Sunday, February 7, 2010

C is for Carriage House

Still decked out in it's holiday trimmings, this carriage house seems to have a residence above it, a hydrangea in front, and is painted up in period colors and finished off with wrought iron details and gate.
I imagine that owning a home with a carriage house like this inspires the owner to plant manicured gardens and hang linen or lace curtains. Maybe a person might serve iced tea with mint in the summer and read by the fireside in the winter.
Owning a historic home must require a special balance of modernizing while maintaining the historic character. What about the person who rents the rooms above the carriage house? I suppose that person must value a unique living experience over the conveniences of an apartment building.
This carriage house really picqued my curiousity. Maybe our new home might have something like this to inspire me.


Annie said...

The icicles make it look very cold!

minipurl said...

What a beautiful little place. I would gladly take up residence immediately, icicles and all :)