On Thursday, an alert “06880” reader was golfing at Longshore.
I say alert because — while concentrating at the 2nd green — he noticed a house directly adjacent being torn down.
The reason he was so intrigued — and snapped a photo — is because he believes the house is less than 1000 days old. He says the recently demolished house replaced an older home, which itself was a teardown.
Turns out he’s wrong. The house was built in 1965. Last year the owner removed all the trees from the back of the property toward the golf course — so some people thought it was a new house. In fact, it had been there 50 years.
At any rate, here’s a Google Maps view of the most recent house, before the wrecking ball:
Meanwhile, not far away — in the Compo Beach neighborhood — a smaller, older home will soon be torn down too.
But despite the large “Demolition” sign on the outside wall, the owners seem to be enjoying themselves. Between the hammock, easy chair and twin lion statues with Uncle Sam hats, all’s right with the world.