Update: Oddly Short Home Rises on Christian Street

A few weeks ago, we told you about a new home replacing a long-vacant lot on the 1900 block of Christian Street. At the time, some commenters noted that the house would either be shorter than its neighbors or taller, with the possible addition of a fourth story. With framing complete, we can confirm that a fourth story ain’t coming any time soon.

Few weeks back
Same house, viewed from the west

We wonder, why in the world would these builders opt to go so much shorter than the homes next door? On a block that has a largely intact run of cornice lines, this property sticks out like a sore thumb. Kind of a shame, if you ask us.