I saw that Tracy was throwing this party over at
Trinket's and Treasures
and I thought it would be fun to join her.
You could say I am a house whore.
Houses? love them.
The concept of everyone linking up photos of houses in their neighborhood?
How different they will all be?
Oh yeah, I'm all in.
So welcome to my hood.
Our home is located in one of those fly over states known as Iowa and
no we do not grow potatoes here. That would be Idaho.
Strange how everyone gets us confused.
I also do not live on a farm.
Less than 5% if Iowans live on a farm.
We are kind of misunderstood.
Actually, our neighborhood is a delightful mix of older homes in an established corner of a mid size city.
Most of the homes here are rapidly approaching or have already reached the century mark.
Nearly every architectural style is represented in our diverse neighborhood. There is everything from the Prairie and Colonial styles to Mid-Century Modern and Tudor.
No cookie cutter design or "Little boxes on the hillside" here.
The homes on these few blocks range from charming bungalows to stately mansions and everything in between.
I love the mix. It makes life so much more interesting.
So take a walk with me as I showcase some of my favorites from this morning's walk.
One of the things I like about older neighborhoods besides the gorgeous tree lined streets
is the lack of garages and cars in plain view.
There is a whole world of alleyways complete with four way stops hidden behind these homes. I wish they still built neighborhoods that way.
Just a few more...
So what do you know, not one cornstalk?
These familiar blocks are my little slice of Heaven.
How lucky am I?
I often complain about our lack of shopping or that we have too few great restaurants but really?
I get to walk these streets and get my house fix every day.
I would say I am very lucky.
If you love houses as much as I do you will definitely want to join me over at the
Neighborhood Photo Party
by clicking here.