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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Dr. Suess-like Ablitt's Home

Remember the Dr. Suess-like home that theAblitt's got through the planning commission? One of our citizen stringers pointed out that we commented quite a bit about it over a year ago and now the home is up....read the link above for the LA Times story about it. It is interesting to read how they fit their home across the various levels of the building...

14 Comments:

Anonymous First District Streetfighter said...

Notice the author of the Times article: Jane Hulse.

Hulse, of course, still said it best on July 6th.

1/30/2007 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice story by Jane Hulse. Too bad she's no longer with the local daily.

1/30/2007 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope after all the effort that the Ablitt's continue to live there and that the city which approved this housing will not turn it into some sort of tourist curiosity after the Ablitt's can no longer climb the stairs.

1/30/2007 11:32 AM  
Anonymous wineguy said...

It's a cute house for sure. I dropped by to look at it yesterday and I noticed they actually have not had the final inspection and got the permit signed off yet. I wish them luck...!

1/30/2007 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mini-hazards, oops! Traffic Division forgot to inform anyone that the mini-round intersections in the Bungalow Haven neighborhood have a manhole where the round is. Therefore, you can not plant anything. They can not be moved because the lateral street sewer connects here. Another traffic staff boo-boo. Look at the Granada Garage, error after error.

1/30/2007 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the house is an interesting intellectual excercise but I wouldn't want to live in that alley, so close to the bars and the bars' trash and noise. It is a great conversation piece and I'll definitely show it to visitors when touring SB, but I'm glad that I didn't spend $1 million on it...

1/30/2007 5:08 PM  
Anonymous donaldo de santa barbara said...

Yeah I love this place....I don't think it is in he wrong place but rather the bars should not exist for many reason but mostly because they control too much of the land-use for miles around.

It's too bad the city can't get the bars to kept their activities inside. The nearby residentail neighbors have lost their legal right to their "quiet enjoyment of their homes."

Surrounding hotels, offices and other businesses are really limited as to what they can do because of this obnoxious club scene.

It is odd that this district of "blight" popped up after the Redevelopment Agency's (RDA) project known as Paseo Nuevo. The purpose of the RDA is to correct blight rather than create it.

1/30/2007 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Cannon said...

i think it is rather gorgeous and amazing -- hey hey

1/31/2007 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bars are the only real life downtown. Would you rather it be completely homeless people?

1/31/2007 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$1 Million rat trap.

1/31/2007 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surrounding hotels, offices and other businesses are really limited as to what they can do because of this obnoxious club scene.

Let me guess ... you're 1003 years old.

1/31/2007 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Lived there....not an age matter said...

Let me guess, anon 8:04pm---you've never lived within a two block radius of the 4-800 blocks of State ST.....

2/04/2007 2:19 PM  
Blogger Voice of Rezon(e) said...

Donaldo never fails to amaze with his twisted, backwards, bizarro logic.

So let's see, the people that choose to live in a downtown central business district, adjacent to the main drag are being punished by the activity of the bars located in...uh, the downtown central business district?

Oh, yeah Donaldo - that makes total sense to someone on the mothership (which was last spotted hovering over a roundabout in the Bungholio neighborhood).

2/05/2007 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like moving next to an airport and then start to complain about the noise...

2/06/2007 9:20 AM  

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