Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lafayette Square Homes Tour - Volume 4

 2340 Park Avenue was the next home on the tour, shown below.  This home was built in 1878 for Casper Fischer and his wife Elizabeth.  built as a two and a half story early Italianate style house, it was remodeled to the French Second Empire style with a Mansard roof and full third floor. The owners also renovated the 1891 Carriage House with the second floor serving as guest quarters.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sunrise Blooms And One Bug

Took a walk down the block to see a wide array of lilies and other blooms and one temporary houseguest in the form of a praying mantis.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lafayette Square Homes Tour - Volume Three

In 1886 Henry Hoffman, a busman employed by Missouri Sand and Gravel Company, built this home at 2351 Albion.  The 3400 square foot home is in the French Second Empire Style.  During the 20th Century the home was a rooming house for many years and, although much of the footprint remains original, only one of the fireplace mantels survived.  The others were replaced with period pieces by the current owners.  The chandeliers hanging in the front parlor and dining room are extremely rare examples of some of the most ornate gas lighting from the 1850's. 

 There's a formal garden in the back...  the next tour home was right across the street so not too many homes to picture in between the two :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Key West Kinda Vibe

I love photographing homes, it's challenging but rewarding.  Occasionally I will post one that I am especially fond of like this home in Lakewood.  608 Lake Pointe Drive, $650,000, Tony Tygart has the listing.

 Architecturally and with it's interior design it reminds me of my own thoughts about what a home in Key West should look like... if it was to be featured in a movie.   All photography by me.