Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cottage


Naples is an odd mix of wealth and poverty and everything in between.
Fourteen mansions are currently available for more than $10 million each.
Some well-located houses are bought for more than a million dollars and
leveled to build the next mansions.

And, some well-maintained old cottages sleep contentedly 
where they were placed 50 - 75 years ago.


20 comments:

Sue said...

This looks perfect! I'll take an old style beach cottage over a mansion any day.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a beautiful cottage. I agree with Sue. Don't want a mansion. But can one afford house insurance, even on a cottage?

Mersad said...

That's quite a rift. But I guess this is more and more common with the economy today.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Sharon said...

I like that little cottage. It looks like a great little winter retreat.

Sylvia K said...

Guess I'm just a "cottage" person, too -- I like nice, well kept ones, but the idea of roaming around in a mansion just isn't my cup of tea or wine or whatever. Great shots of the cottage! Enjoy your weekend, Jack!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yup, I'm with the others Jack..a cottage would be juuuust fine!

Lynette said...

I am getting in the cottage line, too, Jack. Love these photos with the shadows of the fence and the pergola. I guess that's a pergola.

Malyss said...

Lovely seaside cottage!

RedPat said...

Sounds like the real estate market here in Toronto! I like the cottage too, Jack, although I bet some of those expensive places are beauties.

William Kendall said...

The cottage has far more appeal than a beachfront mansion.

jennyfreckles said...

This could only be at the seaside. Looks much cosier than a mansion.

Bob Crowe said...

Short on landscaping. Tell them to knock off $100k.

VP said...

I like the idea of these cottages not far from the sea...

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Mansions are fun to look at - like art museums. But this cottage looks homey and manageable. I'll take it!

Kate said...

I know that I would be very content in this cottage.

EG CameraGirl said...

As RedPat said, sounds a LOT like Toronto. ;))

gardenbug said...

Yes, I could imagine the cottage to be a home. Not so a mansion.

Kay said...

Very cute! During the last couple of real estate booms in California there were many older homes all over some of the more "desirable" areas that were bought as teardowns, often replaced with ego palaces.

Amy B Mel. said...

Like cottage just fine too!

CaT said...

when we drove through florida we were indeed amazed at what we saw... and so many abandoned places!!