Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Blue Victorian

I know, I know... South Pasadena is known for it's Craftsman architecture. But I just can't help but go on an Easter egg hunt to find yet another unusually colorful structure. What's not to love about this blue Victorian house with lavender and white trim? To me, this place is absolutely literary. In fact, when Virginia Woolf imagined a room of her own, I have a feeling it might have looked something like that lovely one up there with the open window.

18 comments:

Livio said...

Beautiful color for this Victorian house

Eki Akhwan said...

The bright color is very eye-catching and beautiful, Laurie. And I also like the pattern created by the wood planks. Very nice elements for a photograph.

Blognote said...

Often the inside of the Victorian houses in London have those strong vibrant colours which can sometimes be very overwhelming but I like them!!

Virginia said...

Well "each to his own" as my Momma used to say. It's certainly a happy house!

Hilda said...

Another lovely play of light and shadow in this photo, Laurie! And the house's colors are pretty too. The blue is a little too strong for my taste, but if it makes its owners happy, and brings a smile to people who see it, then bless its big Victorian heart!

Dixie Jane said...

What a pretty house. What a pretty picture. I love those colors. I would love to see inside. Thanks for coloring my day.

Yakpate said...

OMG... this is so beautiful it takes my breath away! It makes me long for the life I imagine is lived inside... colorful, creative, and as open-minded as the window to Virginia's room.

I have seen purple trim on other houses, in other neighborhoods, and it has always looked out of place. But the subject house of today's post makes me wonder why anyone, anywhere, would limit themselves to white.

Judy said...

I love the Easter egg reference. That house is just charming and the beautiful California light showcases it so well. Don't they have the two kitties on the front porch?

Trish said...

We have a friend who painted her house a deeper purple with pink trim. No, it is NOT a Victorian. But, it sure does make it EASY to find her house on a street of a bunch of little slapped up bungalows!

Love the pic, shadows and colors are just great!

USelaine said...

I like the color combinations that all the doodahs on Victorians invite. I wish that window was still the authentic sash type, but maybe it got difficult to open over time.

I sometimes see vividly painted houses in this county that usually have been done by Mexican immigrant families, bringing the exuberant colors they had in the more tropical parts of that country. It's a joyful reminder that life is too short to become entrenched in dull all the time, just because we have been taught it is more "tasteful".

Hope said...

I imagine that life inside this home is lotsa fun! I like the blue with purple trim! This coming from someone who lives in a all-brick basement rancher house with white shutters.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh simply WOW, this is so lovely. I can't imagine the inside!

altadenahiker said...

It's a hobby of mine to walk lovely and even unlovely streets and imagine life on the inside. I love that in your face blue.

ken mac said...

now that is blue!

JT said...

so, what you are saying is... not PhotoShop but the real deal. A cross between Martha's Vineyard and the Caribbean. BTW, thank you for your kind words about my blog. I appreciate what you said.

Cafe Observer said...

another great pic where apparently the right word to describe this shot hasn't been invented yet!

this looks like it might just make a fine doghouse for a certain dog.

be careful now, L - you might bcome known more 4 your color rather than b & w.

Laurie said...

HOwdy everyone,

I just wrote a long, blathering response... only to have Blogger zap it in one of those mysterious Blogger comment zaps. ARG!

Since I can't recreate it at 1:40 in the morning, I'll just say thanks to everyone who commented today.

And welcome livio!

See you next post...

babooshka said...

I adore that blue, just adore that house. Who's afraid of Virginia Woolfe, not I.