Windows on the World

By: pbcmedia

Mar 27 2009

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Category: architecture, Creativity, Humor, Life, Personal, Photography


Focal Length:100mm
Camera:Canon EOS 5D

If I had money to burn, I’d hire an architect to design a house for me, art to put in it, and an interior decorator.

I’d tell the architect to look at this garage/horsebarn/spaceship part of a historical home in the next town to me.

It makes me smile every time I go by it.  Horses lived there first– automobiles, next.  Then, by the look of the porthole windows, I think the owner had a fondness for the sea or spaceships.

I’d tell the architect to build me a house that makes a passerby stop, smile, and then continue on with his journey.

©Pat Coakley 2009


11 comments on “Windows on the World”

  1. This reminds me of that house out of Amityville Horror. Only much nicer.


  2. Very cool looking house. It looks a bit like Norman Bates should live there with his dead mother though. A bit creepy.

  3. What a great picture and wonderful old building. Its history is written on its facade. I hope somebody saves it so it can make people stop and smile for many years to come. We need that.

  4. I live there in dreams and slow lazy warm Sundays. Wow!

  5. Pat, I honestly thought you had ‘shopped that before I read your entry. That looks amazing. I want to live there! (I’d bet money that it has more square footage than my house does)

    -Turkish Prawn

  6. Pat, a little surprise is awaiting you on my blog.

    And – I want to live in such a place too! But till then, at least our blossoming freesias make people stop, sniff the spring and move on.

  7. i wonder if anyone lives there now? the curtain, in the window, the one window there, and the door on the edge of the left side. wow. fanciful-looking and so much fun.

  8. Massachusetts = the land of cool old houses.

  9. I’m guessing that house looks different in the abundant foliage of summer. Even without her makeup of flora, I think she’s a grande dame and if she could speak would invite you in for an apple pie wedge and some great storytelling.

  10. I don’t think you need no steeenking architect. I’m sure that someone with your creative bent could come up with something by yourself.

    Just start off with a few little thumbnail sketches and refine your ideas. The secret is to keep the sketches very small so you can produce your ideas quickly and then move on quickly to your next idea. You’ll be amazed with what you come up with after 40 or 50 little thumbnails.

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