Monday, August 9, 2010

House Stalker

Okay, one last post from our vacation, but this isn't about us.  Just some gorgeous houses.

In St. Joseph, Michigan I spotted this charmer just about a block from the Lake Michigan.  Isn't it adorable?  Craig didn't really want to stop the van to let me take a good picture, so these are just drive-bys.

It even has charming shingles!

In a different little town, also close to the lake, was this one.  There was too much foliage to get a good shot, but I think you can tell from the wrap-around porch that it's fabulous.

And on the same road, even closer to the lake, was this.

Back in February I posted photos of this house from the real estate listing.  It was listed for $2,350,000.  I guess it sold.  There is public beach access just one house down from this one, and we have been there several times, so I've seen this before, but I didn't realize that when I posted about it.

Here's down on the beach looking back up to the cabana and deck I highlighted.

Last time we were here, the public had pretty much free access to the whole beach.  There may have been "private" signs posted; I don't remember.  This time the public beach was roped off on both sides to keep you out of the private areas, leaving the public only about 50 yards of beach.  Kind of sad, really. 

In other news, my sisters are going to be here this week.  Last year they helped me with my dropcloth drapes and dropcloth upholstery.  I'm working on a "possible projects" list for this visit, but mostly we're just going to have fun.


southerninspiration said...

Oh, I'd have been stalking those houses, pretty!!!!! Looking forward to see what you and your seesters come up with! :D


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That green home is simply lovely and I looove a wrap-around porch. :)

Shug said...

Good pictures...Love the little green house!
Hope you enjoy the time with your sisters!!


Country Dreaming said...

Very pretty houses.
Have a great time with the sisters.


Erica said...

pretty homes......I would stalk them also. have a great time with your sisters. :-)

FrouFrouBritches said...

I am loving what I can see of the second house with the wrap around porch. Y'all don't party too hard this week!

Connie said...

I absolutely love the first house. It has such charm and looks cosy.

I took a few pictures of houses a few posts ago, and they took them off my blog and I don't know why ? No names or addresses given. I don't get it !

You have a great blog going here and it is arranged so well.

Have a good day !

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love St. Joe, it's one of my favorite towns. Love all these houses too. So pretty!