August 18, 2009Vintage Houses and Buildings From Recent Roadtrip
Tom and I saw so many cool houses while we were driving out to the Thumb this weekend. (For you non-Michiganders out there, the Thumb is the little part of the Michigan “mitten” that sticks out into Lake Huron. Cute, huh?) But the problem with seeing cute houses when you are driving is that there is never enough time to get the camera out an snap a pic before you roar past. Especially with Tom driving! (Just kidding, moms!)
So, I was only able to snap some pics of houses when we were driving at a more sedate pace through the little towns on the way to Caseville. Here is a shot of a cute factory with an Art Deco feel that we saw in downtown Sebewang. I really love the rounded front and glass block on this one.
Here is a great brick ranch with vintage metal awnings from Essexville. I love all the little trimmed bushes in the front of this one.
Another cute brick ranch from Essexville. The landscaping in this one is great, too. Those flat, round bushes look like unbaked buttermilk buscuits!
Love the white accents on this ranch, which was also from Essexville. Sorry this one is kind of crooked, but Tom was getting back up to highway speed while I was furiously snapping pictures.
But I finally got him to pull over when we saw this great house in Bay City. I have driven past this place a lot, and every time I am floored by how awesomely MCM it is.
Here is the same house at a different angle. Isn’t it fabulous?? The teal color with the brick is amazing, and their flower garden is phenomenal! I wish I would have been braver, I would have knocked on their door and asked for a tour!