Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Quiz Tuesday part 29 (plus home series 3)

Continuing our homes series (please see the previous 2 posts, if you've just arrived).
Also, I promise to address all the issues you raised concerning this subject, on a special post, at the end of the series.


If you are a frequent visitor to this blog (and why wouldn't you be?), you might notice that this particular home does not fit in with the prevailing Mediterranean architectural style of Naples.

Obviously, the owners recreated their beloved, pre-retirement home - most likely from the Eastern part of the country (New England, would be my guess).

Today's challenge: To find as many un-Floridian aspects to this photo as you can! I can assure you that there are no less than five...

I will start you off: 1. grey, rainy skies (yes, we do get them occasionally)

17 comments:

Lavenderlady said...

thank you for updating yesterday post...I can now recognize a caged lanai. As for the quiz...hum,

I will go with rainy skies, house style, big lawn, spreading green low shrubs, porch.

Olivier said...

en effet, elle me fait penser à ces grandes maisons que l'on trouve en nouvelle angleterre. Elle est tres belle et tres verdoyante.
j'ai cherche un alligator, mais je n'ai pas trouve, non je ne vois pas

indeed, it makes me think of these large houses which one finds in England news. It is very beautiful and very green. I have seek an alligator, but I do not have finds, not I do not see

Peter said...

Just went through the comments on your yesterday's post. Interesting and diverging comments. Looking forward to your summing up and your own comments at the end of the series!

This home looks much nicer in my eyes and the reason is perhaps that it's a bit different, not following some kind of standard "model", it somehow looks more cosy. However, I could not find all the un-Floridan aspects and even if I did, they may be on the hidden sides of the house.

... and somehow, there is still something like "too perfect" with these houses:

Steve Buser said...

Can't meet your question challenge, but since we are currently house hunting I found this pretty interesting. The roof line, particularly on the side closest to us is something you don't see here. If you were going to do a broken roof line like that here, it would have to have a dormer like on the other side of the house.

Heated pool? That's an outdoor pool here. All the heat you need except for the winter. Our winter here is about 10 days long.

Nikon said...

Ok, grey skies for #1, the wide lawn and hedges for #2, clapboard siding, and painted grey - not the mediteranean style exterior for #3, a "chimney" for #4, and the lack of palm trees or palm plants for #5.

Beetle said...

The house itself Isabella!? very Unfloridian aspect if followed from your house series previously posted.

Jilly said...

Well, I was very good and didn't read anyone's comments before giving this some thought but could only come up with 'chimney' and 'no palms.' And I see that Nikon has already mentioned both those.

Certainly a more interesting house than the previous two in this series and I can see why you suggest it's reminicent of New England houses. Certainly, those wonderful old and authentic New England houses have such charm and character and simplicity. This seems complicated in roof line but I like the clapperboard cladding.

Perhaps it's one of those houses shipped on the back of a truck? I remember that happening with the beautiful Queenslanders in Australia. It looks new though.

Santini said...

I'll go with the chimney, a split rail fence, spreading yews, the style of the front porch, and it looks to be frame construction instead of cinder block. Lovely series of photos.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a house I could live in as it reminds me of my hometown. I like it for a whole lot of reasons. All of my answers to your quiz were given by Nikon.

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Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Subscribing every single point displayed by "nikon", I'd like to add that in that house I'd be happy to live one whole life (maybe two if possible) ;-)

Moi said...

i guess Nikon summed it up pretty well....the color of the house and the absence of palm is what striked me first ....

Frank said...

Well, obviously you gave Nikon all the answers!

isabella said...

Bravo Nikon! I knight thee an honorary Floridian ;-)
You named all the major "faux pas", plus Lavenderlady's front porch and Santini's split-rail fence finish the job.

This house was built about 10 years ago. Since then, a design review committee was formed in my community to regulate every aspect of new construction and landscaping. That is why this house is such a "diamond in the rough" around here - it could not be built today.

Thanks all for playing along...

Sonia said...

Love this house, very charming! And the garden is nice!

Jilly said...

But, but, but....

It could not be built today? But it's a nicer house than the others built? Is there some safety regulation(s) that this house doesn't fulfil?

The reason can't be because of aesthetics!

I'm mad!

Nikon said...

LOL, I'd like to thank the little people..........

JAM said...

Beautiful place, Floridian or not. I wish ours was landscaped so nicely, though I'd say our lawn is as nice. Most of our flowers are in pots though, my lousy back pretty much prevents me from gardening.