I haven't posted a WOWSER House Wednesday in awhile so I took some new pictures last week to share. The houses are all in a neighborhood that is known as a "Neo-traditional" neighborhood, meaning the neighborhood, houses and all the common areas were designed to resemble a very old neighborhood from the past. The houses must be built to strict guidelines in respect to the Architecture, placement on the lot, paint colors and even door, window and trim selections must replicate houses of long ago. The end result is that you literally feel as if you are in a very old neighborhood. I'll be quiet now and let you oogle over these houses!
I actually designed the landscape at this house! :)
Do you notice the Sky Blue Porch Ceiling? It is a very, very old practice in the Charleston area to paint the porch ceilings this color. I've heard two explanations, one is that it is to remind all who enter of Heaven. The other is that the blue was thought to scare away evil spirits!
I really like this house but I HATE the placement of the Garage! I guess they had no choice but I think I would have put the garage doors on one of the sides!
I really like this next house, it just oozes charm!
Another view of the same house!
So what do you think? Do you think they accomplished the goal of having the "feel" of an old neighborhood? There is actually another neighborhood close to this one that "I" think actually does a better job, I'll share some pictures of it soon!
Thanks for stopping by today! Nan