Homes in watercolor and the arrival of Spring!
After a brutal winter on the east coast area this year, there is finally a first glimpse of Spring! Daffodils are starting to pop up out of forlorn brown gardens that have been suffocated in snow for the last few months. Here is some evidence of this (OK I helped things along a bit in the garden below based on notes from last year…) with this gorgeous historic Tudor on Hillbrook Lane in the DC area. Note the flowering Dogwood Tree and the pink and white Azaleas. Following this is another home in North West DC, this time a fabulously maintained Craftsman on Macomb Street.
Now we are moving onto the South East quadrant of Washington DC with two historic Victorian row houses. This next one has an interesting past. The current homeowner told me that it was her Grandmother who decided to paint their home pink shortly after WW II. She said that it REALLY stood out then as nearly all the other homes were brick. From that point it became a tradition that the family maintained. So I would say that this is well and truly a Spring subject!
This home below can be found on F St in the North East quadrant of Washington DC. I especially love the wall in front with it’s irregular sized stones.
Before moving on to the West coast, take a look at this newly built Victorian in Bethesda, Maryland. The color choice especially attracted me, as well as the interesting architectural aspects. It is very encouraging to see new construction with so much character!
Now you can enjoy a smaller bungalow cottage, tucked away in a quiet suburban street in the city of Monrovia, CA. I am pleased to say that Monrovia has a very active historical society which works closely with the city to make sure these historic landmark homes are NOT torn down. I especially love that red door and matching porch chairs!
Here are my last two homes below which I am proud to add to my Glendale series. One is a lovely hillside home I stumbled across way up on Capstrano Ave and the other is a very unique cottage home where the homeowner decided to make his front garden into a drought-tolerant (a great idea for CA right now!) sculpture art garden! This home gets my top award as the most creative home of the week!
I hope you have enjoyed my home tour this week!