Mailbox


Our new house is really almost new. Apparently the couple before only lived there for a few months before it was foreclosed. That's mainly good news for us, but bad news when it comes to things like mailboxes.

I'm not sure how they managed without for the few months they were here, but we seem to be the only house in the whole neighborhood lacking one. And of course with all of the restricted covenants and bylaws of these new neighborhoods, you have to buy a certain model. I'm not really against this mailbox, it is nice looking. But the price tag is pretty hefty - $322.07.

I am wondering what things are like in other neighborhoods, do you have mailbox guidelines?

7 comments:

Jim said...

No mailbox guidelines that I know of. Maybe the people lost the house because they never got the bills.

Southern Heart said...

It's very pretty!

Ours doesn't have particular guidelines, but the P.O. tried to tell us that our reproduction "letter box" was against regulations. We ignored it...and that was 20 years ago... :)

Amelia said...

Very pretty!

Keep in mind it should last forever...so in the long run the expense is minimum.

Chris said...

Oh, believe me, there are guidelines everywhere. In our particular neighborhood, we have covenants regarding fences (wood only. . .privacy or short length), satellite dishes (must not be visible), parking (no permanent street parking), basketball hoops (no permanent), windows (approved only), doors (ditto), trim colors (ditto), landscaping, mailboxes (All MUST be the identical, approved community mailbox which was recently changed, so everyone must now get a NEW ONE). And, not to disagree with Amelia, they don't last forever. We have had to replace ours twice in the 12 years we've lived here.

Glad you're moved in, though!

Chris said...

Oh, I forgot one thing! When we lived in Las Vegas, our covenants outlined how long you could keep your garage door open during the day.

Halcyon said...

The neighborhoods around here also have all kinds of crazy regulations, like where you can park trucks and boats. I don't think ours is as bad as some at least!

The mailbox is made of copper, so it should be pretty sturdy. They are all handmade, so we won't actually get it for another couple of weeks. This picture is actually a neighbor's. But of course it won't look any different!

uncertainhorizon said...

Laws... Laws can be helpful, but I really think when a neighborhood comes in and tells you what to do.. its kinda rediculous... can they actually kick you out of the neighborhood?? Sounds like Montebank from MAME...