Friday, July 10, 2009

Houses Where I Live

My self-contained loop street of 1950's houses is surrounded by a neighborhood rich with unique and interesting homes, many of which were solidly built in the 1920's - 40's. Here are just a few that I slow down for when I walk by them. Love the chippendale railing and bench in front of this painted brick home.
Off to the left is an incredibly huge tree in the front side yard of this home. It is truly a monumental tree - my camera is not capable of capturing it all. I'm a little worried though as I notice the lack of leaves at the top. This is the type of tree you truly mourn when it dies.

The other angle is the better one for taking a pic of this house but it was occupied by a landscaping crew - didn the know I was on assignment! Anyway, aren't the transom windows a nice feature? Check out the arbor in the front side yard with the bubbling jar fountain.

A beautiful, colorful border garden surrounding this Tudor.

I love the "story book" feel of this home. Cute cut-outs in the shutter and the double lamp posts on either side of the drive are nice features.

The stairwell window with the decorative balcony adds alot of interest to this home.


Stylish gate - makes me think of New England. I think the wire topiary is the perfect piece for the covered entry below.


A pretty gray home with a cheerful yellow door. My husband calls this a "gingerbread house" and I kind of agree with him. Hope you have a Happy Weekend!

38 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

Love seeing these homes! I want to come walk in your neighborhood!

Southern Aspirations said...

not sure where in DC(?) you are, but there are SO many fabulous homes in the area. The older ones, of course, having so much character.

Thank you for sharing!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

What lovely homes!! How delightful to be surrounded by so much beauty.

Thanks for sharing these beauties.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

So gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Pure Americana.
I love the Tudor.
And the yellow door.

Susan Terese said...

Beautiful, classic homes :)

Vitania said...

These homes have incredible character .. htey really don't makem like thay used too.. I would love to see how the interior floor plans !!

Thankd for these beautiful pictures!!

Vitania

my favorite and my best said...

gorgeous!! love the gray and yellow. love them all. but i am very into yellow doors these days.
xj

Hill Country House Girl said...

I love seeing these older houses. It reminds me of where I grew up before people started tearing them down to build McMansions with no yard - so sad. Homes such as the ones you featured have soul and character.

ana said...

They are amazing... how lucky you are to have them around you :) thank you very much for the nice pictures I love the last one with the gorgeous yellow door.
Have a great weekend!!!

Alicia said...

All just delightful...makes me to peek inside...how terrible, how true. The supersized tree does look like it needs a tree doctor. So sad.
Have a lovely weekend in the lovely neighborhood & whereever you go.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Oh, my! Talk about a "STREET of DREAMS!"~~~ Luscious, enchanting, heartwarming and dignified... it's ALL wonderful!!!!

THANK YOU!
Linda in AZ *

Lee said...

What a beautiful area you live in - it would be wonderful to walk amongst these homes and gardens each day. Thank you for capturing them on your camera for us.

Renee Finberg said...

i would be walking all day long if i lived in that neighborhood.

it is like each one is it's own movie and story line.
they sure don't make homes like they used to!!

xx

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Quite amazing homes & so completely different to the suburban homes in my part of the world down under!

Pigtown-Design said...

I will be down your way next weekend and will be taking some pix, as well!

pinkstilettos said...

I really like that first home especailly the side view...it's so pretty! Daisy~

Terri said...

What a stunning neighborhood. I love character homes and always have. I grew up in an old town on the east coast full of these style of homes and miss them dearly. Calgary is 100 years old and has only a small collection of great old properties, most of which are in million+ dollar neighborhoods.

Can't wait to visit your fair city and see some of these grand places. I also love the way in old neighborhoods the lots are large and the houses just seem to fit so perfectly into the landscape. Not like these horrible subdivisions of today...

Exquisite!

Bellamere Cottage said...

What a yummy neighborhood! It's just beautiful. I loved the gate....and the next to last house the best... :-) Although, I'd take any one of them.

Blessings,
Spencer

Terry said...

All the ones you picked have a little extra punch. The more you look, the more interesting they are.

That huge tree is going to be expensive or dangerous or both. Trees like this crush Atlanta houses all the time. They've killed people in my neighborhood. Still, folks can't bear to remove them.

Cathy said...

What a gorgeous neighborhood!!! These are my favorite kind of homes!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Porchlight Interiors said...

What a gorgeous neighbourhood you live in! Stunning homes! Happy weekend! Tracey xx

red ticking said...

lovely homes.... thank you ...now i can get to work on mine! he he have a great weekend... x pam

Ideezine said...

Thanks for the home exterior tour. Love the variety of colors and the style changes. Your snaps were great too!

Thanks!

Bette

Janet said...

I love summer because it makes me slow down a bit and look at the things closest to me! Lovely post.

Allison said...

Ooooh, love the houses. So much character. Thank you for sharing them with us!

allison
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

LindsB said...

Wow, your neighborhood is just beautiful!! What amazing houses all around you. I love that each one is totally different and its not the cookie cutter, every house is the same look. Thats my favorite kind of neighborhood!

Love Your Homes said...

I never get tired to look at old houses and architecture.....these are great, a little different style from Sweden but still so charming .

Thanks!

pve design said...

Firstly, I want to honor each home with an illustration and then find out if there is ever anything ugly that you see or is everything you see just all gorgeous!!!
pve

Jenn said...

These homes are SO beautiful. Lots of amazing craftsmanship and detail. Kind of makes me want to run screaming from the city. I'll just keep telling myself, "Someday" :)

The Matters of Style Girls said...

That's what I love about living in this area- whether it's the colorful townhouses of Georgetown, the stately mansions on Foxhall, or the classic homes in N. Virginia, there's no shortage of great houses to look at here! Thanks for the feature.

Corrie said...

ohhh thanks for sharing. did you have to hide in the trees to take the piccies? just lovely

I want to move in to all of them!
Corrie:)

Things That Inspire said...

What a beautiful neighborhood! I would have a great time walking my dog here and admiring the homes.

Bev said...

These homes are amazing and your photography is superb!! Loved this post!

W. Adair said...

Just stumbled onto your fantastic blog and what a perfect neighborhood! My family and I are considering relocating to the DC area but I myself have never been. Could you recommend where to check out when we pay a visit? Thanks so very much!

W. Adair said...

BTW, I notice my email is not updated ;
wmangone@gmail.com

Sailor said...

The magnificent colors chosen for these homes gves them wonderful appeal.

My Notting Hill said...

thanks everyone

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