Thursday, November 10, 2016


So excited my friend Richard sent me some Norway mansards.  Great stuff.  Richard travels a lot and sends me mansard pictures from all around the world.  

Friday, November 4, 2016

Shelter Island, NY

An anonymous mansard hunter shared with me this mansard in Shelter Island, NY.  Amazing!  It's a little cottage with a balcony and walk-out.  Love it.  I have to admit, this Missouri girl wasn't very familiar with Shelter Island but I'm glad to see this little sliver of mansard paradise.  Thank you, anonymous mansard hunter.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October in Carmel, Indiana

This past weekend, I took Gus and his sister to Indianapolis for Gus' hockey tournament.  I was so excited to find the Monon trail by the rink.  The Monon is much like the Katy trail in Missouri - a railline converted to running/biking trail.

Speaking of Monon, Depauw University and Wabash College in Indiana battle annually for the Monon Bell.  My grandfather was the coach at DePauw and had an impressive Monon win record.

Found lots of cute Craftsman homes in Carmel and some big ol' mansards.  

Carmel, IN
town center
My grandfather Tommy Mont, post- Monon win.
Monon trail.
More Monon.  And more Japanese horsetail, please.  We don't use near enough of it here in Missouri.  Love it here.  

Saturday, September 17, 2016

My neighbor's mansard part 2

One of the joys of ownership of a proper Italianate mansard circa 1880 is its annual upkeep. My great neighbors to the south recently had to do a lot of work on their mansard as featured on this blog in October 2015. Here is the finished product. Quite beautiful!  It also costs a fortune, as in the same cost as a mid size sedan, as we are learning.  Bravo to Mr and Mrs z. Beautifully done. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Granny's bad mansard restaurant

Somewhere on an Alabama state highway on the way to the Florida panhandle is Granny's restaurant.