I’ve always loved the way the British name their houses. They’re not being pretentious, merely expressing fondness for a well-loved home. The houses don’t have to be huge, like Blenheim Palace. Even small houses are given names, such as “Howard’s End,” pictured here, from the movie made from the E.M. Forster book.
I always called our Nebraska house, “Hillside Villa,” because it was a kind of two-story, suburban house, placed on a small hillock. It was painted warm gold, like villas in Italy. In fact, when it was built, the builders called the model the Villa. Wish I had a photo to add here.
Now to name our Phoenix house. My husband is always good for a laugh. We drove by a section called “Madison Ridge at Country Place.” So he has dubbed ours, “Stinky Ridge at the Barrio.” hehe
Have you named your house?