During the housing boom in the early 90's, someone bought the house and had it lifted off its foundation on gigantic steal beams. I watched the progress each day, thinking they were maybe going to ride the shambles of this house on one of those WIDE LOAD trailers you see from time to time on the highway. Whoever moved away perhaps loved their homemade creation so much, they were going to take it with them, as incredible at that seems.
But no, the house stayed lifted and was then slowly replaced. The blue wood anti-room came off and some major cosmetic surgery took place. In the end, unexpectedly, this house came into being.
I wonder if they have a before and after picture?
Have a look at this little guy:
Here is the unexpected place I saw him, right here growing out of the wall.
I also startled up a Cooper's Hawk again in my yard. His wingspan is probably more than two feet across. He's a huge bird. Unfortunately, I have no picture of him yet. He keeps swooping by without warning, startling me with his agility and predatory beauty.