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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Soaring

This lovely old Italianate Victorian house seems to be soaring into the sky. It's located one house over from the "oldest dwelling in Astoria," and we've been to this address before, because this is where the hitching post horse lives. Note that there's a small, round, blue and white plaque by the front door indicating that this is a historic home. I learned from Lee (Bend, Oregon, Daily Photo) that this house used to be larger. At one time, the house just up the hill from it was attached. The upper house was disconnected, turned sideways, and finished off as a separate building. This must have been an even more imposing structure at one time, but it has nothing to worry about. It's striking and lovely as-is, and the flowery bower adds a nostalgic touch of antique charm. It looks as inviting today as it ever did.

7 comments:

Jacob said...

How come Lee is so darn smart? Or knowledgeable?

This is a great photo, Sheryl, of a truly beautiful home that seems to challenge it's surroundings with majesty.

Don and Krise said...

Nice. As I think I said before, I grew up in an older home. I love them. They have so much more charm than the boxes they're building now.

Lee Spangler said...

Jake: I don't hold a candle to tapirgal's photographic eye or her ability to write cool objective commentary. I lived in Astoria for 39 years before moving to Bend and once owned the house next door to this beautiful home.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Bungalow !!Unseen Rajasthan

cieldequimper said...

Nice one. Looks like someone out of a Victorian novel would dash out of it!

Vogon Poet said...

I am amazed at the idea of cutting half a house away, turn it around and plant it nearby. You guys probably do it everyday and find it a little boring too...
Thanks to Lee for his knowledge of Astoria. Nice to see where the post horse lives.

Ming the Merciless said...

That is a pretty Victorian house. I love the flowering vines on the stairs.

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