Too many French style homes being built in Canterbury

Developers seem to be building nothing but French provincial style houses these days. Everywhere you look they are the same - pitched slate style roofs, rendered, wrought iron on the facade.

I know we dont want a repeat of the 1980's where the style dated quickly but this might be overkill.

What do you think?
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bretts123 2yrs+
I agree and it really really sucks. When will deveoplers realis tha not everyone whants the same style house.
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CommunityMan 2yrs+
And the lack of eaves and other shade producing and heat reducing features don't suit our climate.
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AdamS 2yrs+
Isn't French provincial not meant to date? I thought that style was meant to be timeless.
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It's not that it will date, it's just if an entire suburb copies each other in new home construction it all starts to look the same. I do love the french provincial stye though.
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jjftts 2yrs+
There are 3 houses under construction on mont albert road, they are all french provincial style houses. Many buyers especially Chinese buyers will buy them and they always sell better.
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AdamS 2yrs+
Hi jjftts,

Yeah there are A LOT of houses going up in Canterbury at the moment as I noticed over the weekend. Great location for families if you can afford it, very expensive suburb. BUT if there is a market for a large amount of French style homes, then I guess that's why there are so many going up.

AJ
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marge1 2yrs+
I fell in love with French Provincial style when visiting France. The lovely houses usually down long drives with lovely established trees. Not like here as they take up the whole block of land and leave very little room for trees or anything else and as someone else said, no eaves for protection from Australian sun.
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arsp 2yrs+
Good news. I love French style. Most things have good design in France.
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Diesel 2yrs+
Problem is there's no originality in design anymore. I just returned from Europe, builders there didn't just build something sloppy to make a quick profit, their construction was a work of art that was to last for generations, as it has. Projects would take years, use a lot of natural stone etc.. Nowadays, every new house seems to look the same, just look at all the Porter Davis, Metricon, Simonds etc homes, different builders, different designers, everything still looks the same. Very boring and doesn't say much about our creativity at all.
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GD 2yrs+
These are classy homes. I say bring it on. I'd love to build one. As for suburbs looking the same, many suburbs are exactly that and people move there because they like the feel of the suburb. These homes are far nicer than modern monstrosities that either look like cubes, or prisons.
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