These houses are located on different points of Whidbey Island, North of Seattle. On the left is an addition to a ranch. Is it a tower? Is it for a view (is there a view?), or possibly maximizing the amount of square footage on a small lot? Is the latter choice also applicable to the new construction on the right? There are so many questions. I truly do not understand tall houses on the oceanfront.
I don’t know if this is just a Whidbey Island phenomenon, but I do like the look of the slender homes. I just don’t know how the population will respond to it since everyone seems to want to downsize to a ranch.