Saturday, May 08, 2004

Small and Snazzy 

Last year I took a bunch of pictures of houses in my neighborhood for an art project that never really got underway. Reading this blog entry reminded me that I had them, and I thought it might be nice to post a few of them on my blog for contrast. The houses here are similar to the small one pictured in Scott's blog. They were built in the 1940's and 50's and were on the fringes of town at the time. Now, they're considered "in-town" and are right next to the mall.

Right now a lot of new people are moving in to our neighborhood, mostly first-time homeowners like us: young couples, single folks. We're interested in improving the value of our homes in this gradually improving neighborhood but lack the funds for major renovations. So, rather than demolishing and rebuilding, we're tending to our "vintage" homes, sprucing up the walls with paint and planting flowers in the yard. I think this new attention given to these older homes has resulted in a really charming neighborhood.
small house 1small house 2
small house 3small house 4
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