Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Old Homestead

The cottage will be 100 years old in 2017.  It's not that old here in the Northeast but it's one of the oldest homes in our neighborhood. 

6 comments:

Melissa said...

OH its so cozy. Just beautiful. The house you drive by and look at with ALOT of envy. You picture yourself curled up on the couch wrapped in a quilt, cuppa tea in hand book on the lap watching the world through the front window. Amazing isn't, all that from one lovely photo.

Allie said...

Oh my gosh it's like a storybook. LOVELY!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Yes, it's a writer's dream cottage! I am sure those antique walls are whispering many tales, ((listen)).
I grew up in Northeast Philly, then, a new development called Academy Gardens. My Dad built an arbor with a gate at the end of our short path to the sidewalk. Pink rambling roses on one side and red ramblers on the other. Picture perfect with a wonderful aroma, I felt happy as a child walking through my dad's masterpiece........until the bees came! God forbid if you couldn't get the gate opened fast enough.......climbing over the fence was a summer activity unless you wanted to ride your bike. Try not to let the gate slam behind you to disturb the bees, impossible!!! Do you remember the size of those 24" vehicles?!!! =^Y^=

Dory and the Mama said...

So beautiful!!! I really miss the architectural history of the northeast...not to mention the old house smell!!

Love the garden!!!

Sarah said...

I love stone houses. Such lovely eye candy!

Carol said...

Very pretty. Love the arbor entry.
I grew up in an old stone house built in the 1880's. My parents have managed to keep a lot of the original details.