Sunday, December 4, 2016

Houses Housing Businesses - Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages







In Lake Sumter Landing of The Villages, you will find a number of structures that appear to be houses where people live, but in reality contain a variety of businesses, many of which are related to the needs of The Villages.

The first two photos show houses which are used for professionals such as accountants and insurance agents.  The third photo shows a house on Main Street which contains a large health insurance company.

Houses in the other photos are used for similar purposes.

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

That second to last one is my favourite. My father's accountant has run her business out of a converted century old house for years.

Lois said...

They do look nice. There are quite a few houses here near downtown that are used for businesses, but all of them are historic homes that have been restored.

Michelle said...

I like the look of the businesses in homes. Adds more beauty to the neighborhood.

Linda said...

They are lovely, Lowell! The 3rd one is my favourite! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonder just what sort of business is behind that 'private' gate. must admit that it is a very attractive approach to a downtown business section.

Kay said...

Those are nice places for businesses -- much more welcoming than a typical business office. I worked for a while in an older sort of Victorian building remodeled into offices. The covered front porch in particular was a good spot.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias, gostei.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Lake Sumter Landing. I can't read the word "Sumter" without thinking of SC's Fort Sumter. This is the Fort Sumter of Ocala!

Janis
GDP

Linda said...

I just noticed that the second to last one, the one that William likes, and the one that I like, both have windows where you can see at different angles, and a similar rounded top area. I do like these. and I removed the Rush Limbaugh quote at your suggestion, Lowell. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your visits and kind comments on my blog. I hope you have a great week. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's the same here Lowell. My dentist works out of the most wonderful old Federation style house.. it's almost.. almost, a pleasure to go 😀 I rather like the house with the blue turret!

Tanya Breese said...

so much more attractive than boring old strip mall businesses!

Bergson said...

the blue tower in the blue sky is fantastic

Sharon Anck said...

They appear to have a sort of Island Architecture thing going on.

Lois said...

Just came back to comment on your comment on my post today. We used to have one of those fake ice rinks here, but nobody went. That's why they opened a real one and it is very popular!

Judy said...

Much more attractive than some businesses I've seen. I like the pretty bright colors that the buildings are painted.

bill burke said...

Those are some nice houses that house various businesses. Probably make you feel like you're visiting a friend instead of some boring business. :)

RedPat said...

Certainly looks a lot better than some ugly strip mall with parking out front!

Catalyst said...

But they don't look like Florida houses. They appear to have been lifted from Cape Cod.

LOLfromPasa said...

I do love that style of architecture. Clean lines and lovely soft colors.

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