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Life in Loleta - topiary tips for home owners...

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 29 September 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

No. This is not a typical home in Loleta - believe me - there is no such thing. I love the porch lamps on each side of the door. Perhaps this explains that stone lamp on the doorstep. The lovely topiary adds just that right touch of elegance - don't you agree?

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Zygene from morlaix, France

En effet une très jolie entrée sur cette petite maison.

29 Sep 2008 5:35am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Ha, classic!!! I had to look but yes I love the porch lamps too... wow, how did they get one higher and the other lower like that ;o/. It really is amazing the amount of work they must do on the topiary when they should maybe giving the place a lick of paint? Or perhaps I am wrong and this is the "Loleta Painting Style", wonderfully humerous, this image says so much!

29 Sep 2008 5:52am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

I imagine the house to be owned by an elderly fellow who has no family. It's a really interesting picture conjuring up all sorts of things in my mind.

29 Sep 2008 6:31am

Anthony from Bielefeld, Germany

It looks like a face to me.A scary Stephen King type of house saying "come in,if you dare".

29 Sep 2008 7:16am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A cool catch, Stephen. Great eye for details here.

29 Sep 2008 8:36am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Interesting explanations about this house.

29 Sep 2008 8:56am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Great image, your narrative too funny! You should give us an update on your next trip through Loleta... did they redecorate?

29 Sep 2008 9:21am

@Betty: Be careful what you wish for, Betty. If this trip goes well (I'm in Portland, Oregon) I hope to pass through on my way back this coming weekend. We'll see. Best to you...

yz from Hungary

I completely agree: very stylish :)

29 Sep 2008 12:21pm

alex centrella from California, United States

interesting shot, classic porch !

29 Sep 2008 3:11pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Interesting house. Nice details you captured. The porch lamps completely aligned, the well conserved topiary, the grass so well mowed... well, a model house. :P Excellent shot Stephen!

29 Sep 2008 4:22pm

@Rui: That's what this needs! A model to go with my 'model home'. Thanks for the suggestion!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

hehe -- sweet shot! wow, looks like this whole plot is in need of a HUGE makeover -- i assume they are getting ready to paint? ;) i do have to say that i love the faded and chipped red cement walkway... we had one of those growing up and i still have strong emotional ties to it! :)

29 Sep 2008 7:48pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Maybe it's waiting for a new owner....? Loads of potential for improvement. And, a great image/

29 Sep 2008 10:55pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Tee Hee. I definitely agree that the topiary adds the perfect touch - the green goes so well with that of the garden hose!!!

29 Sep 2008 11:27pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

DIY to the rescue, please help them! However, this is the exact type of home I would have expected to find in this town where the dairy has been closed for so long. I must say, the roof appears to be in good shape for the type of weather they get, so perhaps they are working on fixing it up a little at a time. Next time around, check it out and see which way it is headed...

30 Sep 2008 12:54am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

It looks like someone was throwing a basketball at the front porch! There are marks in the heavy dust. Very interesting.

30 Sep 2008 1:25pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love that house, it's such a lovely compo...

30 Sep 2008 4:42pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Very interesting.... So much style....

17 Oct 2008 5:04am