Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crosley Estate - Bayside


Construction of this home was completed in  72, 9 hour days at a cost of 350,000, in 1929. It took 120 days to furnish and occupy. Longer than it did to build it.


The house was heated with steam radiators and all fixtures were porcelain.



The stairs above lead to a porch that is behind the wood frame you see below. the doors open into the hall or the bedroom that belonged to the lady of the house.


the view from the porches if the beautiful Sarasota Bay.


We were resting after the tour and you know who was sitting on the wall snapping photos of unsuspecting friends... the best was yet to come......LUNCH...


22 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The balcony is charming and colorful !

Miss Debbie said...

It really is a beautiful home. Amazing that they built it so quickly!
I wonder why they chose to make the balcony from wood.It makes it stand out for sure. I bet the furnishings were elaborate! What was for lunch? :-)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It is always amazing to me how many i,d estates were able to be built so much faster than today's modern homes AND they have also lasted a lot longer! This looks like the sort of place we would have fun exploring. And, did Crosley also have his name on radios cause I believe my parents had a small white pne in their kitchen for years.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

The wooden balcony with the coloured spindles is pretty. I can just imagine how the interior must have been furnished. The ladies look as if in need of refreshments after the grand tour.

Casey said...

How pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

love those rowels! neat!!

TexWisGirl said...

i guess spindles is the correct term.

Montanagirl said...

SO majestic! I like the balcony.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Cette maison est immense, surtout pour moi qui vit dans une maison de 65 mètres carrés. J'en apprécie l'esthétique mais, vraiment, c'est trop grand pour moi. Tes photos sont très réussies.
Je découvre ton blog avec grand intérêt.
Amitiés depuis la France.

Roger

Madi and Mom said...

wHAT A GORGEOUS HOME...WELL MANSION.
I LOVE THE COLORFUL RAILINGS ON THE 2ND FLOOR PORCH. I LOVE TOURS FOR LOTS OF REASONS ESPECIALLY PEOPLE WATCHING
HUGS C

photowannabe said...

That looks like a delightful tour. I really like the house architecture and especially those railing spindles. What character.
Tours like that wear me out but I still enjoy them. Looking forward to the next installment.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So interesting.
I love the wood work.

Gail said...

What a magnificent estate.

I would have to have servants to keep a house that big.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those older homes have so much character.

DeniseinVA said...

This place is fantastic, I love that painted wooden balcony.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Such a pretty house

Ann said...

This is such a beautiful place. I love the railing and how colorful it's painted

SquirrelQueen said...

I LOVE that balcony with it's colorful adornments. I'll bet the view from up there is gorgeous.

I'm beginning to remember the name Crosley as related to automobiles (you know I love the old ones).

Looking forward to hearing about lunch.

George said...

This is a beautiful mansion. It's surprising that it was built so quickly -- only two-and-a-half months.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful! I could move right in. It's amazing how quickly they built this in 1929. Now, what did you have for lunch?

Eva Ason said...

Another beautiful house, i love that balcony. Wouldn't mind staying there for a while. Happy Friday!!

LC said...

An interesting estate. I am curious about the colors and adornments on that balcony.