Monday, September 9, 2013

2 notable houses of stucco

This weekend while walking around Georgetown I noticed 2 unusual stucco houses. Now just in passing (or from a car window) they might not strike you as anything but ordinary but lets look closer.
This stucco house which appears to have been put together from at least 2 or 3 brick houses at some point reminds me of something from Rosemary's Beach in Florida, especially the side elevation. See what I mean?
 Don't you love how the tall planted trees make it look like Greek Revival columns on the front facade?
 The second house appears to be another white painted stucco house until you look closer.  Do you see it?
 Look beyond the lovely details such as double porches, symmetrical brick stairs, (a vintage Porsche under wraps), and the Chippendale rail.
All of the trim is painted the same white as the facade but with a navy blue highlighted line of trim.  Lovely, fresh, and so 'French' somehow.
I took all of these images with a new app I discovered somewhere called "Dynamic Light" - a sort of instant photoshop for your smartphone! Hope you can tell a difference in the picture quality.


Karen Albert said...

Wonderful finds in your ventures out and about, Stefan! I love the Chippendale rail! That tiny navy trim is a touch one would never expect!

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Paisley Curtain said...

Five trees in the front of the first house! very interesting I think they add half of the charm. It is very unusual to see these kind of houses in the very traditional environment of DC area :)

Just downloaded the "Dynamic Light" Thanks! is good..

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Those columnar trees are divine! Very creative and handsome. I always enjoy your tours of the city!

Pura Vida said...

we have a great deal of stucco around here...takes a great talent for it to look great!

deana sidney said...

A photographer recommended camera+ and 645 pro for the iphone and I love playing with them. It really takes the iphone to a new level. I can see the difference in yours.

Now, next you need a light reader like sunseeker. The big trick of photographing architecture is getting the light right. Although golden hour is best, choosing morning or evening depends on the way the house sits. See, once you start down that path, you are doomed!

Those houses are fun, aren't they? Love that you picked out the detail of the trees acting as living columns, Now, what does the inside look like, I wonder???

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Interesting detailing, and I too like those trees. I've thought that for my next house paint job, it might be fun to do the exterior in half a dozen different creams and whites.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love stucco facades. Thanks for the app tip and the ones in the comments. I always need to work on my photos! Thanks for entering our giveaway- I hope you win!
xo Nancy

home before dark said...

Love being in your hip pocket! My MIL had a lovely stucco house that was built by an architect for himself and his wife in Topeka, Kansas. Totally charming and apparently delicious. Their basset hound ate the stucco off the back end of the house! (Dog height of course. But he was amazingly dextrous—and committed!)

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Well done.