Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another restored house in the historic district

20 comments:

Cristóbal said...

I don't know if they do it for comfort, but the windows in the porch don't make the house look good.

Jacob said...

@ Cristobal - Well, I think it's to keep out bugs, mosquitos, alligators, bears, etc.

I'm just kidding about alligators. A couple of bears have been sighted in the area, though - last year!

Small City Scenes said...

All I can say is someone did a grand job. MB

Frank de Jol said...

A nice simple house with large windows on the ground floor. I like it.

Vogon Poet said...

Cristóbal is right, they may be useful, but those screens are out of tone with this beautiful house.

Bears? In Florida? The ones with the fur?

Kcalpesh said...

Should be a koOL place to live in... with the garden veranda... and all... A keen feel a breath of fresh air even when looking at the photo.. Nice!

cieldequimper said...

I love that white chair in the veranda. It must be nice to watch the bears when you're sitting there sipping a cup of tea ;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked it!
Dear Jacob,Dear Lois Anne
Many thanks for your friendship, for being always gentle and kind with us!
Léia

Lois said...

I really like the porch! It's nice and shady and looks like a relaxing place to spend the afternoon.

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - I think you thought I was kidding about the bears...not so. There have been at least two occasions when black bears have been seen in trees in this area near downtown. In one case, I believe the authorities tranquilized it, but in the other, it finally came down from the tree and wandered off never to be seen again.

This house is only about 4 miles from the Ocala National Forest.

But we live only 1 mile from the ONF and I've never seen a bear in our community. Thank goodness.

Jacob said...

@ VP - You betcha! See note to Ciel.

B Squared said...

Looks like a restoration tastefully and successfully done. Must add much to the neighborhood.

Halcyon said...

I like the screened in porch. I'd love to sit out there on cool evenings. Although I know those are rare in the Florida summer!

The colors in this photo are also really nice. What kind of camera do you use?

Lily Hydrangea said...

another fine residence.this is really nice.

Joy said...

Jacob, that's a lovely house. But I'm really starting to think you are taking photos in the Philippines, not Florida.

Lee Spangler said...

Jake: It looks like you missed your calling. Perhaps you should have been in real estate. Your photo makes this place attractive, but purists may say the place has been remudled by the additions to the porch. What is important is whether there is a contented family inside.

Jacob said...

@ Lee - I like your word, "remudled." But to each his own, I guess. The other thing is you really wouldn't be able to use the porch during the summer without some kind of screening...too many bugs! Notice on the second floor, there appears to be a small unscreened balcony. Perhaps the residents had a difference of opinion...

tapirgal said...

It's always a pleasure to come back and visit a place that's so different from our West Coast!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wonder how old this building is, Jacob. I guess screens have been aroud for a long, long time, eh?

D said...

So glad someone restored it.
Love that screened porch! Looks like a great spot to enjoy an afternoon without fighting the mosquitoes!

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