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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Vintage Homes of Lexington, VA ~ Home 1

This beautiful private home is located on the corner of Jefferson and White Streets. I know the owners, and they used to have a B and B there ~ in addition to their other jobs ~ with its own private side entrance. It was built in the colonial~federal style in 1909 by William T. Sheilds, a Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee Law graduate. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Both of these schools are located here right here in Lexington which was founded in 1789, and now has a population of a little over 7,000. For years I have been fascinated with all the many old homes so I have decided to do a series on them. The day I took these pictures last week was a cool, crisp, cloudless day. Just beautiful.

This house has WELCOME written all over it.

You’ve gotta love that bright yellow paint.

The scolloped wood siding is so appealing and different.

What’s cuter that a clean, white, wooden, picket fence
with a little gate that works?

I LOVE orbs.

The light allowed me to really capture the shadows 
from the old iron gate.

I did rotate this close up of the sidewalk.


This tree across the street was absolutely gorgeous.
Click on the names below to see other wonderful photographs.

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38 comments:

  1. Such beautifully designed homes. They are so warm dressed in their yellows. And adore the old iron gate detail.
    Thank you so much for the large number of comments on my blogs recently. Greatly appreciated.

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  2. that is the perfect yellow for a house...and it does indeed have Welcome written all over it.

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  3. Great shots!! What a beautiful house. Love the orb.

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  4. I like how you rotated the sidewalk where now it looks like a wall with metal brass leaves stuck onto it. Very clever.

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  5. Great idea for a series. A beautiful well-kept home and it does say welcome" for sure! I don't think people here in this area tend to value old homes as much. In my city walks now I see so many neglected and rundown. Too bad.

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  6. Lovely shots of some beautiful houses and Autumn colours, Genie.

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  7. i love the featured house. it is beautiful.
    I agree with John. I also like how you rotated the sidewalk. It looks like a wall.

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    1. The house is very pretty in that shade of yellow and I do love the fence.

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  8. A jewel of a house! Like you, I love the sculpted wood siding. Enjoy your week, Genie!

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  9. Don't know if my comment got through ...
    This is a jewel of a house. And I, like you, love the sculpted wooden siding!

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  10. Wonderful photos of all those beautiful houses Genie, and the added beauty of the fall colors is gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my posts. On one you asked where I had taken the photos of the seagulls. They were seen while we sat outside and one of the customers behind us fed a couple with some food. Well, the result was as you saw :) The restaurant can be found here if you would like to take a look:
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  11. It certainly is a beautiful and well kept vintage home. It must be a delight to drive or walk through a neighbourhood with beautiful old buildings.

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  12. A yellow house makes me happy. Everything about this home is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it!

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  13. Terrific captures of an awesome place and they are made even better with all the wonderful Fall colors!! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Genie!!

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  14. Very classical homes. I would love to stay in them.

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  15. Hi Genie, I too love the yellow house and the history you shared. It is charming and inviting for sure. I am looking forward to more of your posts about lovely old homes.

    Thank you for your comment on my post. There are so many small medieval towns in France. Typically the roads are very narrow in these towns because you just can't make room for wider roads. They were built when the roads were for wagons and ox carts. The walls are very thick and the heat of the day does not come inside. We loved our time in France.

    Jeanne

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  16. They just don't make 'em like that anymore. I LOVE old houses and would love to sit on that porch for a while. Nice photos Genie!

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  17. What a lovely house, I like the yellow color. Pretty Autumn leaves and photos. Enjoy your week!

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  18. What a beautiful home!! Love the yellow paint on it....very warm and inviting!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and it is never too late to realize a dream so please try to find a doll house to play with!! LOL!!
    Soon I will be posting the inside of mine and how i decorate it for Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  19. I agree, this seems very welcoming. And so beautiful. And a great history. :)

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  20. sure is pretty! i do love the gate!

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  21. Beautiful shots of the various 'fences' and beautiful place.

    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  22. great post. Love from Poland Gosia

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  23. What a beautiful house. I adore the front veranda. Perfect spot to sit with a cup of tea.

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  24. That is a very charming home and such a soft, pleasant shade of yellow and the picket fence and quaint little gate just add to it's charm.

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  25. Beautiful house! Love the sidewalk!
    Lea

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  26. What an interesting and varied set of photos.

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  27. Magnifcent house, gorgeous autumn colours and great fence. Have a lovely weekend.

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  28. Very beautiful house! And especially I'm fascinated of the sideway, never seen before...
    Greetings from Germany

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  29. That is a very nice and attractive house.

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  30. what a lovely series of photos- this house has lots of interesting patterns and textures! yellow is not my favorite house color, but this one shines with its beauty!

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  31. love the shiny orb and the wall you created :)

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