Each year in February, Les at A Tidewater Gardener challenges bloggers to a Winter Walk-Off. I had so much fun taking a walk in my neighborhood and posting about it here that I decided to walk in a different direction from my house and take pictures of some of the fun houses in the neighborhood.
There is a nice variety of styles of older homes in this part of town.
I'm not an absolute purist or anything but I think the house on the left, once a mirror image of the one on the right, now looks quite odd.
Much as I love modern homes, why would one buy an historic home in an area of historic homes and do this to it? Don't get me wrong, the look is fabulous, the plant choices, perfect for the style and color of the house and the jut out glass seating area on the right divine. Why not just build a new house?
I'm particularly fond of this Queen Anne Victorian with an interior as stunningly restored as the exterior.
If you are a moviegoer, does this house look familliar to you?
Here's another clue...
It's the house and greenhouse used in the 1992 movie "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle."
Lastly, here's the Rust house, one of Tacoma's grandest homes. It was built of Wilkeson Sandstone, has a green glazed terra cotta roof and was designed to resemble the John A. McCall Mansion in Monmouth County, New Jersy.