Not So Old Church Square



Just spent a morning trying to get our domestic finances sorted out at our bank... I needed a strong coffee after it... Or perhaps a strong something else , but I have to function for the rest of the day. Anyway, one of the things we were discussing with them was the pros and cons about investing in property at present... An issue which we have not yet resolved. Any advice out there gratefully received...
But if we do decide to invest, one development we will not be buying into is one being marketed by BTW Cairns, an upmarket estate agent (realtor for my American friends), just around the corner from my current church. It's called Old Church Square.

The whole thing is based around what looks like a converted church building... all tall gothic windows, exposed stone walls and tall gables...

The thing is, that this has no more connection with a church than centrepiece of Walt Disney World has with a real castle. It is brand-spanking, from the foundations to the ridge-tiles, new. It is a fantasy. But then, so is the lifestyle being offered to those who click on the website. A Nissan 350Z sportscar, parked outside the door... if only...

The whole concept is absolutely, totally and completely bizarre. Why build something that looks like a conversion of something else?

A church conversion that is all about image and not reality? Hmmm!?

ps. Things have currently ground to a halt on the building site at the moment...

Comments

whynotsmile said…
I hate these developments that are made to look like something else. And the developments where every house looks exactly the same. Yuk yuk yuk.

What I do like is the ones in old mills and factories and stuff. Not that I would want to live in one, to be honest, but they look nice.

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