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.