Old Stone Houses!

Collection by Valerie Lihou


Character Of Old Stone Houses! Love Them

Valerie Lihou
Georgian home with lovely garden - Should I repin this on my THou Shall Not Covet or English Gardens - The Long conversation? A lovely example of a garden's slice of heaven.

The man in the painting

This was our second visit to Bowood. Our first visit to the house and gardens was eight years ago. At that time we did not come any further than the adventure playground and the space dive, a spectacular slide with a 19 feet vertical drop, which our girls loved. When we asked them what they would like to do during our recent stay, they were very clear about it: visit Bowood once again. We did not mind at all! Bowood is a magical place, with so much to see. There is the impressive park…

love the stone walls and the open area up stairs, Im really thinking a loft would be awesome in our house.

Neutral Dining Area With Rustic Accents and Botanical Drawings

Full of old-fashioned charm, it's easy to imagine the delicious meals you're likely to have in this lovely dining area, featured on HGTV.

Gorgeous stone guest house with half-timbers in San Jose, CA | Traditional Home, June 2014

Old-World Garden in California

A European-Inspired garden near San Jose seems to be plucked from history.

The symetry works because the proportions are near perfect. Wow Michael Pettes Architect Inc.- Ontario

Mediterranean Style residence in North Malibu, CA by Richard Shapiro

Time Travel: A Brilliant Design Invention

North of Malibu on a bluff overlooking Broad Beach, Richard Shapiro created a romantic villa with a splash of Mediterranean style Richard Shapiro is a noted arts philanthropist, art collector, antiquaire, who offers antiques and art of exceptional merit at his antiques gallery, along with opulent and primitive pieces at Studiolo, fabrics, Bordoni leather, and his own furniture designs. Designer/antiquaire Richard Shapiro wasn’t looking for a new house when he set off with a friend to view a…

stone wall and lavender hedge

The Swenglish Home

September... with that spring feeling... ?! Dear blog readers, I hope you have had a lovely summer and that September and the reality of back-to-school/work did not hit you too hard... Perhaps you even welcomed it? The leaves are beginning to change colour here in the UK and I find myself seeking out maples and other colour-generous autumn providers, just to see if they are "on fire" yet and marvel at nature's magic. And then there is the odd surprise to brighten one's Tuesday. Like the…

garden house, guest house, adorable house

come over sunday

We're always on the lookout for photo-worthy homes. During Justine's recent travels around Cambodia, she discovered a small village where homes are unobtrusive structures built purely for shelter. Unadorned and basic, but beautiful in their simplicity, these handcrafted homes remind us that perhaps, just sometimes, we overestimate our needs. The ultimate in open plan living - each hut is just one room. The whole family will cook, eat and sleep together. The kitchen stove. The cupboard. Teen…

ancient house Edinburgh, Scotland Small, but I love all the detail work of the stone work

Coffee Lovin' Mom

bluepueblo: “Ancient House, Edinburgh, Scotland photo via jane ”

5 Bedrooms + Basement (Way to big and overdone but so pretty!!!) Keeping it for aesthetic value.

Plan 36292TX: Old World Charm

A stone facade and steep hip roof remind you of the Old World charm of Europe in this stunning narrow lot home plan.The two-story foyer greets you with a barrel vault ceiling further down the hall.The formal dining room opens up to a front veranda for beautiful views.Coffered ceilings adorn the study with a built-in book shelf close by.The main entertaining/living area is the huge family room with a fireplace and wet bar.The rear cooking patio has its own fireplace and is but steps away from…

I've never seen anything quite like this...

New York Wedding From The Paul Rich Studio ~ Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Blue Hill At Stone Barns Paul Rich Studio New York Oregon Pocantico Hills Eco-friendly Wedding Food Wedding Menu

Gideon Gilpin House, a very early frame house (with stone addition), was built by an English Quaker.

Stone Houses of Eastern Pennsylvania

A look into the rich history of Eastern Pennsylvania's stone houses and buildings.