Friday, February 28, 2014

Beautiful Houses: the top architecture pins of February 2014

It seems like every time I pin a beautiful house on Pinterest, almost immediately the image gets repinned dozens of times.  Clearly there are a lot of people out there who love houses as much as I do! I find Pinterest to be one of the best places to go for architecture inspiration, and my architecture board grows by leaps and bounds every month.

I pinned a lot of houses this month, so I am devoting a post to the top architecture pins of the month.  There are some really beautiful houses and unique architecture features in this month's top architectural pins.

I initially saw just the front elevation of this house, and I was smitten. I love the color palette of the house, the portico off the front, the planters with boxwood, the dormers, the pea gravel driveway.  Then I saw this side perspective, which shows the garage – I suspect the house is new, but it was designed so the garage looks like it was added on many years after the original house was built.  It’s a beautiful house and looks wonderful in its environment. From Paul Davis Design.

A beautiful house exterior with a triple arched set of steel windows (one is a door), from the portfolio of Revival Construction.

A Birmingham, Alabama house that is on the market. The combination of classic style and an interesting and unique color scheme caught my eye, and the roses over the front door are the perfect touch. Note how the Chippendale pattern on the storm door matches the pattern on the side porch. The motor court is a great design element.  Image source.

A classic Georgian with a light color scheme, found on Pinterest.

Light color houses with dark shutters captured my imagination this month.  Found on Pinterest.

Although it is not a house, I put this gate in my architecture board as it is an architectural design element, and it caught a lot of people’s eyes.  A simple but stylish gate design, and the country lane is charming.  Image source.

A detail shot of the front door of this house reveals so many beautiful elements – the stonework, the limestone surround, the lantern style. Upon close inspection, it appears that the window has a shutter that is build into the window casement, almost like a storm door. Image via Carraway & Associates Architects.

This Charleston house, painted aqua with black accents, was one of the most popular pins of the month. Image source.

I like the light color and fully functional exterior shutters on this house. Note how the left two don't have the shutters...I wonder why (the left one could not have shutters and a lantern, but what about the second from the left)?  The upper windows don't either. The shutter and trim color are noted as Sherwin Williams Antique White (SW6119); the stucco color noted as Benjamin Moore Sandy Brown (CC-150.  Image source.

Last, but certainly not least, this beautiful house in Charleston, captured so perfectly by 21 Rosemary Lane.  This was the most pinned architectural image of the month, and it’s a beauty.

These images are the top ten pinned architectural images of the month.  Do you have a favorite?

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  1. Oh my goodness, those are awesome houses! All are truly beautiful in their own way, but love, love the charming one in Charleston! Great post, love architecture and homes, decor, and on and on! Thanks for sharing.

  2. A gate is all you need. And I'll take the Charleston with flower boxes.

  3. Lovely homes but the monotonous landscaping of grass and boxwood could be improved.

  4. Holly I absolutely adore the last home! Magical!
    The Arts by Karena

  5. I can see why that gate has so many repins. It is so simple yet makes such a statement. No I am pinning it!

  6. Love these! It's so hard to pick a favorite. Great inspiration!

  7. These are among my favorite posts of the month. Are you going to do the top non-architecture pins too? I always find great recipes from your top pins posts. Thank you for the inspiration every day!

  8. Whoa! I'm checking out "Revival Construction" first thing!! Beautiful!! franki

  9. All of these homes are beautiful but the Rosemary Lane home is my favorite. It draws me in...so charming.

  10. The blogs are filled with interior desing, it is such a fresh breath of air to see exteriors.Though all of these houses are lovely, my eyes set on the first and second one. And I just followed your board for more inspiration.
    Have a great weekend, Ann C.
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  11. Stunning houses! The Charleston house with the black accents is just divine…I could pin these images all day!…xv


  12. Holly this is my first time to your blog and I want to thank you for including my Charleston pic in your grouping. Such gorgeous architecture of all the homes you highlighted, I love looking at beautiful homes in fabulous settings...thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend!
    XO Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane

  13. I wonder what draws us in to the pictures of these houses/homes? As a senior raised in orphanages and foster homes I think it is the sense I have that in these beautiful ordered homes life flows with grace and ease, untroubled with the frustrations of day to day living. At least I like to imagine that it does. Why don't we realize that we must order our national and planet affairs as we do our homes- instead of with so much strife and disorder. With so much to the few and so little to the many. Sad.............

  14. So pretty.....my fave is the limestone door surround against the stone, so elegant and understated. Enjoy your Sunday!


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