When I was looking for pictures of the silver house I just wrote about, another house caught my eye. There are a lot of these “shingle cottages” in the area where I grew up, including the house where my family lived for 30 years.
This house could just as easily be in Nantucket, or along the North-east coast somewhere, as where it is in the middle of Baltimore City. With it’s grey cedar shingles, white and dark grey accents, jutting rooflines and white picket fence, it’s a classic. The inside is filled with nooks and small rooms, as well as some rather bizarre colour combinations and a 1970’s kitchen. However, it all could be remedied with a few coats of paint. Let’s take a look, shall we?
What fresh hell is this? As if the floors didn’t have enough orange in them, the walls are rather blazing. And the gold trim, EEK! But there is a swinging door, probably to a butler’s pantry, and a working fireplace in the dining room, so some points have been added back.
There are several additional bedrooms, and I will spare you from seeing the bathrooms. Luckily, there’s a lovely and lush shade garden surrounding this house and there is a huge porch, so that’s an attraction.
All in all, it’s a pretty nice house with great bones and some great spaces. It just needs a
bit lot of paint. More information is here.