Tag Archives: Real Estate

Amtrak’s R.I. rural removal

If the description by two Charlestown, R.I., town council leaders of Amtrak’s plan for an alternate route through that town are accurate, the proposal must be stopped. It is no less than “rural removal,” same as the old “urban removal” … Continue reading

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Bodell estate shenanigans

So, a little dip into the tall grass of small development. Question of the day: Where is the line between a major and a minor property subdivision? On Tuesday night there was again no quorum at the City Plan Commission … Continue reading

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How to keep Portland weird

Portland, Ore., is a city so satisfied with itself that it can afford to enjoy a TV show, Portlandia, that makes fun of its foibles. And of course, foibles are easily fobbed off. They are not actual problems. Most cities … Continue reading

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So sue me, Louis, I like it

Matthew Hardy sends to TradArch a video flacking a newly constructed house, said to be the world’s most expensive new house, called Le Ch√Ęteau Louis XIV. And it looks like Versailles. And it’s near Paris. And I like it. So … Continue reading

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5th Ave., 8 BR, city view

A friend who used to be a big wheel in Providence development circles, Lee Juskalian, keeps tabs through me (and others) on development around here (though he has lived in California for years). Lee, who now travels and surfs, has … Continue reading

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Past blast: Review of Versaci’s “new old” house book

My blog on how to resolve the difficulty of finding an old house to buy mentioned Russell Versaci’s prefab houses, but I was unable to access my review of his book from 2008. Here it is, reprinted courtesy of The … Continue reading

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