I'm continuing the posts on the architectural details of the neighborhood of Baker in Denver. We only walked here, we haven't found a new home yet. Look at the shingles, which are on most homes, but this owner painted them in shades of blue to resemble sky!
not a lot to see here, symmetry I suppose. Nice yard and picket fence but you know me... I looked closer!
I wonder if there are people inside wondering what I could possibly be taking a picture of??
This time it was the ornament on the porch...
In any other neighborhood, periwinkle posts would be astounding!
How about a putting green front yard? Hilarious! I call our rental's yard a putting green but this one actually works..
snake! Why in the world?
Betcha this yard evolved over time like most homes and yards do.
As the years tick by, little changes add up and pretty soon you have a putting green in the front yard.
Or a bust of Michaelangelo?
next to gnomes? A bench nearby so you can sit and contemplate Plato or whoever that is?
Whatever you do, it's your "HOME" like the sign on this house...
Or do you give up on lawn and just cement it all in?
How odd the home... like two distinct homes connected.
They seem to be squared off or peaked with lots of roof lines and tiny windows in peaks.
How bout that chain link fence from the 60's? Anyone remember those? I grew up with them keeping me in the yard!
Just build raised beds on the tree lawn!
Make yourself at home!
This is obviously a neighborhood of individuals!
Just dance like no one is watching!
But don't lose your head over it!
Wrap around with great balance. Repetition of line in railing and top railings. For some reason I love the little street lamp next to the stairs. And the little window in the eaves.
How about their yard, obviously this owner knew a bit about creating visual line... look at their patio stone line, intersecting their walkway...
And, WHAT THE HECK IS THIS???
Who thinks this stuff up?!?!
Nearby was a yard where their portion of the tree lawn, the part between the sidewalk and the street,
Odd? Interesting? Make you wonder about the owner who carefully placed the wood where they wanted it, took an afternoon of planning and digging to create this?
They sure don't do this anymore!
The peach shingle is repeated over the door and that little outline over the front window is plasterwork.
Yep, they don't make 'em like this anymore.
So glad a person found value in preservation.
Let's end with a nother yard ornament...