Some Mercer I. "Spec Homes" are Better than Others-

Not at all attractive-

To this long-time residential architect, this long unsold, expensive "Spec" home off West Mercer Way is not at all attractive.

I've lived and worked on Mercer Island for a long time. As a native Seattlelite (born in Providence Hospital) I've long considered "East Seattle" as it was first called. a very special place that "Nature" has been very kind to.

It pains me to see some of the indifferent Spec homes built on a diminishing number of Mercer Island building homesites. Right up against a heavily-travelled West Mercer Way, this home fails the Twin Tests of good design and logical location. Apparently the buying public agrees.

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John Smith June 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Yes, this is anonymous and I've perused your whole commentary on that issue. Can you please reduce your posting frequency and business self-promotion? This is turning into Jerry's Patch and it is so annoying to hunt through all of your posts to find other opinions. I'm about to go back to the Reporter - at least it is the news.
Ray Burt June 28, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Ray Burt June 28, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Doesn't matter if you are retired or not. Please TAKE A HINT (or 2).
John Smith June 28, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Hey Kendall, help us out with this! We can't find any other posts between all of Jerry's comments. He must be onboard 24/7. Nothing else to do??
John Smith June 28, 2012 at 12:34 AM
EXACTLY the reason for anonymous posts! Jerry, I'm your neighbor and enjoy chatting with you but you are really clogging up the Patch!
Ray Burt June 28, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Jerry...TAKE A HINT!
Ray Burt June 28, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Hopefully Jerry TAKES a hint. Otherwise, it's a sorry state for us for many months to come.
Kendall Watson June 28, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Hi John & Ray, I can appreciate your point about Jerry apparently dominating our comment stream with his opinions, both through his opinion-based blog (which is what this is, opinion — not news) and on news stories. We encourage ALL our readers to comment, contribute and otherwise air their opinions on Patch. Unfortunately, not everyone does so with the frequency of our friendly architect from from the South-end. I'll have a word with him about it. Thanks for your concerns.
snoozingdog June 29, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Sorry, but I decided to no longer participate in this blog as some have no tolerance for anonymity as I do for social bullywacking. I am sure there are others who have not joined simply because of participants requesting such disclosure. Name disclosure has little relevance to do with substance of content and opinion. If comments encourage discourse, then Patch is serving the public. If it doesn't, then there is a problem. Asking for real names is not discourse, it's engineering the venue. Adios.
Kendall Watson June 29, 2012 at 03:18 PM
As I said before snoozingdog, there is no requirement to comply. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
snoozingdog June 29, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Kendall, thanks for the reply. It's not about compliance, it's about those who wish to influence the venue in their vision, not the publication. So. it's unfortunate you've taken it so personally as to say what you've said.
Kendall Watson June 29, 2012 at 04:13 PM
I'm sorry that you took this as a personal attack. My intention was to reiterate what I've written before about anonymity on Patch, and that pleading ignorance is your choice. I wish you a good day, Sir/Ma'am.
Kendall Watson June 29, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I'd like to take this opportunity to make sure we're all on the same page with regards to commenting anonymously on Patch, wherever on Patch that may be: Patch VALUES TRANSPARENCY. However, we cannot force you to use your real name. In effect, 99.9% of the time, anonymous or not, we can engage each other in enlightening discourse that informs and benefits the reader and promotes community. I do try to take a live-and-let-live approach, but here is always the .1% that we often remember when it comes to highly-divisive, often political issues. Patch readers can rest assured that those types of comments are under the microscope and removed (and those posting that type of content can be banned) when they violate out Terms of Use.


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