Pages

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Garage Week, Tidy

What do you think of this one? I like the neatness, and the color coordination. And the doors--there must be a history, a name for these doors.

21 comments:

dive said...

I wonder why all the stuff that would normally be stored in the garage is being stored outside.

Andy said...

These doors are from a era gone by. Reminds of my childhood. Most new houses here where I live have the garage doors that go straight up and down on rolls. They are not as classy as this one.

hamilton said...

I like these character doors. it all doesn't seem to match the house, though.I wonder if there will be a renovation soon?

BaysideLife said...

Oh there is so much potential here. Great details on the garage. Needs a little TLC, a coat of paint and a clean-up. I'm really enjoying your garage week pictures. Great idea.

Petrea Burchard said...

Good question, Dive. Small garage, maybe?

Yes--this one's classy, Andy.

Hamilton, I hope not to see the garage renovated. It's special, and the house isn't. That's all in the eye of the beholder, of course.

Bayside, I'm a fan of peeling paint! I might touch up above the doors, but not the whole thing. I wonder how many coats of paint it's had over the years.

altadenahiker said...

You often find the house and garage making contradictory statements up here, as well. Bad stucco job vs wood frame. The garage wins the argument, in my opinion.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm with you, Hiker.

The color coordination I mentioned refers to the ladder that matches the wall.

Trish said...

the door comes from, I believe, a time when the garages were more stables, than housing for a Ford or Chevy. They used to be all over the place in the SGValley, less so now
for the hinged options or roll ups. No clue as to what they are called, other than sliding barn doors.

Kris McCracken said...

I like to call them "Colin"...

Susan Campisi said...

The garage is lovely, but there sure is a lot detracting from it. I want to tear up all that concrete.

Petrea Burchard said...

So this one could be quite old, Trish, by California standards. Cool.

Ha! Thanks for that, Kris. Or maybe "Priscilla."

There must have been a concrete fad around here at one point, Susan. There's so much concrete on our property that the first thing I want to do when we get rich is tear it all out.

Ms M said...

That's a charming garage. I like the arched designs on the doors and the shade of green they used. The garage doesn't seem to match the house though. It's interesting to think of when some of these were stables, rather than garages. I wonder if there are some old photos showing that?

Susan Campisi said...

There's too much concrete at my house, too. When I get rich, I'll tear it up at both our places.

Petrea Burchard said...

Ms. M, I'm wondering if that house was the replacement for a previous teardown. It's so out of keeping with the garage.

Susan, we can use it to make those kind of walkways and driveways that grass grows through. Or thyme.

TheChieftess said...

Ah...this one is my favorite garage! The ladder and building materials are outside the garage though because there's a project waiting for drier weather....

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Looks more like a conversion with an attic window. Belongs to the home with the bad river rock job?

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

That bad river rock comes in sheets. It's called Lick n' Stick fondly by certain archs.

Petrea Burchard said...

Yes, it goes with the incongruous house.

Trish said...

yes, it could be quite old. Perhaps a version from the early 1900's or conversion of horse barn from late 1800's even. I'd bet the little midge add-on of the front of the garage was built to fit a 1950's-1970's vehicle like a long Lincoln or Cadillac with fins.

I have to agree about the garage vs the newbie riverrock lick n stick (that just makes me giggle) house. Seems almost like it is the neighbor garage, the drive just *happens* to be rightnext to the neighbor house except for that terra-cotta looking wall to the right.

What really makes me giggle is the TV dish on the garage. Incongruous is an understatement.

Latino Heritage said...

So many contrasting textures! I wonder if the arches in the building were eyebrow arches?

Petrea Burchard said...

Hard to imagine, isn't it? But probably just like the garage.