Damn. Houses I Lust After (but cannot buy).
I am really mad.
You see, I want to buy a lot of houses and restore them.
Tragically, I cannot. My lust notwithstanding, a lack of endless finances precludes my snapping up every house attracting my special attention.
I really hate when reality conflicts with desire. DAMN!
So, this post is the best I can do, A Wish List about desire thwarted by reality.
All my desires center on homes designed by the architect Charles W. Squires, who designed the house I do own, the Cross House (and its adjacent carriage house).
Well, it is some small consolation that I have some discrimination regarding desire: Squires. The man.
The above houses are not recognized as being significant in any way, save 614 Union. Yet each house IS significant.
I fantasize about carefully restoring each, and with some artful, cautious updating. These are all gorgeous homes and it would be incredible to somehow assure each another century of life.
This is my longing.