Houses With Personality

When it comes to houses, or people for that matter, I’m attracted to personality, humour and a glint in the eye…uh…window. I don’t care about expensive price tags, fashionable exteriors, or the type of neighbourhood. But I do like interesting shapes, quirky details, and a mix of colour. While I’m wandering on foot or riding my bike about Winnipeg, those are the houses that catch my eye—that force me to stop and take a second look. Sometimes I have to backup and snap a photo, too.

The triangular house featured above, and the one below, seem so strong and solid as they squat among the trees.

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Combinations of garden plants and flowers are always a good way to dress up a house. The riot of colour sure works here.

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And who wouldn’t notice the way the house below seems to have grown some hair?

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Then there are those little balconies, underneath peaked roofs, that cannot be ignored.

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Old brick houses seem so safe and secure.

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I always applaud bold colour choices.

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This house resembles a rowboat standing on end. And I like the orange door, too.

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And what about the eye-catching details on the two beauties below?

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Somehow, when I’m attracted to a house, I know there’s a pretty good chance I’ll like the people who built it or made the choice to live in it. They must also have the creativity and humour that I love—the personality.

12 Replies to “Houses With Personality”

  1. Houses are a good part of the reason I love San Francisco The colourful Vics We took a tour & the guide pointed out something I hadn’t clicked on. A lot of them had street level garages even though when they were built there were stables at the end of the street for the horses & carriages. The houses were built with grand staircases that have now been removed to provide parking . Love your pix!!

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