Thursday, August 12, 2010

Window (un)Dressing

The curving wall, the Spanish tiles and the dark wood balcony are fabulous enough, but those curtains on the outside of the windows! It's like this old girl is flaunting convention and flashing her petticoats.

Beyond wonderful.

10 comments:

Judy Williams said...

I've never seen curtains OUTSIDE!!!

dbdubya said...

Reminds me of some of the skid row winos I used to see who would wear their undershorts on the outside of their pants. Except, this house is clean and probably doesn't smell as bad.

Kat said...

I see the "outside curtains" on a lot of old Spanish styles in Pas and SoPas. My guess is that it was to keep out a) dust or b) insulation against the heat in pre-a/c days.

But-- that'd be me making a guess.

barbra said...

This is my friend's house! Yay! The house was unlivable when they bought it. They had to live in a trailer in the driveway while it was renovated (that would be my pregnant friend, her husband, and their two daughters ages 5 and 3). They did a beautiful job restoring the house!

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful house!!! And I'm thinking you just might be right Kat...I've also seen the outside curtains on several other Spanish style houses...

Trish said...

my godparents place on the W edge of the Rose Bowl had such curtains for a while on their spanish style place. haven't been by in years, so I don't know if the new owners kept the curtains or not.

Kat---I suspect you're right, along with keeping wind out in the winter.

Mister Earl said...

I think they're for Romeo and Juliet scenes or even Animal House where the parents knock on the bedroom door and the boy goes out the window hanging from the curtains.

Laurie said...

I love Mister Earl's idea!

Kat said...

I think Mr. Earl's romantic (and slightly) racey guess wins!

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