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Drive By

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hey everybody and happy Friday!

Now that the temperatures are warming up and we are beginning to get outside, many of us are thinking about curb appeal and what we can do to make our homes more charming.   So many charming houses catch my eye each day as I make my rounds and I plan to start sharing them with you on Fridays.  Everybody likes a drive by, right?
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What gives this home curb appeal?  Let's see ...  Painted brick.  Dormers. Scrolled exterior light.  Gas lamp post.  White picket fence.  The landscape.  Dental molding.  Copper flashing.  Clay chimney shrouds. Paneled shutters with functional hardware.  Stacked stone. Architectural shingles.

I love a corner lot with a privacy fence.  Oh and that sweet little window above the garage didn't go unnoticed.  What did I miss?
 There are so many ways to add curb appeal to your home.  It doesn't have to be a huge house, but by adding little touches here and there, it can be a charming house.  How do you add curb appeal?

Have a great weekend!

I am linking with The Inspired Room.


    1. Lovely drive by ~ I adore well planned landscaping that adds varing height and color to the yard at different times and season.

      Have a fabulous Friday ~

    2. That is so sweet ... yes I want to move in right away. Good eye candy!!

    3. Soooo pretty!! Should that house look familiar to me? Seems like I have seen it before? Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

    4. By doing lots and lots of yard work. Love that house you shared with us.

    5. LOVE that house - thanks for sharing!

    6. Lovely! I'm pretty sure I've seen this home while cruising around town before. I work in the Starmount area and thought about your "Friday Drive By" feature the other day looking at some many pretty houses in this area. Nice pick!

    7. This is a house with huge curb appeal. I just love a house with dormers. And the fence is charming. Makes me want to go out and spruce up the front of my house too. Thanks for the inspiration.

    8. Angela and Teresa, I'm sure you know which house this is...can't miss it.

    9. What a charming home. We also have dormers and a fence, but a Kentucky 4 Board (stained). Lots of stone on the house, and I try to keep flowers on the verandas! You can take a tour if you'd like; Alabama Stone Cottage Tour (at AtticMag).

      Dropping by from The Inspired Room. Come see what has inspired me in Blog Land, and don't forget our giveaway ends Saturday night - so be sure to register at AtticMag!


    10. I *sigh* love older houses with curb appeal. My house, alas, has none yet.

    11. GAH! Another blog i'm sucked into. sigh. OK you, thanks for stopping by :) Seriously, thanks, but now your being added to the blog roll. LOVE YOUR BLOG. lots of good eye candy.

    12. I'm drooling - love it! So much character! Pretty blog - I'm visiting from Inspired Room!

    13. Found you via theshinypebble...excellent blog...lovely post on curb a good drive-by...following..K

    14. I love everything about that house....just dreamy! Love your blog too! Glad I found you!

    15. *sigh*
      simply beautiful views of a darling home
      makes me homesick for new england

    16. I've always admired that house. Great pick!! Can't wait to see more.

    17. thanks for following me on Twitter. I enjoy your blog. look forward to getting to know you.

    18. I know that I love illustrating homes because - ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of houses like this and one that I still love has a "turret" tower with a cone shaped roof. My Father tells me all the time, that I would say, "One day, I am going to live in that house."
      I think my love of home runs deep, my parents still live in the same home, so full of memories.
      A home is made of memories, each and every day.

    19. new to your the drive them all the time!

      Now a happy follower!~

    20. This one is definitely a beauty!

      Thanks for following my blog; so glad to have found yours, as well. And, I'm just right "down the road" in Charlotte :)

    21. I love it. I want one just like it!


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