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Monday, June 25, 2012

A Victorian House Tour

HOUSE OF LIGHTS!
When Jon and Jennifer heard that the house across the street was for sale, they decided to take a peek.
With a growing family and the desire for an art studio, (they are a family of artists and/or art lovers!) in 2004, they made the move...across the street!
While a stately home, this house has a distinct individuality.  When I asked Jennifer what style she would use to describe her home, she shared that "it doesn't really fit neatly into any one category....Our house may best be described as Victorian Neoclassical style due to the cornices, the symmetry (of the original home), and fairly sparse decoration on the exterior."
Built in 1832 as a four room house, this beauty has undergone many changes!  Jon and Jennifer not only added a master suite, but they also reconfigured a neighboring garage into an art studio!
I felt like a tourist in Paris- I spent most of my tour looking up!  The light fixtures in this home were.to.die.for.  Jennifer agreed that the chandeliers were a big influence in the decision to make the leap across the street!
Here is a lookiloo at the "House of Lights!"




The lines in this home were stunning!


Photograph by Pavel Banka


This light fixture was set off by the deep green silk wallcoverings





A family of artists!
I had a wonderful time stalking touring this house- Jon and Jennifer were so gracious and forgiving of my "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing!"
Which was your favorite light fixture?

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25 comments:

  1. Luved House Lights - an incredible display of beautiful, different, unique chandlier lighting to customize a home. So very artistic w/o overdone. Seems coincidental that you posted this today as I had my first kinda contemporary chandilier installed in powder room yesterday With Karen's help/guidance I had the best professional electrician to make this idea in my head come to fruition. You can say I'm a fan of this lighting genre. Thank you for stalking. And your photography where do we begin!!!

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  2. LOVE all the beautiful chandys! Thanx for sharing and btw you seem like total hoot! I am your newest follower!

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  3. You had me at the chandeliers. I am a big fan of chandeliers...just gorgeous. I found you over at Just a Girl's show and share. I am your latest follower. Love your blog. Hope you drop by and say hi.

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  4. Oh. MY! I'm hooked. Now I want to see more! If the lights alone are any indication, this is a fabulous house. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Chris- it is a fabulous house, indeed! Thank you for popping by!

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  6. Beautiful home and stunning chandies! I just purchased one that looks similar to them (BUT, I have to put it together ... eek)! Thanks for sharing! *Becca* (here by way of WUW and am now a follower)

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  7. soo pretty! we have one small fancy chandelier. The rest are all modern (as in purchased last year at Lowe's). I love me some victorian details!

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    1. Lowes has some fantastic lighting!
      Thanks, Micki!

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  8. Wow! Those chandies are to D-I-E for...and how 'bout those stairs! I am just speechless now.....

    Lynn

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    1. I am a sucker for a great staircase and this one made me twitchy!

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  9. That home fits into the beautiful category! Love all of those chandeliers and the personal art. Those are things that make a house a home.

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    1. While the actual home was gorgeous, you are right that the personal touches made it a home.
      Thank you, Stacey!

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  10. Beautiful. I love the chandeliers.

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    1. Thank you, Vikki! The lights were amazing!

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  11. What a beautiful home - love those chandeliers!
    -Shelley

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    1. Thank you so much, Shelley! How is your sweet Rosie?

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  12. I loved the chandeliers, but ooooohhhh, the one with the etched glass globes dropped on chains, be still my heart!
    --Min

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    1. Right? To.Die.For.
      Thank you for popping by!

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  13. Thanks for the house tour. Don't you just love touring these old beauties? I recently posted a house tour on my blog of Lafayette Square, an historical neighborhood in St. Louis. Ah, to have those tall ceilings and millwork...

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    1. WHAT? My mister is from STL and we visit often. You must tell me every detail about this house tour???

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  14. All I can say is WOW! I too love the chandeliers! I live in a 155 year old Georgian/Gothic farmhouse and DREAM of adding similar lighting to it one day! Job well done!

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    1. I love Georgian and I love Gothic- sounds like a match made in Heaven!
      Thank you for popping by!

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  15. I love chandeliers too, beautiful post, so glad you shared the house with us.

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