Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I thought I’d share an adorable house my husband and I spotted in Davidson, N.C. last week. I snapped a few pictures with my cell phone so the quality isn’t that great but you can still see what a charmer it is! House crush….
Last week my husband and I were out and about in Davidson, North Carolina. What a charming town! We drove down this one street and my husband and I both spotted this house at the same time. The second time we drove past, I said that I wanted to go back and take a closer look at the house. And he was thinking the exact same thing! After 33 years of marriage I swear we think just alike. Isn’t it charming?
It’s hard to tell from the picture but the house is made of brick and painted white. (Which is one of my all time favorite looks!) I also love the covered front porch with columns. And those gas lanterns on each side of the front door are so dreamy!
Over the garage doors is another gas powered lantern. I’m obsessed with these gas lanterns now. Hmmmm… I wonder how hard it is to add gas lines like this on an existing house? And that lattice work over the garage door is perfect, too! I adore this house.
Just out of curiosity I looked to see how costly gas lanterns are. I found this copper beauty on Frenchmarketlanterns.com and it retails for $280. Yikes! And I would want 3.
We are in the planning stages of remodeling Happy Hill, our lake house and this is the look we are going for. Sort of. Instead of an angled flat roof, we want to do a gable over the front door to give the front of our house more character. The slope of our roof won’t allow dormers, so again the arch over the front door will serve as a focal point.
This is how the front of Happy Hill looks now. I like the idea of using a metal roof on the new addition like the one shown above on my house crush. Our double garage is on the right of the house so we will add garage doors and windows. And now I want one of those lattice/trellis structures over our garage doors. Naturally.
Do you remember my other house crush? This one is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. It finally sold! I’m happy about it. I can’t wait to see what the new owners do with this lovely old place. Be kind to her, new people.
I’m so fickle when it comes to house styles. I like a little bit of everything! I’ll see if we can incorporate some of the white house style into our Happy Hill remodeling project. I’m going to ask our architect about the gas lanterns and our new ideas. I think we’ve changed our minds a dozen times already! That’s the beauty of taking our time with the plans. Hopefully by the time we get around to starting the project, we will have thought of everything we want by then. Fingers crossed!
What’s your favorite style house? Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely day! xo Dell