts to allow for some occasional big waves.
To those of you who wanted to know the selling price: if you have to ask, you can't afford it ;-) (and I can't either!)