Monday, April 16, 2012

Grand Old Homes

I've been taking more and more "wrong turns" off my usual beaten path of errands.

On this day I decided to see where a narrow side street I've passed many times led ...











41 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What lovely old houses! Definitely worth a wrong turn -- even one on purpose! Wonderful old neighborhood! I do love those! Enjoy your day. Hugs to Hope and to you!

Sylvia

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, I love that first house, well I love both houses...do you think they might trade with me? and hurray fo you! It's fun off the beaten path :)

Kay Dennison said...

I love these grand old homes!!!! New ones lack character!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

that first one is a gingerbread house!

Cafe au lait said...

Love the splashes of ruby. Happy RT2!

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Ron said...

Dianne, Dianne, Dianne, I can't tell you enough how much I LOVE these photos!

OMG...they're freakin' STUNNING!

And what LOVELY homes they are!

You know, this is one of the things I missed terribly when I lived in South Florida - you just don't see stunning architecture like this!

Happy Monday, dear lady!

X ya!

Carletta said...

If I lived in town I'd so want that first one. Such lovely detail and character.
Photographed beautifully Dianne!
I think you should keep taking those wrong turns. :)

Ralph said...

The character and style of these Victorian homes is to behold! The gingerbread trim is wonderful, the many different bold colors so different, so nice. Today, vinyl siding and fake stucco are usual - without the many charming details on these houses. Progress and style do not often go together...

Kim, USA said...

Wow these house are beautiful!

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Cherie said...

I love Victorian homes. Love the colors and the shapes.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well I don't know how you feel about it but I'm glad that you decided to do a little exploring.

Window said...

It's truly grand...so love the designs....I sense peace just looking :)

 gmirage said...

I myself would enjoy walking down a neighborhood like this....beautiful!

Liz said...

These are lovely.

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Gemma Wiseman said...

O how magical these homes are! Like houses in fairyland! They may be large but still cute!

Halcyon said...

A wise decision! These houses are lovely. I especially like the first one with all the gingerbread details. I've got house envy now. ;)

Jake said...

Thanks for dropping by and commenting, it's much appreciated.

What beautiful old houses!!

Gattina said...

Adorable houses, I would move in right away with my personal cleaning staff of course, lol !

jabblog said...

These are grand old houses - very imposing.

Rambling Woods said...

I will take the first one please...

chubskulit said...

I love the details!

My RUBY, would love it if you could drop by and leave me a comment or two. Thanks in advance!

Jim said...

O those are pretty homes! I am sure they cost a small fortune each to buy. Then another small fortune to keep up and/or restore.
They are sooooo nice, I would live in either!

Happy MidWeek Blues and
((((HUGS)))) to Hope!
..

bobbybegood1 said...

Pretty indeed. What an unbeaten path! Great pics. You have a grand eye. Cheers Lady Di!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Those are beautiful! Wrong turns are wonderful.

Amy Burzese said...

Great old homes. Don't you wonder what it was like back when they were new?

Leah H. said...

Great shots, beautiful houses..

Visiting for RT2- hope you can stop by:)

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Ebie said...

Curiosity pays! These are great homes and expensive too!

Carol said...

Great photos! These are gorgeous houses. Love all the details in the close ups. The colors are beautiful as well.

Rebecca said...

What adorable houses! I love making wrong turns that end up with finds. Sometimes I make wrong turns on purpose, but them I guess they aren't wrong turns them.

Emille said...

Both houses are exquisite! But since you posted two, I like the first one the most! The wrong turn ended up being the right turn for a post:)

KM said...

That's a lovely street! :)

Candy Lenka said...

so beautiful, old houses have their charm

Beth said...

what gorgeous old buildings. so neat. i love your processing there. great color. (:

Kathy said...

I'm glad I won't have to help repaint the blue house!

Rose said...

Beautiful homes!

Daryl Edelstein said...

LOVE these .. I wish I lived in one ..

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable architecture!
Léia

Marie said...

Marvelous old houses! It always brings nice surprises when you are willing to venture away from what you are used to! :-)

Francisca said...

Gorgeous detail on both these grand old mansions. Put the present day McMansions to shame. Your photos are wonderful, Dianne.

NixBlog said...

These are very beautiful old houses, Dianne and so well maintained. Your photos do them justice.

Rita said...

I always try to explore one new street each time I go to town. But, one like this would have had me parked and walking. It would have also made me late getting home.

I so enjoy visiting these old houses. What a tale they could tell if walls could actually talk.