Friday, July 30, 2010

House - Winter Haven, Florida

123 22nd Street NW - This 1930 home is one that I've actually been inside, though probably not for at least 25 years.  My grandparents lived there back when I was a wee lad and so did I when I first moved to Florida.  Much has changed on the exterior since those days.  There used to be a huge tree in the front yard and the yard was always beautiful.  The interior of the house featured a fairly large open living and dining space on the left side of the house, a small eat-in kitchen, a small den, a large master suite with bath, another bathroom and another bedroom.  The lower roofed portion at the right front corner I believe might have once been a covered porch but it's always been enclosed as long as I've known.  There are french doors from the second bedroom and a single door from the master that open to step down into it. 
The left side of the house used to have a carport located in the area of the chimney.  You can see it in the picture below.  The urns visible in front of the palms used to stand on two or three foot tall concrete pedestals on the corners of the porch and on either side of the steps that led up the center of the porch.

The house (seen here in 1977 with a 4 year old me) also featured this kind of driveway (I don't know what it's called) with just slats of pavement with grass inbetween.  I still like the idea of this kind of driveway as it makes the front of your house not seem like a concrete jungle.

Here I am sporting some classy shades by the porch in 1976.

1 comment:

  1. Nice personal context. It's cool to see the differences, too.