Old House Dreams

Do you have old house dreams like I do?  When you pass one in the car, do you slow down a bit to take in a detail or two?  I recently played hooky with my friend (and fellow designer), Christine.  We headed to a tiny NC town that has a lovely Main Street.  It's lined on both sides with beautiful old houses.

 

Details baby, details!

Details baby, details!

 

I was going to do a little research to identify the style of every house for you, but it's December and I just don't have the time.  Maybe I'll come back to this in January (don't hold your breath).  For now, just feast your eyes and get ready--tonight you might have Old House Dreams.

 

So stately.  

So stately.  

Every window has molding or a pediment above it.  

Every window has molding or a pediment above it.  

Soft yellow with black shutters is such a great color combination on an old house.

Soft yellow with black shutters is such a great color combination on an old house.

Feels like something out of a movie.  

Feels like something out of a movie.

 

Look at the summer porch on the side.  Porch parties happen all the time in my Old House Dreams.

Look at the summer porch on the side.  Porch parties happen all the time in my Old House Dreams.

Columns!

Columns!

Arches and balconies!

Arches and balconies!

This mightbe a Queen Anne Victorian.  Gracious!

This mightbe a Queen Anne Victorian.  Gracious!

And big old houses have big old magnolia trees.

And big old houses have big old magnolia trees.

Wouldn't you love to see the interiors of these houses?

Wouldn't you love to see the interiors of these houses?

This one had me at apricot.

This one had me at apricot.

Ready for renovations.

Ready for renovations.

Spectacular!

Spectacular!

This street is a treat, isn't it?  I've got more photos, but it's time to read to Grandboy (we're working on Roald Dahl's "The Wonderful World Of Henry Sugar"), so I'll stop here.  

I hope your December is a merry one and that you have Old House Dreams!

Ciao,

Anne