These two completely different homes are located side by side on S Hills Drive in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The home on the left is more of a Neoclassical/French style. The one on the right is more of a Contemporary style. The Neoclassical one has a bigger front yard and also has a nicer designed driveway than the other one. They both have swimming pools and patio space. The Contemporary one has a pool house and a children’s playground; something the Neoclassical one doesn’t. Lastly, they both appear to be the same size.

So, if you had to choose, which home would you want to live in?

NEOCLASSICAL on the left or CONTEMPORARY on the right?

  • Hugh

    CONTEMPORARY

    Neoclassical looks a bit too messy




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  • Sam

    urgh, they both look a bit dated and tacky, especially the contemporary one. Nearly not enough planning went into these two homes. If I had to choose I’d pick the neoclassical, they can stay timeless whereas some contemporary homes go dated far too quickly and look like small medical clinics…




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  • Daniel

    This may be a first for me, but I’d go with the contemporary, just because it looks like a 1980s contemporary which I have a soft spot for. The neoclassical is just an inflated tract home. The contemporary at least looks like it is spacious based on the the rear windows. I just hate that brown patio space.




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  • Grrrowler

    Hands down I’d pick the contemporary. The “Neoclassical” house looks tacky and cheap, at least from the air. I think the contemporary will be more timeless than the other one. Of course, that perception could change from the ground.




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  • Venom

    Neither, the Neoclassical is hideous and the contemporary is the typical late 80’s West Bloomfield/Bloomfield Hills Indian doctor home. There are dozens of them and they all look the same, just vary in size, and the insides are horribly outdated and filled with black galaxy granite and the roofs usually leak because flat roofs in a state with snow and ice is a horrible idea. These things almost never sell or get slammed on the price when they do.

    If you want to see a nice mix of contemporary and traditional, go to the Lahser/Old Orchard/Vaughn Rd area of Bloomfield Hills.




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  • Duckworthy

    To be honest, neither. For 2 reasons: 1) They are both in Michigan (if I had that kind of money, I would hightail it out of this state SO fast….., 2) I’m not at all a fan of contemporary-style houses like the one shown, and the neoclassical house looks just like every other huge house that has been built in this state since the early 1990s. Thanks for the offer, though!

    P.S. Venom is correct with his suggestion contained in his last sentence.




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  • CincyRob

    Contemporary. It will always be unique and you can change the interior any way you want and it will still be cool.




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  • C

    Both are extremely ugly




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