Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Swedish house!



This one's for Per Stromsjo at Stockholm by Pixels. Some time ago, he raised the question as to whether we had any "Swedish" houses (blue & yellow) in Ocala. Since then, we've searched high and low but could not find anything fitting that description.

We've driven by this place hundreds of times. It's located on a small but busy road in the woods just across from Silver Springs Park. The house, obviously quite old, was a weather-beaten white, badly in need of paint and a general sprucing up.

What a surprise. We drove by the other day and this is what we saw. Per Stromsjo's Swedish house!

44 comments:

Lee Spangler said...

It doesn't appear to have a volvo in the garage.

Don and Krise said...

That's a cute place. Patience pays off once again.

Memphis MOJO said...

Cute house and I absolutely love the colors.

Sean said...

Cool house.. .dont want to know how hard it is to keep it that yellow :)

Bibi said...

Very cute, and Swedish indeed. Now I think I'll keep my eyes open for 'Swedish' styles here.

Small City Scenes said...

What a sweet, sweet house. Imagine that--a real coincidence. And look at that red chimney. Per is going to love this. MB

Paula said...

Looks like a toy house.

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute coloured house!
Hugs
Léia

brattcat said...

Oh, we have a Swedish house, too, right across the street. I'll see if I have a photo of it in my archives (or if I can get a good one of it right now) and post it today. Thanks for the inspiration.

Daryl said...

I am laughing it took me a minute to 'get' why its Swedish ...

Gunn White said...

Yes, it looks quite Swedish!:-)
Nice place and nice photo.

Frank said...

Just think of what the new owners of this place could do with three different paint colors on your Storehouse. Wow, let the Swedes begin!!

Halcyon said...

Very nice! I'm sure Per will appreciate this.

Lois said...

Oh how pretty and they even have a matching garage! I didn't know this was called a Swedish house. I'll have to look around and see if we have any here.

Jarart said...

Wow, it's so cute. I like the yellow and blue and the chimney sets it off nicely. The style kind of reminds me of the one that my husband lived in when he was a kid, that I posted on August 21st.

Rob said...

Very pretty, very colorful. You seem to have a Swedish house theme going on with Brattcat! I like it!No Swedish houses here, but there is a Swedish church in Barcelona, for all the sunseeking Swedes living here.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Yeah, this is a Swedish house for sure-:) Very pretty by the way.

Best regards
Asta

Jacob said...

@ Lois - The "Swedish house" thing is kind of a joke, Lois. The reason I call it Swedish is because of the colors - yellow and blue!

Prospero said...

But check out the color of the chimney! Fantastic.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice colours for a cottage-style house. Now I bneed to keep my eyes open to see if I can find a Swedish house. ;-)

Per Stromsjo said...

...and there you have it! The colours appear to be just right. I'm impressed by your relentless research endeavor in this matter!

Case closed, the witness may be seated.

Denise and Tim Higgins said...

What a cool looking house!! I love it!

Virginia said...

I love this cottage. I didn't know blue/yellow made it "Swedish". When our friend Peter returns to Paris I'll try and remember to tell him to check this out. Per has put me onto something. I"ll nose around B'ham and see what i find!

I like this blog too. The banner is just drop dead gorgeous.
V

Marie-Noyale said...

Can they send their leftover cans to the house of Yesterday's post?? !!!! ;~))

jusdealem said...

Such a happy looking house! I think it would be impossible to be sad in this house. How cute. Great find!

BeachILike said...

Cute little one!


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Kate said...

Serendipity to be sure! Incidentally, is Ocala really "the horse capital of the world?" Your banner is wonder and underscores that caption. How about Kentucky? What kind of competition?

melanie said...

On dirait une maison de poupée ! Elle est bien entretenue !

slim said...

So smaaart you are to find a Swedish House to post on Thursday. Yup!

Jacob said...

@ Kate - I'm sure there's some competition between Ocala and Kentucky, but Ocala claims the title with more than 200 horse farms. Ocala also claims a number of winning race horses - born, raised, or trained here.

I don't really know for sure. But that's the hype.

Eamon said...

It's a little gem too. Your composition shows it off very nicely _ I bet the owners will be pleased if they see your photos.

The dashes of red are a nice touch on this structure.

Vogon Poet said...

Ouch! I missed this very important discovery? A real Swedish masterpiece: you got it painted on purpose?

Hilda said...

And with a red chimney and steps too! Absolutely charming!

I'm sorry to hear that you're semi-closing your Cedar Key and The Villages blogs. Both places are so charming too. But I can understand why. I only have two and I can't even post on the other one regularly anymore.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

A lovely building and a great 'Swedish' find! (; I'm glad you were successful in your mission. Congrats!

Antjas said...

I do love your new banner. My neighbor's house is yellow and blue, alas, the wrong shade of blue, so we'll call it a colonial. It took me a while to figure out why it was Swedish. The red chimney further enhances the Swedish theme as in Swedish fish.

tapirgal said...

I heard it was the Finns that got blue. But I don't mean to malign them. I've already posted something about Vikings in our streets (with the Scandinavian flags on the long boat in the parade), and was notified that Finns were not Vikings and there is no need to fear them. Which reminds me, I need to go and let her know that I'm no longer afraid of Finns. Except perhaps on sharks, which is another topic.

Jacob said...

@ Tapirgal - You are on a funny streak today! Love it! Or, should I say "finny" streak! Keep it up!

Steffe said...

Never seen such a house in Sweden.

Jacob said...

@ Steffe - You don't have yellow and blue houses in Sweden?

TheRandomTraveler said...

Yellow and blue is Swedish because of the colors of the flag, right??? Otherwise I am a little confused...

Jacob said...

@ TheRandomTraveler - Yes. It's kind of a joke...what makes the house "Swedish" is just the colors which are the colors of the Swedish flag!

Susie of Arabia said...

What a charming little house - and I do like the colors. So yellow and blue make it Swedish, huh? Sorry I haven't been by in a while - life has gotten in the way and I was traveling for a while. By the way - I love your new horse header - great photo!

JM said...

How lovely!

Amanda said...

I am Swedish and well...no I've never seen a house like this over here. We have wooden red and white houses...but yes the colors are correct. I am moving to ocala in august so i'll have to check this one out.
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