You see them in many neighborhoods--the awkward houses that just don't fit the way people live these days. Maybe a ranch in a pricey neighborhood or a Victorian that's been expanded one too many times.

In this article, Green Building Advisor bloggers Paul Eldrenkamp and Ken Neuhauser look at a range of awkward houses and ask some hard questions about what should be done to keep them relevant.

Their "mini case studies" include:

A simple ranch in an expensive neighborhood.
A gambrel with two additions.
A Victorian with a third-floor addition.
An old house with vinyl siding.
A neighborhood of triple-decker townhouses.
A Gothic Revival.
A six-year-old McMansion.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.

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