A total house junkie, and a Sybil one at that, I tripped across this photo yesterday and said yes, this is me.
I don’t know where this house is or whose photo it is even but damn, to my eye utter perfection.
The color yellow. ✅
The huge porch ✅
The multiple chimneys ✅
The simplicity of the house lines ✅
Yes yes and yes. I think this is Greek Revival architecture but correct me if I’m wrong.
Yellow is a very difficult house color to get right. I’m not a fan of historic yellows that are gold or ochre in tone. Not a fan of eye-popping bright yellow either. A yellow too pale can look washed out. This yellow looks just right to me, balanced with the white trim and black shutters, a home run.
I could live in a very modern house. I could live in a Craftsman. I’ve lived in a 1930s era home with high ceilings that was divine. The house undergoing renovation started out life as a 1940s bungalow but bears
little zero resemblance to those roots now. I don’t see myself choosing to live in a log cabin or an Santa Fe style adobe home, although I can appreciate the beauty of those styles.
But no matter how many times I see a house like this photo, I’m there.
I’m sure there’s a home-personality test that equates what style home each of us prefers to a trait in our personality.
Who are you?