The Vintage Homes built 1885-1925, on MY Street…
I live on Vine St, one of the first residential streets of Paso Robles, California. The first homes built on Vine St were built during the Victorian era, the time period from 1837-1901 when Queen Victoria ruled England, and so named was the architecture of that time. Many of us think of Victorian homes as a “style” of home- a home that is large, multi-leveled, has at least one rounded tower with a cone shaped roof, big porches, grand entryways, and highly ornamented. While these may be grand picturesque Victorians, not all Victorians are; some are labled so because they were built during that time. Over the years my love and appreciation of all things Vintage has grown into a passion and a desire to collect and preserve pieces of the past. Since I live on historic Vine St, every day I walk or drive past a collection of vintage homes, my favorite of which are the Victorians. I’ve enjoyed my countless walks by them, day dreaming about the huge glorious Victorian I will one day have….the color, the trim colors, the size, the number of floors, the layout, the towers, the style of roofing tiles, the wrap around porch and the furniture that will enhance it, the intricate edges and shapes of the wood trim around the windows and porch, the gorgeous antiques and refurbished settees that will fill the inside, and a landscape worthy of such an exquisite home!
This was the first house built on Vine St, 1885.
This yellow victorian has another house behind it, both have been restored:
I appologize the post published without the pictures the first time, hopefully it won’t happen twice!