I love buildings with character. Contemporary and modern houses with interesting mix of materials, quaint and charming cottages that beckon one in with promises of delightful times, traditional and transitional houses that also charm and delight with their mix of old and new elements giving then a unique character.
Wherever I am, one of my favourite things to do, is to go for a walk in the house suburbs. I know, I know, I’m a freak when it comes to architecture and design. I just love to spend hours gazing at thoughtfully designed houses and gardens and figuring out what makes them special. I could lose myself just house-gazing all day!
Besides, a lot can be deciphered about the people who live inside the houses just by observing the exteriors of the houses.
In Ghana, the need for security spells sky-high fences and gates which make it quite difficult to fully appreciate the architecture and horticulture in the affluent housing suburbs, but things were pleasantly different in the Slovak housing suburbs. Low picket fences and gates, hallelujah! It is a house-gazer’s dream. 😀
Without further ado, I present some gardens that got me ooohing and aaahhing. Ddddrrrumroll, please!
Lovely old couple on a bench, chatting the day away and watching over the garden!
Great use of space and attention to detail. Love the flowers in the windows; imagine waking up to the pleasant smell of them every single morning!
Romantic. Even has a cute little marble turtle, windmill and roses in different colours!
Roses, roses everywhere! In so many colour varieties! Great garden! If I ring that doorbell, would The Beast appear and demand a daughter in exchange for a rose?? Hehe
Meticulously manicured and well-tended to. My mind just buzzes with the possible owner profiles!
I call this The White House. Contemporary, stark, imposing and great lush garden!
With a white picket fence, yay!
Tall lush hedges too.
Beauty and privacy. Yum.
On of my favourites. So many little details that make it so charming and beautiful!
Just looooove this one! The tiny pond even had exotic colourful fish swimming away right underneath the surface of the water. Check out the tiny waterfall and gnomes on either side! I imagine the fairies and water sprites must come here to cavort every night!
Do you love garden and house-gazing as well? Where are some of your favourites? And which one of these gardens did you love the most?? Share your views in the comments section!