I was out walking around my neighborhood in Belleville, NJ today when I spotted this house on a street that I hadn’t been on before … it immediately made me think of a particular animal. What do you think? Scroll down to see the imaginary “homeowner” that I can picture making his way out to greet me.

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a home or building in the general area with this kind of design. I saw this pair of buildings in Newark a while back that also reminded me of giraffes. Here’s my imaginary neighbor, below, so that you can see a comparison first-hand between a giraffe’s pattern and the house:

giraffe house