in my old neighbourhood i used to drive by an old black house. when i first laid eyes on it, it was nothing special. then one day i noticed a sign on the front lawn and the next thing i know they were in construction mood. i would drive by and make note of all the advancements in the re-design and anxiously await for more! it was like a drug, the anxiety of seeing what else they would do to this place. upon completion it turned into a beautiful black and red clayish brick structure with gorgeous details and a curb appeal that would turn any head! that's when i realized the importance of exterior design.
many people ignore the exterior of their home, but in reality it's the face of the house. the first impression you can't make twice. i think the exterior of a structure is just as important as the interior and so i'm devoting this post on what i love to call "first impressions".
i would love to take photos of this little black house with its new face lift but i felt awkward taking photos of another person's house. in fact, i have a handful of favorite exterior homes spanning from downtown toronto all the way to niagra on the lake where i fell in love with a beautiful white and red estate off the lake.
as much as i appreciate modern box like architectural master pieces that seem to be popping up at every little corner like popcorn, i love old architecture and an exterior with personality. i love details and a home that feels like a home. i came across these images on flickr and wanted to share. real homes for real people.
do i have your attention?