A History of Weird Facades at 45-12 11th Street


    We spotted this under-construction Passive House at 45-12 11th Street, between 45th Road and 45th Avenue in Long Island City. A Passive Home is essentially an air-tight structure that requires little energy for space heating or cooling. All Dimension Construction is working on this project, which is a renovation of an existing two-family home. Before the reno, the home had a totally bizarre facade in a row of otherwise intact, contiguous townhouses. Now, it’ll stick out even more with its tiled blue, gray, and white facade. See a full history of this house’s many weird faces after the jump. GMAP

    This PropertyShark photo was taken back in 2007. Half brick, half stucco? And what’s up with those windows?

    A more recent photo from Google Maps. Half brick, half tile.
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    Finally, a close up view of the tile currently going in. At least the correct window configuration has been restored.

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