Rediscovering the Known

dsc_1572In the fall of 2016, Grand-Bates entered the social media world by creating a website and joining Instagram. As a tribute to this new adventure, we’ve collected photos of some of the Grand-Bates homes featured on the Instagram account in 2016 to display here on the blog.

If you are a resident or frequent visitor of the neighborhood, you are probably already very aware of what the homes look like in Grand-Bates.  And if you follow us on Instagram, then you won’t be seeing anything new.  But sometimes when you see the same things day after day, they start to fade into the background.  Extraordinary things start to look ordinary.  Sometimes, you just need to rediscover something you already know.dsc_0403

By slowing down and really looking at the same houses you see every day, you get the chance to notice and appreciate the little things again. Whether it be things original to the home like curved doorways, white and green glazed brick, hidden stone designs, or stained glass windows, or whether it be things chosen by the current resident such as painted details, exterior accessories, holiday decorations, or an impeccable garden – with fresh eyes, our everyday view is pretty impressive.

So the next time you are out and about, I hope you begin admiring Grand-Bates homes like it was your first time seeing them. And in the meantime, you can gawk at the details from the comfort of your own home.

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Photos courtesy of Andrew Wanko, a resident of Grand-Bates.