victorian row houses

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA by Lucia
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Victorian houses on Millionaires’ Row

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The Grateful House

Barbie knows that gratitude is a great thing and it’s best to be grateful all year instead one day out of the year. A grateful dream house is certainly a great way to express your thanks.

The Grateful dream house of the band The Grateful Dead was located in center of the flower power universe: Haight & Ashbury. Amid of bustle of things things the Grateful Dead, famously occupied a Victorian row house located at 710 Ashbury Street from 1966 until 1968. It was there that Jerry Garcia & the gang helped to spawn a new music scene & a new pop culture era.


Would you be grateful to live in this dream house?

Barbie would!

Enjoy!

Kisses, m.

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Inspiration and the Build

I often talk about using inspirational pictures when I’m creating a new build, so I thought I’d show some examples using two builds I worked on yesterday.  I had three available lots left in my Steampunk Newcrest project. I knew I wanted to build a row house to house more sims, and I also wanted a bar across the street from the Airship field.  So what I did was Google “Victorian Row House” and “Victorian Pub” and picked the pictures I liked best to use as a basis for my builds.

Given the dimensions of the lots I was working with ( 20x15 for the Pub and 30x20 for the Row House) there was only so much of the original structures I could capture. I’d like to think I did both original buildings proud.  There’s no rule you can’t use the original as a base, and then go in a completely different direction. I do that all the time when building. I just find that it’s nice to have a reference in mind when the lot you’re building has a specific theme to it.

Either way, I hope you enjoyed the pictures and the thoughts behind the builds. I’ll be releasing both builds at some point this week.

Have fun :)!

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Chicago West Eugenie Street by Jack Bricker
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Photo taken from the real estate MLS

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Brooklyn New York Dean Street built 1892 by Jack Bricker
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Photo taken from the real estate MLS

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Historic Victorian Homes on South J Street by Jacob Rose
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Hilltop Tacoma, WA

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Chicago South King Street built 1885 by Jack Bricker
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San Francisco Victorians by Larry Syverson
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Queen Anne style houses at the corner of Steiner Street and Golden Gate Avenue. Second, third and fourth houses from the corner.

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Occoquan Row Houses by msquared_79
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Victorian style row houses line a street in Occoquan, VA.

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San Fran Victorians by Davona Douglass

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Row Houses by Sonny Abesamis

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Block of Victorian row houses, Saratoga Springs, New York by Paul McClure

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Western Addition, San Francisco by Dave Glass
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Victorian era row house flats, Page Street between Broderick and Divisidero, Western Addition district, San Francisco photographed 2009

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Town by Jamie Barras
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townhouses, Logan Square, Washington DC

  A night as any other in the city, this specific house was indistinguishable in the row of victorian style houses crammed together on this street. But it did have its special meaning.

  A chantry, protected by wards and rituals rendered difficult for regular unaware humans to even look at. And yet something like another kindred could spot an oddity there tonight…what looks like a child is sitting on the second floors awning and looking darkly contemplative upon unaware passersby while taking advantage of the wards properties and halfheartedly hiding behind a statue of a gargoyle.

  Seeing a new face approach the building Rowlyn’d lean out to see if it was kine or other.   

“Despite its persistently drab climate, St. John’s, Newfoundland, is known as Canada’s most colorful city. Lining the streets of this foggy harbor is an enviable number of rainbow-colored Victorian row houses, affectionately called Jellybean Row. However, up until the 1970s these dwellings provided about as much eye candy as a concrete mixer. Many other cities have also endured similar periods of architectural grey, but in time their streetscapes were also sweetened with visual treats like Jellybean Row.”

- The Journal ’THE VALUE OF COLOR’

Herschel Supply Co.

FALL / WINTER 2015

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Washington DC Rhode Island Avenue 1885 by Jack Bricker
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Photo taken from the real estate MLS