The House at the Top of the Hill

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© John Linton
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UploadedAugust 2, 2012
TakenAugust 2, 2012
ModelCanon EOS 60D
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Focal Length29 mm
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During the building boom of the 1980s there were several local building contractors that got caught up in the madness. They sold their modest homes and built big, new, beautiful houses, two of them in our modest little neighborhood of ranch style homes. This one was built from a turn of the century design for a Michigan lakefront cottage. The other in the field behind our home was an even larger one with a mother-in-law apartment. They both spared no expense, the boom went bust, and they ended up losing their houses.

Canon EOS60D camera with a Canon EF 18-135mm IS Zoom lens

1 August 2012

25 responses

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    very nice.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    The big wrap-around porch is the best part!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey said (2 Aug 2012):

    Beautiful place, I have lived most of my life on top of a hill, can't beat it.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Love this!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    The story of so many!! iIt's certainly a gorgeous home!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    John,really, stunning !!!

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (2 Aug 2012):

    Sad. We had a lot of that happen around here in Northern VA and DC. Lots of McMansions built. It was a crazy time. Beautiful house. The hammock has me sold!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    .A great entry and it looks like whoever lives there has a beautiful view of the trees behind them.

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    What happened to the mothers-in-law?!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (2 Aug 2012):

    Looks like a perfect place to call home and have some family fun.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    love the hammock!!! great entry , John..

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Great house, not so great background story. Kind of sad.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    A lovely home, also a sign of the times, smaller and affordable is better all around, great capture !

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (3 Aug 2012):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    A beautiful capture of a lovely home.. but a sad testimony to modern times.. Great entry!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    i'd love a porch like that! wonderful place.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    Sad story, but a gorgeous house that you captured beautifully.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (12 Aug 2012):

    A sad story. This really is a beautiful house. I guess there are stories like this all over the country.

  • Dorothy Burwell

    Dorothy Burwell   gave props (24 Sep 2013):

    It's a beautiful house John!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 May 2015):

    Back to vote...Love the wrap around porch and the hammock...A beautiful house also...

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (21 May 2015):

    Yeah my vote! Perfect entry!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 May 2015):


  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (29 May 2015):

    lovely houses indeed!! my vote!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (30 May 2015):

    Voted, that porch and hammock are so inviting!

  • Sheila Ping

    Sheila Ping   gave props (1 Jun 2015):

    I see myself in that hammock!

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