There is something so charming about historic homes built before 1965, and homes built before 1900 are especially lovely. They often feature stained glass windows, decorative corbels, gables and cornices, wraparound porches, relief panels, pretty paint colors and working shutters. We could stare at them for hours.
The owners of these homes clearly take a great deal of pride in them, ensuring they are painstakingly preserved and also making sure they are as welcoming and as timeless as Southern homes should be -- rockers or adirondack chairs on the porches, lush vegetation blooming, and flags and wind chimes everywhere. These are all so delightful that it is impossible for us to pick our favorite. Which is yours?