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Beamed Ceiling Bungalow

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 16 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The house sits along Loleta Avenue and overlooks the Eel River flood plain to the south. You can see our old dairy down the street on the right.

If someone offered me any place in town in which to live - this would be my home. The woman entering the house moved here with her husband two years ago. Like me - they simply came through Loleta while traveling and fell in love with the place. They have my best wishes.

[notebook]: remember that beat-up looking house from our earlier series - the one with the dangling door lamps? We go back to visit there tomorrow...

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful house to live in this quiet place.
I think that this is the image of Loleta you have posted that I like the most.

16 Oct 2008 5:40am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

cool looking place, nice shot

16 Oct 2008 5:45am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Great image, looks like some work needs to be done, from memory the same for the house in the area we are visiting tomorrow! Love the blue tones!

16 Oct 2008 5:56am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Great home town series Stephen !! more please..

16 Oct 2008 5:59am

Zygène from France

Une ravissante petite maison.

16 Oct 2008 6:05am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

This house as really an unusual and pretty look !! But i agree with Kelly, some work needs to be done... and it would be a nice place to leave... actually it's a little bit sad... just my feeling.

16 Oct 2008 7:47am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I love that it's not just a "box"! Great shot!

16 Oct 2008 9:35am

lasiate from Philippines

elle a pris tout le bleu du ciel !

16 Oct 2008 9:36am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

It has a unique style and a favourable position

16 Oct 2008 10:57am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Absolutely, that's MY house, I love it...gorgeous compo Stephen,
NOT Beth never Beth, but I like Elizabeth ;)

16 Oct 2008 11:13am

@Lorraine: Lorraine - you are a treasure. At least now I know that you read your messages. I promise - no more name calling of any kind...

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Looks like a neat place to me! Kinda strange architecture, certainly one of a kind.

16 Oct 2008 12:35pm

@Thomas Griffioen: I would love to see the interior of this place-you can see that the beams extend through the house. This might make sense for a mountain home that could get large amounts of snow on the roof - but being 6 km from the Pacific - this place would see very little snow and ice.

Marcie from United States

It's an arts & crafts style bungalow!!! Great find.

16 Oct 2008 12:41pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Beautiful place... this little house is very cute... There is still some work to fit out and decorate with flowers the garden.

16 Oct 2008 12:49pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

i can understand the appeal of the place. your photos are very sympathetic also.

16 Oct 2008 1:37pm

timothy from Tokyo, Japan

nice image--and nice words as well!

16 Oct 2008 1:51pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What an incredible house…

16 Oct 2008 3:42pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

A real fixer upper. The architecture is interesting as we have seen before in Loleta. Based on the comments you are receiving I would war the Loleta city council to expect a population boom? Nicely done.

16 Oct 2008 4:41pm

@dogilicious: My guess is until this area ceases to experience 60+ inches of rain a year - we shouldn't expect too much of a land rush.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Really cool architecture on this one. I love the richness of the colors in the image (rain is good for that, huh?) and the peek into the surrounding countryside.

16 Oct 2008 6:42pm

@willow: Shooting in the rain is one of my most favorite things to do.

( don't tell anyone - but starting next week we will explore some of the surrounding countryside )

chrissy from London, United Kingdom

you narrate your images so well, lovely shape to the house, not boxy at all

16 Oct 2008 7:16pm

@chrissy: thanks for the narrative nod.

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Fascinating and interesting house, like the colors too. Is it a shingle roof or use something else? Cool place to live, great eye for capturing this one Stephen.

17 Oct 2008 1:52am

@John Maslowski: A shingle roof it is. Were it not for the odd shape and those fascinating beams - it would be a singularly unspectacular little house. It has a splendid view. I just know next time I'm in the neighborhood - I'll bring the resident couple a print - and use it to try and gain entry.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

FAbulous shot! Beautiful framing! What an interesting looking house...

17 Oct 2008 5:09am

@Magda: Magda - thanks for the in depth look you've given my portfolio - it is greatly appreciated. And cheers!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

just beautiful -- i love the additional mood the mist adds to the quite and rural town. the wheel barrow full of weeds is a magical touch! excellent shot!!

19 Oct 2008 5:08am