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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mount Pleasant


As the plaque on the middle of this row of terraced cottages on Mottram Old Road states, these houses date from 1838.

At least two of them have had not so much a simple "loft conversion" as a "loft extention".

15 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

The houses are in a great look of conservation!
Cool place!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In addition to the loft extensions, it looks like the house on the right, which appears quite old, is newer than the rest of the houses because there are the marks of a house that was set closer to the street on the house next to it.

This row of old English houses reminds me of a story of a friend of mine. He his wife traveled to England and found the house where her father lived as a small child before his family emigrated to the USA. They were proud of finding the house and were taking photos of it, etc.

Some little old ladies walked by looked at them with suspicion. They felt a little strange as they were taking photos of an otherwise unremarkable row house. They felt the need to explain their odd behavior to the women and his wife explained that the house was the childhood home of her father.

The English ladies looked at them, looked at the house, and remarked: "Too bad it's the only house that needs fixing up."

Boise Diva said...

An interesting mix of how people are trying to make them livable.

Lynette said...

Nice shot, Gerald. They certainly appear to be well-tended places to live.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I see the two houses for sale have sold signs on them. Maybe soon, there will be more loft conversions. These days more room is needed in a house because of all the gizmos like computers and large screen TVs

James said...

Gerald,

We were in the graveyard at Hyde Chapen yesterday, and on the back side of the war memorial is a dedication to a soldier who resided at Mount Pleasant. The same Mount Pleasant?

James
GX

Babooshka said...

Isn't it refreshing to see houses without extensions or add ons. These remind me of Port Erin here, the colours.

RuneE said...

I side with Babooshka - The ones without the add-ons look much the best. Maybe an architect is needed...

Afyonkarahisar said...

Easter happy holidays.

imac said...

We have a few houses like these in Grantham.

marley said...

They are old cottages!

Gail's Man said...

The loft extensions do spoil the look of the houses a bit, & the blue house does stick out a bit. Would be better if it was white like the others.

Per Stromsjo said...

Loft extensions are tricky, we're having a lot of those as well these days. Difficult to maintain some kind of architectural integrity.

Ashtonian said...

As you know, this type of photograph is always my favourite.

nituscorner said...

wow! 1838. must be awesome to see them from near. great pictures.

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