During a recent visit to Tennesse, Jeremy introduced me to UTC (not to be confused with UTI…totally different acronym ya’ll). Well, a certain area of the UTC campus area was called Greek Row. And it was the perfect spot for a little drive-by-shooting. Not the wacko-with-a-weapon kind of shooting…unless you count me as the wacko and the weapon my Canon camera. If so…you aren’t alone.
As we creeped along, my boyfriend told me that these were some of the oldest and most grand houses in Chattanooga. He also informed me that some of the buildings were home to sorority and faternity members throughout the school year….hence the name “Greek Row”. After seeing the architectural beauty, I had plans to move in House Bunny style. It’s true love if I am ready to don a miniskirt & a tubetop!
Just check out the amazing brickwork on the front porch of this mansion! And the arches don’t stop there. Behind them is hiding a HUMONGOUS detailed front door and some arched window. I am totally diggin the stone & the soffit woodwork. And on the lawn…err…dirt there is a cannon…that was the way they took care of frenemies…hence the term ‘blasting’ 🙂
What says charming like a pale peach colored abode and an english ivy yard? I’ll tell you…this sweet house. My favorite part is the little round-topped window above the front yard…and when I reviewed the photos, I half expected to spy Reese Witherspoon to be drinking tea on the porch.
This brick palace with the double columns whispered “you wish” in my ear. I could live on the top of the double-decker…throw in bacon, sweet tea, and Sherry & it would be heaven in a home. And the lust doesn’t stop there – look at that wrought iron fence and the huge front windows! Yes, if I owned a place like this, the door mat would say “WELCOME to Jealousy!”
This sub-lime (heehee) Queen Anne victorian style home left my jaw dropped. Seriously, if I were a little older, this would be the perfect test for Fixadent. The turret, the wraparound front porch, the gingerbread siding on it’s ‘belt’, the second story front porch (aka my tanning deck)….AMAZING. The architecture was so beautiful that it had me dreaming of a photoshopped version with crisp white trim and a warm gray exterior.
Despite an overgrown lawn, the beauty of this piece of history shined through. Fix this old gal up with a mower & some hedge clippers, and I think this home could have even Simon Cowell crying. like. a. baby.
So now that you saw these old-like-a-granny-hot-like-a-JLO-fanny homes, what is your first thought? Are you drooling? Are you calculating the amount of mockery a 43 year old sorority sister would experience? Are you contemplating yelling at the first 19 year old punk you see because they are so lucky? My first thought is…DANG GINA!