In our trip to Essex I noticed beautiful embellishments on many houses. I took a few pictures to share them on my blog.
Although I’m not too keen on the subject, the level of craftsmanship is impressive. I like the features, the grass looks realistic, the trees have also lots of details. The house in the back has a lovely roof and the fence looks realistic too.
Most of the plaster panels on this 18th century house have a feature on them. It looks really beautiful. It would have been interesting to know if some of the plaster was original or inspired by original designs, but I have no idea. Also, I’m not sure if this is something specific to Essex, I didn’t find anything online. If you know more, please tell me in the comments.
I had to include a thatched roof as it’s my favourite type of roof. I love this house, is so small and cute, a real beauty. We’ve passed by a few gorgeous houses with thatched roof, but hubby had nowhere to park, so I wasn’t able to take a picture.
The rose on this house looks so beautiful. I think they spent a lot of time to shape the tree, but it was worth the effort. I took out all the roses that we had in the back garden, as I don’t find them suitable for a family with dog. After seeing this house, I might consider getting one for the driveway and with a lot of luck, wrapping it around the porch. I don’t think I have the skills to do that, but I can dream.
This is a bonus picture, of a wild fox that seems to be laughing. Hubby put Festus’s food bowl with his unfinished dinner outside the caravan and a fox had a nibble during the night. I don’t know if this fox is the one that had the snack, but it might be.
Have you been to Essex? Are you familiar with this type of plaster embellishments?