Belle Haven Beauties

November 14, 2012

 

 

Yes, “tradition” is thriving in the Alexandria suburb of Belle Haven. While driving through yesterday, I couldn’t resist snapping a few of the stately homes there- especially striking in the late afternoon light with fall colors still ablaze.

 

 

The subtle use of color on this door, a very pale mint green, works with the weathered white brick.

 

 

 

 

 

Another example of a soft, gray/blue/green detailing on a brick exterior. Perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not uncommon to find smaller townhouses with a saturated red exterior, but this gutsy scheme (with landscaping) works on a larger scale here.

 

 

 

 

 

Classic white and black with a striking vermillion door.

 

 

 

 

 

Brick steps ground this beauty with a soft buttercream body, white trim, black shutters and a Chippendale storm door in soft blue/green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy November— enjoy the riot of color while it lasts!