In the center of Guilford is a large six-acre park called Sherwood Gardens, donated by a former resident whose home sits on the property. It is planted with more than 80,000 tulips, as well as azaleas, boxwood, wisteria and magnolias. It is open to the public with no fences and no admission. It's a perfect place for a spring day.
As we walked through the gardens and then around the neighbourhood, I took some pictures to share with you. Enjoy!
This house looks like it's being worked on. Check out the massive urns on the front lawn. Here's a side view of the house. You can see the great trellis and the amazing slate roof. I also love all of the six-over-six windows.We loved all of the windows on the back of this house. There's a small window up against the chimney on the left of the picture and loads of other details that make it special.
How clever of someone to make sure the little MG matches the colour on the shutters of this house. Is it all British Racing Green? Here's the front of a gorgeous house. Very classic with the divided staircase and the little grotto. It doesn't look terribly huge... until you see it from the side! It's hard to see, but just above and to the left of the man, there's some beautiful swagging. It's on the market for $1.8 million. Click here to see the listing and some interior pictures. Apparently, it's been in the same family for 45 years, so it needs some updating.
What do you think of this house?I am uncertain about it. It's painted a very dark grey (the picture below is more accurate) with a deeper greenish-grey trim. From the side, it's quite blocky looking, but from the front, it's got some terrific details.
Stay tuned for some other great houses, including the one I liked the best...
*with apologies to Cormac McCarthy.