A Reddit user was recently driving past a new development in South Carolina when he noticed something rather unusual about a house on the block.
Do you see it?
It’s taking some longer than others to catch what’s so “wrong” with the picture, looking at anything but what the passerby was pointing out…
“It took me an embarrassing amount of time to see the problem.”
“Oh, I thought the problem in two green recycle bins…”
“Lol I thought it was because the garage door and windows made a comical face.”
“I thought the problem was the house not sitting squarely in relation to the street/curb line.”
“Oh, I was looking at the different sized windows and never even realized the garage…”
The real reason: Notice how the driveway does not lead to the garage door…Image Credit: Imgur
But all is not what it seems to the casual gazer. There’s actually a very high chance this was done on purpose:
“It’s not a problem, it’s almost assuredly a model home in a new neighborhood. The driveway as shown in this picture acts as parking lot for patrons and sales employees and the garage acts as the sales office. Once the neighborhood is sold out they will sell the model and reconfigure the house to the ‘correct’ way,” a Reddit user comments.
So why not just build it the right way? According to the commentator, there are a number of reasons including, but not limited to, more foliage in the front to highlight architectural features, a bigger parking lot, handicap accessibility, and one very tricky reason:
“Home builders also like to ‘trap’ clients and will sometimes build doors into the garage where the sales office is as the only entrance accessible to clients and then building fences around the walkways to force people to go through the sales office before going through the front door to tour the home.”
Independent Journal Review spoke with a realtor who could confirm that he has seen garages as sales offices, but has never seen the driveway like this before.
Have you ever seen this before?