Sunday, July 29, 2007

Seeing Double

This house is neat and tidy and well-maintained. It doesn't appear to have anything remarkable about it unless you take a second look. The double stairs are not the norm, and I wonder if it was just a desire for creativity and individuality that resulted in the double staircase.

18 comments:

  1. Very tidy house. I bet it's warm and homey inside.

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  2. Great, cozy looking little place - I'd like to live there :)

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  3. If it's for sale, I'll take it.
    --steve buser
    New Oleans Daily Photo
    is 100 (posts) today.

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  4. The house is nice. I think the stairs or walk up repeated plus the round rocks is a little much for the house. It must have happened, the stair installation after a visit to Asheville, North Carolina and seeing the Biltmore Estate there. Very nice photograph. Clean, crisp and neat.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Down Memory Lane

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  5. I think the stairs are too grand for such a house. It's not Buckingham Palace, after all!
    Lorenzo.

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  6. Nice house - stairs are far too overdone and twee (in my view). However, whoever created them is probably proud of them, and why not? We all need to express our individuality.

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  7. Honestly speaking ay me eyes it has been remarkable at first sight. I like it so much but sincerely I like more your photo, so bright and crisp !

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  8. Hi Kate
    This was quite a common feature on colonial houses in Australia - although usually on 2 storey houses. My grandmother's house has a beautiful double staircase which was a favourite playing area for my sister and I.
    You could always make a grand entrance and departure and it was a great place to take a big family photo.

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  9. It is distinctive, isn't it.

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  10. I guess its one side for going up and one side for going down. Grand entrances could be done from those.

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  11. What a nice house! Reminds me of the neighborhood I grew up in (small town Ohio). I don't think the stairs really detract; they just say the owners are proud of where they live.

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  12. I love houses like this. The steps, I think, are wonderful. Wish I had steps so I could do that. :)

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  13. I think the double stairs are just part of the design. Probably not something I would do if I was designing the house but I'm sure the designer loves it.

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  14. Potential solutions:

    1. The stairs were built to avoid a tree that has since been removed
    2. The house owners are bipolar

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  15. Tastes are different, but at least you can feel that this has been done with love! (... and personally I like both the stairs and the house - and of course your picture.)

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  16. Very neat and tidy house. Oh, I'd love to live there. This house is beautiful and I like the color too.

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  17. Very nice and inviting house! Love that architecture!

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  18. I love this Midwestern style of house. The stairs are a good idea, and yes it seems like a lot of effort to have the two directions.

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