I ended up buying another camera, since it doesn't look like the old Brownie is going to turn up. I think it slipped out of my bag in the shopping cart the other day and someone just ended up with it. I got the exact same camera that I had, because I've been happy with it, and don't really need any more bells and whistles.
The first thing that I did was go back and take pictures of the houses in the same block as Billy Baldwin lived, as well as some around the corner from his house. One of the things I loved most about this neighbourhood is that the houses are all very different and have such incredible architectural details. Let's have a look, shall we?
1) This house has echoes of Palladian arches on several levels. The portico has a slight arch, which is shown again on the top floor. The fanlight over the front door is reflected in the windows on the third floor, too.2) In this shingle house, the main spot of colour is the blue door and pediment which brings to mind the classic Wedgwood blue Jasperware. 3) What makes this otherwise plain house really stand out is the colour selection. The grey shingles, pumpkin shutters and deep red door are inspired choices. 4) Another grey house, but with crisp white trim. The dentils over the top arch set off the center window on the top floor and the gothic windows below.
5) This house is massive, and I couldn't get the whole thing in one shot (from my vantage point in the car). But the details on the ground floor and top floor windows are amazing.
6) There are several houses, including this one right across from BB's house, that have these red roofs. The plantings on this are lovely, and the side sunporch is where I'd spend lots of time. 7) There are subtle arches over the ground floor windows, and the columns are echoed in the windows above the front entrance. 8) Not a great picture, but if you look at the pattern on the porch railings, and then look at the sidelights on the front door, you can see the attention to detail. This house is a lovely pale yellow with pale blue-grey shutters and white trim. 9) One of Baltimore's leading interior decorators lives here and this house has been published a number of times. Although the huge cherry trees block much of it, you can see the fanlight over the front door and the lattice-work on the side porch.
Which house is your favourite, and why?