Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Farmhouse Gingerbread



This is a farmhouse in Bloomfield, a town directly northwest of Hartford.  It was probably built in the 1840s, when the squarish Italianate style was popular.  The frilly gingerbread porch was probably added later in the Victorian age.

The house would benefit from some attention.  The photographs are from the fall of 2012.

21 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

What a cute delicate facade and style!I love this house, the adorns are lovely as the colour.
I would like to take pictures around there.A very romantic architecture!
Léia

Tanya Breese said...

oh what a beautiful house!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

JM said...

Beautiful! Love the porch.

RamblingRound said...

Gotta love a house with a big front porch, and that is eye-catching trim.

Halcyon said...

I love those details.

Sharon said...

that big and "frilly" porch makes this simple square house look very grand.

Malyss said...

What a beautiful wooden lace!

LOLfromPasa said...

One thing I love about 'back East' as we used to call it when I lived in California, are those fabulous porches. Plenty of room for a chair to sit on and watch the world go by.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful old house and I, too, love the wooden lace! I do hope it isn't left to ruin and happens frequently these days it seems! Great capture as always, Jack! Hope your week is going well!

Lois Evensen said...

I just LOVE the huge porch!

RedPat said...

I hope someone gives it some loving attention soon!

Kate said...

I'm sure that someone living there loves the place; nice, bright shade of yellow.

SRQ said...

It looks like it needs some TLC. I bet with a little attention it could be quite nice.

Randy said...

Amazing house.

Bob Crowe said...

I'm interested in architecture. All the filigree makes me thing of its opposite, the mid 20th Century school literally Known as Brutalism.

Does anyone live there? Y=The lawn could use some attention, too.

Lowell said...

I like this a lot. I wouldn't want to live in a place built in the 1840s but it is certainly attractive and appealing.

Hope you're doing well!

cieldequimper said...

I wouldn't mind at all, properly refurbished, it would be a fantastic home!

VP said...

Elegant and lovely, bud sadly derelict...

Gunn said...

Beautiful details!

William Kendall said...

It does need attention, but you can see that it's worth the effort of doing so.