Here we are in lovely Glennwood Estates, an old established neighborhood in Decatur, Georgia. It was a beautiful summer day for a stroll, so I grabbed my camera to capture some of the charming homes along the way.
The first building I noticed was a beautiful apartment. With screened porches, awnings, arched windows, this was a true beauty.
Here’s another view of the apartments from the side. I’m guessing they had awesome wood floors. This home sported a second floor sleeping porch over the port-a-cochere. There’s also a second floor porch on the other end of the house.
Window boxes and beautiful yards were the norm throughout the neighborhood. The original homes in Glennwood were built between the late 1920’s and late 1930’s.
The homes were all similar in style, yet different enough not to feel like modern cookie-cutter subdivisions.
This house featured a steep peeks, a decorative roof design and a wildflower garden in the front yard.
Many homes still sported their summer decorations.
From the side view, you can see that some of these homes have been added on to in the rear without taking away from the smaller scale in the front.
The neighborhood sits within walking distance of the main downtown area of Decatur, where many of the residents were going on this Saturday evening.
Beautiful and artistic brickwork was added to most homes.
This ivy covered house looked a bit newer than the others, but still blended in perfectly.
As I walked down the tunnel of Crepe Myrtles, I had a peaceful, safe feeling in this neighborhood. Although so close to a large urban area, it had a small hometown feel. Â Just like home.
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