Sweetest Little Things

May 18, 2011

So…. my patient readers,  I’ve got a bit of writer’s block working on a weighty post about “color planes” and contemporary architecture.

In the meantime I wanted to share a few photos of sweet little houses in my neighborhood.  As I’ve traveled across the country and world, I have always chosen to “light”  fairly close to urban centers in older neighborhoods.  Of course, the trade off has always been space.  There were most certainly times when I would have readily traded my slate roof for a house with a garage,  big walk-in closets and a guest room–houses definitely “shrink” as little bodies grow into bigger ones. Yes, McMansions can be great for raising a large brood and some just prefer big. But, I’m afraid that so many of these spaces with their soaring entries and miles of granite, were the visions of developers, not architects– built more to “impress”  rather than to “live” in. Which brings me to my enormous appreciation for the small, more finely crafted “home”.

There is something to be said for scale and a bit of imperfection.  These sweet little houses just beckon you to walk right in and have a cup of tea. Don’t you agree?