With the new apartments going in across the street I had a hunch that they would want to make the road from a 2 lane in to a 4 lane. The only problem with that was there was a house right on the corner that stuck out well in to what could be 2 lanes.
Through the usage of past tense I am sure that you can guess what happened. They just tore half of the house down. It is an interesting sight and probably an even more interesting living situation.