Is my house a teardown? Here’s why it may be an easy yes or no answer

The answer to whether your home is a teardown may not be black and white or predetermined. In other cases, it may be an easy yes or no. There are many factors that determine this. You should not be personally offended to know you live in a teardown, as it has no reflection on you.

Defining a home as a teardown has little to do with the age of the home or how dated the home improvements might be.

The phrase “teardown” might be quite unfamiliar in most places of our country and throughout the world, and far more common in prime residential areas of metropolitan cities with a shortage of land and a high density of wealthy and upper-middle-class people with specific needs.

Elite groups and wealthy people

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Finger Lakes hotel The Lake House on Canandaigua designed like “a beloved family home”

The founders of design house The Brooklyn Home Company have created a hotel in New York‘s Finger Lakes region that draws on their summers growing up on Canandaigua Lake.



a living room filled with furniture and a fire place sitting in a chair: Lake House on Canandaigua hotel by Studio Tack and the Brooklyn Home Company


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Lake House on Canandaigua hotel by Studio Tack and the Brooklyn Home Company

The Lake House on Canandaigua is named after its location on one of the 11 long and narrow lakes that form the region aptly named the Finger Lakes.



a room with a fireplace: Above: a monolithic wood reception desk anchors the hotel lobby. Top image: The Lake House on Canandaigua is designed with an ambiguous style


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Above: a monolithic wood reception desk anchors the hotel lobby. Top image: The Lake House on Canandaigua is designed with an ambiguous style

The brother and sister founders of The Brooklyn Home Company, whose family previously owned a motor-lodge on the same plot, enlisted New York-based Studio Tack to work on a new project to reinvigorate the site.

“We wanted to create something special for the community and also something

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