Saturday, November 20, 2010

Peach Sherbet

The house was built in the early 1900's in a style known as Prairie Craftsman or Mission. See the shaped tails on the rafter ends? When I bought it it was white with dark green trim.

Click on the pictures to enlarge and admire the incredible blue South Dakota Sky.

At some point in the last hundred years the front porch was enclosed and a tiny back porch was added, probably so the arctic winter blast did not take all the heat out of the house when the back door was opened.

The detail inside is beautiful with generously proportioned rooms. The crown moldings are over 12" deep. Note the original thick beveled glass in the front door and side window. Floors are hardwood.

An inside bathroom was added in the late 20's or 30's with the very latest in pink marble tile and stylish back trim ...

Time passed and the white paint became shabby, I painted the house peach sherbet with cream trim.

My tenants did some landscaping and put up the big copper star on the gable. People in the town were moderately horrified ... but the color is growing on them, and I like it. What do you think?

Y'all come back!


  1. Ken tries not to shudder and call it "pink". The copper star goes perfectly on it.