Letter of the day is "P" as in peacock.
Person painting a pumpkin
My Poinsettia is still pretty.
If you'd like to see the inside of this beautiful Victorian, click on the link provided below:
Pink Lady Interior Real Estate Listing
Pink hat I knitted for myself
Peony - Karl Rosenfield
prickly pear cactus
Panda at the National Zoo
Perfect puzzle pieces
My grandmother’s Pearl chocker.
Ponte Vecchio spans the Arno River in Florence, Italy.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Path to the lake.
Pests on the puzzle
A pair of Avocets
My beloved Piggy Sue. A baby feral hog I raised and had spayed. Stolen and killed. :'(
Pig Newton. Died in the flood.
Piggy Sue and her friend, Piggy Lee. Lee also died in the flood.
Rest in peace, sweet babies.
Pink Irish front doors
Pretty Pink Rose
L.A. County Arboretum
Parrot - Panajachel, Guatemala
These are especially good today! Jasdip, yours is hilarious, and Marilyn, yours is so sad.
Marilyn, so cute and so sad.
Here are Protesters (not me!) and a Playbill.
I don't know the name of this plant, but it has pretty pink buds right now.
There is PINK in this beautiful pic somewhere. RV resort friends live in during the winter months in Florida. This was taken after a storm passed thru the area.
I've seen the pink Victorian in Eureka in Dawn's contribution. I had no idea the inside was so rough. The photos and the fact that the asking price now is $40K more than the owner paid for it for FIFTEEN YEARS AGO suggest that it needs a massive amount of work. It appears some of what has been done wasn't done very well (ie, fiberglass shower) and would need to be redone too.
The market in that small town likely wouldn't support support a return on the dollars needed to be invested, at resale. That house in a more populous area would be worth 5 times more, or more. Very interesting to see the listing and the details.
Thank you for the link Dawn. I have wondered what the ladies were like inside.
Yes, the Pink Lady does need some work, especially kitchen and bathroom updates. Personally, I'm not a fan of claw foot tubs (or tubs in general, although I do understand that the claw foot tub is authentic to the period), so I'd be replacing that with a beautiful granite or marble large shower unit.
Considering, it's 130 years old, the rest of it seems to be in pretty good shape. Part of it's charm is that it shows the wear and tear of families living in it all this time. It also has some amazing details both inside and out which I'd definitely preserve if it was mine.
I think part of what makes the house seem rough is that part of it appears to be empty and unfinished. From the photos that appears to be a separate living unit (perhaps servants quarters or a carriage house at one time?) that has been neglected. That area also needs repairs, remodeling and updating.
The house also has an interesting history. The gigantic, gray Victorian that can be seen from the window in some photos is The Carson Mansion. It was owned by William Carson, one of the first lumber barons of Northern California and is one of the most widely photographed and written about Victorians in California and perhaps the United States. The link below is to a Wikepedia article:
Anyway, back to the Pink Lady. William Carson had the Pink Lady built for his son (although some sources say the house was a gift to his daughter) as a wedding gift. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is now a vacation rental that is listed on Airbnb and VRBO. For some reason, I find that rather sad - I like to picture a family who loves the house living in it and filling it with life and laughter.
While the house is not my style; I prefer clean lines and something less elaborate, I have a great appreciation for the craftsmanship and details of the house. What i wouldn't mind having is one of those corner turrets scaled down a bit; that could make for a nice bit of personal space such as a reading room or just a place to sit and reflect on things.
My apologies for the hijack - back to 'P' photos!
My pleasure, Ava! :-)
RE: Pink Lady. Many years ago took a driving vacation from Santa Cruz up to OR and stopped along the way and saw this house. Also the Carson mansion across the way. Nice Victorian houses there and in Ferndale. Expensive price tags though.
" Expensive price tags though."
That's all relative, location, location, location. I think you've said you live in the Santa Cruz mountains. Not far from you to the north, that $1.3 asking price would get you a standard condo or maybe a 1200 sq ft, 40+ year old tract house needing work. Maybe.