Charleston charmer in Texas

Oh hello beautiful, I almost didn't see you there.  Just when I think I've found the most perfect outdoor space, another home comes along and knocks my socks off.  You all know this but I love the concept of pools in a side yard.  Walking "into" a home and coming onto a courtyard is so quaint and romantical.  This house just screams Southern.  I can imagine old ladies with pale blue bouffants lazily rocking in the chairs by the pool sipping on some spiked sweet tea.  Kids from all over the neighborhood would come over and splash about with reckless abandon.  Throw some food on the grill and you've got a bonafide summer party.

I've thrown in some obligatory indoor pictures as well to prove the home isn't a lost cause on the interior, if not a bit gaudy.  The chandelier in the master bath is a bit much but then again, a little glamour never hurt anyone.

PS - Some of y'all are so BRAVE and that creepy yellow house from yesterday didn't freak you out at all.  Challenge accepted - next time, I shall endeavour to find something scarier.


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  1. I've always been an admirer of Southern homes - I love that antebellum look and how perfect it feels for summer. That backyard is quite a stunner!

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  2. OH, this house! I think it's near perfect on the outside. I mean, look at that beautiful side pool and all that outdoor porch space! Southerners sure know how to build a proper home.

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  3. A beautiful home! Could see myself live there.

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  4. i really like the outside of the house, patio, and pool!

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  5. Oh, wow! It is all about that garden pool. There's something terribly versailles about it!

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  6. Wow! that home is so nice and big!!
    That pool is also amazing!!! I would love to live there!

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  7. That porch is unreal! And I'm with you on that yellow house. Haunted, no question.

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  8. Why must you do this to me!? Ah, this is so gorgeous. I love the porch and pool!

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  9. I don't care about anything else - I want that porch.

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  10. You wrote "knocks my socks off"!!! I thought I was the only one keeping that expression alive! It's good to know I'm not alone and in good company.

    What a great house! The porches, pool and landscaping are just perfect.

    PS - If this house was haunted, that chandelier might end up joining you in the tub. :)

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  11. Entirely envious of the brick paved porch! Would have never guessed it'd look that good in a southern home. And that kitchen? I'm in love!

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  12. i'm in love with this!

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  13. I think I'v mentioned this before, but my dream home consists of a HUGE porch. That being said...I'm in love with this house ;) lol

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  14. GASP! I love, love, love it!

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  15. Oh...em...gee....I die, Rooth! Die! So fab, this house is (in my Yoda voice).

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  16. Oh my, that pool! Ah! Love it and the part about the spiked sweet tea! :) This house reminds me of my aunts home on the outside. It's that whole... colonial look? I think. Don't quote me on it though. Haha.

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  17. Ooohhhhh! Is that a wrap around porch????? Maybe Santa Claus will bring me this house for Christmas?????

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  18. a porch?? I'm in. it's a Southern requirement

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  19. This house definitely has southern charm! That porch looks so inviting and comfortable!

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  20. That backyard is so magical! I've always loved homes with southern charm, and this one is no different. I would love to spend all afternoon outside there :)

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  21. That house is so gorgeous. I love the Southern style mixed with modern and traditional touches.

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  22. Ha! That chandelier in the bath cracked me up. I'm glad you put it last. Otherwise....hello, yum! In Charleston, so many of the houses have those gorgeous side yards and porches. And that pool. Delightful. I long for a pool...

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  23. it's gorgeous! it has a pool...so i'd be sold. i just want a pool :)

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  24. Swooning over these outdoor areas.

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  25. Is a amazing house, I really loved :)

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    kiss

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  26. I just LOVE this place!! I want to go back to the South so much :)

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  27. WOW D: the pool and the bathroom got me. that is one amazing house!

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  28. oh my goodness what a beautiful home. I LOVE the pool. Okay, I think I just found my dream house.

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  29. I love the garden. to die for!!

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  30. Are these houses in Austin? If so, could you state the neighborhood so I can place them in my mind's eye?

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  31. WOW!! Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that backyard/ garden and pool! *sigh* Now I'll be dreaming of it tonight.

    PS. It's freezing here, like FREEZING. SO how I long for sunny pool-side days :)

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  32. Oh my what a beautiful house!!!

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