I don't want to see the beautiful countryside filled with two-acre tract homes
, trees cut down, fences installed, dogs running loose, and people on four-wheelers ignoring property lines.
"If you build tract homes
, you flip flop the colors of a room or change the roof in a plan, but I just don't like the challenge of that.
Not all loss of access to private land has resulted from the incessant onslaught of tract homes
across the landscape.
"Many tract homes
come with unattractive lighting fixtures, especially in the kitchens.
The city consists of custom-built homes, tract homes
, condominiums and lot-land.
CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif.AuOne man in the classroom earned more than $100,000 framing tract homes
during the building heyday.
Ballantyne's work represents desolate, depopulated suburban and exurban environments with crisply geometric images of tract homes
set in verdant flatlands.
Not only does he love all new gadgets, horrible music, tract homes
, and Wal-Mart, his drive to buy things he doesn't need even outweighs his desire for food.
Realty took a powerful stand against public housing initiatives in favor of suburban tract homes
, just as it pressed for tax policies that privileged home ownership over renting, thus promoting the single-family suburban sprawl over dense city living and closing off middle-class ascension to millions of working families.
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
I had hoped before I began the project that I could show some hideous example of suburban sprawl replete with symmetrical, duplicative, boring tract homes
. I found it at the corner of Union and Austin Bluffs Parkway in eastern CoLorado Springs.
Take the city's obsession with columns, which seem to be thrusting up everywhere from the living rooms of tract homes
to the new downtown library.