MY MORNING WALK
I haven't "blogged" in awhile, for all good reasons I guess, like being busy with interior design jobs and preparing for my antique booth at Acushnet River Antiques which is set to open next week. Most mornings, while avoiding the typical park route that most people take for their morning I stroll, I turn to the opposite direction, the architectural route. Here are a few of my favorite New Bedford Whaling era homes that I am fortunate enough to gaze upon while getting in some excerise. These are just a sprinkling of examples compared to the hundreds of other beauties around. I'm thinking there are more of these blogs coming in the near future : ) I am truly lucky to be able to live among these beauties.
I'm thinking this home would qualify as a late 1800's/early 1900's Georgian style home. and is such a great example of a well kept charming home entrance with it's classic urn flanked black door and simple iron gate.
This stately double peaked chimney covered home is pristine and immaculate. The symmetrical layout is perfection.
Both of these homes are amazing example of late 1800's Shingle Style homes. with tons of contrasting patterns and colors. Luckily both are incredibly well kept.
The rounded copper gutter on the stone offset rotunda is so precious. This house's architecture is like no other in New Bedford. I am guessing it was built in the earl 1920's?? Something about reminds me of southern California.
This Greek Revival's monochromatic color scheme is so unassuming making you pay total attention to the simple grandeur of it's architecture. I just love the way they used patio stone to edge the terraced garden in front too! I'm thinking of incorporating the same idea to the front of my inclined garden.
2 beautiful examples of New Bedford Whaling era wrap around porches. I love both of their detailed trellis work and the double column detail on the curved porch.
One of my favorite styles of homes is this Gothic revival surrounded by an original stone and wood picket lined fence wall. It's perfectly tucked away but makes it hard to snap a good photo. It's also on the market! See better photo's here.
The simple brick facade, french door lined, copper gutter covered features of this home have always made it one of my favorites in a simple sort of way.