Selling real estate gives us the opportunity to view quite a few inspiring homes and facades. Always with her camera/phone in hand, Mary Millerr, documents much of what she sees and keeps our Instagram account filled with breathtaking glimpses of architecture, homes and travel. Here is Part 1 of what inspired us in 2018!

 White House black shutters

Talk about inspiring homes! This traditional home is perfection - we can only imagine the fabulous holidays and special occasions celebrated here.

Georgia mansion decorated for Christmas.  Red bows, garland wrapped columns and rooftop Christmas Tree!

Yes, we are in the south! Grand Oaks, a 1900's Greek Revival mansion. is a wedding and special occasion venue. This Christmas guests were delighted with 21 themed trees, and over 15,000 decorations! Everyone needs a Christmas tree on top of their roof, don't you think!???

Old fashioned Christmas at this historic home. Iron gate, large front porch and Victorian details

Another showstopper at Christmas is the Victorian Mansion, Rose Lawn. Located in Cartersville, Georgia and now a museum open to the public, Rose Lawn is host to several art festivals each year and is currently used as a special event venue.  The home and grounds are simply spectacular and include a carriage and school house.

  White farmhouse with porch decorated with pumpkins and mums. Brick sidewalk and steps

Madison, Georgia is filled with beautiful historic homes, but this new farmhouse caught our eye with its' simple facade.  The wood doors, front porch, hanging lantern and white siding all add up to a good dose of farmhouse charm.

Charming ivy covered stone cottage with stone wall, cedar accents, surrounded by Fall color

High on our list of inspiring homes is this charming ivy clad cottage style located north of Atlanta. This image was currently featured on Southern Living Magazine's Instagram and had many hearts thumping over its' enchanting cottage style design.

English style stone cottage, iron lattice windows, stone wall with urns, and boxwoods

A side view of the above cottage style charmer

 Naylor Hall Roswell GA.  Old southern mansion with huge columns  and large rocking chair front porch

 Sitting proudly on Canton Street in Roswell, Georgia is Naylor Hall. This 1840 antebellum  home has a bit of history in that in once housed confederate uniforms. In the 1980's a ballroom was added and the home is now  a special events facility.  Check out the Naylor Hall website for a glimpse of weddings and events held at this historic home.

Traditional colonial style Fall scene.  White paint, black shutters, dormers, brick walk and bright red door

Oh my ... the inspiring homes we saw this fall! Look at how the autumn colors enhance this traditional home. We love the classic white facade with black shutters - and how welcoming the walkway is leading up to that bright red door.

Fall season. White brick Tudor home, gray trim and wood front door. Pumpkins on the front porch and Christmas wreath

 We caught this tudor style home transitioning its' door decor from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Love the white painted brick, gray trim and wood front door!

Paris St. Germain shopping at Christmas. Christmas lights and trees in the windows.

We love Paris in the Springtime, Summertime, Autumn -  and this time - Winter! What a delight Paris was in December!

Paris corner cafe decorated for Christmas. Windows boxes filled with ivy. Iron balconies

Warm and cozy on a cold winter day in Paris! Inspiring homes to die for above!

Cafe in Paris with blue and yellow awning

That yellow and blue awning!!!!!!

Paris cathedral - St. Chapel, steeple, gothic architecture, streetlamps. Cloudy Paris day

Paris architecture - such a sense of history....

Girl in red coat walking along the Seine in Paris France - Ile St. Louis

 Paris architecture on the island of St. Louis  - Such a statement this Parisian girl makes in her bright red coat!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Inspiring Homes and Facades.


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