Monday, June 15, 2009

People Really Live in These Places..

I'm guessing you ladies won't complain if I share a little eye candy, so let me present some of the awesome homes my cousin and I spied this weekend. We had a little time to kill, so we got lost in a part of a neighborhood I didn't know existed. It's a very old, historical area. I completely enjoyed imagining the families who built and lived in these houses. Let's take a look, shall we?

(You can click on each of the photos to enlarge them)

Every beautiful home is preceded by a beautiful entrance:Doesn't the stone work, the black awnings, and the little curved-rail patio make you weak at the knees?How about a dose of this amazing pillar-y goodness? Does it not make you just step back and "wow"? (The big pillar facades are on both sides!) I was about to post this when Z pointed out that this is the Wright Brothers' Mansion. For more info, go here.I couldn't get a good shot of the home that went with this charming Arch, but I had to share anyway:
I'm loving this driveway & the 3 car garage!
This charming wonder of architecture reminds me of something tucked away in the mountains.. almost made me forget I was in the midwest!For those of you who are fans of Stucco, search no more!I saw this home and immediately thought: Cottage on steroids! It just kept going and going. Please ignore my dash & wiper blade! :)Can't you just imagine an ornately dressed woman in an oversized straw hat walking out here sipping tea?
This is another place that just kept going and going.. I'm guessing the outbuilding to the left is an indoor pool?More stately columned patios.. love it!
This southwestern-style plantation home is big enough for like 4 families!And lastly, a beautiful brick masterpiece (please excuse the car window again):
Hope you enjoyed this little tour as much as I did!

10 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

jealousy is rearing it's ugly head!

The DIY Show Off said...

Oh wow. Beautiful. I'm with Lucy Marie! lol
Thanks for the tour!

New England Girl said...

Oh, my... what gorgeous houses. It is amazing to think that single families occupy such grand, large-scale homes. I can only imagine standing in front of these and getting a real grasp on how big they really are... these houses always have the best landscaping too. So jealous! Thanks for sharing them with us. Wish I could have been a little fly on the [car] wall to hide out and spy these houses, too! We have some incredible houses in my area... I'll have to use your post as an excuse to get out and snap some photos of my own. :)

Alicia

Cristina said...

I want to know who the heck can afford to live in these houses? what do these people do for a living!

C said...

That's what I ask myself too, Cristina! haha!

pocket full of pink said...

GORGEOUS!! Ah, maybe some day I can live in a beauty like these. Haha, I can dream! My family has a house in Maine! Outside Bar Harbor in Elsworth. Ahhh, I look forward to visiting every year. This is the first year I'm bringing my girlfriends and I am SO excited! Can't wait for some lobster and blueberries! Mmmmmm.

Embellished Bayou said...

Gosh, those are some awesome houses...we have a few like that around here too. Thanks for making me drool all over my keyboard!

Join the Gossip said...

I'd live in any of them...if I were lucky! Thanks for sharing. You have a lovely blog =)

Things That Inspire said...

I always enjoy a drive by tour - I love houses so much! The 'cottage on steroids' was my favorite.

Carol said...

Wow! Beautiful homes!