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We’re big fans of making elements of your house do double duty, but…

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Today we have a highly touted LEED Platinum home for your viewing pleasure.

We at Regrettable Homes have been wondering about the arrangement of the porches on this masterpiece.  Not only do both porch roofs appear to slant toward the house instead of carrying water away from it (ostensibly to avoid having an ugly downspout hanging out in mid air, ruining the aesthetics)  – ok, to be fair there may be a gutter running along the outer edge for all the good it’ll do – but what had us wondering most is the arrangement of BBQ grill directly below three vents of unknown origin just below the left side of the porch roof.

What are those vents actually venting?

If these are dryer vents, or bathroom vents, you could end up with barbecue chicken air freshener in the bathroom, or porterhouse-steak-scented pants;


The burgers and sausages on the grill might taste better if they are lightly scented with the fragrance of Bounce or ClingFree, with a light sprinkling of lint.  Or, well, bathroom exhaust.  (We’re also big fans of recycling, but the grill -> bathroom -> grill cycle might take things a little too far).

HGTV home

Lint flavored BBQ, anyone?

We’ve saved your vision by NOT showing you the scorchingly pink bedroom.  You’ll get a preview of it in image 11 at the above link… if you dare to continue to image 13, don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Remind me to find out who their decorator on that room was so I can avoid ever being in the same state.