Thursday, September 04, 2008

House or Home

Real estate has been a hobby of mine forever. I don't mean selling it all though I thought about it a few times. I worked in the construction world for a long time so I just love the process of houses. Then I love how when a house gets older it looks more settled and like it belongs. Anna and I have been walking every day this week. Today I took my camera and I will show you some of the houses we enjoy looking at.

This is one of my favorites. I know it is very simple in every way. Almost every time I walk by it though it is well cared for. It looks like a home.

This one I just love the different angles in the roof. The only thing I don't like is the garage being in the front of the house and being so far forward. I think one of the mistakes in building these days is that the garage is a very predominant part of the house and lets face it, it is the ugliest part of any house. I also like the simplicity of their landscaping. I love the fact that all of those plants in the front (behind the ugly trash can lol) hide all of those ugly gray electrical etc. boxes.

This house was an ugly duckling that has turned into a swan. You can't really see because I was across the street but this house is really pretty. They have done some amazing things with the landscaping. Even the fact that they painted the front door made a huge difference. This house is a corner lot so the garage is facing the side. They get extra points for that!

This isn't a house of course lol but It is a georgeous plant placed right behind a mailbox. I just thought that it looked fabulous.

So now tell me what are some of your favorite aspects of a house? Next week I will walk in the other direction and show you what I would like my next house to look like lol.

1 comment:

  1. I like your perspective on those houses. I like the first picture you have on here.

    My favorite part of a house would be a wrap around porch. Yes, I'm a country girl. I also love log cabin type homes.


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