Oakwood owl counting
pilgrims at the Stryx end gate,
"Whooo passes this night?"

Monday, April 5, 2010

Stick Farmhouse

Stick style architectural was a transition from Georgian to Queen Anne. I think it is a little more elegant than either Eastlake or Queen Anne Victorian. We found this sweet lady keeping company with a old barn miles from nowhere on the gravel of the Platte River Road east of Gibbon, Nebraska last week. Nice.


Justine Valinotti said...

Oddly, that house makes me think of something Victor Hugo wrote: "Le beau est aussi utile que l'utile." (The beautiful is as useful as the useful.) It looks as if the people who built it intended to build something useful but made something beautiful that was just as useful. Isn't it wonderful when things turn out that way?

kevin c ruberg said...

Love the widow's walk or whatever..out on the prairie or wherever ...I have worked on a home with a tower that was a belvedere as well...Once upon a time things were done just a wee bit differently....