Post # 1
There’s a weird noise outside, and it’s coming from the side of the house with no windows. I’m only curious enough to look from inside, I don’t care enough to go outside.
Why are there only windos on 3 sides of the house? The basement does have a window on that side, but I would only see the fence.
Post # 3
We only have windows on three sides of our house, and I hate it. WHY can’t there be windows on all sides? My parents house is normal, and has windows on all four sides.
Post # 4
Yah, our house could basically be a duplex because we only have windows on 3 sides. The garage side doesn’t have any.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Our house has windows on 2 sides. It’s not my favorite arrangement, but it’s pretty typical in center hall colonials around here.
Post # 6
All sides. Most are on the south-facing side. The other three only have 1 window each.
I don’t have an answer for you… but I’m curious if others do.
Post # 7
In today’s newer built houses (Tract Housing Developments) with single family homes (not connected to anyone else) how many sides you have windows on is dictated by local By-Laws that relate to privacy.
In some Divisions it is just 2 sides (front & back), in others 3, and the occasional one 4.
I was lucky in that I had windows on 4 sides in the family home I lived with my Ex & Kids. It was great to be able to see out on all 4 sides. And it also meant a lot of light came into the house. We had a good lot of space tho between the Houses… (House was built in 1981)
The House that Mr TTR & I live in (built 1979) has windows on 3 sides… I assume it is beause we are closer on the 4th side to one neighbour than we are on the opposite side to the other neighbour.
Lol Basement here is “a cave”… so 1970s. Dark, dreary, depressing. Not sure what we’d ever be able to do to salvage it.
(No wonder I’m dying to move when we retire… so want something more modern)
Hope this helps,
PS… Confused about the Poll. It appears as if you are asking the same Question 2x
Post # 8
We have windows on three sides. The fourth is the garage, which does have windows, but we don’t leave the door to the garage open. I think that the windows are oddly placed, because none really promote good airflow in one end of the house. I like to throw the windows open and enjoy the outside air whenver possible!
Post # 9
@This Time Round: lol I think more could be done with those privacy laws. Our ensuite has windows facing 2 sides. One is looking directly into the window of what I assume is our neighbour’s ensuite. Those blinds are left as is almost all the time, except they might be tilted slightly open while cleaning or something everything in better light.
I set the poll so it could be answered excluding and then including the basement windows, because there’s not much to be seen from them, and most people don’t open them.
Post # 10
I’m not sure why, but this thread strikes me as so funny! I guess I’ve been taking for granted that I have windows on all four sides? Never even thought about it!
Post # 11
Lol, I hear you. The first house that my Ex & bought in 1984 was in an area that was all Towns & Semis. Backyards size of a postage stamp (had a GF who told me we when she moved in she wasn’t going to buy a lawnmower just a good pair of scissors, or a weed wacker, lol)
Anyhow it sucked to be looking out your window right into someone elses. And the houses were are identical or reverse… so more often than not one kitchen window looked across into the next one, living room to living room, bath to bath, bedroom to bedroom.
It was horrid, zero privacy… but we were young and had to start somewhere.
It is worse when that is a scenario in a neighbourhood with bigger homes…
We were fortunate, our “family home” was on a street where there were probably 10 or 12 designs… so no two houses side by side or back to back were identical. So more often than not you looked outside and weren’t looking in someone else’s window as such things were offset. Loved that house.
Only issue I have these days with tract housing is the backyards. It takes forever for one to get a mature backyard going and in the meantime, you may as well be sitting in your neighbour’s backyard as things are sooo darn close together.
That is the one thing we’d miss now if we moved away from where we are, as the houses are 30+ years, the trees, shrubs, etc are nicely grown and so the neighbour’s houses are “not there” (intrusive) for the most part.
Lol, that is unless we finally win the Lotto and can build ourselves the house in our heads that we both dream about. Then too few windows, too close neighbours, and too small backyards won’t be an issue any longer !!