April 4, 2011

Yellow Mansion

This is an interesting looking home we saw on our walk in an upscale residential district of Bucharest. It looks to me like it was built quite recently, as opposed to being an oft-seen renovated old mansion, so the amount of detail astonishes me.



Bucharest, 2011

Would you care to live in this house?

Posted for Mellow Yellow Monday.

26 comments:

Dina said...

Umm ... NO!

VP said...

It would be fun, strange clothes or costumes included?

Andy said...

Good choice for today's posting. I don't think you would ever see a house like that in my neighbourhood.

H said...

It looks more like a temple than a house. I think I'd be a bit embarrassed living anywhere so fancy!

Ebie said...

Oh Francesca, I love the intricate details and color! You are a globe trotter indeed!

As I read through your posts below, your photos and travel are incredible!

anjoe playhouse said...

Francisca. I like the house, but don't have the money to make it always look so colorful. And age, mine and my husbands, would prefere living close to the ground. What fun will it be to own such a house, if you suddently can't enter the stairs!!!

You asked me: "Do you think the center guy suspects you are shooting him? He seems to be looking right at you?" No, he was thinking, what do anjoe now see. It's my husband, Rimkogeren :) I just saw the other person coming and waited to get a street walking photo...
Have a great week - and thanks for all your nice comments at my blog!

Halcyon said...

Not sure I'd want to live there. A little gaudy for my taste. But it has a certain charm. :)

LauraX said...

bless you Francesca for your kindness.
warmly,
Laura

joo said...

Why not Francisca - it could be fun:)

Scrappy Grams said...

The detail is exquisite, but mansions have never been a dream kind of home for me.

EG Wow said...

WOW! The cost to keep that in pristine condition must be astronomical!

cieldequimper said...

Actually no! I'll make do with a log cabin thanks!

anjoe playhouse said...

Love us, yes to the end of the day...

Andrea said...

I've been following you with all those photos in Bucharest and wherever you go in Romania. So please post more photos, I cant go there personally so at least it feels a little personal because you will come back here! Haha, what logic! You have steady hands Francisca.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Please come see my entry, thank you!

forgetmenot said...

What a beautiful house. Yes, the detail is amazing--lovely. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog--I appreciate it. Mickie :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Not me -- (but I live in a trailer, so you probably can't count my opinion really ;>))) I wonder who does?

I really enjoyed catching up on your Spring posts below -- it looks a beautiful season in Bucharest. Thanks for sharing it.

Theanne and Baron said...

Yes I would like to live in this house, no doubt as beautiful inside as out!

T. Becque said...

Wow, that's fancy! Funny, if it were old then it would be beautiful, but being that it's new, it seems a big over the top.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

No. I'd rather live in an eco-friendly green house surrounded by trees!!! :)
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JM said...

I'm with T.Becque, but it's amazing anyway.

Kaori said...

Is yellow a traditionally used color for architecture over there? I don't think I've ever seen a building so yellow before. But still a work of art ;D

VioletSky said...

Not in the least - but I would like to look at it every now and then. Makes a great conversation piece, not to mention work for painters.

Pat Tillett said...

Amazing detail work! I would love to live in it, but I wouldn't like to do the upkeep on it.

I'd say it's an old house because of the windows. Newer houses almost always are designed with a least some thought for view...

Deanna St said...

That is not a mansion either, in the Western sense of the world, it has hardly more than 3 bedrooms, but the ceilings are extremely high and the rooms are very large, it's more than certain it has no pool, ( it might have a sauna though inside) and by the way of someone's comments - that house has enough trees around, but in winter they have no foliage, so a superficial glance prevents you guys seeing that. Look again, there's one right in front of it and guaranteed a couple less visible at the back.

It used to be quite common to have baroque-ish additions like those on the exterior, except that 2-300 years ago, they were painted in a more pastel colour, as only ochres were available in those times, so the contrast was less obvious.
This owner must be so proud of his rare and hard to come by old house ( the communists used to destroy these almost like Mao did) that he went a bit too loud with that yellow.
Hopefully the bright sun of Bucharest will tame that about 2-3 tones down in a couple of years.

However, because I was born in Romania and I have a bit of knowledge of certain things, allow me to inform you that this house is in the early Neo-Romanian Architectural Style, which is a style in its own right and it suits perfectly that part of the world, making the transition from East to West, meaning: from the Indian and Iranian styles right into European via Turkey (all these influences are visible to the trained eye).

Examples of more Neo-Romanian style, here, they are worth a glance in order to understand what I mean:

https://unknownbucharestdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/early-neo-romanian-style-building-old-town-bucharest.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/10/66/8f/10668f1d0e1302c77705871cb103a9cc.jpg
https://historo.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/dsc00686-copy-2.jpg?w=593
http://sunchasers.sunglasscurator.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Vila-Mimi-Titi-Bucharest.jpg
https://townoflovers.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/dscn1890.jpg

Francisca said...

Multumesc, Deanna! Interesting information. I had only just arrived in Bucharest when I posted this photo of the house, and later I indeed discovered the city with plenty of this characteristic Neo-Romanian architecture. I fully enjoyed my four months in your country in 2011.