I told him I was thinking about it and asked did they know whether tenants got to choose which style building they wanted to live in?

"Huh?" Mustache Rides grunted.

"Well," I said, "I only want to live here if I can get a unit in either the Craftsman or the adobe hut. Maybe the bungalow, if they've got a two-bedroom."

Be it ever so humble: Chelsey Park's castle (far right) long ago abdicated from the original complex's configuration.
Be it ever so humble: Chelsey Park's castle (far right) long ago abdicated from the original complex's configuration.

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Both men just stared at me, so I explained that what really drew me to Chelsey Park was the fact that, you know, every building is entirely different from the others.

Mustache Rides walked out into the street and stood looking at the lineup of Chelsey Park buildings. When he rejoined us, he was shaking his head. "Huh," he said. "I never noticed that before. They are all different."

Apparently, Chelsey Park remains a mystery even to those who live there.

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