Dreaming in Black and White

BW Gil Schafer

{Gil Schafer}

It seems like everyone has been talking about the massive lottery jackpot this week! It’s hard not to have your mind wander and dream about what you would do with an instant, overnight fortune. I would take care of my family, donate to charitable causes, and travel. I would keep working because I love what I do and would get bored without something productive and creatively fulfilling to do.

The thing I would most love to buy would be a big, white, neoclassical revival house with black shutters. Thankfully, we have a lot of gracious, black and white houses in Houston, so I have the opportunity to be inspired by their beauty when I am out visiting clients. Ultimately, my dream would be to have one of my very own. Although I appreciate many styles of architecture, my favorite style of house has always been a Greek or Georgian Revival, painted white with black shutters. The icing on the cake is the addition of columns, of course. All I have to do now is keep working hard or hopefully, strike it rich in the lottery! In the meantime, I will keep dreaming in black and white…

BW David Netto Nashville

{David Netto}

BW John B Murray

{John B Murray}

BW Rob Lowe Montecito

{The Montecito Home of Rob Lowe as featured in Architectural Digest}

BW robert am stern

{Robert A.M. Stern}

BW donald lococo arch

{Donald Lococo Architect}
BW Jan Showers

{The Dallas Home of Jan Showers}

BW Jeffrey Alan Marks

{A Home in the Pacific Palisades Designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks

BW Sawyer Berson

{A Stunning Black and White Dream by Sawyer Berson Architects}

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  1. love them all …one of them reminded me of one near me, in westchester , ny with a waterview of the hudson river in the backyard! the first being a close runner up to jan.shower’s home love the english old world feel to the brick and grass walkway …

  2. Thank You for sharing those lovely homes with us. I too love a Georgian home. They seem to sit elegantly amid their surroundings, without overwhelming them, no matter where it is. We have some very nice examples here in Ft Lauderdale, both on the Intracoastal Waterway and out west in Ranch country.