Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Ivy House

I am always fascinated with old houses. They hold so much character and mystery. On road trip a couple of years ago we came across this interesting old house.

This is the Ivy House.

It's a restaurant now, but I imagine it was a Grand Lady in it's heyday.





The molding around the windows makes me think this house is pre-Civil War. 

I think this Grand Lady has been around for a long time!


11 comments:

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Such a beautiful house. I can only imagine what the inside would look like. Love seeing houses like this be preserved and taken care of. :)

NanaNor's said...

Hi, What a beauty she is. I love old southern homes! We haven't been to the south in about 20 yrs and I'm ready for a trip there and also New England.
Hugs,
Noreen

Phyllis @Around the House said...

glad I am not there looking at that house, I would be up all hours of the night thinking of how to bring her back to her glory, such a beautiful grand lady...what stories she must have to tell...I always like to imagine homes like that the day they were finished with the build and how stunning they must have been...

JoAnn Rogers said...

Beautiful! would love to see it !

Indrani said...

It is simply grand!
Lovely pics.
Happy ODW!

Jim said...

Beautiful.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Such a pretty home, and I'm sure the owners have to give it great care to look so beautiful.

Felicia said...

She is lovely. I enjoy old homes like this too. TFS

Dora, the Quilter said...

Love that house! It looks like the house where our small town librarian lived--complete with the portico for the carriage.
Perfect setting for reading, writing, and living!

jeannettestgermain said...

Great they could preserve the building and everyone can enjoy its grandeur!

Molly said...

I wonder what it was like as a home and about all the people who have lived there

mollyxxx