Saturday, June 23, 2012

Artistic in Silverlake

I'm sharing this picture (which has nothing to do with books or movies) as part of Alyce's At Home with Books Saturday Snapshot meme.
In my non-blogging life I'm a realtor here in Southern California. I shot this adorable little bungalow when I was searching the artsy community of Silverlake (part of Los Angeles) for a house for some clients. This one is not for sale but if it was due to its location it would hover just under $1million!!!
I'm not a great photographer with my iPhone but I'm in love with those shutters! Bouganvilleas are  probably my favorite plant. The intensity stops me. On the left you can see the falling blooms of the Jacaranda tree. It's a lovely pale lilac color and only blooms for a couple of months in late spring.
Another thing  I love; communities that are free and open and not rigid in terms of exterior designs.

20 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful little house. The market sounds similar to ours here in Toronto . . . gah!

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  2. That price is astounding! We get some interesting house colors in our community since we don't have rules about it. For the most part I don't mind, but some of the colors are so vibrant they almost glow (like aquamarine).

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    1. Yeah, I guess when they glow, that does go beyond the pale. Thanks for stopping by Alyce.

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  3. This is adorable, but the price is shocking:) No ocean view? LOL

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    1. Location. Location. Location. If it was 'by the sea' it would cost even more!

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  4. A million dollars?!?! Wow! I love those shutters too!

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    1. Without those shutters it would only be $800,000 LOL

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  5. That's really pretty, an it's nice to know the names of the plants - they are very different to British garden flowers. My Saturday Snapshot posy is at http://goo.gl/ou72V

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    1. I really like learning the different names. Back in Canada we had Queen Anns Lace - I think it was a weed but I thought it was beautiful.
      We don't have that here but I bet you do!

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  6. What? A million dollars? While I like it and all, not sure I would spend that much on it. The purple blossoms are so pretty though!
    *smiles*

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    1. Of course you wouldn't! Who in their right mind would? But when real estate prices went crazy the world followed along.

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  7. What an inviting little house, although I had to make the picture big to figure out that was a tree trunk in the front and not an artsy statue

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    1. I still look at that stump and wonder if it was artistically placed.

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  8. I love bouganvillea and jacaranda too! We have lots of both in Australia. I must say I'm astonished (in a bad way) by the price.

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    1. I may have overstated it a tad but not by much. Crazy!

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  9. Yes, I thought that was a statue, too, Paulita...and I love bungalows. I've seen movies shot in Silverlake; like in Venice Beach, there are a number of really cute houses in these artsy communities. Pricey, though.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Yes! Laurel-Rain - very similar to Venice!

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  10. That is an adorable house but what an amazingly high cost. Here in the Chicago suburbs prices are still down although I think they've finally stabilized a bit.

    Love the shutters. We don't have rules about colors or decor on homes in my area unless the house has an historic designation, then it must be historically accurate.

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