Welcome to my neighborhood! And by “neighborhood,” I mean the greater 20 miles surrounding my little condo. The peninsula south of San Francisco is full of old homes that are bursting with charm.
1. Mint paint. Brick walkway. Mansard-style, shingled roof. What’s not to love?
2. It’s not even a house feature, but I still can’t get past how beautiful that tree is. The steeply pitched roof and castle-esque front door also give the place a lot of charm.
3. Off white paint and navy trim? Yes, please! Plus I’m in love with the million windows, as well as the wisteria growing over that side porch.
4. A lot of the homes around here have a little Spanish flare, like this one. I love when people work with the architectural style of their home instead of trying to cover it up.
5. Robin’s egg blue paint with black shutters, white trim, and a white picket fence. Love it. But my favorite feature is that pretty archway to right, which leads to a small detached garage.
One of the things I like most about my area is that homes are generally small and cozy. The lots are small and close together, and many of the homes were built in the 50s (although plenty have been renovated extensively). Single paned windows, shingled roofs, and lush, manicured landscaping abound!
The hard-to-overlook downside?
None of these homes are worth a penny less than 800,000 dollars. And some of them are worth considerably more.
So when I say “house dreaming,” I really mean dreaming! Oh well! Which one is your favorite?