Monday, June 1, 2009

An Ocala mansion


This is one of the more graceful mansions located in Ocala's historic district.

32 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is quite a lot of brick. it reminds me of leggos

Tash said...

Very pretty. Great photo on the angle and the fact that each brick is so crisp and clear.

Kcalpesh said...

The mansion looks so beautiful! Also, since you've shot it with a great perspective! Pretty sharp image!

Marie Reed said...

I miss seeing brick buildings! It's elegant yet retains a certain cottagey charm because of the brick!

Asta said...

Beautiful house!
I get this English Victorian style feeling when I see it.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

You seem to have a lot of these brick houses around in Ocala. They look quite neat and tidy.

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Vogon Poet said...

Lovely brickwork, great house and nice front garden (I guess they have more garden beyond that gate). What are for those wires on the right? Power, telephone? No way to put them underground in a house like this?

Cezar and Léia said...

wow This is "THE house"!
Let me dream about...For now, I'm here in sharing a kind of "cage"with my little Luna! hahaha !!!!!
Okay I'm overestimate it! Anyway my place is small indeed! On the other hand I don't have problem with clean it!It's really easy! lol
Have a nice day dear friend
Léia

Jacob said...

Leia - You make a good point! Sometimes we want more and bigger stuff, but we end up with more and bigger problems! And higher taxes!

Jacob said...

Vogon Poet - The wires are certainly for telephone (maybe cable TV as well as power)...In some subdivisions, all the wires are underground. Our subdivision has wires underground which makes it much nicer visually. But to go into an older area and put them underground is very expensive...I don't think the city is going to do that with all their other expenses.

B Squared said...

If you removed the Palm trees, it looks like my old neighborhood in Ohio.

Jacob said...

Marie - It is interesting that most of Ocala is built of wood or concrete block and stucco... but years ago, many homes were constructed of brick.

In South Florida, it would be rare to find a brick home.

Dan J. said...

That place is huge.... like something off of Lake Harriet or Calhoun.

Jarart said...

Grand!

Halcyon said...

The Spanish tile roof is gorgeous! Nice house.

Hilda said...

A little too much brick for my taste, but a mansion it definitely is!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

That's a mansion I could live in.

Lois said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I really like all the brick and the tile roof!

cieldequimper said...

It looks a wee bit Georgian to me! Lovely!

Antjas said...

Boy, would my husband love this house. No rotting clapboards, or need for paint every four years, not to mention the roof that looks like it would last a lifetime. It's large, but I think the perspective makes it looks larger perhaps than it really is.

m_m said...

Beautiful! I like the roofs and the texture of the walls!

Carlos Lorenzo said...

That is a stately mansion. It looks great. What I like the most is how sharp it is and the contrast with the sky.

Joy said...

That is very red, that it reminds me of houses in Sydney! Great capture, Jacob.

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melanie said...

Il y a de très belles maisons chez vous ! J'ai beaucoup aimé the portion of our neighbor's house

Becky said...

I'm a fan of brick and stone houses. How much would a house like this run there in Ocala?

Jacob said...

Hi Becky - ah...prices have dropped considerably but I think it would take at least $1.5 million to own this place...

Lee Spangler said...

Jake: I don't know anything about your golf cartshot. Send me a link. The brick house gives me yet one more view of the area. Thanks for sharing!

Jacob said...

Hi Lee...I was kidding around witcha...but if you go to http://thevillagesdailyphoto.blogspot.com and scroll down or go to previous posts you shall see hundreds of golf carts in all their glory...

Lily Hydrangea said...

This reminds me so much of a mansion I did a post on from here on Long Island. check it out here.
I thought you would get a kick out of seeing this Jacob.

Lily Hydrangea said...

PS

I hope my link worked, I'm new at the whole linking thing inside comment boxes!

PJ said...

Those bricks say money. I'll bet the interior is beautifully detailed and decorated. And cool.

Jacob said...

@ Lily - You're right...the mansions do have a similar look! Thanks for coming by!

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