in Edgemere Park, Oklahoma City
Here the month of August is almost gone and I'm just now posting the yard of the month.
This tudor house was built in 1930.
I've long admired this home. It sits on a large corner lot.
The present owners have lived there since 2008 and they've updated the look of the house since moving in.
They have also redone all the landscape themselves.
This is how the home looked when they bought it in 2008.
As you can see they painted the casement windows and trim in a dark gray.
A new roof in a slate pattern and color was also added a couple of years ago.
The new color palette is much more sophisticated.
Looks to me that they've stained the concrete path to the front door.
I'm surprised by this as I didn't think you were allowed to stain concrete in a historic neighborhood.
The color does look nice with the home...but I have to admit...I kind of love the color
of just regular old concrete especially after it's aged on it's own.
I prefer it.
A lovely mix of bushes and flowers line the walkway leading up to the front stoop.
That's the neighbor's house there to the left. It sits close to the property line because
there is no driveway on that side...instead this house's garage is accessed in the back.
Here at the front door you can get a really good look at the weeping mortar that makes this house so unusual.
I love it that the house still retains it's original porch light.
Those casement windows are to die for!
Very pretty details to this house. Here you can see the new slate look shingles.
A perfect choice for this home.
The front porch is small and uncovered...the only negative to this house.
It is always nice to have a covered porch but I like the feel of this front stoop.
It feels very urban.
The curbing is very pretty around the front beds.
A weeping mortar fence goes down the left side of the property.
A small cupid watches over the garden.
I got stung by a bumble bee while taking this shot.
I walked right into a crepe myrtle and I guess right into the bee.
It was one of those big fuzzy ones.
He stung my shoulder and it really hurt.
For a moment I feared it was a Killer Bee...but was relieved when a swarm of his friends
didn't join in and try to sting me to death.
I'd never been stung by a bee before.
I once was stung by a wasp when I was a child but never a bee.
Those big fuzzy ones usually, don't get angry very easily...at least in my experience.
But this one sure did...although I've never walked right into one before either.
After that I decided it was time to go...and back down the path I went.
This is one of my favorite houses in the neighborhood.
I'd live here in a heart beat...if someone told me I HAD to move out of my house
and into another.
But most likely...I will always live in the house I'm in now.
Do you like this house and yard?
How do you feel about weeping mortar?