House Crush N°12

How about another little house crush today? I noticed this charming stone and brick house a few years ago while looking for a house in the city. Mr. ‘P’ was very tired of spending hours commuting and said, “Find us a house inside the loop–even if it’s the size of a postage stamp.” For all of you not in Atlanta, inside the loop means inside I-285, the perimeter highway that circles Atlanta. I saw a “For Sale” sign in front of this Norman stone and brick house and called my friend Joanne to tell her about it … and she said “do not even go in it, because you will have to buy it, and your husband will kill you.” Her mother had been to see the listing and felt the same way. The iron work in the entire house includes hand-made flowers and cute bugs—every room was more beautiful than the next. She was right, I would have died over this house … and it was way over my budget. Oh well, I will just have to be content with a curbside view.

Front gate and cobblestone driveway–welcome

Front gate and cobblestone driveway–welcome

 

There is a knot garden near the front door

A knot garden near the front door

 

Boxwood hedges surround the house and there is a rock quarry pool in the back garden

Boxwood hedges and a rock quarry pool in the back garden

 

I must have a thing for turrets this month.

Dovecotes, turrets, timbers, stone and brick patterns, copper awnings–detailed perfection

 

I think I must have a ‘thing’ for turrets this month.

xo♥, Lissy

All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com

 

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jennifer

    February 7, 2013

    there is no better place to stalk houses than in Atlanta! Looking forward to the next house crush

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      February 8, 2013

      Jennifer, Atlanta is good but Winston-Salem is fantastic1
      xo

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    Beth Blumer

    February 7, 2013

    Lissy – I love this house but your house is just as lovely! Love your blog!
    Miss you, Beth

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      February 8, 2013

      Ahh, thank you Beth.
      xo

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    Cathy Garrett

    February 11, 2013

    I love turrets, copper, brick and stone also Lissy. What a beautiful place. Would love to see the inside!

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      February 12, 2013

      I never went inside–too dangerous1
      xo

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