With 'Pendula', the tip is bent. It looks too blue for that. Maybe Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow' http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/78987/
For some reason it didn't look like 'Pendula' to me as it is used at just about every Chevron station in town.
Someone probably got a "great deal" somewhere - or a local contractor/designer was moving on, and wanted to "leave their mark". Lexington, KY is just not a good simile for Pacific northwest rainforest plantings (though these images were taken on an overcast dreary wet January afternoon).
Next full moon, I'll get out with infrared camera (and Green Lantern) and get some closeups...
I think it looks great. It provides some privacy for those living in the house without blocking light. This is one of the few conifer trees that has a restricted width that can be planted close to buildings. I think that is why Chevron stations are planted with it so much in my area. The other one is Picea omorika. They must have a nice Christmas light display.
I'll grant you that growin.
the few houses here where I see traditional conifers in the front (quarter acre lots usually) - like cute little conical blue spruces--trees get tall and lower branches get removed, they end up later with gloomy, dark, bare needle strewn ground around the front of the house. Just really uninviting.
Who knows what weird sense of humor/delight the owners have? Maybe those have a special meaning...remind them of something from the past/future...or they just hired a really strange landscaper...the psyche of a gardener is full of dips and twists...