Always in Fashion

Oct 13, 2010

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only,” Coco Chanel once said. “Fashion is in the sky, in the street, the way we live.” She might as well have been writing about South Pas real estate. There are so many gorgeous homes in South Pas — and all so very differently adorned — it’s impossible to pick a best dressed. The Craftsman beauties certainly awe and inspire. They’re grand examples of symmetry and clean lines, presenting naturally lovely faces to the street like the architectural equivalent of supermodels. The Tudors are regal and a little conservative — dressed like grand old queens. Victorians coyly smile at their neighborhoods, dolled up in lacy finery, rouged and painted like porcelain dolls. Nearby, mid-century moderns play it cool in minimal, hipster chic while easygoing ranch style homes celebrate comfort with the ease of a well worn pair of Birkenstocks.

And then there are colorful bungalows like this one. They remind me of little girls playing dress up in their brightest party clothes. Houses like this make me want to put on a bright party dress, too. (And spin around on that green, green grass just to see my petticoats swirl.)

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