December 10, 2012

Life in England: My Favorite Houses

Often as I am driving along the country roads in England, I throw on the brakes, screech up onto the curb, and whip out my phone to take a picture of a house that has caught my eye. There are great houses everywhere here! My taste ranges from sheds to thatch huts to stately homes, and I seem to prefer Georgian architecture over gothic or Victorian – not that I would be able to tell you that without my husband’s input. He can look at any house and tell you what century, decade, and style of architecture it belongs to. I envy this knowledge, but I do not possess it. Despite being a History of Art major in college, I focused the bulk of my architectural history classes on the 20th century. It also doesn’t help that I am American, where there isn’t the same exposure to historical architecture that you would have coming from Europe. I hope some of it will rub off on me while I’m here.


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Janice MacLeod
6 years 16 days ago

Dreamy dreamy dreamy. Thanks for sharing.

Rackk and Ruin
6 years 22 days ago

Even though all of these estates are beyond gorgeous, i must say that i love your garden shed the most!!

6 years 1 month ago

So so beautiful. Ah, I wanna escape to the English countryside

6 years 2 months ago

The eleventh photo reminds me the cottage of the movie the holiday! Very beautiful selection!

6 years 2 months ago

These homes are utterly inspiring! Thanks for sharing…..Thatched roofs are an all time fave of mine….