Saturday, January 12, 2013

Nice Front Design Of House photos

Springfield IL - Front Entrance, Dana-Thomas House, Old Aristocracy Hill (Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright)
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Image by myoldpostcards
This view shows the front entrance to the Dana-Thomas House, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and built between 1902 and 1904. It now stands as one of the finest example of the Prairie School of Architecture.

If you are coming to Springfield to visit the Lincoln sites, it worth the time to tour this architectural masterpiece. Here is a link to the Dana-Thomas House Foundation site with interior and exterior photos, and tour information:

Dana-Thomas House Foundation


The Photoshop poster edges effect has been lightly applied in the processing of this image.

For more photographs of Springfield's interesting neighborhoods, visit my "Springfield IL - Neighborhoods" (Set).

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Springfield, Illinois
: All of my photographs of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Sites are in this collection. For the City of Springfield, there are separate sets for the Capitol Complex, Downtown (including the Old State Capitol), Neighborhoods, Parks, Illinois State Fairgrounds (and past State Fairs), and more. Photographs of Lincoln sites include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Tomb, and so on. Also in the Lincoln "All About Abe" (Set) are a few Lincoln sites not located in Springfield.

Central Illinois (except Springfield)
: Photos relating to the middle section of the "Land of Lincoln" (except for the Capital City of Springfield) may be found in this collection. Every city and town I've photographed is contained within its own set, and rural (as in "counrtyside") photographs are grouped by county.

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: Other locales in the United States and Canada including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.

In addition to my location-based sets, here are links to some "topical" collections and sets I've put together:

Automobile Photograph Collection
: This is a very large collection of images whose primary, but not exclusive, focus is on American automotive classics. Images are organized by decade, by manufacturer, and by topics (such as convertibles, station wagons, muscle cars, etc.)

Barbers & Barber Shops
: Traditional barbers and barber shops are on the endangered species list. But there are still plenty to be found if you go looking for them.

Almost Everything Else. Check It Out!!!
: Included topics range from man's first walk on the moon to small town schools and churches, and from Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers (our favorite breed) to things that are abandoned, neglected, weathered, or rusty.

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Front of House
front design of house
Image by dah007


Front door IMG_2915
front design of house
Image by OZinOH
Front door of the Westcott House, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Prairie Style house in Springfield, Ohio. The house was built in 1908 for Mr. Burton J. Westcott and his wife Orpha, and their family. The Westcott property is the only Prairie Style house designed by Wright in the state of Ohio.

(taken from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westcott_House )


Front Yard - 20070415 - 002
front design of house
Image by jark
Prior to this weekend, the entire front of the house, less the two trees, was nothing but the brown dirt that can be seen on the very left or top of the yard, as well as the white stepping stones that lead up to the door.

We decided to beautify the front yard a little with what you see here. Junko wanted a small path from the driveway to the main path leading to the doorway, leaving the rest of the are for slapping down some sod.

I came up with the idea for the basic design that you see here: a salmon colored brick border around the patchways, with what is known as Las Vegas Pink rocks in the middle of the path, surrounding the stepping stones. I then built the horizontal path to the driveway slightly curved but with the same parts.

Overall, made for a very busy weekend that has left my body aching in places I did not know existed!

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