Sunday, August 1, 2010

Doorways to the Past

 I know I am over doing showing off my vacation, but I am so in love with details put into house years ago that are now a thing of the past. Homes have no character anymore.
If you peek beyond the iron gates you will see the tile entry.
This door was beautiful with the light from within shining through.  Notice the rope detail around the door that was used on homes of families of wealth.
Iron designed gates and balconies are in abundance.
Can you imagine your home with such extras?
Some of the homes had garden entries complete with brick walkways and lush plantings.

I love the look of the ivy covered steps.

Double steps lead up to the front door.
Here the front of the house draws one in with its angled entry.
Does this plantation home look familier? This is the Boone plantation and was used in the movie "The Notebook" and in the movie "North and South".
 You will find alot of the homes with a piazza to catch the cool summer breeze. No two would ever be facing each other as it would be considered improper to invade anothers privacy. Also no one would be in any sort of undress!
I hope I didn't bore anyone with my ramblings. It is just so unusual to find a town that has been so historically maintained and in such a picturesque area.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love your photos of Charleston. It was very hot and humid while we were there, but it's been the same here in KY all summer. We decided to try to find someplace cool for our next vacation.


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