The Box House. Don't try to use the zoom or navigation features visible in these images. This is a screen capture from Google Maps.
The condo building where we are currently renting out our unit, which we hope to sell when the market improves.Before we bought The Box House, while we were still shopping around, I would pull up all of the addresses of the homes we were looking at on Street View for an unhurried look at the neighborhood. Much of the Chicago area has now been mapped. More than once, potential future neighbors could be seen watering their lawns, washing their cars, or hanging out on their front porch. I even mentioned it to one woman we encountered. "Hey, we saw you with your kids online." She had no idea what I was talking about, hadn't heard of Google's streetview, and I think I freaked her out more than a little bit--about how what she obviously saw as a violation of her privacy by a company happened without her knowledge and, maybe more so, about her new potential neighbor who was looking at her and her family without her knowing it.
Google Street View isn't in all areas yet--my mom's other house hasn't been photographed yet, nor my brother's house outside of Houston--although it looks as if the Google camera van is documenting areas closer and closer to them all the time. If it hasn't made it to your neck of the woods yet, here are a few voyeuristic links to follow:
One Guy's List of Top 15 Things Seen on Google Street View
Ten Urban Street Scenes