Monday, April 19, 2010

For the Love of Historical Architecture!


I'm still busy and behind! The V.P.I Historical Home tour was April 10 and 11. My sweety and I went on Sunday. I helped as a docent on Saturday morning. Our first visit was this charming Victorian Cottage.

The detail is amazing!
Next we visited this Craftsman Bungalow. I really like the colors on the exterior.
Old windows have so much character!
The screened porch is new, but fits beautifully with the style of the home! I want this screened porch!
I don't think there were more than 2 windows of the same size or pane pattern in this house!
Beautiful to look at, but probably not fun to clean or paint! You can see the waviness of the old glass!

Our fourth home to visit was this Federal Style beauty.

Oops! The tree was hiding the front entryway which is the most beautiful part of the exterior of the house.
The free use of color attracted my attention. This home was not on the tour, but it was worth a photo.
I neglected to take photos of the last home on the tour. We had toured it previously (in July of 2008) as members of V.P.I.. The last on the tour was a building. I just plain forgot to take a photo. I think I was too busy finishing my Butterfinger Blizzard from Dairy Queen.
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  1. Butterfinger blizzard! My favorite! I also love to go on home tours. Looks like this one was great. Mimi

  2. Home tours are so much fun! Looks like a blast or blizzard, whichever way you want to look at it!!!

  3. I love craftsman! It is so warm and inviting. I never saw a craftsman bungalow that didn't look and feel like home; maybe because I grew up in one!

  4. I love old houses. So much character! I like the first one though... you're right, the detail is really neat!

  5. Thinking the second home (screen porch - nice window screens - paint job etc)was redone by a couple that had a two story home on tour during"our" last tour together. Best I remember the home was near Mitchell School,large kitchen... she had done tile work - backsplash unique broken tiles. The house was on the market at that time, they had already bought this one. Sounding familar??? Mum

  6. Love going on home tours - especially neat old homes like those!


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