What gets more attention in a neighborhood than anything else?
Somebody building a house.
Over in the mountains, when a new neighbor started building, we were constantly touring the building site, trying to figure out their floor plan.
One loop road in our neighborhood has three new homes going up. I call this one the blue house. It's nice enough, not huge, raised a little to keep it out of hurricane flooding. But I've never understood why someone would put the garage, the ugliest part of the house, front and center. Hmm.
Here are some other homes. These sailboats are "on the hard," i.e., out of the water. Some are being painted or repaired. However, some boat owners put their boats on the hard for years, and live in them during that time. Can you imagine? They have these handy stairwells they can push up against the boat, stepping up and down. One local fellow's been living in his boat at a local boatyard for going on three years, up on stilts.