The Way Neighborhoods Used To Be

This past weekend I took a little trip to visit family in Ohio. I always feel at home when I’m there because the older neighborhoods are very similar to those you would find driving through any of the older cities and towns in Georgia. The homes are anything but cookie-cutter.

As I drove down the streets oohing and ahhhing over the architecture and beauty of the older homes, I wondered how we ever evolved toward the nondescript subdivisions so popular around metro Atlanta today when we could have this…street after street of charming, unique homes, homes that make you feel as if you’ve stepped right into a Norman Rockwell painting.

Beautiful Old Home 1


Let’s go for a drive this gorgeous fall day. The day I took this little drive, I had the windows down in the car. It was a warm day, one of those days when the temperature outside is absolutely perfect, not too warm and not too cold. As I drove around, every now and then a brightly colored leaf would blow in through the open windows and land on my lap or on the seat beside me. I loved it and left them where they landed, a bit of fall decorating for the car compliments of Mother Nature.

I love the color of the brick they used for this home. It’s getting harder and harder to find homes with the true divided-light windows. I read somewhere a few years ago that you can have double-pane, energy-efficient windows made in the true-divided light style. It’s not inexpensive though. If more folks started demanding those, I bet they would become more the standard and the price would drop. If you’re wondering if you should keep your old windows, check out THIS SITE before you do anything. It has a wealth of information!

Beautiful Old Home 3


This is a front view of the home above.

Beautiful Old Home 4


This house reminded me so much of the house in the movie, Father of the Bride.

Beautiful Old Home 5


Here’s a view of the “Father of the Bride” house. It has three dormer windows across the top, too. They are hidden by the tree. (Take a tour of this movie house in this previous post: Tour the Father of the Bride home.)

House in movie, Father of the Bride


Notice the over-turned wagon with pumpkins spilling out. 🙂

Beautiful Old Home 6


The end of this home was so pretty with its stone fireplace and 1/4 round windows.

Beautiful Old Home 8


Another sweet house with a small arbor leading to the back yard.

Beautiful Old Home 9


Notice the fat round columns on this house, they look great on this home! Love the triple windows inset upstairs. I bet the screening was an addition to the front porch. I like it screened but would love it open, too. What about you?

Beautiful Old Home 10


Love a Victorian! I bet the view from the room on the left is amazing.

Yellow Victoria Home


Another darling home….wonder if this is Georgian style architecture? I don’t have my old house architecture book with me as I’m writing this. Wish I did since I saw a lot of homes in this style on this trip.

Beautiful Old Home 13


Love the double-bowed windows and the large dormer up top.

Beautiful Old Home 2


Cute shutters, dormer windows, adorable arched front door with stone accent surround and a big bay window…so much to love!

Beautiful Old Home 14


I saw this wonderful evergreen tree during my little drive. Isn’t it amazing?! As you can see in this photo, all the streets had sidewalks and they were on both sides. The streets were so nice and wide and most were tree-lined.

Beautiful Tree


Notice the wonderful stone/rock fireplace. Cute balcony and pergola, too. All of these homes were in the same area, many on the same street…yet all are so very different.

Blue Cottage With Rock Fireplace


See the cute window box?

Beautiful Old Home 15


I zoomed in to give you a look at how it’s decorated for fall. What do you see? I think I see some cabbages, fall leaves, mums and a pretty white pumpkin. Did I get that right?

Fall Windowbox Planting with Pumpkin


Sooo many wonderful old homes…I was in old-home heaven!

Historic Home in Autumn


A pergola can add so much curb appeal without tremendous expense. If you don’t have the space or the budget for a full porch, consider adding a small pergola.

Pergola for Front Door


This house had me at the tire swing. ~~~SIGH~~~

Tire Swing For A Storybook Cottage Home


I saw a lot of homes flying the colors. I need to think of a way to mount a flag on one of my round columns in front of my home. I have the flag and the holder, just need to get it installed.

Traditional Home in Autumn


A Tudor cottage…

Tudor Cottage


Sweet and simple…

Yellow Traditional Home in Fall


I’ll leave you with this beautiful storybook home. Is this not the perfect roof for this home? The roof plays such an important part in the appearance of the home since it comes down so far and is so visible.

Imagine this home with a black asphalt roof. Would be awful, wouldn’t it? This roof is absolutely perfect! I’m guessing it’s slate but not sure…what do you think? I love the colors in the roof and they chose the perfect trim color to compliment it.

Storybook Home


Love touring old homes…here’s another tour of wonderful old homes from towns here in the south: Touring Main Street America

Old Home Tour

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  1. Gloria in Pgh says

    Thanks for the photo tour Susan! I’m with you … older neighborhoods with each house different are so charming. This neighborhood is lovely with its huge trees lining the streets (can’t you just hear those leaves crunching under your feet??) and each yard and home so obviously loved and cared for. Can you imagine what each of the homes looks like inside?? What a great way to spend a fall afternoon!

  2. Each house was prettier than the last. I like to walk in neighborhoods like that and pretend I can choose one. I never can decide!

  3. I love these homes. The tire swing, the flag, the decorations, everything says love, welcome, home and America. I have a flag on my house for the different time of the seasons and I love to decorate, I hope everyone enjoys looking at homes as much as I did. Thanks for sharing… Today is a good day to be a great day! Blessings being sent your way.

  4. Thanks for the tour, Susan, and I hope you had an enjoyable visit! I’d much rather have an older home full of quirks than a new one because they have so much more character. And I have a thing for arched front doors!

  5. Love this tour! What part of Ohio is this, Susan? These homes just have so much charm. And I’m glad I’m not the only one who goes house stalking when I’m out of town too. 😉

  6. My VERY favorite thing to do when someone says, “wanna go for a ride??” Loved your comment, “flying the colors”…we always have. Thanks for the “get-away, Susan!!” Let’s go again soon!! franki

  7. Kathy Hammett says

    This is one of the nicest posts that you have ever put on, here. It would be really difficult to pick my favorite, but if I HAD to… It would be the “stacked chimney and quarter round window house”. Some many beautiful, traditional home. I will keep this. Thanks! Have a great day.

  8. Such a feast for the eyes this morning. I love cruising neighborhoods like these. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beverly Cook says

    My very first trip out of MI at age 16 I saw neighborhoods like this in OH and charming stone homes in PA, and I was smitten! Your tour this morning was terrific for me. LOVE these individual, charming older homes with their lovely windows and detail. Mature trees play a big role in their charm as well. Thanks for a wonderful “tour” this morning!

  10. Andrea Campbell says

    I love these photos, Susan. Indeed, we are living in an America that is changing for the worse. We were so lucky, once upon a time, and perhaps we did not treasure what we had. I wish our grandchildren could know what it was like to have enjoyed life in America then.

  11. Loved this tour, Susan! I recently took my kids to a restored, historic part of town, and they were amazed that all the homes were so different. Even their grandparents live in a modern subdivision. I told my husband I want to move! 🙂

  12. There is room on the porch of the Victorian for all of us to have tea.

  13. *sigh* Soooo beautiful! You know what all these houses scream? HOME! That is what a home should look like. In my opinion, of course. As far as the weather, this is my favorite time of year. I read this quote on Pinterest and it is EXACTLY how I feel: I like Winter, Spring is nice; let’s skip Summer and do Fall twice—Rusty Fischer I think I would like to do that in cross-stitch.

  14. Regality (aka The Quing) says

    There are so many wonderful homes in this post that I could never pick out one favorite. Thank you for the tour.

    Here is a partial answer to how did we get to where we are:

    As wonderful as the homes are that you’ve shown us, not everyone could afford to build them. Many, many more could afford a Levitt home.

    Rather than applying the question to the neighborhood buildings , I’d ask how we got to where we are psychologically–where it is no longer considered safe for children to play outside without constant helicopter supervision and they must be driven to a school that is less than a mile away. Okay, soapbox dismantled. 🙂

    • Surprisingly, some of the homes in these neighborhoods are very modestly priced…several well under $200,000. The Dayton area has a lot of beautiful historic homes in the 100,000-150,000 range.

  15. Such lovely, unique homes! That’s something we don’t have enough of out here in in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Thanks for sharing, Susan.

  16. crumpety cottage says

    Susan, it’s hard to pick a favorite. I love the Tudor house, (I’m partial to those because I grew up in one) and I love the first one, too. The windows across the second floor are so inviting and I bet it’s so pretty looking out from that room. The second one is great too. And the one with the double bowed windows. Oh nuts, they’re all great. 😀 Very cozy and very, “Americana.” I love that. There is something so inviting and homey about them. When I see quarter round windows like that, I always think of The Amityville Horror. 😮 Yup, I too love those cozy old neighborhoods. Glad you got to have a visit. 🙂

    • Pam, you know what’s funny. I was thinking a few weeks ago about doing a post about that house for Halloween. Then I read the story about it and it was just too awful. I didn’t know the background, but it’s a terrible story. Anyway, while I was doing a little research on the house, I read that the new owners got soooo tired of fans visiting the house to gawk at it, they had those quarter round windows removed to make it less obvious it was the house from the movie. If you look online, you can find before and after pics showing it with and without the windows. I liked it much better with the windows. It made me sad to see that they removed them.

      • pam ~ crumpety cottage says

        Oh, I hadn’t heard that! What a shame. I always loved interesting shaped windows like those, but I do admit that ever since I saw that movie, (the old one with James Brolin) that’s the first thing I think of when I see them. There’s an adorable house with that ‘barn style’ roof, (I think you said they’re called Gambrel roofs) in the next town over. That town is like an ‘Americana’ town. And the house is right at the confluence of 5 narrow streets that all intersect near an old brick church. They have it painted white on the first floor and blue on the second floor! (Rarely see that) and it’s just such an adorable and cozy house in an adorable location in an adorable town. But it has those quarter round windows and the first thing I always think of is that crazy movie! 🙁 Fortunately, it’s been a long time since I saw it and I’ve blocked out most of it. But those windows really made an impression.

  17. Thanks, for sharing Susan. They are lovely. I enjoyed looking at all your pictures of the homes. Beautiful….I agree too bad we do not have gorgeous homes like these lining our streets today.

    • I know, I so agree Mary. Here in metro Atlanta, we’ve had a few developments/communities in recent years where the homes were built in similar ways to the older neighborhoods with a variety of housing styles, sidewalks, etc… Would love to see a lot more of those.

  18. I love the copper roof over the bow window and copper gutters on the Tudor!

  19. I enjoyed your tour of homes in Ohio! The big, yellow Victorian was my favorite.

    I also enjoyed your link to Touring Main Street America, which reminded me of our first trip to Cooperstown, NY, last summer. It was such a beautiful, charming place. You could tell the whole town had dressed their homes for this event, and many had the flag displayed. We’d love to go back one day, when it’s not so crowded and explore it a little more.

    In December, we have plans to take the Christmas Tour of Homes in Madison, GA, so we’re very excited about that!

    Seeing other beautiful homes, whether they’re large or small, gives me so much inspiration for my own home. Seeing them online is the next best thing to being there! Thanks, Susan!

    • Renee, I’ve been on the Madison Christmas tour a couple of times and it’s a great one! That’s where I first saw my now fave Christmas china…Winter Greetings. That’s also where I first saw small wreaths hung on kitchen cabinets. Every time I go, I come away with ideas I can use back home. 🙂

  20. You out did yourself this time Susan! A beautiful post in every way.
    Personally, I’m always a sucker for Victorians and Tudors… but I’ll take any of them, throw in a barn and some paddocks and I’ve got my little slice of heaven:)
    I love the stonework on the blue home, random in a beautiful way.

  21. Marilyn in Mt. Vernon, VA says

    Sigh. What a wonderful tour! At first I thought perhaps you were in Canton, Ohio (where I was raised), which has many, many neighborhoods filled with lovely old homes — but it could just as easily have been in the Kansas City ‘burbs or New York state or Louisiana. Anyway, this was a treat. Thank you, Susan. Another sublime post.

  22. Love these! My husband and I “downsized” from the ‘burbs to a neighborhood like this. I love it….but the maintenance on our little house is crazy! Slate roof sounds charming, until you have to pay to have it fixed. Thanks for sharing!

    • I bet they would be expensive to fix. Do that last a long time, Kirby?

      • They do, Susan…but not forever, apparently! Our house is 70+ years old, and we have to have a few slates replaced where we think a branch hit and broke a couple. The problem is that there are no slate roofers in NC anymore, so the guy who comes in from VA can charge what he wants! *sigh* But I love my storybook house (or will, when it’s done) so I am willing to deal with it.

  23. Susan, I loved these homes so much (made me homesick for “up North” after living in FL for the past 25 years!!), I made a new Pinterest board titled “Homes I Love”! Thanks for taking the time to post all these wonderful examples of the way we remember how beautiful homes used to be!

  24. Thanks for the tour Susan
    It was so romantik

  25. Susan, thank you for posting these beautiful homes! Makes me homesick for “up North” after living in FL for the past 25 years. I’ll bet they are just as beautiful inside as they are on the outside – wish we could have toured a couple of them! 🙂

  26. All I have to say is “I want to move to Ohio!”

  27. Wow! Thanks for the trip! I love neighborhoods like that! There is a great little town in MI, Romeo, full of wonderful homes, -no cookie cutters- and the old town itself is super quaint!

  28. Thank you Susan for taking us along on the ride. Just a beautiful neighbourhood, the homes are all lovely. I especially liked the Victorian one.
    Our previous two houses were built by us and we had to choice how to build them, but also on the subdivision, the builder built a number of cookie cutter houses. The reason for this, is it is a cheaper way for a builder to create a number of houses in the same style.
    It breaks my heart to see the older smaller houses in Vancouver, where we lived for many years, pulled down and massive houses built in place. Lovely trees which had lined the streets since before we were born, were torn out regardless, to make way for these houses.
    When as a child in England, I would watch movies from the U.S. and loved the way the towns had all these cute dwellings, I guess Mayberry did it for me. As population grows, there is a need for more affordable housing and so it goes, pull the grand old houses down and put two in place.

    • Megan, it kills me to see that, too. In Atlanta, you’ll see someone go in and take out a small home in an older neighborhood and build back a HUGE house towers over all the others and looks completly out of place. I think a lot of the older neighborhoods have a put a stop to that now…it was becoming an epidemic.

  29. Dear Susan, What a nice tour. I live in a Pittsburgh neighborhood with predominantly late 20’s through the 30’s homes. There are lots of Tudors and stone homes which are charming and can be frustrating but never without character. For a clue on determining if a house is new look at the foundation; an older home would not not have a smooth poured foundation or the gray concrete blocks. Thanks as always for sharing.

  30. Oh, I enjoyed this post so much! Thank you! The yellow Victorian/Queen Anne stole my heart.

    Do you know if anyone has anyone ever been able to do a picture tour of the house Paula Deen used in her first show, the big yellow one? I think it actually belonged to her producer? It was surely my Dream House.

    • Tammy, check out the book, Paula Deen’s Savannah Style. It’s been a while since I looked through that book but I do remember we get to see Paula’s home in addition to several others in Savannah. It’s a beautiful book and I think the pics of Paula’s home are from her first home.

  31. I just loved this walk with you! Thank you for sharing the beauty of all these homes! Blessings, Pam

  32. I live just north of Dayton. My guess is you were very close to or in Oakwood. A very nice area.

  33. What a wonderful post!!! The older neighborhoods like this one are such a treasure. Thank you for sharing it! I will save to revisit.

  34. Oh this was an awesome “stroll!” Thanks, Susan.

    Yes, you had great Ohio weather while you were here.

    One of these days we have to plan on meeting up, that’d be so neat.

    • I did! It was rainy when I left today for the long drive back but thankfully it cleared up after a bit. It was beautiful while I was there, though.

  35. Such a wonderful walk–thanks so much. Denise above really nailed it with, “they scream HOME!” Maybe they have house tours on occasion?

  36. Believe it or not, this lovely tour reminds me of my neighborhood here in NJ. Built in 1929 the homes are all unique. So nice to see that there are other places like this left in our country! Thanks.

    • Thanks, Liza…I bet there are some wonderful neighborhoods in NJ!

      • pam ~ crumpety cottage says

        Yes. New Jersey gets a lot of ‘disrespect,’ (I wonder if Rodney Dangerfield is from there) but it also has some of the most beautiful neighborhoods and architecture in the country.

  37. Susan, Kettering area(close to Dayton) is so wonderful, do drive through it next time you’re in Ohio. The neighborhoods are so American………can you imagine how beautiful the area is at the holidays?

    • I love the Kettering area, too! I’ll have to take some pics in that area next time I’m there for a visit. I know, I bet it’s beautiful! They were already starting to decorate in some of the downtown areas.

  38. Susie from Dayton, OH says

    Hello Susan – So glad to see some of our lovely homes in Dayton displayed in such a manner. It is a great tribute to my town. So many great neighborhoods. Next visit try to make it to Waynesville, OH.(short drive from Dayton) Dec. 6th is their Dickens Christmas….costumes and all. Thanks for the complimentary post.

  39. Susan Jones says

    Loved the house pics but did you get any updated pics of Court?

    • lol I did. I may have to post a couple. I’m trying to restrain myself so he won’t grow up one day and be embarrassed if his friends find pics his doting Grandmother posted. 🙂 Susan, he has such a sense of humor! He’s discovered all these noises he can make and he had me in stitches the whole time I was there.

  40. Christy Keyton says

    I love older homes. We lived in my husband’s grandmother’s house for many years – glass doorknobs, corner cabinets. I loved that house. All of these are lovely, but that last one is just swoon-worthy!

  41. This is my dream neighborhood. I love walking through older neighborhoods and admiring the wonderful architecture. These homes have so much personality and charm and style. Why did ths housing industry ever get away from it? Bad decision. I would take any one of these homes in a minute; especially the olive green frame house (house number 704 on porch). This cutie has my name written all over it!!! Can’t you hear the house sighing “Linda, Linda come live here”? How is precious Court? Are you getting in lots of grandmother time with him?

  42. What a wonderful tour, thank you!!! Love the older neighborhoods, we have many just like the ones you show, and I love to drive around to see them. I’ll take any one with a front porch!!

    These homes were costly to build……..after WW2, when tons of service men returned home……..they left as boys and returned as men, most with families………there came a need for affordable housing and FAST, to accommodate all the new families and enlarged old families. The next 5 years is when most of the cookie cutter houses became available.

    Then there was the 50’s fad for ranch style homes, split levels, and raised ranches…… to build and quickly filled. They moved out of the cities and into the burbs… you could have a pool in the back yard…….it’s just a cycle. It will come around again. A very low percentage of the population could actually afford to build ones like you showed today.

    But, we can dream!!!

  43. I cannot believe it!! As I was looking at the pictures of the houses, my heart started aching for home. I thought, I am sure that I have seen these houses before. Then I see that they are from Ohio. Dayton!! I grew up by the Dayton Mall. My husband and I are both from Miamisburg. We now live in Stockbridge. I agree with you, those homes blow the Georgia homes away. Thanks for giving me a little piece of home!!

    • lol Wait a minute now…I didn’t say that. 🙂 Georgia has lots and lots of beautiful old historic homes…every city in Georgia has those. Tina, you need to check out Newnan, Americus, Madison, Washington, Macon, Milledgeville, Savannah, Atlanta and all the old cities/towns in Georgia…they are filled with gorgeous old homes.

      • Susan, you are right, Georgia does have some very nice homes. I have been to lots of those places you mentioned. I will say that I like Ohio homes better than Georgia homes but I like living in Georgia way better than living in Ohio overall. I do miss the fall and the snow, though.

        • Yeah, I don’t like cold weather so I like Georgia weather a lot better. It would be nice if we got a little more snow…but not much! 🙂 Ohio does have wonderful homes. I’m oohing and ahhing everywhere we drive while I’m up there each time.

  44. Love this post! My husband and I are considering moving to a bigger house for a variety of reasons, but one thing holding us back is the cookie-cutter neighborhoods of new developments. We want a 3rd stall garage to house my husband’s ’67 Mustang that he inherited from his dad when he passed away. But the new housing developments ALL LOOK ALIKE. There is no character, no difference in the houses at all. Even on the inside. It’s sad. To spend so much money on something that looks just like your neighbor’s house…I just can’t do it. So we’re holding out – hoping something shows up some day that is just right….and feels like home.

  45. Susan, the tour of homes couldn’t have come at a better time when we are considering a move! We have always lived in older homes – there is just something about the charm and character of these neighborhoods.
    Your reference to the house with the slate roof made me remember a home we lived in that had a copper roof and the patina on it was amazing. This house was in an area adjacent to Union College in Schenectady, NY. Much like the area you toured, every home was unique and quaint.
    Thank you for sharing the photos….now I’m headed for Ohio!

  46. Oh what a beautiful neighborhood! Would love to drive around and look at all these in person! I know what you mean about the cookie cutter subdivisions we see now. In fact, at one point we were thinking of building a new home and we contacted a builder. When we showed him the plan we had chosen (which was a little different than the norm here – it had character) he pulled a plan of his choice out of his briefcase and told us that
    we should build it instead because he had built it before and it would be easier for him to build it again……:( Needless to say, he did not build us a house.

  47. Susan, what a lovely tour. As you know, Macon still has some of these unique neighborhoods. However, many are close to town and so many people prefer suburbia and have abandoned these charming homes. Such a pity.

  48. bobbi duncan says

    Susan, thank you for the wonderful tour! When I lived in Ohio, seemed every little town I toured there looked like this, and I so loved it! Would’ve stayed in OH., but it was too cold for me and we can’t be too far from the Jersey shore…need that salt air fix). The north end of Wilmington, DE., which is 20 minutes south of us, looks like this with it’s diversity of styles and beautiful trees of color Spring and Fall, but there seems to be 80% of nothing but huge homes (not ours LOL) up where we are located. It’s not that they are all new, because many are old estates, it’s just that they are mostly on country lanes, and many have long drives whereby you can’t see the homes…and, of course, that doesn’t sit well with me. It is very pretty here, but doesn’t have that homey ” Americana” feel like the pics you showed and like the towns in NJ where Michael and I spent most of our youth. We like to just step out of our door to a sidewalk where you can stroll the neighborhood, greet the neighbors, and check out all the pretty styles of architecture. Luckily, we don’t have to drive far to get that fix of old house charm, but it’s not the same as actually living in the mist of it. I love all the houses you shared…just my style, and most not so big that they are hard to care for. Our oldest son lives in an adorable home that is so full of character, just south of Charlotte, NC’s downtown…such a beautiful area of quaint homes on tree-lined streets. We really enjoy the opportunity to check out all the pretty houses when we visit there. Looked like a beautiful day for your drive…so glad you had a nice time. My friend lives in a very similar house in Granville, OH. (not far from Dayton). Cute little town…you may want to check it out next time you’re visiting OH. Have a nice evening.

  49. I didn’t read your first paragraph and as I scrolled through the pictures I felt so homesick because it reminded me of so many neighborhoods in Ohio. I scrolled back up and yep, indeed my beloved OHIO! Thank you so much for the tour!

    • Oh, that’s so wonderful Nan that you recognized it. What city did it remind you of in Ohio? I may end up moving there one day…hard to think of leaving my current home but my son is encouraging me to move there.

  50. I can see by all these comments that you have struck a chord in many of us who remember neighborhoods like this. I have had the privilege of living in neighborhoods like this myself, and living there cannot be beat.

    Sad to say, so many of these older areas are now slums and ghettos, the structures just burned out shells. It is wonderful to see that some areas still value them and keep them up.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    • I know, it’s like that here in Atlanta. Fortunately, folks seem to be moving back and fixing up the old homes in some areas of Atlanta. Some of the neighborhoodss are a bit rough though with high crime rates, so it takes a special person to be one of the first folks to move back and fix up one of the older homes, especially since the value isn’t always that great when they first move back.

  51. Kay Brodine says

    Absolutely love these older homes you always show us!! Makes me feel so good for some reason. So homey. Thank you for taking time to find them. I’m sure you must have the same love of old homes that I do……

  52. Susan, almost every town in Ohio, big or small has neighborhoods just like this! Some of my favorites are near Columbus. There four in particular that come to mind: Clintonville, Westerville, Worthington and the very swanky, Upper Arlinton. IF I ever move back to Ohio, I will be stalking these neighborhoods for sure. Well maybe not Upper Arlington but hey, a girl can dream! There are also many lovely older neighborhoods near Cleveland and Cincinnati as well.

  53. And I forgot to say, with a few exceptions, real estate in Ohio is ridiculously affordable!

  54. Thank you for that post. Not only did I enjoy looking at such beautiful older homes which I’ve always loved, I also enjoyed reading the comments. It’s good to see that there’s such an admiration for older communities and the homes that were once built with such character and integrity. Homes like this don’t just get older they get better in comparison to the nondescript homes in newer communities that have become too common.

  55. Thank you for the home tour. I was in Savannah this Spring and loved the homes in the Historic District. Last Fall I was in New England and just had a fit over the beautiful homes and neighborhoods. I live in South Texas, and we do have our beautiful Southern homes with the elaborate porches, but I adore the homes you had in this tour. Thanks!!

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