May 28, 2014
A TREASURE TROVE OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES
When the news came that we were moving back to Texas from Maine, we did take pause and had to wonder if we were really ready to give up the beauty of Maine for Texas. Of course, there was really no hard decision to be made here, since we had struggled so, living away from our family and friends. The historic homes of Maine represented everything I adore! There are so many neighborhoods in Texas that are mass produced with no character, charm or uniqueness. Were we ready to move back to that sort of neighborhood.? We were totally in love with our colonial style Maine House! Could we embrace the fact that our last home would be just like the one next door with rooftops and privacy fences as far as the eye could see?
There was no need to worry, as our city has plenty of beauty, history and lush landscaping! We recently discovered an area that is incredibly beautiful and traditional! The focus is on architecture, horticulture, sidewalks, parks, and open spaces.
This area is known as a "Traditional Neighborhood Development", that was a concept developed around WWII . The neighborhood includes features such as buildings that are closer to the street, front porches and window boxes. Narrower streets are lined with a canopy of shade trees and boast a network of sidewalks that beckon people to leave their cars parked and instead, take a stroll.
If you're like me, you love taking a drive on a Sunday afternoon to look at homes. This was something Mother and I enjoyed for years and you just never know what you will discover and fall in love with! Enjoy the tour!
It's the new, modern house you may want,
but also the charming, "historic" home you have always dreamed of!"