In the same neighborhood of South Salem as the tree and farmhouse I showed yesterday, I stopped several times to appreciate small architectural touches owners incorporated into otherwise ordinary buildings.
I liked the rich, dark paint job and the colorful sun within an arch engraved "Elmwood" (the name of the road) in the gable of this building. I imagine it is a studio of some kind.
Someone took the time and bore the expense at this simple farmhouse to decorate the gable and space between the front windows with semi-circular shingles.
This is a simple, well-maintained house with stained shingles (not especially common here). Hanging a huge American flag over an entrance is becoming increasingly common. I don't know why.
Same idea, but in paint instead of cloth, and a heart substitutes for the field of stars.
I would like to see more of this big Craftsman-style house, but it is set back from the road, hidden behind a stone wall and unruly bushes that I peeked through, and obscured by inartfully planted trees.
The Craftsman house looks intriguing. You will have to go back when the leaves are gone. ;-)
Interesting architectural details, some modern and some traditional like the fishtail shingles. The Prairie or Crafstman style house is a bit surprising as it is so far from its origin, but this style looks great. I am with RedPat hoping you will go back after the fall has removed the leaves to show us more.
I used to live in a house here in Texas with those shingles curved on the ends. All the gables were finished with those. I suspect you could buy them by the load, like regular wood shingles. This is due to my surmising from experience that my forbearers would not have done it themselves on a bet. Not that they were rich, and they could afford to build a house in 1911, and they were tending to sheep and cows. So somebody did it, but not them....would be interesting to know how they were made.
P.S. I also suspect they weren't terribly expensive compared to the regular. But I could be wrong. Maybe for once they went for flair!
Very niice stuff.
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