Wednesday, November 10, 2010

House Hunting

The other day, DerbyDog and I went for a nice, long walk in the neighbourhood. I live in an older neighbourhood and I love wandering the streets, looking at all the houses.

Here are a few of my favourites:

All are older houses that have been renovated. Our community has a program to acknowledge the heritage homes with a plaque. You can see one in the photo above - it lists the year the house was built, the first homeowner and his/her occupation.

I've been meaning to get one for our house which was, we believe, built in 1913-14. We were told it was built in 1909 but when the OnlyChild and I went to the city archives to do some research, the records showed no mention of the house until 1914.

The next house was my favourite on Sunday (my favourites change frequently). I know it's not the most luxurious or ostentatious house in the community, but it's so cozy looking. When I walked by it, I could imagine it decorated and lit up for Christmas (plus I could sort of see in the windows and it's really cute inside).

This next one is for sale. But it's waaay out of my league - they're asking nearly $700,000 for it!

And, yes, there are some "uglies" in the neighbourhood too.


Barb said...

You are so funny about the uglies....

Love the homes....I so love looking at homes. We will only be renting but still it will be fun to go and look.....not as stressful as if we were buying.

Pat said...

I, too, love the look of houses with more than one floor in old knees now like a house with just one floor....just can't do those stairs on a regular basis any longer! *sigh*

Pokey said...

Thank you for taking us on the walk. It's a beautiful historic neighborhood. Love the plaque idea, too!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Hey....that last house.....the garage doors look like eyeballs...!!


PunkiePie said...

what lovely homes in your neighborhood. I would love to live there.

goldenbird said...

You have some wonderful old homes in your neighborhood. I love to take long walks in my neighborhood, too, checking out the houses and dreaming about the ones that are for sale.

Tonya said...

i love older houses and would love to have one and fix it up

Thimbleanna said...

Hey, that last house looks just like mine!

Haha -- just kidding. You have some cool old houses in your neighborhood. I love to walk around in the evenings and see the cool decor inside of the houses! (And holy cow -- your houses are MUCH more expensive than ours are!)