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Friday, October 3, 2008

A DRIVE BY........


I discovered a new housing addition in our town that just BLOWS MY MIND...
All the houses are NEW VINTAGE and now I know what kind of house I would buy if I ever
WIN THE LOTTERY !!
You get the magnificent looks of an OLDER HOME but it's all BRAND NEW !
love it .....
JUST take a look at these BEAUTIES...




They are built VERY close together...
BILL wouldn't like that part of it but......
I WOULD JUST LOVE IT !!
Now, I'm not planning on BUYIN' one of these lovelies...I'm just sayin'.........



OH...HONEY !!



All this and painted BLUE to boot !
*SIGH
MY FAVORITE !
HAPPY FALL....

FOR SALE !!! *double SIGH



IS THIS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF??


We're talking 'need a maid' here.... this is so HUGH !
Note that precious fence..no PLASTIC here !!







Yellow must be a popular color because there were lots of yellow beauties....
ooo and i love yellow !! Especially yellow HOUSES !

*sighhhhhhh

*covet

The developer even made the streets narrow like they were in the "old days".......


It was so much fun, driving through this adorable neighborhood....

ladies were outside, tending their landscaping and they were so friendly and would wave and smile....I told one that I was taking photos for my BLOG and she said, "Well, I don't know what a BLOG is but I am going to plant some new shrubs so will you come back and take another picture?"
I said, "You bet your boots I will !!"
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excuse me, now...i have to go buy a lottery ticket !!!!
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my something PINK for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
love ya, bj

40 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh, My, Goodness! I would be living right next door BJ! This is what a subdivision should look like!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ.
Those homes are beautiful. There's nothing like the classic good looks of an older home in style, and the convenience of having everything brand new rolled into one package!

Thanks for sharing.
Diane

Chris said...

In my dreams,I could live in one of those homes. Can you imagine?

Hugs,
Chris

Stacey said...

Don't those just tug at your heart! Those of us who love nesting envision those houses in our minds for sure. I have a favorite house (just one) that I kind of stalk. Must admit that I drove by it all times of day and night. Now, if there was a whole neighborhood I would be arrested!! :)

Donna said...

Oh, BJ, I love these houses! There's a place in Chapel Hill, NC that is the same type of development, that looks like an older neighborhood but new construction. Love 'em!

I'd have to win the lottery too to be able to afford one!

Brown-Eyes said...

Morning BJ...Loved all of these beauties but if I had to choose just one...it'd be the Victorian with the semi-circle porch...you know, when I waa a realtor (100 years ago) it was known that a yellow house would sell quicker than another...Hmmm ;-) Bo

Marcela said...

Hello BJ
I'd like to have one of this wonderful houses!!!
I wish I could!!!
Have a nice day!
Hugs
Marcela

Picket said...

Ohhhh I am dying here BJ....I'd be right next door to you girl...We have some new subdivisions being developed just like that here and I am drive thru them and I know the owners are probably thinking I am staking out the neighborhood but I just can't quit looking at them....they are my dream home...all the charm of old days with all the modern conveniences of today an a new toilet no one has ever used ...ahhhhhh glory! lol lol Loved this post girl...love ya!!!! have a beautiful weekend!

nikkicrumpet said...

DROOL...DROOL...DROOOOOOOL....DROOOOL. Oh to have a big honkin porch like most of those had!!! YUMMERS
Although I'm with Bill...I would like a bunch more space between my house and the neighbors...but boy are those beauties!!! Have a gorgeous houselusting day!

Adrienne said...

Oh.my.goodness! If you buy one, BJ, I'll buy one and we can be neighbors. I would 'fit' right in there, too. Well, not my pocketbook - my dreams. Thanks for sharing these wonderful homes with us. ~Adrienne~

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sunshine... Wow what magnificent homes... I have always dreamed of having a home just like one of those... Well maybe when we ever stop full timing in the RV I can get something like that (much smaller of course) out in the country of North Florida. So for now I guess we can just pretend that is the neighborhood of Blogville... LOL LOL

Have a Simply scrumptious Day...

Hugs,
Donna

Smilingsal said...

It's nice that you got to talk with one of the ladies who lives in one of these grand homes, and that she was nice.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a DARLING neighborhood ! I would love to have all of them, hehehehe !

Cori G. said...

Good Morning BJ!
I need one of those houses too! Will you pick up a spare lottery ticket for me?
Have a fun day!
Love, Cori

squawmama said...

Oh BJ I do love my life too and we'll probably do it for 5 to 10 years more but when we do settle those are beautiful.. I'll probably be to old to upkeep it... LOL LOL

HUGS, Donna
ps Thank you for putting me on your SURVIVOR list.. Love you

Susan said...

I would love to live there. All the charm of older homes with new plumbing and electrical, Yea!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! What a beautiful sight to see while driving or walking!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!~Wendy

salmagundi said...

Ooooh, I'm afraid I would be lurking in that neighborhood too much!! They would probably send the police after me for loitering. Those houses are gorgeous. Sally

Beverly said...

Happy Friday, BJ.

There is a neighborhood just like this right down the street from my son. I love looking at all of the homes, too.

Just gorgeous!

jeanne said...

BJ, thanks for sharing some beautiful Victorian homes. Who cares if they are reproductions. No maintenance is a good thing. We can dream can't we.

Have a great weekend my friend.

Love, Jeanne

Grandma Faith said...

Maybe we will both win the lottery and then we can be neighbors in that beautiful subdivision. We will definitely be needing maids and gardeners. I can hardly wait!

Nancy said...

BJ, Those are gorgeous! I love the one with the porch in the middle facing a corner and steps going up each side of the porch....oh my heavens...I would love to see inside some(all) of them!!! I bet they are breathtaking inside! Nancy

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I wish more developers did more of this. What a beautiful neighborhood!

Linda said...

Oh, these are all so dreamy....I'd love one too. Hugs, Linda

Debbie from NJ said...

Oh BJ,

These are gorgeous! I want one!!!! I am going to buy a ticket!I would love to be your neighbor. Sounds like a great neighborhood!

Susie Q said...

Egads BJ! These are gorgeous!! Oooh, let's all win our states lotteries and then move into this neighborhood. Can you imagine the get togethers?? Well, I can dream can't I??

What you did for *K* was so sweet. I love ya BJ.

Sue

Alice said...

girlfriend, you are just like me. if i had a new home it would be like the ones on the blog instead of the new ones that are all alike. have a great day!
love, alice

Kelli said...

Oooh...I am drooling over those front porches! Thank you for taking us along on your drive!
~Kelli

pat@backporchmusings said...

Be still my heart! I love these homes!
Thanks for the great photos, BJ!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Kathi said...

Oh I love those adorable houses. I'm sighing too. Kathi

Neabear said...

Add me to the sighing and drooling crowd. I would love to have a home like that also. It is always a dream of mine and I keep hoping by some miracle it could come true. Sigh.....drool......

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey bj! Girl, you found my dream neighborhood...hey, if we win the lottery, we can be neighbors. Ya know what, Robert is like Bill in that he would not like neighbors this close, but I'm like you...I think I would love it....being able to take a stroll around the quaint streets and admire everyone's flower beds and porches . That would be so fun! I really enjoyed this post. Hope you have a great weekend!
xoxo,
Queenie

Wood n' Whimsy said...

I love those new "vintage" homes. Can you imagine all the vintage wonderfulness without any leaky pipes, old wallpaper in need of stripping or drafty rooms? Heaven. Thanks for coming by and entering to win my jewelry giveaway. Good luck winning your choice of the gorgeous blue necklace. That's one of my favs too. God Bless, Celene

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

OHooo BJ, I have loved taking a tour of homes with you in this neat neighborhood..I would live there in a heartbeat.. I really love the house that has double stairways from the porch..thanks for sharing...

Mary said...

Wow, they are all just gorgeous! I can see you on one of those beautiful front porches with all your grandkids surrounding you! :)
xoxo,
Mary

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the architecture of old homes, especially the victorian homes, but oh, the upkeep! This is a perfect solution! I am loving those houses with the big porches and verandas! Sounds like a nice neighborhood too.

Kady

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

HiBJ,
Thank you for that magnificent tour...those homes were just fabulous....I think I need to buy a lotto ticket.....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

I guess it's all about PINK this month.

~ Gabriela ~

Southern Lady said...

Hi, BJ ...

I loved your tour of those beautiful homes. It looks like you went back in time and visited "Main Street, America."

I hope you win the lottery, Sweetie!

Sincerely,

Janie

Rue said...

Good morning Bj :)

I really enjoyed this tour. If developers would do more neighborhoods like this I wouldn't mind if they were new. Gorgeous reproduction homes :)

hugs,
rue