December 16, 2007

Fun Monday - Home Edition

This week, Kitten is hosting. Kitten has requested that we discuss the history of our home and the street that we live on.

I signed up anticipating to be in my new home. Having slept a couple nights there, enjoyed a leisurely weekend where I would stroll the streets, take some pics and just soak in some of the rich history and amazing architecture found in my new neighborhood. As the post below indicates, I am still living in the hotel. I am kinda sure ya'll don't really care about the history of the hotel or the freeway that runs outside it. Although if you must know, the freeway was constructed in 1935. As for the hotel, who knows. Or cares.

The new home, however, is rich in history. It is one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in Houston. The neighborhood was platted in 1907, whatever that means. My home was built in the early 1920's. There are a plethora of little bungalows and large Victorian style homes throughout this dense area just outside of downtown.

There are gorgeous trees and many outstanding gardens, both flower and vegetable (some large enough to be bordering on small-scale farming operations). The neighborhood has at least one resident beekeeper, and in many places it still has no proper gutters, but instead relies on open drainage ditches (with choruses of frogs most summer evenings). (Plagiarized from Wiki). One of the annual events is a Christmas home lighting extravaganza. I would estimate that 80% of the homes within a 10 block span of my home are beautifully decorated. It has been a sight to see and makes me feel so at home.

I will be surely showing off my neighborhood in the coming months, however, I probably should spend a night or two there before I start photographing neighbor's homes.

So, Fun Monday is all about photos. So here are a couple of inside shots.

Looking down to my front door:

My foyer. Where my secretary will sit and make my appointments:


My expensive, imported living room suite:


Now go look at everyone else's beautiful homes!

17 comments:

Pamela said...

oh I hope you go check the county records to find out more about your old house.

Kaytabug said...

Cute! Can't wait to see the neighborhood! I am so confused though...Are you just not living there yet due to to not being able to utilize the stove? Or did I totally miss something in your last post?
Old is character. New...not so much!

Jo Beaufoix said...

It looks gorgeous. Hope you et to move in properly soon.

Fianna said...

K: The hot water heater is gas...That is the problem.

kitten said...

Hope you get moved in soon!

Sauntering Soul said...

Fianna, the neighborhood sounds lovely! And the house looks really cute. I'm happy you're going to be settled somewhere soon.

Kaycie said...

Sounds like a gorgeous neighborhood. It's obvious you can't wait to move in. I hope that happens for you very soon.

Karmyn R said...

Awesome - so when do you move in officially? I hope before Christmas.

Dreaming What Ifs...

Debs said...

Oh it is beautiful. :D

I can't wait to see your neighborhood. :)

janet said...

cant wait to see it after you've settled in!

Tiggerlane said...

Your furniture looks a lot like mine...seriously!

And when they "plat" a neighborhood, they actually measure all the lots, and draw a survey-like diagram showing all the lots and streets and alleyways...

ChrisB said...

Sounds like a great neighbourhood to be moving into. It was nice to get a taster and looking forward to seeing more in the future.

Suze said...

Funny post.

Jenni said...

I like the chimney (or is it just a brick column? gotta be a chimney, right?) in the foyer and the hardwood floors. How exciting to be moving into a new home!

kitten said...

I have our winner post up!

Kaytabug said...

gas water heater...ahso

lisa's chaos said...

I love your living room suite. :) Have had a similar one in my lifetime. :)

 
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