Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Avery House

So there's a castle for sale in my town. A castle that is one of the last standing historical Queen Anne style pieces of architecture in our city. It is for sale for around 180 thousand because the inside needs a lot of work for it to be liveable. What an amazing a beautiful opportunity to possess a piece of history. The home, known as The Avery House, was built in 1889-the year SD became a state. It has stained glass windows, a gorgeous staircase, a turret, and some lovely fireplaces. I know this all from the photos I found on google of course. We didn't get to go into the house, but I'd love to see the inside of it someday (or own it, har har). I keep trying to convince Sean that we could fix it up using the reimbursement grants it offers to preserve it, but I don't think he'll let me have it unless we win the lottery (again, har har). Anyway, even if we cannot own it, I had to go take some photos near it because I think it is a stunning work of art, and there aren't too many houses like that left today. Enjoy!

I got this Louis Feraud coat for free at the Lowry Mall (that free thrift store in the middle of nowhere I visited!). It is wool and cashmere and I couldn't wait for a bit of cooler weather to pull it out. I think it fit the Victorian vibe of the house quite well, even if I am rocking quite the menswear look. The brogues are a pair of men's I thrifted a couple of years ago and I still think they're way more comfy than any women's oxfords I own.

After visiting the Avery House we found a museum a couple of blocks away that was in another Queen Anne style home designed by the same architect. It had a wall of buildings and homes that he designed and it was breathtaking to see all of the workings of this one man from that time period. After snapping a couple of shots, they told me I wasn't allowed to take pictures...oops. I hate that! But I got three important ones, so it's all good.

The historical photo of the Avery residence:

Now all that's left to do is win the lottery! Should be easy enough, right?

God Bless, 

Proverbs 19: 20-21
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Coat- Vintage, Lowry Mall
Pants- Target
Bag- Vintage Dooney and Bourke, Flea Market 
Sweater,  Brogues- Thrifted Men's dept. finds
Lipstick: Revlon Cream Lipstick in Black Cherry
Glasses- Firmoo


Imogen said...

What an amazing castle. It's pretty incredible to think of how much character and history it has. What an experience to live there. Love. Your coat too

Harlow Darling said...

That coat is beautiful!!! I love the burgundy shade of lipstick on you too :)

Linda B said...

Oh my word, I can't believe there's a castle for sale! Too bad you can't move in...har har ;)
Loooove that coat and the burgundy skinnies! You look marvelous

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Lindsey Louise Bales said...

ah, this house seems like such a neat place to visit! i hate it when i can't bring my camera places as well, but the outside sooo lovely. i want to live there and i'd let you photograph the inside :) haha.
also, i love your lipstick!

lindsey louise

Gabriela Neves said...

linda! amei tudo, seu oculos <3


Anonymous said...

Whoa, this castle looks amazing. I can't believe it's for sale!!

Xo, Hannah

Alexandra Marie said...

The messy bun is adorable, and this location is amazing! Love the feel of the pics! Thank you so much for the super kind words on my blog! You made my day <3 Alex

Laura Whitman said...

First off, you look absolutely adorable - this outfit certainly is wonderful!

Secondly, let's buy it! I'm thinking thrift store/cafe/grilled cheese place. You game? :)


Kristian said...

I. Love. Every. Single. Thing. About. This. Outfit!

You rock the menswear/ 70's look really well.

Also- what a neat house.

Sarah said...

Love this. You resemble a character from a Wes Anderson film. <3

Amia said...

I love that house and the queen anne style museum. You look darling as always, I love your coat!