Enchanted Cottage

Enchanting is how I’ve often described this white clapboard cottage and its lovely naturalized gardens.  Once nurtured by someone with a nice touch, loving hands and a gift for gardening, the house and yard rest empty now.  Still charming, it seems to slowly sink into the ground, becoming one with its own sweet surroundings. 

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    1. I agree! There is a subdivision being built behind it, and I fear for the wrecking ball…..I might have to stand between it and the house if that happens!

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  1. Laura, I’ve always adored this house, and you’re right it’s still so pretty even though untended. Hoping someone will fall in love and save it!!

    Thanks!

    Elisa

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    1. I am honored by such a nice compliment!

      You should have seen how nervous I was taking that picture….I knew the house was long empty, but all I could think of was that someone was going to rip that door open scare me to death!!

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  2. Everybody is right about this one. I can imagine your trepidation. The “cross” vine may be an ever so benign a warning. Your portrait of her has such a sweet, nostalgic softness about it. I see many of these homes in the old neighborhood where Boy’s school is located. Some of them have been beautifully restored with well-tended gardens containing all of the old landscape features and plants. I like that. No attempt is being made to modernize them. Young people are buying them. I see them in the yards. It makes me feel good to see this.

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