Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Peaking into Windows...

I wonder what's behind that one in the attic?

17 comments:

Judy Williams said...

If you look at the smaller arched window to the left, you can almost see a Victorian woman sitting by the window. Perhaps it is her studio above, or it's just a window in the attic, filled with memories and antiques. The shape of the portico is different!

Mister Earl said...

Is this the "Minister's House" on Columbia? I took a Sierra Club tour looking at those big houses. This one looks like the minister's house that used to house... I can't even say it... I'll just say a large keyboard instrument often associated with church music.

dbdubya said...

Why is the screen door to the balcony open? Why is the rain gutter on the left side of the balcony porch hanging loose, yet still connected to the downspout? Who is the mystery woman in the window Judy noted? This is the house of unanswered questions.

WV: ackne - the reason the woman is hiding inside the house.

Mister Earl said...

DB: Why is the Fourth of July?

dbdubya said...

Because it's the fourth day in the monty of July. It comes after the third and before the fifth.

Anonymous said...

I like your play on words with the headline today. That roof has some interesting peaks to peek into.

Anonymous said...

isn't this one of the early greene/greene works?

Mister Earl said...

Doesn't look like a Green and Green to me, but I think it's a well-known house.

Laurie said...

Hey gang,

I am not sure if this is one of the G&G designs, but it is neighbors with several well-known ones. I'll post back with what I find out.

Until tomorrow...

Diana said...

Lovely house, but how about "peeking," unless you're referring to the roofline?

Laurie said...

Diana, welcome! You and several others who emailed me didn't catch my hamfisted attempt at a simple play on words. Anon caught my drift but my email box was filled with concerned readers who corrected me.

I was referring to the roof peaks in a twist on the old peek-in-windows phrase and it made everyone think it was a typo or that I didn't pass 5th grade spelling.

Back in my ad writing days this would have been a headline that wouldn't get a pass by a client!

Mike said...

what kind of person comments on a blog to correct spelling?

TheChieftess said...

The victorian woman sitting by the window was reminiscing about the romantic trysts she enjoyed with her lover in her little hideaway in the attic...

Actually, he just left through the screen door on the balcony...in rather a hurry...then while climbing down the peaked roof over the front porch he tore off the gutter...all because the victorian woman had a touch of ackne...

Oh, and by the way, it was on the fourth of July...and her husband was riding in the hometown parade!!!

Mary Rogers said...

For the record, I understood your headline!!!!!

Mister Earl said...

You misspelled Peking. ;-) Notice the Chinese influence on the roof lines? Really.

TheChieftess said...

Mr. E...you make me laugh!!!

Petrea said...

You've been writing some catchy titles lately. I like this one especially. Caught my eye and made me look twice.