By Georgann Yara, Special for Arizona Republic
A desire for a change of weather was a big reason Alan Gellman moved from the Buffalo area to Scottsdale.
But when he settled into his new home, he needed a change of scenery. Especially when he was in his backyard, surrounded by the walls that defined his property.
“There are no block walls in upstate New York. (There is) nothing like these developments. I totally wasn’t used to any type of walls enclosing each house,” said Gellman, who previously called Lewiston, N.Y. home.
Painting didn’t help spruce up the 3,000-square feet of concrete walls. Gellman said he “really felt incarcerated.”