I guess I haven’t walked down Grant Street all winter, because this house seems to have popped up ready-made:
I love the bright red colour bands, the texture differences of horizontal and vertical corrugated siding. It reads as three houses, without being a big beige block.
It was built on a very shallow lot, which proves something nice can be built on miniature leftover spaces between the apartment parking lot and the street. The outdoor space is the roof deck. Here is the back of the house:
The ends of the building also have textures highlighted by horizontal and vertical siding:
Corrugated siding is about the cheapest stuff on the market for exterior siding, but it is tough and when handled well, as it was here, it delivers excellent value for the cost. We have certainly all seen infills finished with more expensive materials that still manage to look awkward or ugly.
I am a bit perturbed by the capri-pants-styling on the driveway pillars. Hopefully, the pillars will be finished right to the ground. And that there will be some imaginative paving and plant materials. A columnar tree would just fit between each post and the sidewalk.