So you stand in the mood-lit living room of Butler's suburban tract home
and behold a molded concrete Tiki that bulges out of his fireplace like a colossal pot-bellied stove almost as tall as you are.
As the camera lingers on the cramped tract home
and its inhabitants, it appears as if the stultifying atmosphere is crushing the breath right out of him.
If you're a Texan who's sort of punk rock or a hippy or wears a beret or likes to make experimental films or eats wheat germ or who is into anything else other than buying a really large tract home
and SUV, then Austin is the town for you.
A CURRENT HOME BUILDING BUZZ PHRASE IS "mass customization," the notion that all future homes will be unique and will cost no more than the average tract home
. And if a new software program becomes readily available, they won't look anything like tract homes
Top sellers have been Hokulei Estates and Halelani Village, both tract home
and condominium developments built by Schuler Homes to stricter specifications that have met with less resistance from underwriters.
Music video/commercials producer Jeffrey Adkins was another early Fab Fifties renovator; more recently Bob Merlis, former president of Warner Records, and his partner, LA.com CEO Lynda Keeler, purchased an Albert Frey-designed tract home
It has always been one of the most iconic modern building materials of the mid-20th century--think of the walls and cabinetry in an Eichler tract home
or the furniture designed by Alvar Aalto or Charles and Ray Eames.
Heath, for one, is rumored to be more normal than ever and has even entered the fray of the ordinary by moving into the Emerica mansion with Reynolds, Ellington, Grecs, and team manager Regan-not that living in a skate mansion is normal, but relatively speaking, it's a big improvement over weirding out solo in an unfurnished tract home
with nothing but video games for company.
"We started talking to developers and it took a long time to get one guy [a tract home
developer] to believe in us," says Youngquist.
The Brombals chose this type of garden because they wanted to experiment with growing vegetables and herbs at their Provencal-style tract home
. Since this space would also be their primary outdoor-living area, they planned out a yard that would be attractive and easy to maintain.
Druidic ceremonies blast the Church like a hurricane blowing away a tract home
. The Cross is toppled by the Golden Bough--and at the end, when Robin and Marian marry, it's as king and queen of nothing so transitory as a manmade kingdom, but of the May.
A condemned Hollywood tract home
that he transformed earlier this year into a high-profile art project titled First House.