Eclectic, quirky, and sometimes edgy…this is how things look from my front porch.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Like a Gingerbread House

This charming Craftsman-style stone cottage is in a neighborhood not too far away.  Something about this house just speaks to me.   Perhaps the charm is that the home is constructed like some country cottages I grew up around in Connecticut, with the same stone fence.  Farmers in Connecticut, ever frugal New Englanders, used the rocks removed from the fields while plowing to build walls for their hones and fences for their property.  Like this one:
This time of year, I always think the house looks like a gingerbread cottage.  Like this one from Country Living's website:
How adorable is that shredded wheat "thatched" roof?