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You can not see this house


Kathleen 08/24/2017 at 7:48 AM

Hmmmm… that’s very very odd. I call it the Trump house because of their HUGE Trump flag.

Tim Grape 08/24/2017 at 6:53 AM

I believe you can have Google do that to your property.

Kathleen 08/24/2017 at 8:01 AM

Just curious as to why you would feel the need to block the view of your house?

Freda Green-Bolling 08/24/2017 at 7:23 AM


urbngrilla 08/24/2017 at 8:38 AM

In mass media, Personal Privacy Rights/Protection extend to images of oneself and one’s property. While harm from commercial use/mass-publication of a property’s images is more difficult to prove (compared to one’s likeness,) a signed photo release is SOP nowadays. Otherwise, the owner has the right to deny commercial/mass media use.

Christine Greenberg 08/24/2017 at 7:39 AM

He probably thinks Obama is watching him.

frank pichel 08/24/2017 at 8:39 AM

@2 yep Tim’s got it. You can request privacy from Google streetview. More common in Europe.

JessOfRVA 08/24/2017 at 8:41 AM

@Kathleen There are some privacy oriented folks who feel being seen on something like Google Maps violates their right to privacy. I don’t necessarily agree, but hey, it’s their house.

Holly 08/24/2017 at 8:41 AM

I guess Trump supporters are afraid of people knowing them

Victoria McGovern 08/24/2017 at 7:48 AM

You can request through Google to have your things blocked out. I haven’t seen a house yet, but cars, people, etc.

Tim Grape 08/24/2017 at 7:56 AM

why make it political? Maybe they just want privacy?

Liz Opalak 08/24/2017 at 8:06 AM

Actually the house is haunted and the residents vampires so it doesn’t show up on cameras.

Brittany Dugas 08/24/2017 at 9:02 AM

Tim Grape I’m pretty sure this house has a giant Trump flag so that’s why.

Christine Greenberg 08/24/2017 at 9:03 AM

Tim Grape it’s a joke

Marguerite Manning 08/24/2017 at 11:09 AM

I agree Tim Grape. Aren’t things political enough these days…can’t we all just be good neighbors and support each others personal right to privacy?

Gina D. 08/24/2017 at 11:24 AM

The house is not really there but is a ghostly apparition! ?

Chris 08/24/2017 at 11:48 AM

Holly, nothing to be “afraid” about.

Clay Street 08/24/2017 at 11:50 AM

Residence of Grand Viceroy of Trumpistan, very hush hush.

But for real this is some snowflake-level ish, IMO. What does this blurring accomplish?

Guilty Mom 08/24/2017 at 12:44 PM

I’m pretty sure John Cena lives there which is why you can’t see it

Jonathan Delano 08/24/2017 at 12:41 PM

I am highly amused that, by requesting anonymity on Google Street View, the owner of this house has actually drawn more attention to their house than if they had not done so.

Cameron Holmes 08/24/2017 at 12:48 PM

I have pictures of this house… it might even be in a book!

Daniel 08/24/2017 at 2:42 PM

I heard CAR uses google street view to tell if you have made changes to the exterior of your house….. could be for that?

Bobby J 08/24/2017 at 2:56 PM

perhaps this house is a little self-conscious about its looks. Hard to blame it with all the house shaming going on these days. lest we forget, homes are people too…

Monica Marie 08/24/2017 at 2:26 PM

Glad they took that flag down though.

Christian Briggs 08/24/2017 at 2:35 PM

Protecting his privacy from Google, aka SkyNet.

Karl Heidemann 08/24/2017 at 2:56 PM

looks like it’s slipping into a different (and undoubtedly more sane) dimension.

Alexa Williams-Brown 08/24/2017 at 3:15 PM

I do love the pride flags and other love filled messages neighbors have outside their homes on that block though

Chris 08/24/2017 at 5:16 PM

Clay Street, still bitter that things didn’t go your way on election day?

Kathleen 08/24/2017 at 5:43 PM

I think they can’t figure out how to get that freaking HUGE Trump flag off of the front of their house and they’re embarrassed by it.

Jeff 08/24/2017 at 6:02 PM

How is this “news”? Houses are blurred all over the city. It’s pretty typical. What is notable, however is that we have finally reached the tipping point where privacy has become the anomaly and narcissistic exhibitionism is the norm. And if you do claim your right to privacy, you end up ringing the dinner bell for some neo-macarthyist, alt-leftist, nut-job, internet bully.

Jeff 08/24/2017 at 6:10 PM

I suppose I didnt need to include the words, “alt-left nut job” to make the general point… I shouldn’t be taking any side of that turd-coin

John M 08/24/2017 at 6:23 PM

I love this house for the vertical lattice under the porch, one of my fav details on old houses.

Katherine J 08/24/2017 at 8:34 PM

@ Jeff #30 & #31…help a sister out. How do you get “Alt Left” and “Mc Carthy” on the same side of your turd coin? Super interested.

(Apologies for being off topic but I feel I must surely be missing something here)

Bill Hartsock 08/24/2017 at 9:09 PM

Thanks, John, for finally a sane comment on this thread!

Aaron 08/24/2017 at 11:00 PM

Anyone can have their house blurred, just contact Google. There is a house right around the corner from me that is blurred out.

DontMinceWords 08/25/2017 at 6:57 AM

@22/Daniel – I went to CAR to find out my house paint color. They went through the file (2 year old house) and had NO record of the color. “We must of approved it through email,” was their response. So they went on google street view to look at the house and tell me the color. Seriously. CAR uses it.

Tony B 08/25/2017 at 12:18 PM

@25 – Google has the information. They’re the ones blurring it from others’ viewing.

bill 08/25/2017 at 1:04 PM

33 kat j. because they are fundamentally the same type of waste

bill 08/25/2017 at 1:06 PM

33 kat j. same waste diff flavors

Laurie Polizzi 08/26/2017 at 7:15 AM

Well… the huge Trump flag is back up this morning

David 08/26/2017 at 9:04 PM

Oh my gosh Laurie…thank you for the newsflash! You know, when I see something I don’t like and if it’s clearly none of business, I usually just ignore it. Maybe give it a try; Catch my drift?

Nice Dave 08/26/2017 at 9:49 PM

Flying a flag is a very public statement David. If they (you?) don’t want people to talk about the stupid flag, don’t fly it.

Craig Kent 08/27/2017 at 8:52 AM

There is an option to opt out of google street view.

Laurie P 08/27/2017 at 10:51 AM

@ David – was making a statement as someone noted the flag was down. Thanks for chiming in, Bully!

Thank goodness there’s a ‘Nice Dave’… agree!! 🙂

John M 08/27/2017 at 11:24 AM

I’m shutting this one down for a bit. Go play outside y’all.

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