Description: Its apparent this painting is of two halves and that there is dichotomy between the working class and lower middle class who in effect are illuding to middle class-ness. The house on the left demonstrates the aspirational with an expendable income for house improvements which increase its property value. Where as the house on the right is on the contrary showing signs of decline either by neglect or impoverishment. The irony in this is the heterogeneous combination is inextricably tied by the very fabric of the building. Optimism shines over the aspirants and gloom and a foreboding storm over the other. An attitude of guarded privacy resides with one where as nakedness and exposedness with the other.