Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Walkabout Wednesday

Lately, there have been a lot of articles on-line about the timelessness of the Tudor style.

(Houses, not armor. Though I did see Henry VIII's armor at the Metropolitan Museum...he was a large dude, for his time.)




Our neighborhood has a good selection of Tudor-style homes. I personally love them (can't afford them, though).  They are mostly 1 1/2 or 2 story and have great proportions. I particularly love the banks of windows (and love them even more if they are casement, like the ones we got from Pella a few years ago).

Many of the Tudors in out 'hood have nice little outdoor nooks and crannies. I am particularly interested in them because of all the landscaping and hardscaping we have yet to do here at Brandywine.  Here's a little taste:


Eventually, we are going to have to put a garage in place of our carport...or, if the finances won't permit, we'll just replace the carport. I hope to be able to create an area similar to the one above as a transition from the side of the house to the back. 
Or I might just forget about all the dang projects and move to the home.

8 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i remember tudor styles being my favorite even as a child... they are fairy tale charming!

Andrea said...

I think tudors are so interesting from the outside, but don't think I have ever been in one to see what kinds of nooks and crannies are created inside.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I'm a fan of nooks and crannies...where else are the fairies going to live???

Dewena said...

That little side porch is charming! I've always loved Tudors, went in one time on a house tour years ago that was built by a son of the Cheek family, owners of Maxwell House Coffee then. Leaded windows, turret that the upstairs bathroom was in, holly and ivy everywhere. Lovely.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Just checking in and seeing what you're up too. I'm a nooks and crannies fan, but I don't really have any here...unless you count the nook where my A/C unit is sitting...I should probably do something to hide that. Only took me 2 years to finish my hardscaping and still haven't started the landscaping. You go first!

Feral Turtle said...

Pella windows are so nice but so expensive here in Canada. I bet you have no regrets with them. I love Tudors. I wish they built homes like that now...with all the great built ins.

andi filante said...

What Tina said!! I love the conveniences of a new home, but it makes me lament the loss of the character of an old home.

-andi

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