This is the best time of year to walk around gorgeous old neighbourhoods and look at houses, either ones on the market, or not. Here are a couple that I spotted after the house tour on Sunday.
I have a hard time with this house, which could be very handsome… but someone put the wrong windows in it, and took off the shutters. The windows are totally incongruent with the formal front door.
Here’s what you can’t see very well on the house on the right… A little Westie barking at me taking pictures. The home-owners need to do something about their shutters. Also, I am wondering if that’s a staircase bisecting the window. What do you think?
After a year, I am still undecided about the colour of this house. I am inclined to think that a more subtle colour would suit the house and neighbourhood a bit better. This house is vaguely L-shaped, but what really makes it special is the view from the front door out to the back garden.
This house has recently had a lot of work done to it, including all new Pella windows. Very Tudor-style and a massive place.
Another Tudor-style pile, this time in stone. I really liked this brick Georgian-style house, but what really caught my eye was the funny stone/cement hippo on the front. I think that this is one of my favourites. Love the colour, loved the details, love the round sun room on the south side of the house. Which do you like best? Why?