Have you ever seen something in your neighborhood that you know you have driving past a million times before but have never noticed it. Well, while driving to see The Black Keys the other week Scott and I drove past the sweetest looking old house that I must have driven passed so many times growing up, but for some odd reason never saw it there (or maybe I just wasn't that into vintage homes back then, maybe).
Dress: Target; Rust microfiber tights: c/o We Love Colors; Oxfords: Steve Madden
The Sirrine House was built in 1896 by Joe Sirrine for his new bride. Today it sits as a beautiful landmark, and also a historic home that offers guided tours from October through March (although I read that tours may be on hold due to budget cuts in the city).
The home has three rooms, and an amazing wrap-around porch. In the 1980's it was restored to its original state after years of different occupants inhabiting it. I found no creepy stories about it, but I can only image the stories that the sturdy, old walls hold.
This Victorian era home has everything I love about old houses (and I can't even see the inside!). It has the most beautiful brick, pretty trimming, and the prettiest picket white fence that surrounds the home and the land it sits on. It would be the perfect home to live in!
The house has this wonderful white fence surrounding it. I really wanted to sit on it, but I was just a little too short to jump up on it on my own. You should have seen Scott lifting me up to set me on it. Such a funny site!
The house also has its own gazebo right next to it! It would be the most perfect place for an afternoon spent reading, sipping iced coffee, and having a picnic lunch.
This particular afternoon I brought along Scott and I's Canon AE-1 to take a few photos. I am making it my goal to take more photos on our SLR cameras. Film always seems to make the photos we take that much more special.
Tokyo Dreamer Strap: c/o Photojojo
I truly love this little home and foresee lots of photos on its pretty porch.
Do you have any historical homes in your neighborhood that are on display?