Tuesday, July 14, 2009

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY ~ MY FIRST!

Welcome to my first Outdoor Wednesday! Thank you so much to our gracious and thoughtful host, Susan of A Southern Daydreamer !

If you haven't already, be sure to visit Susans lovely blog, say hello, then visit the other participants to view their outdoor adventures! I've put a link after my party favor; of course I want you to see mine first! ;-)

Some of the homes you will be tour is from Pink Saturday. It was suggested that I post a few for Outdoor Wednesday. Since I already have the photos, I thought I'd give it a go.

Today we have have a mini-tour of quaint neighborhood in Burlingame, CA.

Burlingame, California is located approximately 15 minutes south of San Francisco. It is part of the area known as the Peninsula. The Peninsula is coveted for it's close proximity to SF and the airport (no bridges to cross). It is nestled between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Downtown Burlingame is known for it's upscale dining and boutiques; a place to see and be seen; I'll give you a tour of it's downtown area in the near future.

The prices in this neighborhood are mid-range; varying from $750,000 up to $1.3 mil. The different styles of the homes you will see are fairly typical in this neighborhood.

We begin our tour through this tree lined stree; typical for this neighborhood.

Isn't that so pretty. Was a fairly warm day, about 85 degrees, but on this pretty street the temperature was 70 degrees!

This next house is my favorite! I could spend the rest of my days there!

I just love an ivy covered cottage! Isn't that just lovely!? *sigh* I couldn't get any side photos because of the trees.

Now, just a few doors down, there sits this lovely home.....

a mediterranean style house, lots of great details! Did you notice the flagstone steps iron railing? There is a balcony over the garage door. Too bad they didn't match the railings. But that can be very pricey. Fabulous cathedral shaped window, and I love the little entry window next to it. Great chimney cap. This is a decent size house. Here's a side view, notice the 2nd floor and see how far back this house goes...

Me casa su casa...si?

Next, just a couple doors down I've dubbed this the hobbit house....

Isn't it so charming? So much detail, the brick walk and brick foundation, the leaded glass windows, the turret entry, the little rooster weathervane, the little cottage shaped mailbox, the fence, the chimney cap, so adorable!

This next one is such a darling yellow cottage! Notice the touch of whimsy on the mailbox and the street lamp behind the darling white picket fence....

The mail box has these large yellow, pink and lavender daisies all over it! Here's a closer view....

This is a corner house, so I got a photo of the side gate.....

Too charming! Looks as though we are way out in the wine country, yet we are in the burbs and only a few minutes from SF.

This last cottage is difficult to see as it was covered in foiliage, particularly this pretty...

Love how the bougainvillea curves around the arch of the window. The house is a pale yellow textured stucco with blue trim! Here's the front door....

and now, a full view of the front....

We now exit though another lovey tree lined street....

I hope you enjoyed my first installment of Outdoor Wednesday!

Thanks so much for visiting me! I'm off to visit more outdoor adventures posted by the other participants! Be sure to pop back to Susan's Outdoor Wednesday.

Enjoy your week!

28 comments:

Jade Creative said...

These are beautiful homes.
I've decided to join in on the outdoor linky party, since I spend as much time as possible outside in the summer.
Have a wonderful day!
Darlene

debbie said...

Happy First Outdoor Wednesday Tina,
You are such a blessing on any day
Thank You for taking us on this beautiful tour of gorgeous homes.
I loved the unique quality of each one.
angel hugs
debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I enjoyed my tour of these beautiful homes. I think my favorite is the Hobbit House.. it is just too cute for words...
hugs ~lynne~

Connie said...

I love Burlingame as well as the other cities along the peninsula, sugar! All of them are so quaint.
xoxo,
Connie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Tina!
I still love the house with the ivy growing up it best. Ofcourse I love the tree lined streets, how quaint is that? Just beautiful. I could look at this pics a jillion times and still see something new. Thanks again for sharing. Stop by and say hi Tina, I love to see your smiling face. Country hugs, Sherry

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Tina! Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday! SO glad you joined us for this fun day, and what a beautiful tour you took us on in California! Loved all the pretty houses, but I'm ready to move in the Hobbit House. I even have the perfect little hobbit table for it from last week's Foodie Friday post. LOL! So cute!

Welcome and Happy Outdoor Wed.!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marie said...

Hi Tina - Welcome to your first OW post! J'adore the houses you posted especially the hobbit house. Thanks for sharing!
-marie

Willow said...

Such beautiful homes. Thanks for taking us on the ride.

Willow

stefanie said...

such adorable houses and and beautiful weather, maybe thats why they are sooo expensive. thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Tina, such lovely and charming homes! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Regina said...

Hi Tina. These are fantastic.I'm enjoying.
Thanks for sharing.
Regina

Jasmin said...

Tina, thanks so much for the lovely comment on my first "PINK SATURDAY" post. I really appreciate it.

_-Jasmin-_
from
LIVE LOVE LAUGH

Mary said...

What a wonderful tour of lovely homes on lovely streets. Thanks for sharing your terrific photos with us.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I love the old established, well kept neighborhoods like that. So many of the neighborhoods like that in so many cities, are in such run down condition. Thanks for sharing.;
Glenda

Joyce said...

I was peaking at your blog today and I thought that these homes looked like my old neighborhood in Burlingame but you live in San Mateo which is the next town and the homes are all charming in that area. I use to live on Vancouver in the cutest little house and I miss the area and my old cottage home:)
Joyce

Joyce said...

I just showed your post to my daughter and saw that it is indeed my old town. The yellow house is one that I drove by every single day to get to Vancouver. The house with the weathervane is on the next block right behind Vancouver. Up the hill is the Catholic School and mansion. I miss the little town with the stores etc and the cute train station etc. What fun it was to have lived there.
Joyce

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

What lovely homes and what fun you had taking the photos!! Thank you for sharing them with us.
Happy OW!!

someplace in thyme said...

Hi blogger friend Lisa, I don't do (yet) outdoor Wed, but wanted to come in and say you did a wonderful job. I saw the homes on Pink Sat, and loved them then, today it's all good all over again. I love it. I grew up in San Bruno, so this is like coming home. I used to cruise El Camino Real in my vw.....too funny, Char

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love looking at houses, so this has been my favorite thing to see today...lovely houses and you did a great job photographing them...
Becky

Michelle said...

Tina-
Welcom to OW, I saw these on PS, but was happy to view them again...they are georgeous!

denisemarie said...

Girl, you are talented and live in such a beautiful area!! You are the one I commented to about the cake plate last week, I think. Wow, you are surrounded by such inspiration. You figured out how to navigate pretty quickly around blogland and your site is awesome.

teachermomof2 said...

What beautiful homes! The street reminds me of a street in our town that is tree lined and has some outstanding homes. Great job!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Blessings,
Lisa

grannyann said...

Wow those are some beautiful houses and I love the street pics. Thanks for the tour!!

Morning T said...

Fabulous photos! I love your neck of the woods. It's too hot here to walk down the street to snap even one picture right now.

Anna's Basement said...

Great houses! Soooo cute!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Tina I am so glad you joined Outdoor Wednesday. I love this neighborhood! I wish contractors would build like this now instead of cracker box look alikes lining street after street! We live in an old little town with each house having it's own unique personality which is so fun!

I am so glad you came by my blog! While under house arrest I had been wanting to try my hand at doing a ceremic mosiac. I have a small metal round table that has a glass insert. Would you be able to tell me what I should replace the glass with. Do I need a special type of wood board? I have 2 boxes of dishes that I have broken over the years (yes I am a klutz!) and just know this would look lovely if I would get going and just do it!!

blessings
mary

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Oh, how I wish I could live in one of these beauties, I've always wanted a cottage with Ivy and Roses hanging all over the place, and the streets lined with trees, so pretty!, thanks for sharing with us.
marian elizabeth

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Tina...I'm still making rounds to Outdoor Wednesday participants...nice to meet you! What lovely homes. I think the stucco one is my favorite...it's loaded w/ charm!

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