There is a house near ours that has had some remodeling going on for a while. It finally occurred to me to take a picture of it. I don't have a photo of the original house, but from the beginning of this remodel job it looked to me like what was originally a nice little house had a huge evil alien roof land on it and squat there.
If you can't build out, I suppose you have to build up. But this just looks odd to me. I think this is one of those instances where they should have just moved into a bigger house instead.