Entries Tagged as 'Zoning Violation'

Miami Mansion

September 4th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Fixer-upper home on a hill in Miami, Arizona. Be very careful on the upper deck.

Your view from the upper deck, just before you fall.

Living room.

Enjoy the view from the dining room window.

It must give you a warm feeling to lean over the stove when using the microwave above.

Cozy bedroom.

Bathroom.

Squat toilets are becoming popular nowadays.

Convenient inside laundry room.

Modern plumbing.

Downstairs living space.

Downstairs bedroom.

Downstairs shower.

The house is insulated.

Things go better with Coke.

The back door and patio.

Raise/raze the roof.

Scary railing.

This is the driveway.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Carpet · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Driveway · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Other Arizona Cities · Paint · Roof · Safety Issue · Window · Zoning Violation

What Do You Call a Sleeping Cow?

February 4th, 2014 · 5 Comments

A bull dozer.  We might need to call a bulldozer for this house.

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Yowza.

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Good grief.

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What happened?

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Good grief!

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???

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Full bath is not supposed to mean full of stuff.

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Licensed contractor was used here, right?

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Help.

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Careful!  There’s no railing!!

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Ugh.

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Lead-based paint disclosure?

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That room addition was built to code, right?  A building permits obtained?

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It does have a wrap-around porch.

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Tags: Attic · Bathroom · Curb Appeal · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Living Room · Paint · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Room Addition · Safety Issue · Siding · Zoning Violation

Enjoy the Balcony

May 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Uh, there’s a door on the 2nd floor that leads to a corrugated metal porch roof.  Safe?  Hopefully, these Hickory, North Carolina sellers aren’t advertising it as a balcony.

2nd second floor door that leads to front porch roof unsafe no railing dangerous Hickory North Carolina home house

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Tags: Hazards · Other US Cities · Safety Issue · Siding · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Zoning Violation

Room Additions In Taylor, Alabama

October 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Are we sure these Taylor, Alabama home owners got building permits for their room additions?

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Good luck with the home inspection.

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Tags: Other US Cities · Room Addition · Zoning Violation

Extra Half Bathroom

June 25th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Adding an extra bathroom to your home can add value.  Except when it’s done by amateurs and installed in a garage!  Yep, in the garage.  It also has a door lock as if anyone would walk in on him/her.  Is there a water supply, is there proper drainage, is there a vent stack, is there ventilation, is there lighting, was a building permit obtained?

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Tags: Bathroom · Garage or Carport · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Zoning Violation

Unsafe Stairs In Charlotte, North Carolina

May 23rd, 2011 · 11 Comments

Be very very careful using the stairs in this tri-level Charlotte, North Carolina home.

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Tags: Other US Cities · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Zoning Violation

Best of Worst Structural Integrity

February 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Structural Integrity (aka Tear It Down Now) go to:

8th Place – Dilapidated Phoenix home.

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7th Place – Scottsdale, Arizona.  This $1.2 million baby suffered severe structural damage throughout the entire house as the result of a faulty swimming pool.  The house had to be demolished.  See more photos from our March 2008 post.

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6th Place – Phoenix.  Built by the owner, probably.  Did they get a building permit?

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5th Place – Phoenix.  Looks terrible.

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4th Place – Glendale, Arizona.  Got crack?  Too many structural problems with this house.

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3rd Place – Casa Grande, Arizona.  Not even siding will help this beast.

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2nd Place – Unknown location.  Like a house of cards about to come crashing down.

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1st Place – Unknown location.  Make sure the seller shows you the Certificate of Occupancy!  Otherwise, tear it down!

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Worst Of · Zoning Violation

Best of Worst Home Stairs

February 11th, 2011 · No Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Stairs go to:

5th Place – Ithaca, New York.  Does look like fresh wood on the railing, but the ugly orange carpet and dirty walls helped it reach the top 5.

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4th Place – Phoenix.  Angry foreclosed seller got mad at the railing.  Hardly seemed properly secured to begin with.

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3rd Place –  Phoenix.  This dirty, ugly staircase was not photoshopped; the sellers did a poor job of painting close to the carpet.  Puke green and bubble gum pink don’t mix well.

ugly worn out beat up old pink carpet Peoria Arizona home house photo

2nd Place – Mesa, Arizona.  The sellers created their own basement and staircase.  Note how the stairs aren’t spaced evenly.  One of the stairs is missing at the bottom.  Creepy and unsafe.  [This is the same home that got 7th Place Worst Basement yesterday.]

1st Place – Boston, Massachusetts.  They used pegboard for the kick boards!  No railing = unsafe!!!

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Hazards · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · Worst Of · Zoning Violation

Best of Worst Room Additions

February 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The UglyHousePhotos awards for Worst Room Additions go to:

7th Place – No insulation under the roof.  No ventilation except for the wall A/C unit.  The roof slopes back to the house which isn’t good during rains.

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6th Place – It scored points for being unfinished, but at least they have new flashing at the roof edge and some type of wall insulation.

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5th Place – Warped roof edge.  Bars on the window.  Scary electric panel about to fall over.

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4th Place – His and hers bathrooms?

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3rd Place –  Poor workmanship.  Bad ventilation ductwork on top of the roof.  Cheap windows.

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2nd Place –  Would you use this “bathroom”?

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1st Place –  We’re talking about the shanty town building on the left.  Our winner!

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Room Addition · Worst Of · Zoning Violation

At Least the Toilet’s Clean

January 23rd, 2011 · 8 Comments

The sales brochure probably promotes that this Davenport, Iowa home has a convenient third bathroom.  In the basement.  Watch your step when you walk to the sink.

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Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Zoning Violation