Monday, August 10, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: House With Red Shutters

Isn't she beautiful! This house sits on a fairly busy street across from the local city park. I remember the house from my childhood days. We would often visit my Aunt who used to live around the corner and down the block from this old treasure. It hasn't always had decorative red accents and has been remodeled somewhat since those days. The fountain to the left was added a few years ago.

Most times I 'go into town' as I did today I pass by and think how elegent it looks sitting in the middle of the city. I look at the wrap-around porch and imagine pitchers of lemonade sitting on the tables and friends sitting in the wicker chairs enjoying each other's company just passing time. Sitting in one of the rockers with a good book or just with eyes closed listening to the water fall in the fountain would also be a pleasurable existence for an hour or so. And what about those turrets - I wonder what's behind the windows in those spaces. It's fun to daydream anyway!

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39 comments:

Thom said...

It reminds me of something out of a fairy tale for some reason. I'd love to own that. It looks awesome and just cozy. Wonderful my friend. Happy RT to you :) Aloha

Leora said...

It looks well-kept. Yesterday we drove by a big old house in disrepair, and it was depressing.

I love the porch. They don't build homes with porches anymore; sad to me. (We have a porch!)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks like the people who live there love it enough to take excellent care of it. Perfect of RT!

Felisol said...

This is a well kept beauty.
Perfectly symmetric and romance spelled all over the property.
I feel certain the owners must be well worth knowing as well.
From Felisol

ellievellie said...

This is a true My home is my castle design. I guess a girl was able to fulfill her dream by making the architect to include those pretty towers in the design!

George said...

This house is absolutely beautiful and well-maintained. I must admit that I like the red shutters and trim. Would you mind if I joined you on the porch with a good book?

Janie Blagg said...

LOVE the front porch! It's huge!

DrillerAA09 said...

Really nice photo. Those red accents on the white house are wonderful. Well done.

Mags said...

It truly is majestic. There are a few houses like this where I grew up as well and I used to ride my bike by them and dream about what it was like inside.

Thank you for stopping by my RT post! :)

Ralph said...

Such a gem, the Victorian touches looking great with the decorative accents. I don't know about the turrets either, but these castle-like additions add a medieval heft to a beautifully styled and restored home...

Rambling Woods said...

I would just love to have a porch like that and be able to sit and watch the neighborhood. Beautiful...

dot said...

Beautiful old house. Makes me think of the Waltons.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

YES!!! She's LOVELY and so well kept up! I's love to visit THAT house first hand ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Marites said...

it looks like a fairy house:) it's really pretty and those red accents! it's really eyecatching! my RT is up too.

Annie said...

What a marvelous house, Carletta. It just screams "Look at me!" And why not? She's a beauty.

Jim said...

That's a pretty house. It really stands out with the stark white and the red decorations.
Happy RT,
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Dora said...

How i wish i own something like this!

amanda said...

I would die to see this in person, maybe even take a peek inside? Lovely and you framed it just perfect Carletta!

Mar said...

What a gorgeous home!! love the red accents and the round rooms, I always wanted one :)
Happy RT!

ilanadavita said...

Inteesting house with great details.

Nicole said...

That truly is one Beauty!

Rose said...

Carletta, I'd dearly love to see that house in person--inside and out! It is really special.

Ladynred said...

That is absolutely beautiful house. I'm sure the inside is as beautiful as the outside!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh...this is one outstanding piece of architecture!!! Love the contrast that the red shutters give off too.

My R T is posted...the "Lady in Red". Come by for a visit if you have time. Happy Tuesday.

Linnea W said...

That is a gorgeous house. That red really pops out...I wonder how they decided to choose red as the accent color!? I would love to sit on the porch and watch the world go by...

Stephanie V said...

What a wonderful old house. Perfect with the red shutters.

Melli said...

THAT house is FABULOUS!!! Oh myyyy! I love it!

Auntie E said...

Oh what a lovely Victorian House. We stayed at a bed and breakfast that was a Victorian Home. It was very nice. I wonder if your photo was a Bed and Breakfast. Nice music on your site. I usually do not like music on sites.

~Just me again~ said...

Thats a beautiful house. Love the vibrant red on it ;)

Patty Reiser said...

Carletta, tht is a beautiful house. I used to drive by a nice looking Victorian home for years. I have a picture somewhere. Almost 10 years later, I was dating this guy and he decided to take me to meet the parents. Ironically, it happened to be that same exact house. And the mini-van in my picture was the one he was currently borrowing from his dad. It was quite a treat for me to be able to see the inside of the house I had admired from afar for so long. It's a small world after all! :)
Wishing you a scent-sational Tuesday!
Patty

Eaton Bennett said...

Gorgeous house...the red shutters and trim make the house look like a big dolls house. Thanks for visiting my RT, have a great Tuesday. :)

Judy said...

Facinating house! I am so glad that someone loves it enough to keep it in good repair! I have tried imagining it with shutters of another colour (dark green, actually) but I simply cannot!

Becca said...

Wow, what a beautiful house. I have only lived in one house with shutters and I really liked it. :)

Martha in PA said...

What an charming house! I can just imagine sitting on that porch watching the world go by. The red accents are just perfect!

Ruby Tuesday

Patti said...

What a beautiful old house.

It is certainly well kept and I love the RED accents. Great capture for Ruby Tuesday, Carletta.

I must agree with Leora, the porch is wonderful.

Happy RT a day late.

Stephany said...

My hands quit on me last night but I just had to come back and tell you I love this picture! The owner's are bold to use bright red but it looks perfect.

maryt/theteach said...

Love this, Carletta! Enjoy your trip visiting your kids and grandkids! See you when YOu get back! :)

Pat said...

I love your Ruby Tuesday's! It's always interesting to see what you come up with. This house is beautiful. I love the red accents. I picture the turret to open up to a room full of books, a braided rug on a hardwood floor, and comfortable chairs all around.

Janet, said...

Wow, that is a beautiful house! I love the big porch and the wide front steps.