Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall house colors

Walking by this house in my neighborhood, I was struck by how well the colors of the house work with the fall color scheme. And what a great porch they have -- all the way down to the disguised "gate" at the top of the stairs. I'm not sure of its purpose, but it is a unique feature. Don't know if the colors were planned, but it works well in the fall. I'd like to build a front porch onto my house eventually (it's a concrete slab with steps currently), so I'm always looking at other porches to learn from them. Here's some others with nice features & colors.

The detail at the top, window shape to the left and variation of shingles make this a stand-out house.

I'm going to want some built-in planters when I design my porch.



Great colors, especially the subtle third purple color.


I really like their porch curtains. When I get to building a porch, I'll want curtains.

One of my favorites from my street.




Lovely house colors. This house is actually a B&B. I like the custom-made house numbers too.
 

Okay, so the color isn't particularly "Fallish" but you have
to be pretty colorful to have a Fall display like this.

10 comments:

  1. The porches look amazing!
    I like the second to last, the flowers really bring it up

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  2. Beautiful porches! Makes me want to sit up on one of them with my coffee. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love those house colors (autumn colors are my favorites) and those porch curtains are so great. I agree with you, if I ever had a porch where I could have curtains, they would be up instantly.

    Jan
    Always Growing

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  4. Hey Jim! I loved them ALL ... except I could definitely do without the yellow risers on the front steps! UGH!! Thanks for sharing these homes. Makes me want to make a trip up there in the Fall!

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  5. I have porch envy.
    Porches make a neighborhood.

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  6. Your neighborhood has some of the prettiest homes in Buffalo. I too admire all the colorful homes with really great porches. A great neighborhood to take a stroll and visit with friends. Walking neighborhoods, what life use to be.Thanks for the fall tour.

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  7. fer,
    That second-to-last house is neighbor's and on Garden Walk Buffalo. Their garden looks as good now as it does every other time of the year.

    Ann,
    No coffee for me, but I do feel as though to really test out the porches to see what I like, I should spend an hour or so on each to see which "fits" right.

    Jan,
    I now wish I'd gone with more fallish colors for my own house, which was painted just two years ago.

    Pam,
    Something unique wth the riser colors is a great idea, but I agree the yellow is grandstanding -- and seems more suitable for showing scuff marls.

    pelenaka,
    Porches do make a neighborhood. On our street more people hang out on their front porches than back porches. Especially the ones with little kids.

    GWGT,
    We're lucky to live where we do. Big beautiful homes -- no tow alike, mostly Victorians from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Almost all are very well maintained and in constant updating.

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  8. Really enjoyed the video on Buffalo and your tour of local porches. Wraparound porches have to rank as one of the greatest features a home can have. Good luck with your porch.

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  9. I love those house colors (autumn colors are my favorites) and those porch curtains are so great. I agree with you, if I ever had a porch where I could have curtains, they would be up instantly. Jan Always Growing

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  10. Jan,
    I'm always designing my "new" front porch in my mind. I'm almost done! It's curtains for me!

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