Adorable exteriors

It’s the “drive by cute house” friend from Alabama is always sending me the cutest shots of homes in her area! I love the shingle siding that is so common there…swoon!

I love studying the color combinations and shutter styles….

and the darling little fences and wonderful plantings! and cedar shingles..did i mention shingles..shingle siding, shingle real shingles on the roof..i have loved these forever.

 MLS #: 476142

Don’t you just want to pop in for coffee?!

And i like this shutter color with the siding..i used to be a black shutter girl but i am backing off from that MAYBE …

Do you like these board and batten shutters???

My friend from Illinois sent me this one of the grey house…thanks Tessa!

And of course a grey with yellow door..this one is actually in the Midwest…thanks Tessa for sending this shot!

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  1. I could spend hours driving by houses. I should do this in my little town; there are some adorable homes. I just didn’t want to look like I was stalking them if they saw me holding my phone out the window 🙂

  2. All of the exteriors you posted are so adorable. Don’t you wish all houses could have such character and detail? I’d love to see all that pretty every day!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Question…pictures 4 and possible 6 have the old style WOODEN glass storm door in front of their solid wood entry door. That is exactly what our old home needs…right now we have the typical storm door from Lowe’s on our house. Where can you find those old wooden storm doors? Anyone know??

  4. I thought I was the only one who did this…..i know other people drive by, but I thought I was the only one who took pics:)

  5. They all look so quaint and perfect. The colors, shutters, landscaping…gorg!!
    Have a great day Holly!!

  6. I saw another today on my way to the bookstore. I would of had to risk my life to get a picture, but I’m going back when we return from our trip. I might even knock on the door and get the paint colors for you. IT IS PERFECT!!!! Dark grey with off white shutters & trim.

  7. Your friend and I seem to have the same hobby. The 3rd home I featured on my blog when it was for sale… gorgeous. Love seeing the new landscaping.

  8. i love all of these. the shingles for siding reminds me of the east coast….but i love that look…so inviting! also, glad to see i’m not the only one checking out houses everywhere i go! ; )

  9. I love doing drive bys!! Here in Richmond,VA, we have LOTS of shingles as well! Shingle roofs are beautiful, last a really long time (but have to be replaced by a certified person, not just any roofer, and my last roof, had it had been in cedar, would have been $30k+, for a really basic roof covering about 1200 sq ft. Our 30yr arch shingles were about $5k) We also have slate roofs which are AH-MAY-ZING!!
    Happy Driving!

  10. Amy Dean says:

    I am IN. LOVE. w/ the color combo of the 1st house!!!

  11. Love all of the shingles!!! Love.

    Can’t wait to see what you decide to do.

  12. abjacabjacal kris says:

    I am more into front doors, and I LOVE the one in the first picture! These are awesome houses. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love them all. Thanks for the great pics!!

  14. I am in love with all of these homes. Absolutely charming! I’m a huge fan of shingle siding. Great photos!

  15. I love this…about to paint my house so I got a few ideas! Thanks.

  16. OMG… I love them all {good job Tessa}! I’m designing a house in Cardiff, CA… & I’ve been going back & forth with the front door navy or sage/sea foam green. Hmmmm that second house with the Sea foam shutters is amazing! So hard to make a decision! I love them all!!!!!

  17. Are the Alabama houses in Crestline? Absolutely darling neighborhood! Pricey, but cute.My sister and I love to drive through there when I am home visiting.

  18. Charming, I’m in! I’m a drive-by paparazzi myself. In fact I’ve taken so many photos, I just started a new blog with my favorite shots!

  19. I’m guessing your friend is in Birmingham because I think I recognize some of these houses from my own drive-bys! Glad I’m not the only one 🙂

  20. I’ve done lots of worrying about paint lately too as documented on my blog. Have you seen Dragon’s Breath? Very dark though….but a great color.

  21. Hey! That’s my neighborhood!

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