Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dream Homes

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Mary from Little Red House did a post yesterday about McMansions and her dream home. I thought that would be a fun post so here's some pictures of what I consider my dream home. These first two pictures I took while on vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Look at the brick sidewalk...that was all over the town of Edgartown ~ I loved that! There are blocks and blocks of homes that look like these. Almost every home in the town is white with black shutters. Now you know why I'm obsessed with Martha's Vineyard!
These houses are way too big for me but I love that classic Cape Cod style.

The house above is from the movie Father of the Bride. I watched this movie so many, many times!

I love picket fences and a rose arbors too.
I also love homes with turrets and widow's walks...

I love the home from the movie Practical Magic too. I've found that a lot of bloggers share this love. I still remember when Victoria magazine did a spread on it before the movie came out. I watched Practical Magic so many times the tape broke inside my VCR and I had to throw it all away and get a DVD player and new DVD of Practical Magic. I still watch it alot.I've always known that I like white houses and as I was searching for pictures for this post I thought I better look for some other colors so I did a Google Search under Images for "elegant yellow home exterior" I got to page 4 and was I shocked to see a picture of my dining room! I didn't find any cute yellow houses so I guess I just have a thing for white houses!

Does anyone else want to join in and show their dream homes?

46 comments:

Abbie said...

Definitely! This will be my next post.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

These homes are all so romantic and enchanting. I must admit that I share the Practical Magic passion. That home is just the epitome of perfection! What a lovely post.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday :)

Hugs,
Dena

Mary said...

Oh my gosh, Cindy, I just love those Martha's Vineyard houses!!!

I, too, love the house in Father of the Bride. I've never seen Practical Magic -- now I have to go out and find the video. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Decor4U said...

Beautiful houses,I invite you to come and visit my grandma vitrin.I'm sure you'll like it.

Deb said...

I love all the home pictures ~ but I especially love the house in Father Of The Bride ... I watch re-runs of the movie JUST to re visit the house :-}

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Terri and Bob said...

Wow, these are breathtaking!

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love Practical Magic and that's one of my favorite houses as well. I've never been to Martha's Vineyard but from the looks of those pictures, I wouldn't mind having one of those either!!

Love,
Julie

Rosemary said...

I love your choices Cindy. I too love those movie houses. I just rewatched Practical Magic. I never get tired of looking at that house.
I think white houses with black shutters are stunning.
Hope you have a great weekend,
Rosemary

a pink-bee said...

What pretty homes ! I love Pratical magic too! If you go to this site and click onto each part on the left side of it -it shows lots of photos of the house- garden- etc. of the movie. Will do a post tomorrow of my favorite homes :) Your lil' bunny is in the mail- on it's way to you.
crystal
http://www.amasveritas.com/film/setting/index.html

Petra said...

Oh jesus! Does homes are so beutiful! My site namne is the same as yourse but in swedish, smile.
Petra

Kel said...

I can't rmember how I found my way here, but I'm glad I did. These houses are amazing !! Good luck with your dream house. We're working hard turning an old church into our dream home. It's so much fun to dream. Enjoy !!

restyled home said...

You love white houses the way I love yellow houses!!

Have a great weekend!!

Linda

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Mine would look a lot like those first few you showed. Beautiful!

violetlady said...

This is such a coincidence. Today I was wondering what I would put on my next post and I decided that I would put some photos of houses that I love in the nearby beach towns. I live about 5 miles between these towns - unfortunately, not within them. I love those houses. I did a post awhile back showing some houses and picket fences and arbors (which I also love). I have your blog on my favorites list.

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Anonymous said...

I guess there's a bunch of us that love Martha's Vineyard and homes like the ones you posted. Most of us will never get one but it's so much fun to dream.
~bj

Penny Carlson said...

I love white cape cod homes with black shutters. My favorite homes though are vintage farmhouses. They can be Cape Cod style, Victorian, Stone....just old farmhouses....I will see if I can find some to post.
Penny

Paula said...

These homes are just beautiful!!

Blessings,
Paula

Marilyn said...

I love the little stone cottage in The Holiday and of course the Practical Magic house! I remember a Victoria magazine article about the Practical Magic house and it had some of the most awesome pictures....boy that's been a long time ago.

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Those homes are charming and the autumn collage is delightful.
Alexandra

suburban prep said...

I love the movie Practical Magic.
In Mendocino there is the house that was used for Murder She Wrote series and in St Helena is the house from Falcon Crest.

Shelley Jo said...

Before I scrolled down to see your text, I thought to myself, "That looks like the house from Father of the Bride." Too funny!

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cityfarmer said...

First two shots are the home of famous Susan Branch a dear frined of mine

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

City Farmer: these houses are in Edgartown, Susan's house is in Vineyard Haven. It's easily to confuse because so many of the houses on the island look the same.

Gail McCormack said...

Yes Cindy, dream homes! that is for sure, they are so beautiful, I love that particular Americian Architectural style, if ever I had the chance to build my own home over here in Australia it would be in that style, is it called New England ?? I know I used to drool over all the Americian Home Plan magazines.....yes dream on Gail

vivian said...

HI Cindy, I'm just dropping in for a quick visit. those houses are beautiful and as much as i would love to have a huge gorgeous house like that, I dont want it unless it comes with a maid!!!
my house is tiny and I have enough trouble keeping that up!!
hey do you want to link sites?

Donna said...

Beautiful houses! And I love the white with the black shutters. They remind me of a place in Maryland called Dickeyville. Rows of old beautiful white houses with black shutters. My daughter used to live there. I'm enjoying your blog!
Donna

Susie Q said...

I was late to do this but will do it soon...and these are such beautiful places.
I need to go around and take some photos of my house soon...

But I could also show some of the houses I just love. I have been posting some recently and one of the sweetest little stone cottages in our area. So special...

I always love your posts!

Hugs,
Sue

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'll take that last one!

Brenda said...

You have been tagged.Come visit my page to see. It is my first time so if your nor interested im sorry.

Robyn said...

Lovely homes! Thanks for sharing!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!! I must visit Martha's Vineyard...

Smiles...

Beverly

Julie said...

I started a whole section describing my dream house..the one I would have without the boundries of time, money, upkeep etc. etc. etc.! ..and yes - my dream house is white with black shutters. It is obvious though by my barn - you can see I have a black/white fettish! Great post Cindy!!!

Michelle said...

Oh, I love Practical Magic!! I'll have to get that out and watch it again soon. What lovely houses you've chosen for this post!

Anonymous said...

I love the Father of the Bride House. Loved the movie too. All the photos are dreamy!

Jen said...

Just gorgeous! I'd take any of them.

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